Join our O’k CSA Cooperative, Summer 2016 membership info

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Hello Very O’k friends and families,

Welcome to the 2016 O’k CSA growing season!

It’s that time of year again—the snow is no longer piled HIGH and we’ve begun celebrating the “Year of Monkey” according to the Chinese New Year. (More on monkey-biz below.) and it is, in fact, the beginning of our 2016 growing season.

In addition to breaking ground w. Levi and Brenda Meeuwenberg out at their Realeyes Homestead property for our newest garden-farm site, this year’s membership options have changed up a bit, as we suggested last fall that they may.

 

Here they are–NEW for 2016:

  • BECOME a O’k CSA Cooperative Member/Grower!  For folks who have been or interested in hosting a garden-farm site, have an option to take on their own garden-growing space if they so wish with a minimal input by myself and the O’k CSA garden-farm interns at the beginning of the season to get you off to a great start.   Member/Growers will tend, gather and deliver their weekly harvest to the Peace Patch garden site on Friday mornings, in exchange for a CSA share box from other member/growers.  Additionally, for Member/Growers, I would offer a consultation for a fee, which would familiarize you w. the garden-farm site’s beds already in production and/or cover a spring consultation and garden bed design plan, also offering an opportunity for you to order plant starts from our stash. Fee negotiable/cost of plant starts TBA.
  • BECOME or continue to be one of our O’k CSA Co–op Share-holders.  This year, we are offering Full shares @ $450 and Half-size shares @ $275 of fresh vegetables, herbs and flower bouquets,  beginning June 15th, through September, with pick-up on Friday’s at our Peace Patch Garden at the corner of 7th & Oak, in Traverse City, Michigan.
  • BECOME a O’k CSA Sponsor and help grow the “green-collar” jobs we offer to youth 18 years and older, by helping to provide an apprenticeship and mentoring relationship with educational opportunities for two positions in the 2016 growing season.

Please share our good news with others that you think may wish to join us as growers, members or sponsors of our community and neighborhood garden-farming CSA.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR O’k CSA COOPERATIVE:

Check out our garden-farming (w. Biodynamic & Full/New Moon notations) and playfully illustrated 2016 Year of Monkey calendar, they can be ordered by clicking here.

ALSO, you are warmly invited to attend a special evening of music, pie and permaculture sharing –on Sunday April 3rd in Traverse City–More info by clicking on here: Seth Bernard & Friends, Fundraiser for Permaculture Design Course.

That’s all for now. Adios, and see you real soon!

`penny Krebiehl

[email protected]

 

Market-Garden CSA 2016 Kick-off Flyer

O’k CSA Friday Market OPENing this week!

THIS FRIDAY! July 17th, 4 to 6 pm, our first, official Friday Market will be open to share our veggie, herbs, art & craft goods with passer-bys at our Peace Patch Garden location.

Peace Patch Garden is located at the corner of 7th and Oak St. in Traverse City.

Stop by and support truly local, efforts by garden-farmers and artists who are growing and producing good food & art for good people!

O'k CSA Cooperative, Traverse City's first urban CSA!

O’k CSA Cooperative Summer 2015, Traverse City’s Urban CSA!

“O’k CSA Cooperative Creatively Supported Art and Culture In our Gardens, our Minds and our Bellies”

It’s time to “sign-up” to receive a weekly share of very O’k and REALLY good fresh food!

And you can do so on-line here, quick and easy.

REGISTER HERE, We need an accurate tally of friends and families, by April 1st: http://www.pennyokart.com/?product_cat=ok-csa-co-op-2015

~Fresh, organic veggies and fruit

~Culinary herbs and medicinal herbal teas and Lovely Flower bouquets
~Original ART by artists around the Great Lakes!
~Weekly options to order Fresh Milk, eggs, meat & mushrooms!
~Community gatherings & workshops all about growing food, permaculture and creative, neighborly fun!

~NEW this year for our CSA share families and neighbors:  “The Farmer and The Chef” dinner parties, taking place at our garden-farm sites and other special locations.  Our O’k Garden-Farmers will team up with Chef Ali Lopez preparing wonderful, healthy meals for you and yours—straight from the gardens!  Learn more about Chef Ali here:  http://www.ali-lopez.com/
We begin our 2015 O’k CSA Cooperative season sometime between the end of May and the 2nd Week of June-September, with 12 Weeks of goodness!  Below is a general list of produce we grew in our co-op last year and plan to grow in 2015:

Kale
Salad Mix
Arugula
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Broccoli
Green Beans
Soup Beans
Beets
Heirloom tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers
Onions
Potatoes
Green Peppers
Eggplants
Basil
Chamomile
Sage
Parsley
Thyme
Cilantro
Calendula
Echinacea
Bee Balm
Radish
Carrots
Turnips
Mint
Lavender
Peas
Collard Greens
Lemon Balm
Bok Choy
Pak Choy
Squash
Pumpkins
Cabbage
Strawberries
Grapes
Apples
Chestnuts
Market Garden & O'k CSA