2020 CSA Enrollment is OPEN now

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join Hill and Hollow CSA for our 21st season delivering to Nashville. We are proud and crazy and ready to feed you and your family for what will certainly be an amazing season.26865010_396139274169841_6620991463184400384_n

 

This is my current work, starting seeds that will grow into plants that  will feed us all season long. These moments, starting with this tiny seed, a sprinkle of faith and plenty of optimism, are those that are often unnoticed. Now, in late winter, vegetable farmers are getting their game on! The farmers markets that will be bustling in a few short months are desolate (OK, aside from the few die hards). Now, is when we need your commitment. With seeds and equipment and supplies to purchase, we need your support now more than ever. This is the nature of the CSA promise.

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Join today, become a part of the optimism and the work that we do in these quiet months. You will be glad you did.

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Here are some details, if you want more information, please reach out. Below is an outline of share sizes and their pricing:

half share $600 ( $25 per week for 24 weeks) the half share is perfect for an individual, a couple or a family that really only cooks on the weekends.
not quite full share $900 ($37.50 for 24 weeks) this is our only share size with an option to chose more of a couple of items that you love. if you are a NQF share, you don’t do a ton of cooking, but you really love your salads and tomatoes. 
full share $1200 ($50 per week for 24 weeks)the full share is best for a family or for a couple or individual that is committed to doing a bit more cooking during the week.
family share $1440 ($60 per week for 24 weeks)the family share is for the few, the proud, the vegetable eaters! a family share needs to cook, maybe even needs to do a bit of food preservation. or, have a larger family. that works too!

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As always, I accept any and all payment plans. Please reply to this email and let me know what will work for you and your family.
In terms of payment, I use pay pal if you do:
email address associated with that account is hhcsa@scrtc.com

I also love a good ole check in the mail:
mailing address is
8545 Breeding Road
Edmonton, KY 42129

With such gratitude and excitement for a great season ahead,
Robin
Never forget the importance of a good salad.

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Hill and Hollow Farm Camp

Why participate?

Children today, and many adults too, have little sense of where there food comes from and the beauty and importance of a healthy, thriving rural culture.  In days past, gardens, woods and creeks were our first teachers. Children instinctively respond to farm life and the rhythms of days and seasons. The lessons of farm life help guide people of all ages towards an understanding of his or her place in our civilization. These lessons are wonderful for a child’s development, creating a love for the natural world along with self-confidence, a sense of responsibility, patience, and respect for the importance of sustainable agricultural practices.

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Campers at Hill and Hollow are encouraged to be curious, be themselves, get dirty, get wet, clean up, pick up after themselves and be good to each other.  We introduce them to skills and concepts that will increase their self-reliance and enable them to live more responsibly. We know that time in the dirt improves your health, and time outdoors improves your mind. We also know that by contributing to meal prep and planning,  campers foster healthy connections to nutritious food. We also hold camp in our hearts as a time when kids can learn independence, explore their interests, and belong to an inclusive community. We recognize that play is not the opposite of work. No matter the age, we all need play: for happiness, but also because learning happens through play.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a warm and welcoming summer sleep-away camp experience and home-away-from-home for all children on our family farm.

What can I expect from a Hill and Hollow Farm Camp Experience?

We strive to connect each camper to our farm during their stay here. To that end, each day we will enjoy time spent in nature, time spent in the fields, time spent with the farm animals, and time spent doing craft activities with farm and forest ingredients. In any day this could include milking our cow Addie, collecting eggs from our chickens and ducks, or watering our flock of sheep.  Field activities include everything from seeding to planting to harvesting. Our activities teach responsibility in a way that is satisfying and formative. Crafts centering around wool from our flock of sheep will delight each camper. Nature hikes in our 150 acre woodland or  looking for geodes along the creek bank can excite any child about the fun in nature.

 

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Field to Fork:  camp dining

The setting for Hill and Hollow Farm Camp is our certified organic vegetable farm. Needless to say, food, in all aspects, is an important part of daily life here in the hollow.  While great food is a big part of camp, the goal isn’t just for kids to become more adventure-some eaters, or even to become farmers and chefs (although that would be great). Camp is set up intentionally as an environment where kids flourish through real, meaningful collaboration surrounding meal times. Even as camp life requires loads of energy, we think of food as far more than just calories. From garden time to meal prep and from taste tests to meal sharing, camp provides a unique opportunity to foster healthy relationships with food. Our kid-friendly & organic meals are prepared with fresh ingredients, primarily from our certified organic/biodynamic farm and local sources. Food is prepared onsite and campers are involved in harvest and preparation.

If your child has any special dietary restrictions including allergies, we will try our best to accommodate their needs. Please contact us with any questions or concerns about food allergies or restrictions hillandhollowfarmcamp@gmail.com

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 a day at camp

Our overnight camp allows kids to immerse themselves in the rhythms of farm life and form deeper connections to the farm and to each other. Days at camp will start with animal chores (from feeding the chickens and ducks, to milking the cow and watering the sheep). We then share a well-earned breakfast and the day will unfold. We know kids love caring for the animals and doing real, meaningful activities that impact the life of the farm. We also know kids need some time to be curious, engage with nature, and talk to each other without electronic distractions. We give campers real responsibilities while also allowing them some choice and self-direction. To that end, we don’t know exactly what the entire week will look like. Instead we’ll give you an example of a day at camp and some activities we often do.

6:30-7:00              wake up and dress

7:00-8:00               morning animal chores

8:30-9:30              breakfast and clean up

10:00-12:30         morning activities (harvest vegetables for our day’s meals, weed and mulch a vegetable bed, start seeds in the greenhouse, transplant seedlings in the field)

1:00-2:00              lunch and clean up

2:00-4:00              siesta, quiet activity time, journaling, reading, swinging in the hammock, walking in the creek

4:00-5:30              afternoon activities ( weaving, natural dyeing, knitting, making journals, leaf printing, felting, creek play, making ice cream, food preservation, wood working)

6:00-7:00              dinner and clean up

7:30                        evening animal chores, campfires and singing

8:30                        quiet time and prepare for bed

 

Accommodation and Facilities

Our camp has separate sleeping rooms for boys and girls in the off grid cabin nestled just up from the creek in the woods. The sounds of the forest and the lack of electricity serve to immerse the campers in their camp experience.  There is an outdoor solar shower and composting toilet located at the cabin.

The meals and culinary activities will center around the kitchen and dining area.

We have large grassy fields for games and a number of buildings to enhance the camp experience:  our barn hosts the cow for milking; a second barn set up as a wood shop with hand tools for supervised camper activities.  We have a central activity building to use for fiber work and hand crafts.

 Dates and rates and details of 2019 Summer Farm Camp

We welcome campers of all genders from ages 9-12. We are happy to accommodate youth with  different abilities. Contact us directly if you have concerns about your child’s ability to attend.

Dates for this year will be Sunday June 9 through Friday June 14, 2019.

Camp is hosted at Hill and Hollow Farm, located about 2 hours from Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY and Lexington, KY.

Rates for the full week, immersion farm camp

Early bird registration until May 15, 2019  is $965

Registration after May 15, 2019 is $1025

Sibling Discounts available, please inquire hillandhollowfarmcamp@gmail.com

Non refundable registration fee of $100 due immediately to hold your spot

Balance due  by May 30, 2019.

More questions?

If you’d like more detailed information about facilities, a day at camp, menu examples, policies and more – please email us hillandhollowfarmcamp@gmail.com

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CSA enrollment now open

it is with great pleasure that I announce the 2017 season, Hill and Hollow CSA’s 18th.

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it is often a wonder to paul and i how we can remain so excited about our occupation as the years pass. perhaps it is the fresh start we get each spring, a glorious opportunity for a new beginning. so with youthful glee and abounding excitement i invite you to join us for what will be another stellar year of local, organic, seasonal eating.

where and when: we deliver each saturday from may through september (20 week main season) to the metro nashville farmers market and remain there from 8 am until noon for you to pick up your share.

what you get:  all produce is grown here on the farm with absolutely no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides! we attempt to include as much variety as possible for our locale and include recipes and farm news with each basket. full shares are half bushel baskets, half shares approximately half of that.

pricing:  special family share for anyone that wants to eat well and preserve the bounty, this is the share size for you! 

$1250 if paid by early bird deadline of March 1, 2017

full share standard CSA half bushel basket, perfect for a couple that cooks a few nights a week or a family.

$1000 if paid by early bird deadline of March 1, 2017

half share perfect for anyone that cooks infrequently but still wants local produce incorporated into their diet.

$500 if paid by early bird deadline of March 1, 2017

not quite full share We designed this option for those half shares that would love that extra head of lettuce or a bigger pile of tomatoes but are not ready to commit to a full share each week. This share size will allow you to get a full share helping of some of your favorite items throughout the season. This was such a success and proving to be our most rapidly growing share size. Try it out.

$750 if paid by early bird deadline of March 1, 2017

payment: we accept personal checks made out to Hill and Hollow CSA and mailed to 8707 Breeding Road  Edmonton, KY 42129. we love pay pal if you do too there is a link to pay via pay pal on our website

Please contact me to discuss payment plans and any other questions or comments.  we believe no person should be denied access to true food for financial reasons

hhcsa@scrtc.com

270-432-0567

with excitement for a great 2017,

robin

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