2/7/14



We invite you to become a Member of the PeaceWeaver Organic CSA for 2014...

2013 was the best year yet for our CSA We distributed over 15 tons of food to our members over the course of the growing seasonPlease join us for 2014! 

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Shares are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Shares contain 6-10 types of vegetables weekly from June through the middle of October ~ 20 weeks' worth of fresh-picked, locally grown, organic produce.  Over half of our 2014 Shares are already reserved.  Our Shares go fast; so, please be in touch today to reserve your Share.

How big is a Share?
A Full Share will generally meet the needs of two adults or two adults with small children. If you are interested in purchasing a Share but feel that it may be too many vegetables for you, we encourage you to find someone else to split your share with you.  Thus, you each pay for half the share and split the vegetables between you each week, or you can alternate picking up the Full Share. If it's a working share, you can split the work time.  

See list below of vegetables typically included in a Share.


Before Signing up for 2014 CSA Share:
You need to decide whether you'd like to be a working member or a non-working member. 

* Non-working members enjoy the convenience of picking up their share of vegetables each week at our Farm outside of Bath or at a pick-up site in Corning. 

* Working members appreciate cultivating their gardening skills in a beautiful environment with others who appreciate healthy living. The fresh air, exercise and community of kind hearts bring people back year after year to help plant, grow, weed, and harvest delicious veggies together.

* Working members must indicate when they'd like to work - either Monday evenings from 5-7pm or Thursday mornings from 11am-1pm (beginning in June and going through October). We ask working members to commit to one of those time slots for the whole growing season. If you are out of town and miss your work time, you can simply forfeit your vegetables for that week. Or you can ask someone else to work for you and have them pick-up your veggies.

COST: Working Shares are only $320 and Non-working Shares are only $500 for four and a half months of fresh-picked produce.  Shares are $160 for Working & $250 for NonWorking.  The average cost per week for Working Members is $16, and the average cost per week for non-Working Members is $25.

Payment Schedule
Most of our Shares are already purchased.  We have a few left.  So, please be in touch as soon as possible to purchase yours. 



TO RESERVE YOUR SHARE:
1. Please send an email to Beth Miller, Membership Coordinator, at bethmiller@localnet.com with your name, preferred e-mail address, phone number and which kind of Share you would like. 

2. How to pay for your Share  You can pay in one of three ways:
   a. via PayPal, just click on 2014 CSA Payment and fill in the full Share amount;

   b. or send a check made out to the PeaceWeavers, c/o Willow at 8125 Crouse Road, Bath, NY 14810. Please indicate the Working or NonWorking Share in memo line. 


   c. or call us at 607-776-4060 to pay over the phone with a credit card (VISA, MC, AMX, DSC)



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Belonging to our Farm is the easiest and least expensive way to get the freshest and most nutritious variety of organic vegetables in our region during the growing season.

What is a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)? CSA's are an alternative way of connecting farmers and consumers that insures fresher, better quality, healthier food for the consumer and a guaranteed market for the farmer. Individuals, couples and families sign up in the winter to receive a weekly share of the vegetable harvest during the growing season.



Benefits of Membership
Save Money - Getting vegetables through a CSA saves you money because you buy directly from the grower without any mark-up or shipping costs. Compared to grocery store prices, pound for pound, food purchased through a CSA gives you greater savings.

Healthy for You, Healthy for the Earth - Our veggies have maximum nutrition because you get them the same day they are picked. Recent scientific studies show that organically grown produce has on average 25% more vitamins and minerals than non-organic produce. In addition, our vegetables do not have the health detractors of pesticides, herbicides, artificial fertilizers, waxes and resins which not only tax your health but also the health of the planet.

Our Promise & Sharing the Risk - We promise to do our best to provide you with affordable, healthy, fresh organically grown food. In this era of climate change, growing food holds many challenges. As partners in community supported agriculture, our members risk getting a smaller harvest due to overly wet or dry conditions or receiving "more than you pay for" when we have great weather and bumper crops. Because there are major factors not under our control, Shares are non-refundable. Please note that a majority of our members return from year to year.

Overall, belonging to a CSA is not simply about getting great vegetables. It's about being part of a movement that is boosting local economies as well as reclaiming healthy food, unspoiled land, air and water for ourselves and generations to come.


When does the Harvest Season begin?
We will begin harvesting in June and distribute shares weekly into October - four and a half months or 20 weeks' worth of produce.


FYI ~ All members will receive weekly recipes & tips on cooking from our vegan chefs who serve visitors at our retreat center.

Please be in touch with us if you have any questions - 607-776-4060. We look forward to growing and harvesting with you this year!

Best wishes for your wellness from all of us on the Farm,
Beth, Coby, Willow, Al, Kylie, Kevin, Shay, August, Stefanie and Greg Lynn

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Below is a list of vegetables we grow and that you're likely to receive in your Share. Some of the items listed are more available at the beginning or end of each month. Weekly shares will be smaller in the beginning of the season and larger as the days grow warmer.

Veggies typically harvested in June
Leaf Lettuces, Spinach, Scallions, Swiss Chard, Garlic Scapes, Kale, Radishes, Asian Greens, Parsley, Beets, Collard Greens, Snow Peas, Mustard Greens


Veggies typically harvested in July
Broccoli, Leaf lettuces, Sugar snap peas, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Kale, Garlic, Basil - green & purple, Peppers, Spinach, Onions, Cauliflower, Fennel, Eggplant, Buckwheat greens, Beets with greens, Snow peas, Swiss chard, Scallions, Parsley, Asian Greens



Veggies typically harvested in August
Cucumbers, Green beans, Zucchini & Summer squash, Patty pan squash, Melons, Carrots, Broccoli, Leaf Lettuces, Tomatoes, Red and green peppers, Swiss chard, Collards, Green peppers, Basil - green & purple, Eggplant, Parsley, Buckwheat Greens, Beets



Veggies typically harvested in September

Sweet corn, Potatoes - red, white or Keuka Gold, Leeks, Peppers ~ red, green, purple, hot, Sunflowers, Apples, Zucchini & Summer squash, Cauliflower, Fennel, Cucumbers, Green and red cabbage, Spinach, Onions, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Collard greens, Patty pan squash, Summer squash, Beets, Swiss chard, Eggplant, Parsley, Leaf lettuces

Veggies typically harvested in October

Winter squash - spaghetti, acorn, butternut, delicata, carnival, Potatoes - red, white, Keuka Gold, Apples, Cauliflower, Leeks, Red onions, Yellow onions, Green peppers, Green and Red cabbage, Kale, Collards, Parsley, Beets, Eggplant, Swiss chard, Fennel, Leaf Lettuces








2/14/08

We had a fabulous 2008 growing and harvest season.
Thanks to all our members who made it such a success!




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"Working on the farm feeds my love for growing things, mostly relationships. I enjoy mingling with like minds and more importantly, minds that are unlike in varying degrees. When we achieve an appreciation for each other, even though we see things differently - that is when growing relationships become our most treasured organic sustenance...the wholesome food we bring to the table ain't bad either."
Dave Walczak, Working Share Member



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"It doesn’t get any better than this: Working the beautiful earth in sunshine & rain…with fellow organic devotees and knowing you are participating in humankind’s most ancient and abiding rituals. It is wonderful and I am grateful to have the opportunity."

Nancy Cole - Working Share Member




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PeaceWeaver Organic Community Farm - a place where our kids can grow in the sunshine and plant roots in Mother Earth - cultivating them is just as important as the food we are growing.



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“I really loved the experience last year.”

Isabelle Cerf-Baron, Working Share Member



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