Fernbank families are putting in home vegetable gardens! We sold over 100 vegetable and herb plants and raised $250 for the school, at our recent plant sale. Please shop at Whole Foods Briarcliff to thank them for donating so many plants to our school, and continuing to support our Farm to School program.
Growing your own vegetables is a great way to encourage kids to eat
fresh, whole foods. Kids are more likely to try vegetables they grow!
Another way to introduce locally grown produce to your home is through a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription. This fall, Fernbank Farm to School will offer our own CSA subscription where $1 per box per week will be donated to Fernbank.
What is a CSA subscription?
A CSA subscription is a subscription to a weekly box of organic produce delivered fresh from a local organic farm. You sign up for a growing season and receive seasonal produce as it is picked from the farm. Each week your box of produce will be delivered at a designated pick up area near Fernbank on a designated day. Every box contains a mix of seasonal produce that approximately can serve a family of four for a week.
Fernbank CSA will join up with Riverview Farms to bring farm fresh produce to Fernbank families on a weekly basis while donating a percentage of the proceeds back to Fernbank. Riverview Farms is a certified organic family of farm on 200 acres in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachians in Northwest Georgia. For more information on Riverview Farms go to http://www.grassfedcow.com/
To sign up for the CSA fall growing season, approximately mid-September to mid-December 2011, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also look for us at the Fernbank orientation day and during the first month of the 2011-2012 school year.