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April 30, 2009

Black Island Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

My friend Kamri tipped me off to this. Black Island Farms is starting a CSA. Since I did not know what one was, I pulled this information off of their website. You can also see it by clicking on this link and going to the bottom and choosing CSA offerings. Make sure to go to their website to print off the form if you're interested in doing this. Even though Black Island Farms is located in Syracuse, it looks like there will be pick up locations from Salt Lake to Eden. This program will run for 18 weeks and be $200 for a half share ($11.11 per week) and $400 for a full share ($22.22 per week) plus all the extra's.

What?
A CSA is a partnership - between us and you, the
consumer. CSA members pledge support to a local
farm operation so that growers and consumers
provide mutual support, sharing the risks and
benefits of food production.

Why?
The farmer benefits by knowing in advance how
much food to grow, which reduces waste, costs and
time. An upfront payment in the spring will help the
farmer when most needed. The farmer in return
provides, to the best of it’s ability, a healthy supply
of of seasonal fresh produce throughout the
growing season.

Members receive a weekly share of the farm’s
harvest. They also receive only the freshest produce
for the best value. Members of CSA’s also enjoy the
satisfaction of knowing the methods used to grow
their food and that they are supporting their local
farmer.

How?
Members purchase “farm shares” in the spring.
during the harvest, the food is delivered weekly to a
location within the community to be picked up by the
members.

About our 2009 CSA Program
Our program this year will be 18 weeks. We will start
late June and run through October. (Weather
permitting it could be earlier or later) Members will
receive a weekly assortment of produce and fruits that
are ready for harvest throughout the season.We will be
using other local growers we know and trust for some
of these items. To ensure the best quality possible, the
produce will be harvested the same morning as
delivery.

Monthly special events
This is the exciting part! We will offer monthly special
events held at Black Island Farms. They will include,
but are not limited to:
Work days- come help transplant cabbage or work a
field.

Educational seminars, concerts, or magic show. Each
will be hosted in our pole barn with, cow train rides,
pumpkin bounce house, farm animals, and hay rides
through out the farm. A dutch oven dinner will be
offered at an additional fee.

How to become a member
Read and sign the application on the back of this
brochure and return, along with payment. As soon as
your payment is recorded, you will get an e-mail
notifying you that your account has been activated,
and give you more information about your first
delivery/ pickup.

What do we offer?
Carrots
Cabbage
Summer Squashes
Cucumbers
Sweet Corn
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Watermelon
Potatoes
Potted Flowers
Ornamental red peppers, Dwarf Sum
Flowers, Zinnias
Potted Herbs
Tomatoes
And a opportunity to purchase additional
tomatoes for canning.
Chili Peppers
Green Peppers
Roasted Chili Peppers
Fall Squash
25# Bag Storage Carrots
25# Bag Storage Onions
25# Bag Storage Potatoes
Weekly Newsletter
Fall Decoration Package:
Mini straw bale, corn stalks, assorted
pumpkins and gourds.
Family Pass To Black Island Farms Harvest Festival for
up to 6 people. Opportunity to purchase tickets for
Nightmare Acres.
Monthly Special Events

2009 Black Island Farms CSA Sign Up Sheet
Name ________________________________________
Address_______________________________________
City____________________ Zip____________
Daytime Phone __________________ Evening Phone
______________________
E-mail________________________
Half Share $200 ______ Full Share $400______

A letter with the exact address and start dates will be
mailed out at a later date. Please
choose from one of the following approximate pick up
locations: (Check One)

(We are looking for volunteers for each pickup site.
Volunteers will be compensated.)
Tuesday (Pickup after 4:00 p.m.)
____Woods Cross ____Centerville ____South Ogden
____Eden
____ 12th 14th E Ogden ____Syracuse

Thursday (Pickup after 4:00 p.m.)
___Avenues ___1700 S & 1700 E ___3900 S & 3200 E
___Murray ___Draper
___3500 S & 850 E ___West Jordan ___Parleys Way
___9th S and 10th East

Friday & Saturday Special events: Special events will
be announced in the newsletter, along with sign up
information.

We cannot be responsible for missed pickups.
Arrangements can be made to double your full or half
share for the following week with at least one-day
notice.

Any questions or comments please feel free to give us a
call.: Dorathy Law: 540-7932 Brandon Law: 940-2817

Please fill out the above form and mail along with
payment to:

Black Island Farms
P.O. Box 100
Layton, Utah 84040

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