Monday, May 15, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Time is running out to sign up for a veggie box for pickup in Maywood this summer. Deliveries begin on Thursday, June 8 and the last day to sign up is Saturday, May 27.
Here’s a sample of last season’s boxes to give you an idea of the colorful variety you can expect through the season:
The CSA (Veggie Box) Program
- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)* creates a direct relationship between a farmer and the people who eat their food; it’s more than just a box of vegetables! You’ll receive crop descriptions, recipes, and newsletters about life on the farm. Through a CSA, you become a “member” of the farm, not just a customer.
- Kings Hill Farm, a certified organic farm from Wisconsin, will be providing 10- or 20-week veggie boxes (CSA) June 8-Oct 19 in Maywood.
- You can select either a large or small share and you may select either size every week (20 weeks) or every other week (10 weeks).
- Pickups will be on Thursdays at the Quinn Center at St Eulalia.
- Costs for a seasons’ worth of organic veggies range from $255 to $615.
- Link card can be used to pay for membership and, through a generous grant, Link CSA members will receive additional monthly coupons to help cover approximately 25% of the cost (Link payments and pick-ups will be at PLCCA, 411 Madison, Maywood).
- Any questions? Call Robin 708-370-8017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can sign up online at www.kingshillfarm.com for any of the shares, but feel free to contact me (Robin) if you’d like any of the membership applications or other info to promote this within your networks or to sign up with a hard copy by mail.
If you are connected with a congregation, perhaps you’d like to create a Congregation Supported Agriculture program at your church by having the church purchase a few shares for distribution or by promoting the program within your congregation.
Congregations provide a natural setting for a CSA, and no doubt, a part of your church’s mission is stewardship of the Earth which is furthered by support of a small-scale farm that grows food sustainably. Let me know if I can help you reach out within your congregation.
If you are from outside the Maywood area or just want to learn more about CSAs, check out this Chicagoland CSA Guide.
The Farm Visit
The Cooking Class
See the attached flyer for information about a healthy Cooking Class being held at Quinn Center on the evening of May 26th for Adults and Children age 10 and up. The class will be led by the folks at CLOCC (Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children). RSVP to email@example.com. (CSA membership is not required for this free event.) VFP