Fall 2022NewsPeppers, eggplants and sweet potatoes - one week, a half share of the CSA

Fall season:  October 1 through November 19

Deliveries:  Saturdays, 11:15-noon at CUCC

Farmer:  Ken Daniel of Singing Stream Farm in Granville County

Cost:  $125/half share for 8 weeks of food  (the photo above is of a half share one week this summer)

Order your share (half or whole) from August 29 to September 19 here

CSA shareholders have the opportunity to add to their order eggs* (Lakay Farm), mushrooms (Quandary Lake Mushrooms), and blueberry jam and honey (Singing Stream Farm) on a week by week basis. Order your add-ons directly from each farm before 6 PM for a particular week, and they will be delivered along with your CSA produce on Saturday.

Background on the Black Farmer to Church “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA)

Farmers of color in the United States endure systemic racism within the food system that causes significant and consistent social, economic, and political harm. Community UCC along with 9 other churches in Wake County has sought to help address this by developing a Black Farmer to churches “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) with several local farmers. This enables the farmers to create an additional source of income, access new local market(s), and create mutually-beneficial economic partnerships with faith communities. It also enables the churches to increase the food security through improved access to fresh, healthy foods and providing hunger relief for consistently vulnerable populations.

It is an honor for us to be part of this endeavor which is so much more than food, though the food part is great, too!! Indeed we have become a family, sharing joys, concerns, ideas and hands. The farmers and church reps meet (virtually) the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, and these meetings are very moving and full of laughter! (Join us Wednesdays if you like.)
For more information, contact Gary Smith – smithgk@mindspring.com

I hope you will consider subscribing this season.
God bless our work together.
Gary Smith

Ordering add-ons

Order your order add-on before 6 PM for a particular week, and it will be delivered along with your other produce on Saturday
Blueberry preserves ($10.00 per pint) and honey ($15.00 per pint) Order here
Mushrooms: ($16/pound) Order here 
When you open the site look in the upper right hand corner, and you will see the CSA link.
Eggs: ($6/dozen) Order here
In the comment field put “Community UCC”.  Lakay Farm eggs are unwashed allowing the natural bloom to remain intact.