Seasonal wild & cultivated sweets
MONTHLY JELLY BOX
A Jelly Box is based on the idea of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). A CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm & a community of supporters that provides a direct link between the production & consumption of food. Supporters cover a farm's yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season's harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower.
Members help pay for product production costs, gardening/harvesting tools, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides, to the best of its ability, a supply of seasonal fresh produce or goods (in our case, jellies) throughout the growing season.
Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people & the food they eat, the land on which it is grown & those who grow/forage it. This mutually supportive relationship between local farmers, foragers, growers & community members helps create an economically stable farm operation in which members are assured the highest quality product at a fair price.
In return, farmers & growers are guaranteed a reliable market for a diverse & seasonal selection of wild & cultivated goodies. CSA reflects an innovative & resourceful strategy to connect local farmers & producers with local consumers; develop a regional food supply and strong local economy; maintain a sense of community; encourage land stewardship; and honor the knowledge and experience of growers and producers working with small to medium farms and food producers.
Not sure a CSA is for you? Check out our EXTRAS page for individual jars & gift sets.
What We're Up To
Our second season is approaching so quickly! We've spent the "off" season planning, plotting and prepping with great anticipation. My daughter and I got busy in the violet bed this week with removing some debris, weeding (& cursing Bermuda grass), mulching and clearing a pathway around the bed to cover with cardboard & thick mulch to create a barrier from the grass that is still trying to encroach the bed. We are also observing the new tiny little buds on our Forsythia shrubs and Redbud trees. What new growth are you noticing?