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Monday is final day to sign up for CSA program

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday is the last day to sign up for this year's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, is once again offering the opportunity through the growing season.

CSA shareholders will receive enough variety of organically grown seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs each week to feed a small family, or two veggie-loving adults.

Garden plans call for growing traditional favorites, such as onions, tomatoes, salad greens, spinach, potatoes, green beans, green onions, eggplant, cabbage, apples, blueberries, blackberries, pie cherries, strawberries and more.

Some new options might be sweet peas, beets, mustard greens, asparagus, radishes, fresh herbs, carrots, peppers and more.

White Violet Center plans to have 40 shares available for the 2011 growing season.

Costs vary on a sliding scale from $450 to $650 for a full share ($22 per week equivalent).

For a half share, the sale ranges between $250 and $425 (one basket every two weeks).

Also, shareholders who agree to volunteer to work in the garden for a certain number of hours will receive a discount.

The CSA program will have two weekly pickup sites, one at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and one at 113 S. 19th St., Terre Haute.

Participants will get a basket full of farm-fresh foods from mid-May through the end of the growing season, typically September.

For more information, call Candace Minster at 812-535-2933 or e-mail cminster@spsmw.org.

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