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It’s Time to Start Thinking About Veggies – Check out our New CSA Model!

December 14, 2014

2015 CSA Options
Full Year runs from May 15th to October 2nd (with a one-week break)

Session I: May 15th to July 17th
Session II: July 31st to October 2nd

Deadline to Sign-up for Wolfscratch Bucks is February 15th

We are changing our CSA format for the 2015 growing season! Based on feedback from our 2013-2014 CSA members, we are moving over to a new system where our CSA members will buy “Wolfscratch Bucks” in $50 increments that will allow you to shop at an exclusive weekly on-farm CSA market at Wolfscratch Farm for your produce. As a CSA member, you can redeem your “Bucks” for as much or as little as you like for what you want, when you want it! This gives you greater flexibility to pick your favorites and only get what you want and need instead of the traditional CSA model where you get a prepacked share of veggies. Because of this new model, we will only be hosting a pick-up at our farm in Japser, Ga. We will not have multiple pick-up locations.

Buying Wolfscratch Bucks in advance helps us cover the anticipated costs of the yearly farm operation. In turn, Wolfscratch Farm will provide a variety of sustainably grown produce throughout the growing season, and you receive a discount on your Bucks.

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After you purchase your Wolfscratch Bucks, we will keep track of how much you purchase, and we will send you an email reminder of your balance throughout the year.

You may use as much of your Wolfscratch Bucks as you wish each week, but if you plan on buying a large quantity of vegetables at one time we would appreciate 48 hours’ notice so we can have it ready for you without depleting our stand for the other CSA members.

If you run out of funds, you can always buy more as long as you sign up by February 15th!

You may not redeem unused portions of your Bucks for actual cash – all Wolfscratch Bucks are nonrefundable. If you have a situation where you cannot use all of your Bucks, feel free to give them to someone who can. If you do not use your Wolfscratch Bucks by the end of the year, they will expire!

Times and Dates of Weekly CSA On-Farm Market to come.

Please go to the sign up now! page on our website follow the directions to complete your CSA membership and sign-up for your Wolfscratch Bucks.

Contact us at any time with questions or comments at wolfscratchfarm@gmail.com

The Wolfscratch Farm Nonprofit

December 11, 2014

Growing Community from Soil to Plate…

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We here at Wolfscratch Farm have always understood the importance of community and the power of collaboration with our friends and supporters. Since its inception, the farm has given rise to a successful CSA, a workershare program for those who wish to pitch in at the farm instead of pay for produce, classes, workshops, camps, and fundraisers. Now we wish to take the step toward something even bigger: a 501c3 non-profit that will allow our community–kids and adults alike–to utilize free educational resources  that will be funded by farm-to-table dinners and produce sales.


       Our mission is to foster community interest in sustainable farming through a connection with your food from the soil to your plate. We are giving the education and tools needed to contribute to a more lasting sustainable solution to the current food system in the US. Through our programs, we teach everything from how to grow sustainable, healthy food to how to cook the food you grow while providing a place for the community to come together for communal eating and sharing of ideas. 


Our plan is to offer some of the following through our newly-founded 501c3:

-Farm-to-table dinners in the gardens catered by local chefs using produce from Wolfscratch Farm
-After-school programs for kids interested in sustainable agriculture and/or the culinary arts
-Classes and workshops for adults covering topics ranging from gardening, to cooking, to food preservation

Many of you will be happy to know that we will continue to be present at local Farmers’ Markets and will also offer our CSA during the growing season.

In order to continue moving toward the realization of our mission, we need the support of our community more than ever!  Please consider donating to the cause by using the “donate now” button below. With your contributions, we will move all the faster toward free education for the community! The plans are still unfolding, so we will keep this page and our email subscribers updated as new developments occur.

 

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Potluck Postponed!

November 1, 2014

In case you haven’t received the emails, the Fall Potluck has been postponed until November 8th due to inclement weather. The workshop will continue as scheduled.

Visit our On-farm Markets this Fall!

October 5, 2014


We’re opening up the farm this Fall to offer fresh produce to the community as the farmer’s markets begin to close for the season. We’ll continue growing quality produce here at Wolfscratch until at least Thanksgiving, so think about stopping by, walking the gardens, seeing how your food is produced, and grabbing some beautiful, organic veggies on your way out. The next couple of months will bring an abundance of greens like kale, collards, rainbow chard, spinach, cabbages, arugula and lettuce, loads of colorful winter squash (including pumpkins), plus root veggies like carrots, beets, and radishes. So stop by anytime during the hours listed above!

Note: Our markets will be cash or check only, please!

Join us for our Fall Potluck!

October 3, 2014

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Greetings from the farm to all of our friends and supporters! We can barely believe it, but it’s time again to announce our annual Fall Festival at Wolfscratch Farm. We’ve decided to take a Potluck approach this year to encourage the community to get involved with sharing dishes created using local fare. We love to cook here at Wolfscratch Farm and feel that it’s something that can be enjoyed by anyone with a desire and fresh ingredients. Jamie will be contributing his famous chili trio (red, pork green, and vegetarian) as usual, but we’re curious about what the community can conjure with their locally-sourced produce. The rules for the dishes are simple: use as many locally-grown and organic ingredients as possible. It doesn’t have to be 100% of either, but we urge a trip to your favorite farmer’s market or produce stand to support your local growers as we near the end of the season.

Admission is free, but we encourage a donation to our farmer’s fund to help launch our new Farm-to-table dinner and after-school education programs that are planned for next year. Hear more about those plans at the event! You can also gain access to our permaculture workshop taking place the following day, November 2nd by donating a minimum of $35 to the farmer’s fund. Learn more about the workshop here.

We’re excited to announce that we will also be holding a raffle for the chance to win a half-share and full-share CSA membership for a 2015 half-season. Tickets are $3 for a half-share and $5 for a full. Purchase tickets when you RSVP (see below). Rules for the Raffle: 1) A minimum of 50 total ticket sales are required to hold the raffle for the two CSA shares; if this minimum is not met, two winners will go home with a full-share-size basket of produce after the potluck 2) Entrants must reside locally (in the Jasper area) or in Decatur 3) Limit two tickets per family (if a name is drawn twice, we will hold a redraw for one ticket), 4) Workershares are welcome to enter!

Look forward to lots of entertainment including live music, walks through our transformed permaculture gardens, a bonfire, s’mores, apple bobbing, a kids’ costume contest, and more! Camping will also be available to those staying for the workshop the following day.

So come on down to Wolfscratch Farm to celebrate the season! You can RSVP and purchase raffle tickets by clicking here.

Welcome Fall at Wolfscratch Farm!

September 9, 2014

 

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Greetings, Friends! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be holding a two-day group work party here on the farm on the weekend of September 27th and 28th. We’ve got our work cut out for us when it comes to Fall prep, so we thought we would invite our community of supporters and friends to lend a hand in exchange for some awesome Barbecue and an early-autumn camp-out! Anyone is welcome to join us at 1:00 PM Saturday for a few hours of diggin’ in the dirt, followed by feasting and festivities, perhaps a lovely bonfire to greet the new season, and camping under the stars (if you choose to stay for Sunday). For those who wish to stick around for the second day, we’ll start with a farm-fresh breakfast and then hit the fields again for a few more hours of teamwork. We work hard here at Wolfscratch Farm, but we always strive to make it fun, too! If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP by sending an email to wolfscratchfarm@gmail.com with “Many Hands” in the subject line. Please include a brief message stating how many days you’ll be attending and companions you’ll bring.

 

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
The Wolfscratch Team

Join Us for Our Open House

June 3, 2014

Join us for our Open House at Wolfscratch Farm!Open House

What better time to come out to the farm than on the Summer solstice? From 1:00-4:00 PM on June 21, we will open our farm to visitors to come enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and sample a few tasty treats made right here on the farm. 

Stop by and see what we have been up to, explore our permaculture designs, talk to your farmers and your neighbors, and be a part of our community. 

Don’t forget to spread the word!

 

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