Garden Park accepting CSA applications
The Sonoma Garden Park, a project of the Sonoma Ecology Center, is accepting applications for shareholders for this harvest season's CSA. Community Supported Agriculture is a way for people to directly support a local farm while receiving a weekly supply of fresh, local and sustainably grown produce.
The Sonoma Garden Park CSA will provide a weekly bag full of both fruit and vegetables to all shareholders. A CSA share is for the entire 25-week harvest season at the garden, which is May 31 through Nov. 15. Weekly shares will be picked up at Sonoma Garden Park from 3 to 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Each share provides enough produce for two-to-three people, and costs approximately $20 a week. Produce highlights include strawberries, blackberries, mulberries, greens, herbs, fingerling potatoes, apples, squash and more. There is also an option for a weekly bouquet of flowers and/or eggs from Nix Chix.
Payments can either be made in full, resulting in a discount, or made in installments. And, instead of the traditional weekly paper newsletter that is given out with weekly shares, the Sonoma Garden Park CSA will have an e-newsletter which will be updated weekly with recipes and a list of the week's produce from the garden. Some of the benefits to joining a CSA are that you get to enjoy produce, support sustainable agriculture, and reduce your carbon footprint.
For additional information, or to become a shareholder, contact Vidya Quigley at 996-0712, ext. 107, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be downloaded at www.sonomaecologcyenter.org. Membership is limited and applications are being taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.