Support Local Farmers and Pick up Your Farm Box
In a time of social distancing, when every trip to the grocery store causes discomfort for some and a full on panic attack for others, there’s another way to stock up on those groceries. Many of us have utilized Click Lists and home deliveries. Those are great for your essentials and pantry items. But what about fresh produce? Not so fresh, huh? A lot of the time customers get wrong items as substitutes for items that weren’t in stock. Sometimes the produce looks kind of sad, not very appetizing, to say the least.
Farm Boxes are a great solution! For example, the ones Two Dog Farms in Flora, MS puts together for their customers.
So how does it work?
You can become a shareholder in the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). A shareholder (or the consumer) shares in the risks of the farmer and has the opportunity to directly take part in the production of his own food. Shareholders proactively purchase the produce before it is even growing, helping the farmer pay for many of the costs involved. The farmer therefore invests the cost back into the farm. In return, shareholders gain access to the freshest, most nutritious produce available. This direct producer to consumer relationship is exceedingly rare in today’s industrialized food system. Two Dog Farms grows food for the local communities, neighborhoods, restaurants, and hopefully you!
IS IT MORE EXPENSIVE THAN BUYING AT YOUR GROCERY STORE?
Two Dogs Farms produce is competitively priced with naturally grown local produce you might find elsewhere. Customers have a peace of mind knowing exactly who grew it, how it was grown, and where it came from. All funds are put back into maintaining the farms’ activities.
**For those wanting to secure a spot in the Fall CSA, please click on the CSA tab to sign-up for the Fall season! http://twodogfarms.org/csa
OR YOU CAN JUST ORDER A ONE-TIME FARM BOX
Two Dog Farms are offering farm boxes the week of 7/20/20. There will be two pickup locations-
Tuesday 3pm-6pm at Two Dog Farms located at 256 First Street Flora, MS
Thursday 3pm-6pm at M7 Coffee Shop located at 111 North Wheatley Street Ridgeland, MS
Both locations will be a drive through pick-up, no need to get out of your car. Pull up to our tent, give them your name and they will put your order in your car.
1 quart of Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
1.5 lbs of Green Beans
1 pint of Chantrelle Mushrooms
2 lbs of Sweet Potatoes
4 Torpedo Onions
8 Pickling Cucumbers
2 lbs of mixed Sweet Peppers
When you are placing your order you can add to your farm box, too. Happy shopping!