Cbi's Giving Tree Farm

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Join our CSA!

Enrollment is open for new and returning members.  Our 2017 Summer CSA will be 20 weeks long, from May 31st through October 11th, for $350 (payable all at once, or in two payments).  You can pick up your share at the farm on Wednesdays or Fridays after 3pm or on Wednesdays at the Allen Neighborhood Center’s Farmer’s Market at Allen and Kalamazoo from 2:30pm-7pm.  We grow a wide variety of vegetables, and you’ll receive 6-8 items per share, averaging about 7 pounds.  If you enjoy cooking new dishes and are flexible each week, it is a great deal!  Please contact me with any questions: cbisgivingtreefarm@gmail.com.  Thanks for your interest!

If you are ready to join, please download our 2017 CSA FORM, fill it out, and send it in.  I will let you know by email as soon as I receive it!



Now Hiring Farm Staff

We are excited to start the process of hiring our seasonal Farm Staff!  We work 9-5 or 8-4, depending on the time of year, 5 days a week, April through October.  We will be doing a wide variety of tasks: seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, irrigating, trellising, and more.  In exchange for hard work and a great attitude, we pay $10 an hour and offer lots of fresh produce.  No experience necessary; but we do require attention to detail, a strong back and a desire to learn more about organic farming.  Please email Emily Nicholls at cbisgivingtreefarm@gmail.com with a resume and short cover letter.  Thanks so much for your interest!

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Warm winter?


2015 started off dry, then we got flooded like we have never been flooded before in June, had a nice mid-Summer, and ended with the sunniest, warmest fall we’ve had since I started here.  We are running out of projects this fall – too many nice days have allowed us to actually get ahead of the game!  We will see what the rest of winter brings….I’m thinking it will be pretty warm though.

I am starting to get our seed order together for 2016 and will be posting info about our CSA in late January.  Thanks for checking in & enjoy your holidays!


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Happy New Year!

We had a great 2014, and hope you did, too.  We are already receiving boxes of seeds in the mail, anxiously awaiting the time to start planting them– won’t be long now.  Please email me at cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a CSA member.  Returning members will be able to join in a couple weeks, and I will open up enrollment to new members at the beginning of February.  Thanks so much for your support!

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Well there you have it

Another season gone by with very little blogging! We had a short, wet season, but are pretty pleased all in all. The warm weather crops appeared and disappeared with the blink of an eye, but our Spring and Fall crops have been pretty great. We will continue to be at the Allen St. market as it moves indoors on the 22nd, until December. If you are interested in next year’s CSA, please send an email to cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com and I will put you on the list. I send out information to prospective members in February. Thanks for your interest and support!