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  1. 1. Community Supported Agriculture <ul><li>Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a pledge of support to a local farm. In order to provide support and to share the risks and benefits of local food production, a member pays a share and receives a weekly box of produce and farm products. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Harvest Moon is a 20-acre certified organic farm in west central Wisconsin's Driftless region on the South fork of the Bad Axe River. The land is incredibly fertile and high in natural organic matter which means the tastiest, most nutritious food grows here.
  3. 3. Support Local Farms <ul><li>The average American meal travels over 1,400 miles before it reaches your plate. By buying locally you are not only supporting local economies, you are helping the environment as well by reducing the use of fossil fuels that transport your food. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1930’s there were 5,000,000 more family farms in the US than today. Of the 2,000,000 remaining farms only 565,000 are family owned. According to Farm Aid 330 small family farms disappear EVERY WEEK. What does this mean to you and your family? It means that increasingly your food is coming from overseas, mainly Mexico, South America and China. </li></ul>
  4. 4. CSA Facts <ul><li>Data collected in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that 12,549 farms in the United States reported marketing products through a community supported agriculture (CSA) arrangement. </li></ul><ul><li>CSA’s are a community-building connection with farmers, neighbors and local ecosystems. </li></ul>
  5. 5. CSA Facts Continued... <ul><li>Advantages For Farmer </li></ul><ul><li>Get to spend time marketing the food early in the year, before their 16 hour days in the field begin </li></ul><ul><li>Receive payment early in the season, which helps with the farm's cash flow </li></ul><ul><li>Have an opportunity to get to know the people who eat the food they grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advantages For Consumer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Eat ultra-fresh food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Usually get to visit the farm at least once a season </li></ul><ul><li>Find that kids typically favor food from &quot;their&quot; farm – even veggies they've never been known to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows their food and learn more about how food is grown </li></ul><ul><li>(source: www.localharvest.org ) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Organic? <ul><li>Farms are licensed through the USDA, certified organic. A USDA licensed organization inspects farms and farming practices to ensure that organic standards are maintained. The farm is required to keep detailed records including seed sources and input (fertilizers etc) records. The farm is reviewed at least every year; more if certain crops or products are added during the growing season. </li></ul><ul><li>Health, Environmental, Social Benefits </li></ul>
  7. 7. Harvest Moon Farms CSA Program <ul><li>20 weeks of certified organic produce </li></ul><ul><li>Full Share - $695 </li></ul><ul><li>Half Share - $450 </li></ul><ul><li>Egg Share - $5.00 per week </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Plan Available </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up on Thursdays </li></ul><ul><li>For more information please visit our website www.harvestmoonorganics.com </li></ul>