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Happy National CSA Sign-Up Day!!

Posted 2/28/2015 6:52am by Missy VanWormer.


Toad Hall Farm is pleased to join other farms from around the country for National CSA Sign-Up Day on February 28. The day encourages food consumers to buy a share of their local farm’s harvest for the 2015 season, a buying model known as Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. CSA has become an important model to support local agriculture since it was introduced to the United States in the 1980s and since grown to over 6,000 farms across the country. To join a CSA, members buy a share of the harvest in the Winter and Spring and then get a box of local produce each week throughout the growing season. “CSAs are the most authentic connection between a farmer and eater available. CSA members get the freshest, high quality, seasonal local produce, but they also get a direct connection to their farmer. This model is economically important to farmers, especially small and beginning farmers, because they can grow with confidence knowing that they have a market for their produce ahead of time.”, says Simon Huntley from Small Farm Central, a technology company that works with CSA farms across the country, and the creator of National CSA Sign-up Day. February 28th was chosen as National CSA Sign-up Day because this day is the most popular day to sign up for CSA shares according to the 2014 CSA Farming Report. Buying a CSA share in late winter is important because farmers are making the capital investments for this year’s harvest now and the CSA model means they do not need to finance these costs with costly credit. To encourage local food fans to buy in on National CSA Sign-Up Day, Toad Hall Farm is offering $10 in THF Market Bucks, to be used at their market booth, to members who sign up on National CSA Sign-up Day. “Our CSA has been offering fresh fruit and veggies to our members for 4 years now,” says Missy VanWormer, owner of Toad Hall Farm. “We deliver to Port Huron's Vantage Point Market, Lexington Heights and Harsen's Island. THF also offers special programs to employers who want a fresh produce option for their employees.” To learn more and to join us for the 2015 season, you can reach us at www.toadhallfarms.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToadHallFarm.”

To learn more about National CSA Sign-Up Day and the CSA model, visit www.csasignupday.com.

About Toad Hall Farm: Toad Hall Farm is a small family run farm and orchard in Emmett, MI that specializes in growing vegetables and fruit using natural practices.

Contact Toad Hall Farm: www.toadhallfarms.com 810.887.7814 www.facebook.com/ToadHallFarm migreenthumb@yahoo.com

For information about National CSA Sign Up day visit: http://csasignupday.com or contact the organizer:Small Farm Central Simon Huntley simon@smallfarmcentral.comhttp://www.smallfarmcentral.com 412-567-3864