NewsSign up for your share of produce, eggs and or chicken by April 12. Spring CSA seasons runs April 20 to June 15

It is NOW time to help local black farmers and to get fresh healthy food by signing up for produce and/or eggs for the 8-week spring season of our Black Farmers to Churches CSA.

About the Black Farmer to Churches 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 is seeking to help address this through a Black Farmer to Churches “Community Supported Agriculture” (CSA) with several local black farmers and the guidance of RAFI-USA.

The CSA enables the farmers to create an additional source of income, increase their ability for farm sustainably, access new local market(s), and create mutually-beneficial economic partnerships with our faith communities. It also enables the churches to increase food security through improved access to fresh, healthy foods and providing hunger relief for consistently vulnerable populations.  We started the CSA in 2020, it has been a beautiful experience for all involved, and it’s growing, adding more churches and farmers!

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.  I hope you can continue to support this ministry to the earth and to God’s people.

How to sign up

Sign up window: Now until April 12.
Produce and egg delivery: April 20 to June 15 (skipping May 25, Memorial Day weekend) (8 weeks), Saturdays, 11 AM to noon

Food available:  You may buy shares of produce, shares of eggs, or both.

Some of people purchased “gift” shares last year. That was beautiful! Thank you. To do that, follow the sign up details below, and then tell Gary Smith or Pastor Lacey that you did it. (A lovely example of this from last year was Robert Parrish took a gift half share to his apartment building and shared it with the low income people there!! 😊)

PRODUCE

Purchase options: You may purchase a full share, a half share, or find a partner to split a half share.

Cost: Price remains the same at $125 for a ½ share and $250 for a full share. A half share is a good amount for two people. Some single people split a half share. If you to do this, decide with your partner which of you will place the order.

Farmer: Ken Daniel of the Singing Stream Farm
Delivery: Saturdays, 11 AM to noon at CUCC, April 20 to June 15 (skipping May 25, Memorial weekend)

Place your produce order here:   Sign up online here at the Farm’s website

Sign up window::  Now until April 12.
How to pay: You can pay by check, credit or debit card. If paying by check, when you get to payment, press the dropdown arrow beside the payment type and select check.

Checks are mailed to:

Singing Stream Farm, 2693 Horseshoe Rd.,

Creedmoor, NC 27522

Attn: Ken Daniel

EGGS AND CHICKEN

Purchase options:  You can get ¼ share of one dozen eggs per month, ½ share of two dozen per month, or a full share of one dozen per week.

Cost:  The price remains the same at $6 per dozen. Chickens are ordered at the same site at $5.50/lb.

Farmers:  Dulime & Myrlande Saint-Jean of Lakay Farm
Place your egg or chicken order here: Sign up online here.  In the Shop dropdown, select Church CSA Only for eggs and select Preorder your whole chicken for chicken
How to pay:  Online at the Farm’s website

Thank you and God bless our work together.
Gary Smith
For Do Justice and the Justice in a Changing Climate Task Force