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Shanan Says

It's the moment of truth, team! We have accomplished a TON so far: the construction of a greenhouse, the planting of over 100,000 plants in that greenhouse! The preparation of 30 acres of new land, moving the home, office, farm, nursery and family to our new location, and the CSA has been declared nearly full. Only 10 more days to first harvest and I have only one request left to make:

30 more Dream Shares Please. A Dream Share (3 years - $3000) includes a Whole Veggie Share and Whole Keeper Share from Abbo plus a Fruit Share from Ela Family Farms (WOW). If you are concerned about being in Boulder for the next three years, or if you travel frequently, yet you still want to support the Abbo effort, you could buy a Dream Share for yourself as an annual share while empowering two food insecure families at the same time. Pay it forward... help the farm, help the local economy, help a family in need. And yes, we will upgrade an existing whole share. Given the trend of food and fuel prices, this has got to be one of the best deals in town! Dream Shares are Thursday pick ups only: 19th and Violet in Boulder, the Abbo Farm on Oxford and also the Abbo Farm Stand in Lafayette; this is to accommodate the fruit in the most efficient and least handled way possible. Join or upgrade today!

There is a lot more to report - this past winter, and first half of spring alone have given me plenty to blog about! I have been active in food politics, including appointment to the Boulder County Food and Agriculture Policy Council and I've done a presentation or two. I remain on the Farmer's Market Board as Secretary. I've also accepted a position on the new board for Boulder County Going Local. --Many of your were encouraging me to get out more as I recall! Additionally, you have probably seen the most recent 'Edible...' magazine (still available at Market and Whole Foods) as Rich and I managed to pop up together in a few places. We are truly blessed and you are all truly appreciated. Please take a moment to look down and thank the earth, and then up to thank the sky! We couldn't do it without the love of both!

Details

First CSA pick up is the week of June 9. There is a potluck gathering on June 7 at 6:30pm at the Abbo Farm: 10145 Oxford Rd.

Within the next two weeks, you will receive an e-mail confirming your pickup location and time. Remember, if you are unable to pick up your share, you need only find a substitute who will represent you. For any of you sharing a share, note that we have had to assign a single 'lead name' to your account for simplicity in accounting. Everyone in your shared group should still receive all of the emails. If this is not happening, please notify us!

We are in the process of re-organizing communication, which was hindered last year by black listing in the web world. In this process we have joined a bulk email program which will empower us to communicate more effectively and efficiently without evaporating into cyber-space. Thank you for your patience as we have worked out a few typos and re-added spouse names. We intend that this tedious task has been well worth its labor and that we have long term consistent communication!

Did you know?

Kitchen Garden Day, August 24, 2008
International Kitchen Garden Day is a global celebration of delicious locally produced foods. It is an opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens and fields with friends, family, and members of their local communities to enjoy the multiple pleasures and benefits of locally-grown, home-cooked, organic foods. Kitchen Garden Day is coordinated by Kitchen Gardeners International.
 

Quotes

"The fight to save family farms isn't just about farmers. It's about making sure that there is a safe and healthy food supply for all of us. It's about jobs, from Main Street to Wall Street. It's about a better America."

~Willie Nelson
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