Hi, CUCC Black Farmers to Churches CSA friends.
As you know CSA reps meet to discuss and plan for the organization. There were several important things you will want to know from our January 4 meeting.
- The farmer for CUCC, Ken Daniel, started the meeting off with some bad news. The big Christmas time wind blew part of his green house roof off (even though it was well nailed down) causing some things to freeze. Fortunately, it was covered by insurance, and he said neighbors and friends helped him get temporary cover back in place rapidly. This is climate change; things have become less predictable.
- Shanda Edwards, who provides to Good Shepherd UCC and Umstead Park UCC, would like people to come to her farm to help plant spring seedlings on February 11. This sounds like a great day!!! I hope to lead a CUCC group to it. Interested? Register for lunch at the farm here. If you are interested, contact me.
- Ken Daniel and Steve and Elke McCalla who provide produce to UUFR met with Logan’s Garden Shop staff, and Logan’s really wants to help. More to come, but the farmers left with a bag of varied seed packages that was so big that Ken and Steve had to carry it together! This new relationship with Logan’s is truly exciting. If it continues as planned, it will provide more land, cost reductions, advertising and financing for these small farmers.
- We will start selling spring shares February 15, and run for a month. The first delivery is planned for April 22. We will skip May 27 (Memorial Weekend), and the last spring delivery will be about June 24. We’ll let you know through the CUCC newsletter when it is time to sign up for your CSA share.
We are blessed to be part of this. Please continue to support and pray for our farmers.
Happy and Blessed New Year, all.
Gary Smith of CUCC’s Justice in a Changing Climate firstname.lastname@example.org