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Farm offers new chance to get healthy

PAUMA VALLEY— A new season is here and with it comes the community’s chance to get the special benefits of fresh, local organic fruits and vegetables through Tierra Miguel Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

Beth Ann Levendoski, Tierra Miguel’s director, explained that by “participating in the CSA, a member receives regular deliveries of straight-from-the-farm produce delivered to a convenient and friendly site close to home.”

There are 39 sites in Southern California and more are being developed as “good, healthy eaters find us,” she remarked. “It’s important to sign on right away as we are scheduling our plantings now.” A few shares are open immediately.

All seasonal produce and CSA box contents are posted on the Tierra Miguel website (www.tierramiguelfarm.org).

Tierra Miguel aims to strengthen the connection between people and the source of their food. Everyone can become a supporter and enjoy the farm’s offerings, including festivals and monthly visitor days, as well as CSA membership. Tierra Miguel’s demonstration farm and Community Supported Agriculture program bring together important regional organic growers and consumers working to improve local food production.

Founded in 1999 with the intention of preserving, protecting and renewing the community connection to healthy foods, Tierra Miguel Foundation is a not for profit educational program at its core.

Tierra Miguel works to inform and to encourage the value of local sustainable agricultural practices. Workshops on sustainability and conservation are held on the 85-acre certified organic farm.

Since 2000, the Pauma Valley ranch property has delivered more than 1,070 tons of fresh, locally grown produce to Southern California families and schools. More than 30,000 children and adults have participated in their education programs.

For more information on prices, delivery dates, and events, contact Shoshana Raskas at [email protected], or at (760) 742-4213. The farm is located at 14210 Pauma Valley Drive in Pauma Valley.

 

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