National CSA Sign Up Day ~ February 23rd
Hi CSA friends!
On February 23rd, we are joining with CSA farmers from across the country to celebrate CSA Day. According to Small Farm Central (a network for small farms), the last Friday in February has been the most popular day of the year in the past to sign up for a CSA share across the United States!
This is an important time of year for our farm to get new members signed up because we are in the process of planning and making investments in seed and other supplies for a successful harvest in a few months. Having some funding coming in at this crucial time takes some of the stress out of the equation. Of course you are also welcome to reserve your share at this time, and make other payment arrangements. Just knowing you’ll be sharing the season with us makes us just as happy!
You can visit our website to sign up, or call/email the farm office to reserve your share. We are attaching a “I support a local farmer” graphic that Small Farm Central has prepared for willing members to post to their face book page to help us advertise and to show that eating local and supporting local small business is important to you.
For those of you who live in the Portland area, please come support the local Portland Area CSA Coalition farmers at the 2018 CSA Share Fair on Sunday, February 25th. Winter Green Farm will join in and be looking forward to signing up CSA members there.
For those of you who live in the Eugene area (and any of you who are willing to come from the Coast and Fern Ridge areas as well), the “That’s My Farmer” team will be hosting the first Eugene CSA Share Fair. It will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 11-2pm. It will be an all ages event with farm animals to pet, a face painter, a magician, kids craft activities and a veggie costume contest! The local CSA farms will be present with their info for the 2018 season, as well as tasty seasonal treats to share with everyone. We ask for a donation to the Low Income Fund at the door, and offer a ticket to win a door prize donated by the attending farmers. We hope you will mark your calendars and make your way over to the First United Methodist Church on March 17th to participate!
I’ll have the Member Renewal forms in the mail to you by the end of the week…we’re excited about the new season and we hope you will choose Winter Green Farm again this year, or become a farm family member for the first time!
We look forward to feeding you this year!
Linda and all of the Winter Green Farmers