Bread Riot Winter Harvest Program Revamped

  • Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 2:58 p.m.
    UPDATED: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:09 p.m.

Winter Harvest: New and Improved for Your Convenience
Winter Harvest is officially in the works for this winter, revamped, revised and ready to rock. Winter Harvest is now going to be delivered straight to participant's doors! Fees and add-ons have been eliminated to streamline and simplify the program and there will no longer be a mandatory volunteer component! There aren't even bags and boxes to handle! And the cost for the whole kit and caboodle has stayed very close to the same as it was in years past.
 
Program details:
Local, farm fresh FOOD from November through March, delivered on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, for a total of 10 baskets over 20 weeks. The first basket will be November 5th, and the last basket will be March 18th.
All baskets will include a dozen eggs and a loaf of bread EVERY time - no need to add on!
All baskets will be full of fabulous produce and other non-meat items, with optional monthly meat specials available just to Winter Harvest participants, starting in December. Participation in monthly specials will be optional, details will be available during the month of the special, can be paid for online and will arrive with the next basket.
No fees.
No volunteer deposit.
All participants within a 15 mile radius of Main and Innes St. in downtown Salisbury will have baskets delivered to their doorstep. All participants outside that range can still pick up their baskets on the Pitner's porch on Wiley Ave.
First basket will be delivered in a covered tomato box, and boxes will rotate. Participants will receive an email reminder to leave their boxes out the next day, so that a new box can be delivered.
Total program cost: $300 for 5 months of local goods delivered to your door. No additional fees, volunteer deposits or add-ons.
 
Participation is limited so sign-up early to ensure your spot! Sign-up details are as follows:
Sign-up deadline with deposit of $100, due by October 21st. Deposits or balances can be mailed to Bread Riot, 1622 North Main St., Salisbury, NC 28144 or paid online at www.breadriot.org.
Final balance of $200 is due by November 15th. If final balance is paid online with credit/debit, a surcharge of $7 will be added to cover Bread Riot cost of processing.
 
Examples of local food items that will be in baskets (in addition to bread and eggs):
lettuce, kale, collards, swiss chard, bok choy, greenhouse tomatoes, mushrooms, butternut and acorn squash, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, honey, cheese, nuts, nut butter (peanut, pecan, almond), preserves, butter, and much more!
 
Examples of potential monthly meat specials (one/month): Christmas Ham, Whole Chicken, Ostrich burgers! If interested, purchase online and we will include your special in the next basket.
 
Save the Date: Movie Night
What: Local Food Tasting Event followed by the movie, Genetic Roulette and a panel discussion.
When: The evening of November 19, 2013
Where: Catawba College Center for the Environment
Look for more information soon!
 
Don't forget about the following upcoming events:  
"The Farm Bill, Healthy Food and Our Environment, What's at stake?"
Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m., Catawba College, Center for the Environment
 
Ken Cook, president and founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Working Group (EWG), was one of the principal architects of the landmark conservation provisions of the 1985 farm bill, which attempted to shift U.S. farm policy from its focus on maximum crop production to conservation of land, water, wetlands and wildlife. In addition, EWG's research on pesticides was a major factor in the passage of the pesticide reform law, the Food Quality Protection Act, in the 1990s.
 
Cook testifies regularly before House and Senate committees, has briefed top Congressional staff and has met with senior officials in the Obama administration, including Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack and Environmental Protection Administration Chief Lisa Jackson.
 
Cook and his team are advocates for reform of the United States' antiquated toxics law. EWG's research and analysis have been used in national policy debates over toxic chemicals, pesticides, air and water pollution and the ecological impacts of modern agriculture.
 
While Cook's presentation is free and open to the public, registration is required. To register call 704-637-4727.
 
Sustainable Agriculture Conference
November 15-17, Sheraton Imperial, Durham, NC
 
Hosted by the  Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, join farmers and foodies, alike, for top-notch speakers, hands-on intensives and tours, great networking opportunities, and, of course, fabulous local, organic meals! For more information check out the 2013 brochure, or to register online, visit, http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/sac/.

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