Local Farm hosts family open house to unveil new CSA


By on Thu, October 8, 2009


Potrero Nuevo Farm announces the opening of a Farmstand CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the 2010 growing season. Individuals interested in joining the CSA are invited to a special Open House on Sunday, October 25, from 10am to 4pm at the farm just south of Half Moon Bay.

With a Farmstand CSA, members come to the farm weekly to select fresh produce that is harvested from the fields and stocked in the onsite farmstand. "We want to build a community for people to become connected to the land where their food is grown," states Potrero Nuevo Farm co-owner Bill Laven. "We also want members to know firsthand how food can be grown naturally and sustainably."

Membership for the 2010 growing season (May 15-November 15, 2010) is limited to 25 subscribers and costs $600. Subscription reservations will be taken at the mandatory Members Meeting on Sunday, November 8.

The October 25 Open House and Farm Tour is open to any individuals or families wanting to learn more about the CSA and farm operations. Along with guided tours of the farm, special activities are planned for children (please, no pets) including hayrides, face painting, pumpkin carving, a scavenger hunt, and bobbing for apples.

Grown-ups will enjoy the Farm Tour, composting workshop, goat-milking and cheese-making, and the potluck community picnic lunch.

Interested parties should RSVP by October 19 with name and total number of guests to [email protected].

Potrero Nuevo Farm is located just eight miles south of Half Moon Bay and one mile east of Highway 1 (Cabrillo Highway) at 1045 Tunitas Creek Road.

Potrero Nuevo Farm is committed to sustainable agriculture and fair accessibility to food, environmental education, and ecological land management.  Utilizing a 300-acre farm and wilderness property, Potrero Nuevo Farm supports education programs, provides fresh, naturally grown produce to the community, and donates surplus food to local social service agencies and churches.  The Farmstand CSA supports their larger vision for increasing everyone’s understanding and appreciation of healthy eating and the natural world. For more information, visit www.potreronuevofarm.org.