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No Room for a Garden? Try a CSA!

Have you ever thought of becoming a shareholder in a Community Service Agriculture (CSA) garden? Do you enjoy fresh-out-of-the-garden vegetables? Do you like gardening, but don't have enough space to plant a comprehensive list of seeds?

Jeremiah Tyrrell, a native resident of Proctorsville, has just opened Little Village Farm, CSA.

"I've turned over more than a half an acre of land and my early planters are already growing. It is going to be a wonderful growing season" says Tyrrell, whose dream has always been to farm.

This year's crop map includes nearly 30 planted vegetables and a variety of herbs as well.

The idea of fresh, community based food isn't novel, with flourishing CSA's outside of many metropolitan areas, but is a recent addition to the Northeast.

The goal is to re-connect communities, get a lot of hands in the ground and work together towards a self-sustaining lifestyle. Families can purchase a full share or split a share with another family.

The farmer does all the planting, weeding, and harvesting; and the families pick up their produce weekly during the 16 week harvest season. For families who want to participate there is also a working share for a lesser cost.

Little Village Farm CSA is still filling shareholder slots for the 2010 growing season.

For more detailed information visit www.littlevillagefarm.blogspot.com , email Jeremiah at littlevillagefarm@gmail.com or call 226-7231.

For a list of other area CSA's, visit www.vermontagriculture.com/buylocal/buy/csa_map.html.

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