Have you heard? – The Near River CSA is having a one-off, mid-season intake. You’ll need to be quick.

We supply boxes of chemical-free, wholesome and nutritious vegetables each week to families in the Hastings Valley here on the Mid North Coast, and to families in Sydney. And we’re having a one-off, mid-season intake. So you’ll need to leap at this opportunity.

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Our First CSA Harvest at ‘Near River’

Earlier this month we started our Community Supported Agriculture project from our 22 acre property, ‘Near River’, in the Hastings Valley on the Mid North Coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard. I need to say that it has been a very anxious time!

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Forums and Yahoo Groups – a fun way to tap a huge knowledge base

there's much to be gained by communicating with a whole range of people all over the world who are doing similar things to you. The format allows you to ask what you think are the most basic questions without fear of ridicule, knowing that someone out there has an answer.

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Can You Justify Flying ‘Fresh’ Asparagus Half Way Around the World?

The concept is quite simple in that a group of people band together and purchase 'shares' in the produce from a farmer for a given season from that farmer's particular farm. The 'shareholders' pay for the year, or part thereof, in advance, thereby confirming the price for their vegetables and/or fruit for the ensuing period. The farmer is provided with the funds to acquire the materials necessary to produce the various crops, and can concentrate on growing the harvest having done the bulk of the marketing.

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Near River Produce - Real food direct from our farm located on the NSW Mid North Coast