by Nate Rafn
After 10 years selling produce at Salem Public Market, Teal Creek Farms is shifting to a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
They plan to offer 25 shares at $520 per share, initially. Customers who sign up for the CSA will receive a box of organic produce for 26 weeks, running from June to November.
"At the beginning and end of the season, our subscribers will enjoy plant starts as well as value added farm products like herbed vinegars, jam, pickles, paprika and braided onions," says Sloan Aagaard, co-owner of Teal Creek Farms.
The CSA approach helps farmers grow and harvest crops more efficiently, and it provides a reliable income for the season. CSA pick-up sites for Teal Creek Farms are likely to be in Falls City, Dallas, Salem, and perhaps other nearby locations.
"After 19 years of raising food year round, we felt a community supported agriculture structure would be an easy transition while keeping a face-to-face relationship with the local folks we are feeding," says Aagaard.
LifeSource Natural Foods will continue to carry produce from Teal Creek Farms.
For more information on Teal Creek Farms' 2013 CSA program, contact Keith or Sloan at 503-623-6605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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