Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

Our Daily Tasks: Covering and Uncovering

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.

The winter wonderland where we grow your veggies.
Photo credit: Emily Hammon
Want to join and receive your own share of delicious veggies each week? If you are interested in signing up, please email us at greededgegardens@gmail.com. For more information or to download our Enrollment brochure, visit our website at www.greenedgegardens.com/CSA.

We love sharing our wonderful produce with you! We started this blog so that we can keep you up to date with all that is happening on the farm. It is also an opportunity for all of us to get to know one another better. One of the strengths of a CSA is the direct relationship between the farmer's experience and your experience receiving fresh vegetables weekly.

We want to hear from you, so please feel free to share recipes, thoughts and ideas-just click on the COMMENT below each post to add to our CSA community.

June 23, 2008

Reducing Our Footprint On The Earth…

In an effort to be as environmentally friendly as possible, we have made some exciting new changes.

1.) Our NEW Packaging: In the past, we’ve delivered the CSA shares in brown paper bags but we then had to package the just-rinsed produce in plastic bags to keep the water from ruining the bags. This summer we are going to use wax-covered cardboard boxes to eliminate the bags!

We ask that you please return the boxes when you pick up your next week’s produce, so that we can reuse them & continue to recycle them. OR you can bring your own bag to the pickup location & leave the box there with your pickup host.

2.) Our Newsletter: We’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but we weren’t able to until now. We will be phasing out the hard, paper copy of the newsletter as we will be posting it every week on this blog! This way you can still find out all the current happenings on the farm, know what your weekly share includes & still have the great recipes to help you use the great produce. (We will also supply some hard copies of the newsletter for those who do not have internet access.)

THANKS to everyone who encouraged us to reduce our environmental footprint with the paper & plastic ~ we look forward to hearing more suggestions from our CSA members!


Shawn & Gerry said...

I am happy to hear that you are switching to the wax boxes. So much more earth friendlier! Looking forward to the first delivery of yummy, fresh veggies and very interested in trying the garlic scapes! Thanks for all of your hard work and nice job on the e-newsletter.

Claudia said...

Thanks Shawn & Gerry! I am so glad that you are a part of our online CSA community as well as part of our on the ground support. By the way, how did you like the scapes? Sadly,if you are part of the Athens Half Share membership, you won't be receiving the garlic scapes. However, there will be a lovely treat for you all at some point this season. Have a great day!