CSA Pick-Ups Begin!

There is a nip in the air and it actually feels like Fall, making it perfect weather to pick up your first CSA Membership “share” of fresh organic veggies from the Farm.  This week Full Members and “Week A” Half Members will get their first taste of the Farmer’s hard work.  You’ll see some items on Thursday and other items on Sunday (which is why the share items are sometimes listed as “Kale OR Collards”.)

This Saturday is also our annual Fall potluck dinner for Members and Non-Members, Planter’s Ball.  It’s a fun, casual event open to all.  Family, friends and community members gather to share some food, local drinks, and live music.  Looks like the weather will be nice!  This is event is a fundraiser for the Farm, so there is a $10 ticket price which may be paid at the door.  We hope you’ll join us.  And if you’d like to get in for free, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator so that she can sign you up to volunteer at the event!

We’d also like to thank a few people as we start our new season.  A big “Thanks” goes out to our faithful “Friends of the Farm”… those folks that pay above and beyond the cost of a Membership so that they can support the Farm and our Educational programs.  This Season so far, our “Friends” are Deborah Garber, Nancy Greenlees, Jaye Maddon, Virginia Overstreet, and Crystal VanMeter.  And a very special Thanks to Whole Foods Market Tampa (and especially Curtis and Maria) for their very generous sponsorship of our events, allowing us to use their store as a CSA pick-up location, and giving us a jump-start on our fundraising for the Season by choosing us for their 5% Day which brought in more than $3,000!

Most of all, we’d like to thank all the new and renewing Members who create the foundation for everything we do here at the Farm.  Without your Memberships to our Farm, none of this would be possible.

See you all at the Farm!

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