Thursday, February 02, 2006

Initial Tortuga Questions February 2006

Feb 2nd, 2006
Dear Germantown Friends,
We love you guys and your project totally rocks! We are so excited about all the projects you are doing and would love to be an important part of your CSA project. We are also committed to making a good and solid Urban-Rural connection.
So this is what we are willing to commit to if you want us to:
ÿ We are willing to be a drop-off point for NYC for your CSA. We have room to store it (in our garage out back) and the will to organize drop offs in midtown, Brooklyn and be the drop off in Queens. We are also willing to help separate and organize drop off with other collectives.
ÿ We are willing to use the Skiff (our van) to drop off and pay for the gas involved.
ÿ We are willing to solicit collectives/groups in the city to join the CSA
ÿ We are willing to act as a liaison between the CSA participants (people getting food from you) and the Farm.
ÿ We are willing to help manage the payments, work-exchanges, etc.
ÿ Willing to work with Swarm Press to duplicate any literature/zines for the food shares about what is going on the Farm.
ÿ Housing for those coming to the city for CSA and Green market stuff in the city.
We do have a few questions for you guys
? How much will each share be?
? When will the CSA season start?
? Will there be a work-share piece to this?
? Would you like participants to come and help out with farm work?
? What kind of food?
? How can we do a sliding scale for folks who can’t afford it? We suggest that the participant circle try to self-organize a sliding-scale (subsidizing) shares of other participants.
? Will there be a web-site?
? Should we have some kind of meeting? Maybe four times a year (split between the city and the Farm)
? Ideally, how many shares will you have available?
? How often do you think you are going to have food available? ( i.e. weekly) ? How long do you think the CSA season will be?
? Can we get the great fresh bread as part of the share too?(Alternatively you could have participants pay extra for the bread)


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