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Grow City Fresh!


Happy Spring, Advocates of Apples, Connoisseurs of Corn!

As I write, there is a late-March snow coming down, but I know that it will be brief, for Spring is here by calendar if not by weather. This means the growing season is right around the corner. At City Fresh, we're gearing up, talking to our community partners and volunteers to finalize a Fresh Stop list for 2015, taking orders, and taking names. Sometimes it is a slow slog, much like prepping earth for growth. We have to plant seeds in our communities, just as much as our farmers plant seeds in the ground. We are sowing seeds with community organizations throughout the city, hoping to plant new fresh stops in the most desperate areas. We are planting seeds with our core volunteers, bolstering their determination and morale, working to find assistance to run those fresh stops, and to boost the number of people we feed.

To continue this necessary work, we need your help. We've launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds it takes to keep those trucks running, pay our farmers, and supply our Fresh Stops with all the obligatory, if rather boring, accoutrements of ordering, processing, and distributing fresh fruits and vegetables all summer long: receipt books, tables, tents, signs, marketing materials...

The fun part of all this - which is the most important aspect of anything - is the great premiums we've put together for you. We've designed a City Fresh bumper sticker for the $25 giving level to trick out your ride, letting everyone know that you support your local farmers with a side of social justice. At the $50 level, you'll get a reusable tote bag emblazoned with our logo, so when you pick up your shares this season, you'll have something spacious, strong, and proud with which to carry the burden of all those melons, peppers, and bunches of kale. For those motivated contributors, the $1250 level offers shares for the full season, and one of my very own, slightly miraculous (and non-humble), home-baked pies.

Click the link, watch the video, and choose a giving level (there are several more than what I've mentioned!). Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and tell your City Fresh stories. How have you seen local food impact your family or your community? What has City Fresh done to help you make healthy food choices? Share these stories and our campaign with your networks - help us help your friends, family, and colleagues see what this kind of program does for community building, for the environment, and for healthy eating.

Peace and veggies,

Anna Kiss Mauser-Martinez
City Fresh
Order your shares for the 2015 season today! Just print our order form and mail it in with your payment. You can order for 20 weeks or 1 or any number in between.
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