April 22, 2015, Earth Day, is usually celebrated by individuals or groups performing acts of service to Earth. Typical ways of observing Earth Day include planting trees or conducting various conservation programs, as people unite on Earth Day to appreciate and respect Earth's environment. TRACE at the W Atlanta - Midtown invite you to celebrate Earth Day with Mayflor Farms Community Supported Agriculture program. Mayflor Farms Spring 2015 CSA is now open for Signup! With a passion for providing locally sourced ingredients, TRACE and CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) are a natural pairing — like two peas in a pod.
What is a CSA?
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from a local farm. CSA members enjoy a basket of ultra-fresh organic food from Mayflor Farms each week throughout the farming season. Members receive 6 to 8 different types of vegetables that may include mixed green lettuce, arugula, radish, beets, kale, swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, squash, zucchini, melons, tomatoes,cabbage, turnip, herbs, peas, carrots, okra, mustard greens, collards, bok choi, long beans, or garlic.
Membership funds for Mayflor Farms, an organic, Certified Naturally Grown farm, are used towards operation costs for seed, organic fertilizers, fuel, equipment, labor, greenhouse supplies, etc. Here are the basics: the farm offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Membership is limited to space available until full. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return they receive a basket of seasonal produce each week. This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.
- Eat ultra-fresh organic food, with all the flavor and vitamin benefits.
- Get exposed to new vegetables and new ways of cooking. Eat well!
- Visit the farm that grows your food. You can even help grow it yourself.
- Develop a relationship with the farmer who grows your food and learn more about how food is grown.
- Keep your money in your local economy.
- Help the farmer do what he does best, farm.
Where do I pick-up my weekly basket?
Shares will be available for pick-up at TRACE Restaurant (W Hotel Midtown) at 188 14th St NE, W Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA 30361. Wednesday from 4PM-9PM. We understand that everyone has a different schedule and that not everyone will be able to pick-up their share on the designated pick-up day. If you can't make it on pick-up day, then we will work with you to schedule another day.
What if I'm out of town one week?
Let us know so that we can provide more food for our other members, or we recommend that you find someone who is able to take your share. The garden still grows and we still need to harvest.
Visit www.MayflorFarms.com for details, pricing, and to register.
Would you like farm fresh vegetables prepared for you?
TRACE Atlanta is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, be our guest
and support your local farmers while dining in the heart of Midtown.
Happy Earth Day 2015!