Thursday, March 14, 2013

Introducing the ENCM Garden Market and Six Boots Collective CSA

ENMC will be hosting a Garden Market at the Main St. Cooperative Garden every Saturday morning beginning in mid-may. Garden Market offerings will include organic biodynamic produce, herbs, and flowers from ENCM gardens, artisan local products, produce from the Six Boots Collective, and more! Kevin, Peter, and Will, the Six Boots Collective farmers, are offering a CSA for the upcoming growing season and will be delivering to the ENCM Garden Market for weekly pickup. Here's a message from the collective with more details:

Hello, East Nashville neighbors! We are a collective of three farmers from Bells Bend (Kevin of Hoot 'n' Holler Gardens, Peter of Soggy Bottom Farm, and Will of Wiley's Produce)  offering a 28 week share of seasonal produce grown 20 minutes northwest of Nashville, in Scottsboro. We are delivering to East Nashville Cooperative Ministries on Saturday mornings beginning in May. Our Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) program offers a weekly pick-up of seasonal vegetables flowers, herbs, recipes, and newsletter.

You will also have access to:
  •  Locally pasture raised meats from Ecotone farm in Joelton, TN
  • Thanksgiving heritage breed turkeys (also from Ecotone Farm)
  • Honey
  • Biodynamically prepared compost
  • Agricultural news
  • Invitations to upcoming square dances
  • Dinners/Potlucks
  • Music
  • Fun
The cost for the CSA is $700 for 28 weeks ($25/week).  In practicing the CSA economic model, we ask for a portion, or all, of this money up front in order to buy supplies, seeds, labor, operations, and raise YOUR quality nutritional produce for the season.  Utilizing heirloom and non-gmo seeds, practicing sustainable holistic farming methods, using biodynamic preperations and compost, and employing long-term agricultural land use planning, our vision is to provide continuous access to locally produced fruits and vegetables, promote a healthy local food system, and enliven our native soils.  For more information, check, and to reserve a spot, send a check made out to Six Boots Growers Collective 4502 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37218.  We are looking forward to growing with you this season!

Your Farmers

Kevin, Will, and Peter
Six Boots Growers Collective

More details about the Garden Market will be posted soon. 

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