[Market-farming] Grower's Association

John Ehrlich johnkaty at shaw.ca
Wed Mar 9 09:52:13 EST 2011


Yes, I had a similar experience here with a Land Trust that set up a cooperative. The Board of Directors had no farming experience (but thought they did) and fruitless obsessions and ideas for grants became the norm (and stupid meetings). Anyhow, it failed. 

Luckily, we already owned the CSA before it started. Now we lease land directly from the Land Trust, without the coop muddling things.

John
alderleafarm.com

On 2011-03-09, at 6:08 AM, Jack Moffitt wrote:

> We wasted some time and money with a cooperative association. The time would have been spent much better on our individual efforts. The group moved from one fruitless obsession to another, mostly in search of government or charitable handouts. After we left they organized a failed CSA, that will probably insure that no CSA succeeds in this county during my lifetime.
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> Jack Moffitt - Bayview Veggies - TexMex Border
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