WHAT: Local Food Production Initiative public meeting
WHEN: Monday, October 20 at 6:30pm
WHERE: the Nix Center, 1 Bayou Drive in Fairhope
TOPIC: Community supported agriculture farms, or CSAs. Phil Strinste, owner of the Bee Natural Farm in Fairhope, will discuss his experience in operating the CSA, and Patty Hermecz, owner of The Cottage Garden CSA in Silverhill will briefly talk about her experience in opening a new CSA.
Community supported agriculture farms are quite different from traditional farms. They are much smaller and more labor intensive. Members who join the CSA pay so much per year, and every week of the growing season receive a share of the produce harvested.
See “this archived post for more information on the Local Food Production Initiative”:http://gulfcoastlocalfood.org/2008/05/fairhope-local-food-production.html, centered in Fairhope. Current projects the Initiative is looking into include establishing a community garden in Fairhope; expanding the season on the Fairhope Farmers Market and perhaps finding a permanent off-street location for the market; educating the public about the opportunity for and benefits of local food production; and exploring ways of encouraging the preservation of farmland in Baldwin County.
For information about the Local Food Production Initiative or about the October 20 meeting call Elaine Snyder-Conn at 990.4751.
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