you're reading ...

CSAs Need Your Help!

Recently, Slow Hand Farm of Portland, OR sent out word that CSAs can use your help:

"After some great years in the mid-00s, many CSAs have been having trouble filling their memberships... we're not doing the kind of
outreach we need to spread the word about the real benefits of CSA, and the fundamentals of the model."

Josh Volk of Slow Hand has been a member of the Portland Area CSA Coalition since before it even got its name. For four years, he’s managed their website and listserv – which is how he realized where CSAs are lacking, and what we need to do about it.

Here’s what they’re working on right now:

Support CSA, Help Save the World

Support CSA, Help Save the World

  • Formalizing the coalition
  • Hiring their first-ever staff person
  • Fundraising, grant-writing

Here’s how you can help:

  • Learn about the CSA model
  • Post on your Facebook page about why we need CSAs
  • “Like” Slow Hand Farm, Healing Ponds Farm and any other local farms you know, on Facebook
  • Sign up with a CSA, if you haven’t already!
  • Donate to the Portland Area CSA Coalition (write to info@portlandcsa.org to find out how)

Let’s make local farming a viable way for farmers to make a living, and for us to feed our families! Please take a moment to support CSA.


About Healing Ponds Farm

Healing Ponds is 40 acres in Buxton, OR. Our farm store, Ludemans Farm & Garden Center, is in Beaverton. We do open-pollinated seeds, pastured eggs and meats, raw milk herd shares, chicks and a lot of other things.


2 thoughts on “CSAs Need Your Help!

  1. I don’t live in Portland but I am interested in the coalition and the type of work that you hope to accomplish.

    Posted by Tammy | April 18, 2012, 8:33 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Type your email address below, and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 68 other followers

Pic of the Week

We sell beef. 100% pastured.

We sell beef. 100% pastured. Ask for details.

%d bloggers like this: