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Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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Vegetables Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Arugula x x x x Basil  x x x  x Beans x x Beets x x x x Cabbage / Napa  x  x x x Carrots x x x x Greens x x x x x Eggplant x x Fennel x x x Herbs …

NancySue Lootens Reid Great chart

January 31, 2016 at 6:01 am

Workers' Food Cooperative The chart makes it look like there's nothing available between October & June, which we know isn't true, since we've been feasting on all sorts of your goodies all winter! Maybe another symbol could be added for storage crops, so people can see all the great local produce that is available after the growing season?

January 31, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Native Offerings Farm
January 26, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Renewal registration forms have been sent out. If you are currently a shareholder for the 2015/16 season please look in your eMail. Forms for new members are posted on our website.

We have made some changes for the 2016/17 season. The winter share now runs from January through March. We have added a month. Distributions are every other week. We now offer a 10 month CSA! We have also added organic citrus as part of the share. Local apples will continue to be offered.

The season extension runs from November to December. Because Christmas is mid-week this year, the share will have an extra week of distribution. This share will continue to feature greens from storage, the field and our greenhouses. Roots and the other storage crops will continue to be free choice. Apples and pears will be part of this share.

We have a great crew hired which is our most experienced to date. We will be beginning the season with a lot of excitement. Please join us for what we hope will be another bountiful season.

Amy Melton Prentiss I am a current shareholder. Can the season extension be added to the winter share?

January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

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The winter share returns this week for Orchard Park on Tuesday and Amherst on Wednesday. The farm distribution will also be on Wednesday.

Native Offerings Farm
January 12, 2016 at 12:49 pm

The truck is loaded. We are on our way to Orchard Park. There will be a distribution today despite the snow.

Kristie Manhardt Lawler Drive safe guys!

January 12, 2016 at 12:51 pm

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Shirley Sardina Where do you distribute in Orchard Park?

January 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Native Offerings Farm
January 11, 2016 at 8:16 am

The winter share returns this week for Orchard Park on Tuesday and Amherst on Wednesday. The farm distribution will also be on Wednesday.

Native Offerings Farm
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Christmas Eve and beef ribs are on the menu. I hope you could spend some time outside today. Merry Christmas.

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Sharon Hammond Did it all fit in the oven??!!?!

December 25, 2015 at 9:27 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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