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Our 2018 CSA shares are ready and waiting for YOU!

Posted 2/23/2018 9:55am by Jesse Fleisher.

Greetings fruit and vegetable lovers,

It's another weirdly warm winter day here in Fly, TN, but it's that time again. Time to sign up for the 2018 CSA season from Athena's Harvest Farm!

Greetings to those of you we haven't spoken to since last year. We've been busy getting ready to be be better farmers and and CSA providers in 2018.

We've expanded our gardens again to be able to have a larger, more consistent amount of our most popular items this year. In addition to fruits and vegetables, we also plan to add more fresh herbs and flowers to the mix this year, and will occasionally have oyster mushrooms available.CSA basket

As we did last year, we will have 2 interns working with us for a good portion of the season, and that extra help will be great in terms of our production capacity, garden management, and in freeing us to be better communicators on social media, on our website, and in our notes/recipes to CSA members.

Over the course of this year, we'll also be building our first larger greenhouse which will allow us to produce more high quality plant starts and generally be more efficient in our production.

We also hope to have more of you come out to the farm this year, whether it be for a "formal" event like a farm potluck or music night, or an informal visit with your family or kids. We'll be providing more opportunities for CSA members to come out and volunteer at least a few hours during the season (still totally optional of course), which we find is a good way for us to get to know you a bit better and vice versa. Plus, it's a lot of fun to see where your food comes from. Our CSA farm day events and music nights were lots of fun last year, and we'd really like to get more of our Nashville friends to come share those experiences with us in 2018.

Our CSA pick-up locations will be similar this year, but with some minor changes:

  • Our Bellevue Christian Church pickup will still be on Wednesday afternoons.
  • We have added a pickup at the Leiper's Fork Market in Leiper's Fork (Williamson County). It will be on Wednesday afternoons.
  • Our Saturday morning pickup will continue to be at the Richland Park Farmers Market (on Charlotte Avenue).
  • Our on-farm CSA pickup time will continue to be on Wednesday afternoons as well.
  • We have dropped our East Nashville delivery for this year. If that decision changes, we will certainly let everyone know.

More good news: If you are a returning CSA member, you will receive a $35 discount on your 2018 share (if you join), and new members who sign up before March 31 will get a $30 "Early Bird" discount.

Finally, there's what hasn't changed - our commitment to growing fresh, healthy, nutritious vegetables without synthetic pesticides and other nasty chemicals. We love what we do, and we love having you as our supporters. We hope you will consider joining us, or at the very least recommend us to a friend or family member. (This year we'll be offering a referral rebate).

Please click HERE to see full CSA details, or skip straight to the 2018 CSA sign-up page.

Thanks again for your interest and support. We hope you'll keep growing with us.


Your Farmers - Jesse & Athena

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