Dear Ecofarm Members
This is a hard letter to write!
With deep regret and sadness I have to inform you that my last delivery will be in April and will be discontinuing the CSA. I’m sorry, but the declining membership and the age of myself and the truck forces me to stop now. I hate to do this but it’s time to quit. To my loyal members, you are not only members, you are friends and I will miss seeing you. Your support over the years has meant a great deal to me. However, I will be supplying The Farmers Table and possibly the Wandering Market with produce in the summer so you will still be able to enjoy the excellent produce through them.
Over the years we’ve had at least 250 members past through the CSA and it’s disheartening to only have 80 long time members. You know the commitment you have to have to belong to this. Over the years, if word of mouth doesn’t help to keep enough people then nothing will! When I started , I was hoping to change the farm from growing commodities to food production, I feel that I succeeded in my goal but producing and marketing the food is too much work for one person.
So here’s the plan:
I have a fair amount of extra chicken so if you have space to store them order them now for March or April delivery. My butcher will be open until April so if you want to stock up on ground beef, order now! All the frozen chicken pieces (breast, thighs, legs) will be half price, hemp hearts are a good price along with the coffee so have at it. I have soup stock chicken and beef bones, ribs, tongue etc; to give away along with anything else in storage. In April, help yourself to any frozen veg. that is left, there won’t be much except tomatoes and zucc., I think.
Remember, you aren’t just members, you are friends! You are always welcome to come to visit anytime!