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updated: Dec 11, 2010, 8:30 AM
The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens is a California non-profit organization established in 1997 to preserve and operate Fairview Gardens, the historic farm where our products are grown. Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is considered by some to be the oldest organic farm in southern California, preserved in perpetuity through an agricultural conservation easement. The mission of this non-profit is to demonstrate the economic viability of small scale urban agriculture while providing education to policy makers, farmers, and the community.
As a highly visible agricultural parcel in a dense suburban environment, Fairview Gardens plays a unique role in the community, providing its neighbors with food, educational and cultural events, open space and a connection to the land.
The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is about to begin a new season and year. You can register/sign up for a weekly allotment of fresh produce which benefits you and the farm. Your membership in CSA is an investment in the future of Fairview Gardens and supports the vision of a brighter future for everyone when local farm fresh food trumps low cost, low nutrition and unsustainable food trucked across country or the world.
You can pick up your share at Fairview Gardens on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (2-6:30 pm). We also offer deliver to the Wheelhouse Bike Shop (28 Anacapa St, 4-7 pm) and Kunin Winery (528 Anacapa St, 4-6 pm) on Thursday afternoons. Our Standard Share costs $20/wk (for 1-2 people) and our Family Share costs $36/wk (for 2-4 people). The winter season begins January 4 and runs for 10 weeks -through mid-March.
Full Year (January 4 - November 17, 46 weeks)
Early Bird Special, pay by December 15, 2010 and save $100
Standard Share $880. ~ Family Share $1584.
Winter Season (January 4 - March 10, ten weeks)
Standard Share $215. ~ Family Share $375.
Apples, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Kale, Carrots, Mandarins, Beans, Peaches, Strawberries and so much more. View a complete list of seasonal produce or sign up for the 2011 season, @ fairviewgardens.org or by calling (805)967-7369.
BREAKING NEWS - "Urban Homesteading," an exciting new series of classes scheduled to start in January at Fairview Gardens is a wonderful way to reconnect with the earth. The series, designed by the staff @ Fairview, will run the full year and covers everything from container gardening, composting and raising chickens, to canning, preserving, and more, taught by the best people in our community on site at the farm. Gift certificates are available as a great holiday offering for the urban gardener in your family. You can buy one class, a set of three or four or the whole series. Call now (805)967-7369.
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