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November 3, 2008 at 1:16 am Leave a comment

Zenger Farm Greenhouse

Zenger Farm Greenhouse

Within our very own city there is a CSA farm doing the real footwork needed to transform our food system. In most educated discussions of our food system, decentralizing farming and associating small farms with urban centers are discussed as essential strategies. The CSA model is a great, profitable model that reestablishes the link between farmer and consumer that is lost within the national supermarket distribution system.

In their own words, how it works:

Shareholders come to the farm once a week to pick up their share of the produce (the kinds of shares available are listed to the right). We’ll post a list to tell you how much food to take. The weekly pick-up offers ample opportunity for sampling and socializing.

Please note: While a share entitles you to the bounty of the harvest, it also means a share of the risk. On occasion a crop may fail due to inclement weather, pests, disease, or other conditions beyond our control. Our goal is to bring you, despite these challenges, an abundant and diverse harvest throughout the season.

They farm at three locations, one of which is an educational farm/wetland property on Foster called Zenger Farms. If anyone else is interested in actually going somewhere/doing something, I can probably swing us a tour of the place. Reply, let me know. The easiest time to go would probably be a friday or saturday afternoon and would take 1-2 hours.

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