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Thread Creek Farm to Offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture program)

Thread Creek Farm - Grand Blanc, MILooking for good wholesome locally grown food for you and your family?  It's smart - and now you have a new source: Thread Creek Farm of Grand Blanc has decided to offer a Community Supported Agriculture program starting with their 2013 crops.

In a CSA, shareholders pre-purchase a share of the farm's produce for a given period. Shareholders pick up their produce shares at the farm each week of the season. The benefit to CSA shareholders is having access to fresh, local, and naturally grown food at a reduced price. The farm benefits by having the monetary support of the shareholders when the seeds (their single biggest expense) are ordered, but before any crops are ready to sell. Members of a CSA are also giving a local farmer a vote of support!

Thread Creek Farm has all of their vegetables on a conserving drip irrigation system. They make multiple plantings of different varieties of various crops to minimize the chance that there is a complete crop loss of any one crop. They are going to be offering three share sizes: full, $615/season, for a family that eats veggies at every meal, or a couple of vegetarians; half, $328/season, for a family that eats veggies multiple times per week or a couple that eats veggies at every meal, and a sampler, $170/season, for a couple or single person who wants to eat more veggies but aren't sure if they can manage quantities from a larger share.

"This is our first year doing a CSA and we want everyone (ourselves included) to have a good experience, so we are starting with a smaller number of shares," says Emma Blinkenberg, Thread Creek Farm. The farm is located at 3305 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc just east of Saginaw St., or you can visit their website for more information: http://threadcreekfarm.com.  Winter photo of High Tunnel greenhouse >

Louise Dawson
on behalf of the the Naturalists at J.J. Cardinals
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