News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Business

March 1, 2014

Produce program taking applications

TERRE HAUTE — Melon Acres, north of Vincennes on U.S. 41, is preparing for another season of providing families with access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Oaktown farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program will begin the week of May 18. The 18-week season will run through September and shareholder registrations are now being accepted.

The CSA program enables the public to become shareholders in the farm by purchasing full or half shares of produce. Shareholders then receive weekly deliveries of seasonal produce including cantaloupe, watermelon, asparagus, cucumbers, sweet corn and berries to enjoy all summer long. Shareholders can customize their weekly share to include fruits and vegetables of their choice, meaning those who don’t like spinach or carrots can have those options replaced with another selection.

A full share of seasonal produce would feed a family of four to five, while a half share would feed a family of two to three. After a successful 2013 program, serving more than 500 shareholders, Melon Acres is opening this year’s CSA to 1,000 members.

Produce pickup sites will again include locations in Vincennes, Oaktown, Bicknell and Sullivan, with new locations in Monroe City, Lawrenceville and Linton. Sullivan County Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, North Knox School Corp., and Union Hospital in Terre Haute will host pickup sites for their employees. Melon Acres will work with shareholders to select the most appropriate, and convenient, locations for produce pickups.

For a full share in the Knox County and Lawrenceville areas, the weekly fee is $30, or $540 for the full season. A half share is $17 per week or $306 up front. For a full share in the Linton and Terre Haute areas, the weekly fee is $35, or $630 for the full season. A half share is $20 per week or $360 up front.

Melon Acres has partnered with Dewig Meats in Haubstaut to offer various cuts of meats for an additional fee. Hamburgers, bratwursts and steaks will be available for order. Shareholders can also expect to receive recipe cards to make the most use of each week’s produce, a weekly newsletter with information about the local farming community and kitchen gadgets and other promotional products from local businesses.

Informational meetings to explain the CSA program, cost, produce options and pickup sites, will take place in Vincennes, Bicknell, Oaktown, Linton and Sullivan. The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Washington Christian Center in Vincennes. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to follow Melon Acres’ CSA Facebook page for updates at www.facebook.com/ MACSA2013. A registration form is also available at the site.

The program is an opportunity for families to develop a relationship with their farmer and learn more about where their food comes from and how it is grown.

For more information or to purchase a share, contact Melon Acres at 812-890-8708 or 812-887-8085; whitney@ melonacres.com or melanie @melonacres.com.

Shareholders are encouraged to inquire about the refer-a-friend discount. For information on becoming a promotional partner, contact Haven Solutions at 812-882-2288 or info@gohavensolu tions.com.

Check it out

• Melon Acres’ Community Supported Agriculture program: www.facebook.com/MACSA2013

• To become a shareholder, contact 812-890-8708 or 812-887-8085; whitney@melonacres.com or melanie @melonacres.com.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Business
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Raw: Black Boxes of Downed Jetliner Turned Over Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike Recording May Show Attempt at Crash Cover-up Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' Raw: Gaza City Shelling Attack Raw: Girl Killed in Kansas After Police Chase Raw: Eric Garner's Wife Collapses at Rally in NY Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
NDN Video
Tsarnaev Friend Is Convicted In First Boston Marathon Trial Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity