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Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconDecember 10, 2014 at 11:53 am

We took advantage of the amazing day of Tuesday to pick the last of the kale and parsley.

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Raul Ruzzene Kale!!!!!!

December 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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Quinn Caya Hell yeah! That's our awesome Deb Ritchie. Lets have a big round of applause for one of the most incredible people we know!.... yeah.

December 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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Quinn Caya Thats right.

December 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Kathleen Bachman Sharon - is that Debbie and her farm?

December 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Potter Dee What are you guys picking today ;-)

December 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Native Offerings Farm Ice out of my beard.

December 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

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Raul Ruzzene Me too, Stew!

December 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Noreen McAllister We are really enjoying the late season greens. Native Offerings is the best!

December 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconNovember 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

It is holiday time. We will not be at the Horsefeathers winter market this Saturday. We will be back on the 6th.

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Raul Ruzzene Great pic!

November 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

Sonia Efron You have no snow?

November 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Native Offerings Farm The picture was taken this Tuesday. We have snow now, but not a lot.

November 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Sonia Efron Same in Buffalo.

November 28, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconNovember 25, 2014 at 2:50 pm

The cattle get very excited when they see the tractor approaching with a bucket full of greens. With the pigs gone they get all the trimmings.

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Native Offerings Farm
November 23, 2014 at 10:46 am

The Thanksgiving distributions will be this coming week. We will be in Buffalo on Monday 11/24 and in Orchard Park and Amherst on Tuesday 11/25. Please let us know if you would like to switch sites for this week. This will be an extra large share.

Susan Daniels I really, really, really wish I had gotten this in e-mail. Nothing on the blog, nothing in e-mail.

November 29, 2014 at 9:24 am

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconNovember 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

The highway is clear, it is a beautiful day and we are at the Horsefeathers winter market until one pm.

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Native Offerings Farm
November 20, 2014 at 7:55 am

The Buffalo distribution is cancelled today. This is the first time we have had to cancel an entire week of deliveries and it is not even winter yet!

Mine Dosluoglu Stay warm. Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2014 at 7:59 am

Meegan Michalek Becker Happy Thanksgiving, thank you for the update!

November 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

Native Offerings Farm I hope everyone is safe, warm and well fed. We have had only a couple of inches of snow here. I had no idea how bad the storm was until I looked at the pictures.

November 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

Amy Melton Prentiss Very little here on the west side as well. Will there be an alternate delivery before Thanksgiving?

November 20, 2014 at 10:04 am

Native Offerings Farm We are waiting on the weather. We would like to have a distribution before Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2014 at 10:56 am

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Deb Meier Thanks for the heads-up!

November 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Lauren Bee So Williamsville is moved to Monday?

November 20, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Rita Binns awe it's winter, get over it! :)

November 20, 2014 at 4:35 pm

ritchiesStew & Deb Ritchie

At Native Offerings Farm, we farm with our three children and are deeply committed to ecological farming. We work very hard to produce vital food for you and your family. When you buy a share you are buying more than vegetables; you are supporting our family and strengthening our local community. By supporting us you not only get incredibly fresh and great tasting vegetables full of nutrients and vitality, but a food source you can trust.

Some of you have been with us since we started in 1997 — we were the first CSA in Erie County — others have been with us a year or more. You may be learning about us for the first time. We are Stewart (although most people call me Stew) and Deb Ritchie. We are a cooperative operating under the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, reconnecting the community with its food source, the local farmer. Providing an alternative to agribusiness, consumers (shareholders, etc.) know exactly where and how their food is grown.

We do not exist solely to sell vegetables. One of the greatest rewards of operating your own business is creativity. You can apply your ideas and your values to your business. Beyond the community that arises out of a CSA, we try to encourage and support other ecologically friendly businesses. From other ecological and low-spray farms we purchase fruit, seeds, hay, honey, grain, potting mix, and feeder calves. The advantage of this is that shareholders have access to other high quality local products and other local farms are supported. We can not produce everything we sell. We do not have the time, the knowledge, or the financial resources to do so. By cooperating with others we can specialize and focus on what we love to do, which is what we have a passion for and we do best. The end result of cooperation is a stronger farming community. We need each other. It is difficult to farm without the farm support system. This includes having parts, feed, equipment, and other agriculture suppliers close by. It includes being able to share, custom hire, and borrow equipment. There is also the priceless value of good advice and friendship.

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