The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm is now accepting orders for our 2012 CSA ! 14 of our 22 refugee families will be growing for the CSA putting all that they learned during the 2011 growing season to practice. The families spent the winter participating in The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Project’s Grower’s School which was 8 weeks of agricultural, business and marketing training with a total of 30 hours of training. All of the families graduated with flying colors!
Here’s how the CSA will work: each week, customers who buy a box share will receive a CSA box filled with $20 worth of a mix of everything growing on the farm. This CSA will be a colorful mix of vegetables such as heirloom tomatoes, watermelon radishes and Armenian cucumbers. It will also include all of the seasonal staples from romaine lettuce and sugar snap peas to sweet potatoes and butternut squash. For our more adventurous eaters, there will be the option to receive Burmese native veggies such as bitter melon, fuzzy gourd, ash gourd, roselle herb, turmeric and galangal ginger (with helpful recipes as well). We are anticipating the first CSA box pick up to be the last week of April and to go through the first week of September for a total of 20 weeks. Pick up will be at the farm which is located 4 miles outside of Carrboro on Jones Ferry Rd. Pickup times will be on either Tuesdays or Fridays. Total cost for 20 weeks is $400. By participating in The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm you will be supporting this educational farming project that is working to help our refugee families gain the skills they need to start their own sustainable farm operations. Although the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm is not certified organic we use all organic and sustainable practices and methods. The project is managed by Kelly Owensby who has 7 years of farm experience in the Piedmont.
Email Kelly Owensby at KOwensby@OrangeSmartStart.org for additional details, questions and to sign up for the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm CSA.