Saturday, May 19, 2012

Victory Acres Farm - Shares still available for the summer!

Grant County Area Families - Victory Acres, a CSA in Upland, still has shares available (or 1/2 shares available) for the summer.  A CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture - you can purchase a share, or 1/2 share, and receive a distribution of FRESH, organic produce all summer long.  Distribution starts next weekend, and goes through September.  The farm is in Upland, and you pick your share up there ever Fri or Sat, or they also have drop-off sites in Muncie and this summer (for the first time!) in Marion at Indiana Wesleyan University.

My family and I have participated in Victory Acres the past two summers and it has been a GREAT experience.  My kids get to see and learn where their food comes from, we get more veggies in our diet and are exposed to more kinds of veggies than I would traditionally buy, and we're supporting a local farm - meaning that we cut out pesticides used to preserve food for grocery stores, cut out emissions from food traveling great distances, and invest in our local community.  It has also been a great Saturday morning routine for us in the summer to go out to the farm, pick up our produce, play at the farm, see the animals, and just get-away in nature! 

In addition to veggies, herbs, berries, and fresh flowers for cutting (I always have a fresh bouquet on my table throughout the summer!), they also have pigs, beef, and hens available for purchase.  We've purchased a share of a pig and grass fed beef each year, and our health is better for it! (plus it is yummy!)

Interested in joining?  Just want to know more?
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Not in the Grant County Area?  I highly recommend this endeavor, so check out a CSA in your area and find out how you can be involved.

Why should I join Victory Acres CSA?
045_45A CSA is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season. This arrangement gives the farmer a direct connection to and relationship with the consumer. In this literal “community-supported agriculture”, members receive a wide variety of local in-season foods harvested at their peak of ripeness, flavor and vitamin and mineral content.

In a recent survey of 250 CSA members, the most important reasons for membership in a CSA were support for local farming, quality of produce, environmental and food resource concerns, and knowing the farmer. Victory Acres provides all of these values. Our customers know us by name, visit the farm where their food is produced, and approve of our farming practices.

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