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Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconAugust 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm

The onions are pulled and are now drying in the sun.

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Deb Harms Sedinger I love onions. Can't wait for more!

August 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 11:49 am

The field is loaded with melons but most are not yet ready. This week's share will include a choice of melons, eggplant or peppers.

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Facebook IconAugust 26, 2014 at 11:14 am

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The vegetable share includes lettuce, sweet onion or scallion, melons, tomatoes, cucumbers or pickles, zucchini or summer squash, carrots and eggplant or peppers. The substitutions are cayenne peppers, cilantro and tomatillos. The fruit share is five pounds of peaches and two pounds of plums or donu…

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconAugust 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Our new eco weeder in action.

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Bridget M. FitzGerald Did it work?

August 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm

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Native Offerings Farm beautifully!

August 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

Bridget M. FitzGerald Sweet! Love to try it or feel like I'm going to fall off like the transplanter.

August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

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Facebook IconAugust 22, 2014 at 10:39 am

The cattle were just moved to their new pasture. While I was setting up the fence they were making lots of noise. I do not know what they were saying but they are quiet now.

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Facebook IconAugust 19, 2014 at 11:25 am

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This weeks vegetable share includes cucumbers or pickles, zucchini or summer squash, sweet onions or scallions, carrots or beets, herbs of parsley, dill and cilantro, peppers and tomatillos. Amherst will have eggplant this week and everyone else will have green peppers. The substitution is hot peppe…

Sarah DiThomas Janet Hinkel and I have been eating fabulous produce from Native Offerings all across the country! We're especially enjoying the Siberian Kale and the Carrots! Also thanks for delicious fruit you picked out Deb!

August 20, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Native Offerings Farm it's nice to have a little bit of us traveling with you!

August 21, 2014 at 6:48 am

Dawn Cox Sorry we missed you yesterday, thoroughly enjoyed the tour and chatting with Deb. Your farm is beautiful!

August 21, 2014 at 8:59 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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