Community Supported Agriculture — and Art!
Winter comes and fields go fallow. With many farmer's markets shuttered for the season, getting fresh, locally-grown food becomes more difficult — and more important — than ever.
Which is why we're excited to announce our new CSA program, launching January 2014.
The notion of a CSA is grounded in long-term support. Farmers gravitated to the concept from the Slow Money movement, which looks for sustainable ways to keep small growers in business.
Your monthly CSA crate will feature whatever is growing fresh at our HomeFarm (think: greens in winter), as well as such treats from SHED as freshly milled polenta or heirloom beans, a jar of our house-made pickled vegetables, a fresh loaf of bread from the ovens, an excellent cheese, or some olio nuevo squeezed from our own olives. However it's compiled, each crate offers $70 worth of products.
To make it easy to join, we've created a three-tiered system for you to choose from:
• Three Months Get three months' worth of items for $210 and enjoy a free non-alcoholic drink from our espresso or fermentation bar upon pick-up. Plus, get 10% off the price of our weekly SHED events.
• Six Months Get six months' worth of items for $420, enjoy a free non-alc drink upon pick-up, receive 10% off our events, and get a 10% storewide discount on any SHED product that might pique your interest that day.
• 12 Months Subscribe for a year at $840, enjoy all the other perks, and come out to our HomeFarm in 2014 for a tour and luncheon. We'd love to host you!
Community Supported ART
We're thrilled that the 10 smart women of the 428 Collective have chosen SHED as the spot in which to launch their new CSA program for the arts.
Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10am to 1pm for a free kickoff party to learn the details. The short version is that for $500 (if you join before Dec. 31), you'll receive 10 pieces of limited-edition, signed, original art over the course of 2014. Five percent of proceeds are to be donated to the Imaginists, an innovative local theater company.
The whole thing is a gas. Come on down and join both CSA programs at the same time. Feed body and mind in the New Year.