Pinckney’s Produce, a family owned farm and community supported agriculture (CSA) program presented by Rest Park Farm, is pleased to announce that sign ups for the Spring 2012 Community Supported Agriculture season are now open. The 12-week season will start April 16 and end July 6, 2012.
Pinckney’s Produce was launched in 2009 by Thompson Farms in Holly Hill, S.C. and over the past two years has grown to serve 900 families. The CSA program was acquired by Rest Park Farm in Beaufort, S.C., in December 2011. Rest Park Farm is also family-owned and operated with a long history of growing a wide variety of produce through natural and sustainable practices. Founded in 1884, it is located on an 800-acre tract in Beaufort, S.C. and managed by Urbie West, a fifth generation farmer and his son, Ashby West.
“We are thrilled to take the reins of Pinckney’s Produce CSA program,” said West. “We look forward to carrying on the Pinckney’s Produce brand and service by continuing to use the Pinckney’s Produce name and promoting seasonal and local eating and by sharing our healthy, farm fresh vegetables with CSA members,” he added.
As a result of the transition that Pinckney’s Produce has made to Rest Park Farm, which is headquartered in the Lowcountry of the state, the CSA program will now be able to serve its customers more produce for a longer growing season since the warmer Beaufort climate is more conducive to producing more summer vegetables into the fall, like Certified SC Grown tomatoes and squash.
Each week during the Spring/Summer and Fall seasons, CSA members can pick up weekly shares of farm fresh produce at one of the drop-off sites in the Midlands and Lowcountry areas. Share sizes are available in small, medium, large and extra large. With the new management of the program headquartered in Beaufort, drop off sites in that area will expand while service will be discontinued in Manning, Santee and Sumter. All Midlands drop-sites will remain the same.
Local Beaufort drop sites include Omni Health and Fitness, Grayco Hardware on Lady's Island, and farm pick up at Rest Park Farm in Seabrook. Dataw Island Community Club Center wil serve as a rpivate drop site open to Dataw island residents only. LAVA24 Fitness will serve as the local Bluffton drop site. All local drop sites will have deliveries on Fridays of each week during the season.
For a complete listing of drop-off sites and more information about Pinckney’s Produce CSA program, including signing up for the Spring 2012 season visit www.pinckneysproduce.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (843) 321-8344. Be sure to friend us on Facebook too. And to learn more about Rest Park Farm please visit: www.restparkfarm.com.