CSA Shares for 2010 Season Still Available!

Joining the Jubilee Family CSA:

  • Isn’t just about acquiring fresh quality food or supporting local economy.
  • Isn’t just a fabulous weekly fieldtrip to the farm where you connect your produce with the farmers and soil that grow it.
  • You aren’t just a consumer buying produce, but part of a diverse and connected community.

Community Sustaining Agriculture (CSA) is based on a simple principle: connect consumers with their local food source.

Our vision at Jubilee digs a little deeper: re-connect eaters with their social and (ecological) environment in a space of health, healing and celebration of all good things.

By joining the CSA, you are supporting a vision that is rooted in relationship and creates a space for a diverse community of people at different stages of life who:

~ want to expose their children to agriculture ~ want to get their hands in the dirt every now and then ~ grow their own veggie plots on our land and contribute labor to the community project ~ come for a monthly work party ~ want to know their farmers by face and name ~ are working off community service hours and learning about veggies in return ~ share and meal and play soccer or Frisbee after working in the fields with us…

Here’s what you can expect

Produce: 20 weeks of in-season, local, organic produce that includes veggies, herbs and flower bouquets, and occasionally fruit. Each week June-October, we harvest a bag of produce that you pick up at the farm. In each bag, we aim for 6-8 varieties of produce with enough for a family of 4 for a week.

Community: You become an integral part of a small community of growers and eaters. You get to know your farmers by name and face, and know the soil in which your food grows. You know your money supports the production of your food and the well-being of your growers.

Participation: To the extent that you like, you may be involved in the growing process. Every week you pick your own bouquet of flowers, but there are also opportunities to join in our monthly work party or to volunteer weekly to see how the garden grows.

Sample Share: While no two weeks are the same, here is an example of an August week’s harvest:

  • 2 heads broccoli
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 bunch golden beets
  • 1 bunch carrots (purple or orange)
  • 3 lbs zucchini or patty pan squash
  • 2 lbs snap beans
  • 1 bunch swiss chard
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 bunch basil
  • U-pick flowers

We’re inspired by the announcement made by the long-ago hebrew prophet Isaiah when he spoke the words:

Hey, everyone who thirsts:
come to the waters;
and you that have no money,
come, buy and eat!
…Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food…chapter55,1-3

In a practical sense at Jubilee, that means some people will pay for a farm share with food stamps, others of you will be able to pay the full $400 suggested donation for the 20 week season share.  For those who can’t pay that much, we don’t want that to keep you from being part of the Jubilee Family.  Pay what you are able, and the folks who are able to pay the full amount will be filling in the gaps to provide compensation for all the farm supplies and farm laborers wages.  The more we can be part of caring for each other in relationship, the more we all will be provided for in tangible necessities like food and meaningful work.  These are some of the reasons why it makes sense to call ourselves a family, not by blood, but because those working and those purchasing a share are all part of something together.

Contact Farmers Holly Braun and Nick Bryant at:

Phone: 360.630.7298 or 360.421.4497

Email: jubileefamilyfarm@gmail.com

Visit us at: 16665 Britt Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

In Mount Vernon, follow W. Blackburn Road west to its end. Turn Left on Britt Road. Jubilee is located 200 meters down on the left. Enter through the gate.