2010 CSA

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Echollective CSA 2010 Season
We're now signing up folks for our 2010 CSA! This year, we will be serving the Iowa City area, and also (hopefully!) the Des Moines area and the Quad Cities. Information on our CSA follows:

IOWA CITY: Shares are delivered to the Iowa City Farmer's Market on Wednesday and Saturday for 20 weeks starting the end of May. An alternative pick up time may be possible, just contact us. In addition to the delicious, fresh picked vegetables; we will e-mail a newsletter with updates/stories from our farm, and seasonal recipes featuring our delicious produce.

CEDAR RAPIDS: We need at least 10 customers to make this delivery location possible. Contact us if you'd like to sign up! Pick-up day and location are currently unknown/flexible.

DES MOINES: We need at least 10 customers to make this delivery location possible. Contact us if you'd like to sign up! Pick-up day and location are currently unknown/flexible.

QUAD CITIES: We need at least 10 customers to make this delivery location possible. Contact us if you'd like to sign up! Pick-up day and location are currently unknown/flexible.

About our Farm:
Echollective Farm is a farming enterprise located 25 minutes from Iowa City. A cluster of farmers, interns, and volunteers cultivate 14 acres with a wide array of vegetables, herbs, flowers, and hay; and steward 20 forested acres including a creek. We've been farming for 9 years at Echollective, always using organic and sustainable practices. You already know our produce from New Pi Co-op, Iowa City's finest restaurants, and of course the downtown Iowa City Farmer's Market.

We select varieties of our vegetables based on their flavor, nutritional content, and uniqueness! Vegetables at supermarkets are selected for their uniformity and their ability to be shipped long distances. You'll taste the difference in our produce! By supporting local farms, you help to support agriculture and sustainability in your own community. In years of flood/drought, our shares may be smaller; in years of bounty our shares will be bigger. Our CSA project is part of Echollective's broader mission to support and educate the public about: sustainably & locally produced food; renewable energy; and green building construction. We also conduct hands-on workshops; host internship programs; and harvest & market products that make our community healthier.

More about Community Supported Agriculture:

What IS Community Supported Agriculture???
"CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual subscription fee. This helps to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. The arrangement guarantees the farmer financial support and enables many small- to moderate-scale organic and/or bio-intensive family farms to remain in business. Ultimately, CSA programs create "agriculture-supported communities" where members receive a wide variety of foods harvested at their peak of freshness, ripeness, flavor, vitamin and mineral content. “ www.wilson.edu.csacenter.org


Questions... comments??? We'd love to hear from you!!!
For general farm questions, CSA membership contact Christy at: echoCSA@gmail.com 515-201-5593

To sign up for our CSA, please complete the following information and email to echoCSA@gmail.com
Sign up information:
Family subscription
(produce for a family of 3-5 for 20 weeks)= $600

Couples' subscription
(produce for 2 for 20 weeks)= $375

We ask that you pay ½ the fee upon registration, and ½ at the beginning of the season.

Pricing a problem? We also have a work-trade option. Ask for details!
We also barter! We are also in application to accept EBT (food stamps!)!!


Family (Names of all members including children)____________________
Phone #_______________________
Alternate #_____________________
Email_________________________
Home Address_________________________
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Please sign up by the 1st day of Spring-- space is limited! If you'd like to sign up after, please include a $30 late fee.
Send payment with the above form to:
Echollective CSA
1003 Ginter Ave
Iowa City, IA 52240

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