I’m excited to announce to folks in Utah County that Dale Allred, the brother-in-law of one of my closest friends (Wendy, who had a LOT to do with the start of GreenSmoothieGirl.com) is starting a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). It’s a organic, non-hybridized farm, with greenhouses, in West Orem, with 10 acres he is leasing. He’s been in agribusiness his whole life, consulting all over the U.S. and Mexico, and he firmly believes that the way we grow food is unsustainable.
He is selling shares and I agreed to promote the CSA only if my readers got the FIRST SHOT at his 100 shares before he puts the word out elsewhere. I CAN VIRTUALLY GUARANTEE YOU HE WILL SELL OUT LONG BEFORE THE FIRST HARVEST. It’ll cost you about $15 per person, or $30, for a mid-size share to feed two adults. That’s a competitive price, comparable to other CSA’s. Each week you pick up your produce, whatever he’s harvesting that week. He asked me what I wanted and I told him lots of fun things (like Bell Organic does, LOVE them but don’t love the drive up to Draper)—with a heavy emphasis on greens, especially the mild-tasting ones like spinach, kale, collards, etc.
Here’s the site to get your share: heritageharvest.net.
Besides being organic and having a great location, the most exciting thing about Heritage Harvest is that it will be YEAR ROUND because Dale knows all about winter growing. And if you sign up for a share now, you’ll have right of first refusal for the next season, and the next. I believe the seasons are 14 weeks long. Can you believe he’s planning to have organic tomatoes and bell peppers harvesting at the END OF MAY, in the first season? I have never gotten any before late July at the earliest! I am really excited about this, can you tell?
I’m announcing this FIRST to my super loyal blog readers who I love THE MOST. Next week I’ll send an email to my 450 email list of locals. So jump on this opportunity. “Go in” with a friend on a share if you’re not sure about it.
Because GSG.com readers could probably easily sell out the shares, Dale wanted to know what I want from him. I told him I’d like to see his web site feature recipes and ideas to USE the produce, especially uses that don’t required heating the food (and therefore killing enzymes). Also check out your Chapter 5 of 12 Steps to Whole Foods.
So jump in now and let your friends know. Let’s lock up all 100 shares for all you GreenSmoothieGirls out there (and GreenSmoothieGuys):