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Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconNovember 26, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Happy Thanksgiving. Our crops are harvested. The growing season is over. Time for family, friends and reflection. Thanks to everyone who makes this farm possible.

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Pamela Keen Zablonski Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Timothy McAllister Thank you for providing us with the best food possible!

November 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

Audrey Cohn Thank you!!!💕💞

November 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Deb Meier Your CSA Farm Share was an important part of our Thanksgiving table. Thank you!

November 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Sherry Lehning THE KALE FOREST!!!!!

November 27, 2015 at 5:11 pm

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Facebook IconNovember 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm

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Christopher Herby
Facebook IconNovember 11, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Hello! I picked this up at my farm share last week and forget what it was called. I know it's bright red inside.

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This Weeks Share

The sun is out and the weather is beautiful on the farm. It is hard to believe that snow covered the ground on the weekend. It looks like we have ten great days to bring in the harvest. We are digging carrots now and have started on the turnips and radishes. This weeks vegetable share…

Native Offerings Farm
October 19, 2015 at 11:15 am

We still have winter share and season extension shares available.The schedule is published on the season extension form for November and December. For January and February we will be alternating weeks. We will start with Buffalo on January 7 and then return every other week. Orchard Park and Amherst will start on January 12 and 13 and go every other week. By alternating weeks we can more easily make up for cancelled shares due to the weather and other unfortunate circumstances.

Native Offerings Farm
Facebook IconOctober 15, 2015 at 6:42 am

Sunrise on the farm. The leaves are at peak color. Today was our first frost. We can now eat even more tasty kale.

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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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