Andrea’s letter from Providence Farm and CSA:
Love Note 🙂 & Early Chance to Sign Up For Your 2017 CSA Share.
“Hope that this note finds you well, at peace and enjoying the warmer weather.
I like the sayings: “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” & “Friend a Farmer”. Ryan and I feel your friendship. Even if you haven’t made it out to the farm itself, but have participated in our CSA through deliveries, we are connected to you and your family in a highly creative and concrete way. I mean, cells in your body were nourished by food from our farm. How cool is that?!
Our relationship is unique to be sure. From our side, we plan, grow and harvest our best for you, write to you, extend invitations to on-farm events, share recipes, photos, concerns, thoughts and happenings… We want you to feel appreciated, included and connected to your food. Over many hours of deliberation a few years back, we distilled our mission statement to this simple sentence, “We are passionate about living soil, thriving plants and healthy people.” Instead of focusing on our frustrations: Too many preventable food-related diseases, the plethora of junk food available at every turn, and the sad greed of the chemical food corporations in America… Ryan and I are doing what we can in our little place in the world, to resist this norm. No one would ever peg us as rebels, per say. But we most certainly are, and so are you!
Ryan and I hope that with each delivery, and most every meal… you feel more than the weight of your box and taste more than food. We intend to send you our very best and hope you can sense our intention, prayers and care… and are indeed healthier for it. And I can’t tell you how many times we have felt “more than” from you, and from our other members. It’s more than an economic transaction. We feel befriended and cared for, shared with and even loved. This is by far, the greatest job we ever hoped to have had. And we’re blessed to have people like you appreciate who we are and what we’re offering. Thank YOU.
Because of your 2016 membership to our farm, Ryan and I wanted you to be the first to know that we are now accepting registrations for our 2017 Growing Season CSAShares. I haven’t put it on Facebook or at my website just yet, but will be this Friday, on national CSA sign-up day. If you did not already save your spot, now you may simply sign-up by following this link to easily sign-up on line.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. We are waiting for enough seed money, literally, to place our many seed orders, so if any member pays in full by February 28th, we are going to give you a beautiful, all natural, spring-green market bag as a hearty thank you.