The Healthy Grocer has partnered with local farm, Earth Spring Farms, to bring CSA shares to customers. The 2017 CSA will avail customers to a weekly box of produce available for pick-up, freshly picked from their Carlisle, PA farm.
Earth Spring Farms farmer and owner, Mike Nolan, shares that "We have been using all organic growing practices since the farm started in 2010."
After graduating from college, Nolan joined the Peace Corps. He was sent to Togo in West Africa to be an agricultural extension agent. It was here that his passion for farming began.
"I was at the farm of an African friend named Leonard and saw how content that he and his family were (they had one of the best farms in the region) and thought, yes I need this too when I get home. Leonard and I did a lot of work together and created a school where other farmers could find out how they too could be successful with improved farming techniques."
Several years later Nolan moved to an organic farm in Austin, Texas, where he eventually became the manager of a 9 acre plot. There Nolan learned about organic farming practices and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) which he now applies to Earth Spring Farm.
Next year, Earth Spring Farms will once again offer their 20-week (May/June - October) CSA. Registration is now open for 2017.
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