Farm visit for prospective CSA members

Now that we’re officially converting to a CSA model for 2012, we’ve updated our website with more information, including the current official brochure. Take a look if you’re at all interested.
We are scheduling several farm tours in early October for potential CSA members. These events will provide a chance for interested folks to visit the farm, see how we manage it, and discuss details and options for the 2012 CSA with us directly. We feel strongly that all customers should visit the farm before signing up, and this will be the first official chance to do so.
There is no obligation or payment attached to these events other than an expressed interest in CSA membership next year. We would like to start truly gauging interest and making serious contacts with potential members, and this is a good way to start. Occasional off-season shares may begin as early as January with storage items such as garlic, onions, root crops, and more. We will also be working on seed orders and planting plans in early winter, so having an early understanding of potential interest and membership is important to us.

EVENT TIMING

Based on feedback from those who have signed up at market, weekend afternoons are the best option for the majority of people. Thus we will be holding the first two events on:

Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2:00 pm

It usually takes a couple hours to show people around the farm and discuss all the different things happening here. There will also be discussion of CSA details, so we expect these to potentially last until 5:00 pm. Because the farm is very spread out and not really set up for people to wander about on their own, we do ask that visitors arrive punctually at 2 pm so we can all move about the farm as a group and discuss things together.

Even if you’ve been here before, this will be an excellent chance to come back, and take part in important discussions of next year’s setup. If you’re at all interested in joining up next year, please consider coming out that weekend.

HOW TO ATTEND

Please email (<removed for spam prevention>) or call (573-474-0989) to reserve a place on one of the days. Knowing the tour size and attendees ahead of time will make life much easier for us. If you cannot make either of those dates, but are interested in the CSA, please let us know that too and we will work on having you out another time.

For those who have not been here before, we are located 12 miles north of Columbia, not far off US-63, roughly a 20 minute drive from downtown. Access to the farm is via a gravelled private road that can accommodate most vehicles except the fanciest and lowest-riding (our 1993 Honda Accord handles it just fine).

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