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Villa Farm taking applications for Community Supported Agriculture program



Published: Thu, February 6, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report

VILLA MARIA, Pa.

The Villa Farm is taking applications for its Community Supported Agriculture program.

Also known as subscription farming, a CSA program consists of individual members who pledge support to a farm, where the farmers and members share the risks and benefits of food production.

Having a farm share allows members to participate in an 18-week growing season, typically starting mid-June and running through mid-October. During this time, members receive naturally grown produce, culinary herbs and fruit, and/or fresh cut flowers.

Selections and quantities will vary throughout the growing season with a wide variety of naturally grown produce in each share. Optional shares of fresh cut flowers, as well as herbs and culinary flowers are also available.

This year, the following shares will be offered:

Working Vegetable Share, $375: Will feed 2-4 people over 18 weeks; requires 20 hours of work on the farm through the course of the CSA growing season.

Non-working Vegetable Share, $475: Will feed 2-4 people over 18 weeks; requires no work on the farm

Half Vegetable Share, $250: Will feed 1-2 people over 18 weeks; requires no work on the farm.

Flower Share, $63.60: Will include a fresh cut bouquet of flowers each week for 10 weeks from early July through early September

Herb and Culinary Flower Share, $150: Includes in-season, fresh herb bunches and culinary flowers over 18 weeks.

Deadline for receiving signed membership applications/contracts is April 1. There are two payment plans with full payment due by June 2.

For information, call John Moreira, director of land management at Villa Farm, 724-964-8920, ext. 3385, email jmoreira@humilityofmary.org or visit www.humilityofmary.org.


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