There are some big transitions going on at Regeneration CSA at Outback Farm this 2011 season!
The CSA was created by Sarah Williford and Kevin Skvorak four years ago. It has grown and evolved during that time, with the support and help of many others, especially during the last year which was hopefully the beginning of a new phase of the CSA, with many new hands and hearts involved.
Kevin and Sarah have loved growing food for this community, and are grateful for so much, but have decided to move on to new pastures as they say! It has been a blessing to have been part of the life on this beautiful land, owned by Toby Stover, who has been more than a landowner; she has also been a friend and supportive partner in the vision.
The Plan: Toby Stover, Rio Stover, and Premilla Dixit are now creating a vision for the 2011 season and years to come.
This land will continue to be regeneratively farmed. Our goal is to provide a local source for the community’s long term food-security and health, a sustainable ecology and abundant growth for the land.
We are now looking for a new lead grower (or two) to continue in the spirit of Sarah and Kevin, who are graciously helping in our search. Because we do not yet have a new farmer we may face the outcome of restructuring our operation. However, our strong intention is to maintain the CSA, to serve the community and the land. We want to resume our farm stand, possibly expanding the number of days and hours of operation. And we hope to continue at the Woodstock farmer’s market and supply the High Falls Food Coop with produce.
If it is possible for Toby and Rio to keep a CSA going here, Sarah and Kevin will provide whatever support and assistance they can to the existing members, any new farmer(s) and to Toby and Rio, to help in the transition.
To help make this transition as smooth as possible, we request that all Regeneration CSA members kindly inform us, as soon as you can, if you are interested in continuing as members assuming we find the grower(s) we seek! We want to invite prospective CSA members to a meeting soon, so that we may draw up mutually agreeable and supportive plans for the new season in a collaborative way.
We welcome the community's suggestions and active participation throughout this process. We invite prospective members to contact us with any questions they might have.
As much as Kevin and Sarah will be deeply missed, it is our happy intention to build upon and reinforce the relationships they strove to create and nurture at this farm. We envision continued participation from the global community of organic farmers; many more community events, such as potlucks, bonfires, sweats, art events, activist gatherings and other activities. We desire, with your participation and support, an expansion and deepening of all activities that draw us into a sustainable community, “making another world possible”.
NOTE - NEW CONTACT INFO: Rio Stover <firstname.lastname@example.org> 845 687 0692