Posts Tagged ‘events’
A few people have asked, and we just want to clarify – YES, we are amenable to payment plans for the Vegetable CSA! Whether you want to do $100- or $80-installments, or something else, just let us know. Don’t be shy about asking. We want to farm organic vegetables just as much as you want to eat them. Maybe more. So we want to make it work. And a suggestion from another CSA farm: send post-dated checks. It’s like automatic withdrawals, so of.
Also, we have been in touch with the Regenerative Design Center in Mendocino, and they are willing to host a distribution site there. So sweet. Here’s to community organizing. They are hosting a seed exchange and Farm-to-Table dinner on Friday, March 23. Mendocino Organics will be there, and you should, too.
A Short Farm Update
We’ve got our Ford tractor serviced. We finally bought our own equipment trailer. No rain and lots of sun this week. So we should be tilling up the ground, doing our field sprays (BD 500), and putting transplants in the ground. Peas are going in the ground. We got a new Earthway seeder to seed arugula, radishes, and turnips. We’ll be clearing out the field of winter brassicas to seed carrots, beets, and spinach. We are March-ing right into spring. Please support us in our endeavors by joining the CSA and co-create a beautiful landscape of food and fill your bellies with flavorful vegetables this year!
Have you heard of listener-supported radio? When I heard that KDFC was having its first ever fundraiser (yes, we *love* classical music), the hosts talked about listener-supported radio. And it made me think about our community-supported farm. In some ways they are similar. With our farm, without a community of eaters working with us, well, we will not be able to grow produce. If not enough people join the Vegetable CSA, we won’t have the operating funds to carry out the growing season.
If you’re not familiar with community-supported agriculture and why it’s so important for revitalizing local food production, please check out our recently updated About CSA page. And contact us if you have any questions! An associative economy – the essence of CSA – is a wonderful alternative to the current food distribution system, and you can participate in this new paradigm with us, Mendocino Organics CSA.
While you’re at it, see what Events we have in store this year for our CSA members. Why not reconnect with the food production system in a new way and see how your food is grown? And yes, yes, there will always be good eating involved with our farm!
Bay Area friends – consider attending the Slow Money National Gathering in San Francisco October 12-14! Vandana Shiva and Wes Jackson are just a couple of the keynote speakers. Paula from Mendocino Organics will be there on a panel, “Building Tomorrow’s Local Food Systems: Next generation food entrepreneurs share their vision and experience.” It will be a great event for investors, entrepreneurs, concerned citizens, and activists!
From the Slow Money website:
Thousands of Americans have begun affirming a new direction for the economy. It’s called Slow Money.
Inspired by the vision of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, published in 2009, the Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up… starting with food.
Dear friends of the farm,
FYI, be sure to check out our events page this season – we are planning lots of fun stuff, particularly centered around food storage. Our goal this year is to offer more opportunities for CSA members and others in the community to experience the land and farm. Dates have not been finalized, but we are planning for a potato harvesting party, tomato canning, and sauerkraut making at the farm. Embrace the social aspect of food and farming, and come on over
The Greenhorns is stopping in Mendo during their West Coast Tour! Farm apprentices, journeymen/women, beginning farmers, experienced farmers, farm supporters, and people who want to learn how to support new farmers are all invited!
We’ll be at the annual Pure Mendocino tasting and dinner this year! Come to Dark Horse Vineyard in Hopland this Saturday, August 28. We will be at the tasting grilling beef & veg skewers, and you can bid for 5 of our free-range, organically-fed meat chickens at the silent auction. Come support the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino and enjoy good food, wine, and company!
5th Annual Pure Mendocino Celebration
To Benefit the Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino County
August 29 & 30, 2009
We will be at the Pure Mendocino Food & Wine Tasting at the Philo Apple Farm, Sunday, August 30, 3pm-7pm. We’ll be grilling up some of our yummy meats and pouring Golden Vineyards wine to go with it.
Be sure to check out the Silent Auction, where we’ve donated a half winter CSA share to the cause!
Adam & Paula