CSA at The Farm
What is CSA at the Farm?
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Being a member of our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to access fresh, organic vegetables grown locally in Tipp City while supporting New Path and other Ginghamsburg Ministries. The purpose of a CSA is to create a direct relationship between a grower and a customer so both may enjoy the successes and risks of farming. When crop is plentiful, members benefit from an abundance of that crop, and if a crop fails due to weather or pest pressure then the member shares in that loss with the farmer. Each week's share will be a little different in variety and quantity, depending on what's growing that season and how much is harvested from the fields that week. We aim to have 8-12 different items in each share including salad greens, cooking greens, root vegetables, herbs and vegetables. The CSA is located on the campus of Ginghamsburg Church near the Evanston Rd. exit. For more information contact Jenn Myers at [email protected].
Have you ever thought about composting? Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient... rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use. The Farm is offering Compost Buckets and a pick up service! You can select to receive one of The Farm’s compost buckets for $25. Throughout the week fill the bucket with your kitchen scraps (vegetables, fruits, breads, grains, coffee grounds, tea bags, old spices, egg shells, etc.) and on your produce pick-up day (if you are in the CSA) bring your bucket and you can empty it into our compost bin. For an additional fee we will pick up your bucket once a week. For more information contact Jenn Myers at [email protected].
For the 2016 garden season, you can rent an 11x16 foot garden plot for only $25. The Farm will till the plot for you and have a water source and organic soil for your use. You as the renter are responsible for your own planting, weeding, harvesting and cleanup of the rented plot. For more information contact Jenn Myers at [email protected].
The Sprout Club
We are excited to announce our newest educational and service adventure at The Farm and Nature Center (located on Evanston Road). The Sprout Garden Club (8-12 year olds) will learn about all aspects of the “Farm to Table” meals and what ingredients local chefs would like the Sprouts to grow at The Farm. As a team, the Sprouts will design a plan for the upcoming growing season. In the spring they will plant, weed, water and care for their garden. Throughout the growing season, they will tend, harvest and sell their produce to local restaurants and Farmer’s Markets and make donations where needed. Our purpose is to plant and nurture the seeds of leadership, discipleship and agriculture in the tender hearts of The Sprouts. The Sprouts meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month. For more information contact Jenn Myers at [email protected]urg.org.