Welcome to Week 5!
This is a busy week at Collective Harvest as we are all preparing for the Georgia Organics Conference. Georgia Organics is our state's nonprofit organization that connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families and we are excited that our fair town is hosting the conference this year-- it is all about fostering a community of farmers and eaters interested in supporting healthier foods, farms, and families. As far as Collective Harvest's involvement goes, we are part of a tour that also includes Diamond Hill and Front Field Farms, and two of our founders, Alex Rilko and Jacqui Coburn, are receiving the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award this year for their work and achievements in the local food movement. Woo hoo!
We are officially half way through our 8-week Winter CSA. We'll take a short spring break the week of March 9, but then we'll get back to it with our 4-week "Mini March" CSA. Have you signed up yet? This is the shortest CSA season we offer and a great opportunity for people to give us a try... so please feel free to tell your friends, coworkers and neighbors about it. And just in case you were wondering, we'll have details of our long season Spring/Summer CSA figured out by the end of the month.
Artisan Spotlight - Antonio's Fresh Pasta
One more time! Just in case you missed this last week, and because we are offering a sale price on Antonio's pasta this week...
Italian born, but in the Athens-area since 1988, Antonio has been delighting our community with his superb hand-made pastas for years-- you might recognize him from the Athens Farmers Market, and now you can add some pasta to your Collective Harvest order! The varieties will change, and they will be available in limited quantities, so please hop on it if you'd like to add some to your order.
We're starting out with Antonio's Spinach Tagliatelle... a wide noodle made with only organic flour, organic semolina, spinach and local farm-fresh eggs from pastured chickens (Antonio says good eggs are the most important ingredient). These half pound bags come frozen-- I made two bags for my family of 4, and we had ample leftovers, so I would say that each bag has 2-4 servings, depending on your serving size.
Independent Baking Co Bread Share - Five Points Levain
That lovely local Athens sourdough-- one of IBC's customer favorites!
Let's gather 'round the table and eat!