If you are new to the concept of CSA and/or new to our farm, this letter is for you! It was written by longtime CSA members of our farm, Carol Wilson & Bob Philbin. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read it and consider their insights as you think about joining a CSA for the 2019 season! We did not ask them to write this letter, this is something they chose to do on their own as a way of sharing their perspectives of their CSA experience over the past 20 plus years.
--Richard & Andrea
Dear Prospective Harmony Valley Farm CSA member,
|Pollinators planted alongside crops.|
As the plight of bees, monarchs, and other pollinators has become known, Harmony Valley Farm has included “pollinator packs” in the CSA share. These packs have native flowers and grasses that offer “habitat and food sources for a variety of species that provide pollination services, help control pests, and contribute to keeping our ecosystem healthy and in good balance.” Because of these packs, we now have a lovely patch of anise hyssop, silky wild rye, and other flowers and grasses to offer our neighborhood insects.
|Cover crop growing in our fields.|
You can learn more about HVF by visiting their website and by reading their blog. Check out a newsletter or two to see how Andrea shares ideas and recipes for making use of all of the veggies in the box.
Good luck with your decision and we hope to see you at HVF Strawberry Day!
Carol Wilson and Bob Philbin