Community Cooperative Farm in Mt. Washington, MA chemical-free
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What We Are Doing
This summer we will be starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm with locations in Mt. Washington, Great Barrington, and Sheffield, Massachusetts. We’ll be growing Organic/heirloom vegetables and raising heritage breed chickens and pigs honoring the traditions of high-quality, holistically produced agriculture products, which have sustained civilization for millennia but are all too often ignored today. We are committed to fostering and supporting high-quality locally produced food, community, sustainability, education, (ideals of) sufficiency, permanent agriculture, living with the patterns of nature, spirituality, creativity and ancestry, while working to deconstruct interlocking systems of domination that deny all of us the right to live healthy productive lives. In this light, we are committed to addressing issues of race, gender, and class that continue to be ignored. In order for us to grow a more vibrant future, we have chosen to emphasize the importance and value of agricultural production. Wholesome and nourishing food grows strong communities and fosters the healthy social relationships and partnerships we seek to form. Such bonds between food and humans alike encourage us to strive for a better future for our local community and the world. One small step by each one of us will carry us beyond the domains of even our utmost expectations. We believe that respect for the earth and each other make the foundations of a healthy community. Growing our own food enables us to better care for our soils, our families, and our planet’s well being.
Where Our Products will be produced
Through cooperation with community members our farm will operate small “Farm Sites” in Sheffield and Mt. Washington. Farms sites are a commitment made by a private landowner to allow our organization to use a portion of their land for agricultural production. The partnership is an agreement to support the creation of a local food culture. In exchange participating community members will receive free produce and all the benefits the Farm can offer. Through, this unique model of agriculture, based on strong community connections and a sharing of land and labor, the Community Farm Cooperative, endeavors to strengthen our community’s ties to the land, support agrarian education and ecological literacy, and carefully steward the land on which we farm and live. We hope to foster a network of ecologically minded farmers and community members working together to create a unique and vibrant food culture.
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