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Local Foods All Year Long
Winter Sun Farms of Western North Carolina:
Enjoying healthy, locally grown food is possible even in the wintertime with Winter Sun Farms, a program of Blue Ridge Food Ventures in Asheville, NC. Once a month from December through March, members of this Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) receive fruits and vegetables from local farms, frozen at the peak of freshness.
We are now accepting applications for the Winter 2013-14 Season!
Our farmers need to know how much to plant so that we will have enough for all our subscribers when we start slicing and dicing! If you wait too long, it will be too late for the farmers to grow more for us to put in the freezer.
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You can also sign up and pay by card online!
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the shopping cart, past the Holiday Red Boxes to select your pick up location!
See what our Winter Sun Farms subscribers have to say about our program:
Winter Sun Farms is good for consumers – and for local farmers.
The concept behind Winter Sun Farms is simple: Consumers purchase “winter shares” from Blue Ridge Food Ventures in advance of the growing season. The money is used to help area food growers purchase seeds and get their crops in the ground. Some farmers are certified organic; some are certified naturally grown. All of them grow sustainably and responsibly – and members of Winter Sun Farms can feel good about helping these local farmers stay in business.
The Winter Sun Farms CSA works because it involves local people who care about healthy food and healthy farms. As North Carolina’s first food business incubator, Blue Ridge Food Ventures is developing Winter Sun Farms to help us fulfill our mission of creating food based businesses and a local, fair and sustainable food system. WNC farmers have the opportunity to grow for a committed market and sell produce at harvest for a fair price.
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