Posted (Deb) in Coffee, News

Dear CSA Member,

We have been working on a Coffee Project CSA Share to go along with our Vegetable and Fruit Shares for the 2009 CSA season. Information about the project and a downloadable form to add the Coffee Share are ready at the farm’s web site www.stoneledgefarmny.org, click on Coffee Share.

Pete and I had the opportunity to visit Guatemala this past winter and met Mayan families from the Lake Atitlan area that were harvesting coffee beans. We were moved by the determination, conditions and spirit of the families. When we returned home we were able to join with a non profit group, Farmer to Farmer, that is working to import coffee beans from these Mayan families of the Cafe’ Ana cooperative in San Lucas Toliman. The prices paid to the families are usually above fair trade levels, the beans are shade grown and picked by hand by families in the area. The coffee beans come into the US as green beans and we will have them roasted locally right before we deliver them to the CSA members that would like to purchase coffee shares.

For the first year we are only offering Whole Beans, Medium Roast in one pound bags. You can order up to four pounds of coffee per month and that amount will be delivered each month for our six months of CSA deliveries. The Coffee Shares will be delivered once a month with a Vegetable delivery. We thought that a Coffee Share would be a great way to support the Coffee Project while delivering a wonderful product to our CSA members.

There will be a limited amount of shares sold, so please sign up if you are interested in participating. This is a project that we are sincere in developing and supporting. Deborah, Stoneledge Farm

Ira Dunkel on August 5th, 2009 at 8:28 pm #

Does the web site list any where which weeks we will receive coffee deliveries? I haven’t been able to find that information.

Deb on August 6th, 2009 at 9:18 am #

Hi Ira-sorry that I deleted the coffee share schedule from the farm web site. I have just posted it again under the Upcoming Events link. Coffee will be delivered again next week for August. Deb

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