We are starting a CSA Farm in Middle Tennessee that is focused on producing organically grown food for the folks in our community.
This is Delta Sun Farm! Welcome to our dream!
Caitlin and I met five years ago when we were both studying sustainable agriculture in North Carolina. Our passion for Organic farming is what brought us together. Since then we have worked and interned on many different farms to truly learn all we could. Now that we have found land and are at home in Tennessee we are super inspired to make this happen.
OUR MISSION HERE AT DELTA SUN FARM!
- To be a diversified small farm that raises fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, honey, eggs, and pastured pork using Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainable methods that all work in harmony together recognizing the farm itself as a single, living, breathing organism to be cared for while reviving the community around us!
- To have a successful Community Supported Agriculture program is of most importance. This is a great paradigm that ensures the future of the small farm while feeding the surrounding community the most nutritious and freshest food possible. It is a truly unique and personal relationship between the farmer and the people we grow for!
- Raising and preserving the future of the Red Wattle Hog. They are critically endangered and need to be saved. They are such unique animals with amazing traits that speak to their friendly personalities, disease resistance, and foraging abilities!
- And to be Stewards of our land in the most sustainable ways that demonstrate environmental and social responsibility while encouraging community involvement and taking every opportunity to educate about this way of life and ways to make a difference!
WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!
- Build a greenhouse for starting seeds early in the season and to extend the growing season for many vegetable varieties
- Begin the Organic/Biodynamic certification process
- Build a pack shed and vegetable processing station
- Purchase seeds
- Purchase a cooler for vegetables, eggs, and pork
- Purchase a tractor, implements, and trailer.
- Purchase fencing for livestock and crop protection.
- Build a moveable pasture coop for our heritage breed chickens
- And last but not least Red Wattle breeding stock.
There are many expenses behind starting Organic CSA farm and there is still so much to do and your support is what will make all the difference and it will definitely not go unrecognized. We offer many rewards and returns on your support to our farm from one dollar up. Everyone that makes a donation will be thanked on our website very much for your help! We are offering handmade screen printed Delta Sun Farm t-shirts and stickers, packets of Organic, Heirloom seeds we have raised and saved ourselves, farm dinners hosted by yours truly serving food grown by yours truly, and even CSA shares! And other goodies listed on our page…
Another way you can truly help this project be a success, for those of you who live in the Middle TN area is to join our Community Supported Agriculture program. You can find more information about our program on our website. Deltasunfarm.com
We would love for you to be involved in this project it! Kickstarter does not work without you! We are super excited to be here and have this opportunity to farm and know that it is well worth doing! This is very important to us and any support will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for watching!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Mar 14, 2012 - Apr 28, 2012 (45 days)
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Thanks on our website.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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A Delta Sun Farm sticker and thanks on our website!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A Delta Sun Farm T-shirt, a package of organically grown, heirloom seeds grown by us, and a thanks on our website!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Four Delta Sun Farm t-shirts, four stickers, twelve packages of organic, heirloom seeds raised here at the farm. For those living in the Middle TN area this reward include a dinner party for six hosted by the farm using only our freshest seasonal produce, eggs, and pork.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Four Delta Sun Farm t-shirts, four stickers, twelve packages of organic, heirloom seeds raised here at the farm. A care package full of our homemade canned, baked goods, and preserves, and a huge thanks on our website! For those living in the Middle TN area this reward includes A full CSA share delivery every week for six months of our organic produce, eggs, and pork. One pasture raised chicken, and a dinner party for 10-12 guest hosted by the farm using only our freshest seasonal produce, eggs, and pork, and organic ingredients!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Four Delta Sun Farm t-shirts, four stickers, twenty-four packages of organic, heirloom seeds raised here at the farm. Two care packages full of our homemade canned, baked goods, and preserves, and a huge thanks on our website! For those living in the Middle TN area this reward includes Two full CSA share delivery every week for six months of our organic produce, eggs, and pork. Two pasture raised, organic chickens, and a dinner party for 20-24 guests hosted by the farm using only our freshest seasonal produce, eggs, and pork, and organic ingredients!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012