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Stephanie's Farm Blog

Posted 1/26/2016 10:54am by Stephanie Bartel.

Let's face it, farming is cool. Especially organic farming. That simple, albeit subjective, fact is perhaps one of the biggest reasons for the current successes of the local food movement. I’m no trend-setter—although for a brief period I did think that collecting clocks would make me cool—but I am proud to be among the organic farmers who are helping spread the move toward healthier foods and more sustainable growing practices.

As little as one generation ago, I don't think farming was as trendy as it is perceived to be now. You certainly couldn't find "I heart Kale" running socks to wear. Now you can buy them at Target and wear them to local races, like the Old Plank Farmers did last month! Thirty years ago, CSAs were virtually nonexistent. And becoming a farmer? That was anything but cool.

There are many more important reasons to join a CSA than simply because it is cool. But that sure is a powerful one. After all, isn't that why more than a few people tried smoking? I find it encouraging that now something truly positive—growing and eating healthy food—can spread in our society in the same way that smoking once did, but with a vastly more positive outcome. We live in an era where there is potential that eating one's vegetables is cooler than smoking. That's pretty amazing. That's one step toward regenerating our society's health. That’s how we can turn all our friends and neighbors into locavores!

Right now, joining a CSA is kinda cool. Let's make it really cool. Tell your friends to join our CSA. If they ask why, it's great to share facts and information about sustainability and the environment and why natural foods may be healthier than processed foods, and on and on. Or you could tell them Hey! The Old Plank CSA is pretty cool...just try it!

Posted 1/16/2016 6:14pm by Stephanie Bartel.

by Farmer Stephanie 

It's been a long time comin'. Welcome to the new and improved Old Plank Farm website. Here you'll find all the information you need to know about the farm. Take a minute to look around and get to know us better. Read about the farmers behind your food, check out our Best of 2015 Photo-show, or go to our online sign-up page to become a CSA member today. The drop-down menus at the top of the page will help you find whatever you are looking for. 

At the recommendation of several CSA members, I'll also be keeping up with a farm blog here. If you are ever wondering what we are up to, check back here to read the latest news. The big news right now is that our CSA sign-up season is underway. Just two weeks after kicking off our sign-up season, we are already 33% full. That's a new record for us. 80+ returning members signed up right away, all of whom I am very grateful to for their dedication and support. Don't miss your chance to sign-up, too. You can do it right here on the website. 

Once you've toured our new site, perhaps you'll be inspired to get out and visit us on the farm, too. Wait until summer though, please, the farm is hibernating right now! In today's digital era, let's not forget to make real connections with each other. I hope to see you all out at the farm this season. 

CSA Sign-Up

Our 2018 CSA sign-up season is now open! Sign up early to fill out our pre-season vegetable preferences survey. 

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