On the Farm- October 11th
This is an exciting week on the farm and I hope many of you will make it out to our Fall Farm Festival, However, I am going to curtail my weekly comments in order to lend this space to Anna Duhon from the Farmscape Ecology Program. She will be at our distributions this week and I hope you will spend some time talking with her and learning more about her research.
Greetings from the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program!
We’re very excited to have the opportunity to visit your CSA pickup site this week, and hopefully gather some of your thoughts and experiences about food, agriculture and your CSA share through a brief (5-10 minute) survey.
As some of you might know, we’re a small research and outreach program within the Hawthorne Valley non-profit that is dedicated to exploring the cultural, ecological, and agricultural landscape of Columbia County, NY. We work closely with Columbia County farmers, and have been working on a Rural/Urban CSA Study in conversation with Hand Hollow Farm and others to provide useful information to help CSA farmers better connect with their members and to help us better understand our county’s food system.
In this study we’re exploring the relationship between CSA farms in Columbia County and the CSA members in both rural and urban areas that are served by these farms. We’re particularly trying to better understand the diverse rural and urban populations that are supporting agriculture in Columbia County – in other words, you!
We would love to include you in this study, and to this end we’ll have an anonymous survey with us that we hope you’ll take a few minutes to fill out while you’re at the pickup site. Your responses will help us provide useful information to not only your CSA farmer and core group, but also a larger group of CSA farmers. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the results of the study once they’re compiled.
We are grateful for any time you can spare to participate in this survey, and look forward to talking with you!