Friday, January 18, 2008

Abbondanza Announces CSA "Dream Share" to Help Finance New Farmstead

Boulderites, take note!

Shanan Olson and Rich Pecoraro of Abbondanza Organic Seeds & Produce have just announced a special three-year, year-round CSA share that will help them finance ownership of their own farmland (already under contract!).

They write, "In order to realize the Abbondanza dream of establishing a farmstead within Boulder County, at which we may genuinely share the unique aspects of farm life, local food systems and seed saving, we have determined, after five years of renting, that we need a permanent home. Any other way is contrary to our vision and ultimately detrimental to our long-term sustainability. Dream Share will empower Abbondanza as a community farm to reach into the locale more deeply and establish programs of teaching and sharing for young and old."

The three-year Dream Share will include Abbondanza's very best in Veggie Share and Keeper Share, plus a Fruit Share from Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss (western slope).

There are only 50 Dream Shares available, providing subscribers year-round local food for three full years, and all are expected to sell out by the end of the month--so hurry if you want to support this important effort. Participation will empower Abbondanza "to become landowners, thus establishing a community stead for teaching and sharing the crafts of seed and food." This will be a tremendous breakthrough for local agriculture in Boulder County!

Click here for more details and a sign-up sheet.

Reprinted with permission from Boulder Valley Relocalization.

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