Towne's Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2010

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MSU Friends of Local Foods


TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary...6 About Towne’s Harvest...8 Mission, Vision and Values...9 The Value of Towne’s Harvest Garden...10 Partner Analysis...11 2010 Plan of Operations and Organizational Structure...12 2010 Expenditures and Income...13 Towne’s Harvest Garden Layout...13 2010 Crop List...14 Production Summary...15 The Harvest...15 Crop Yields...16 Labor...17 Community Supported Agriculture Program...18 CSA Distribution Data...20 CSA Member Feedback...21 Food Bank Partnership...23 Farmers’ Markets...24 Towne’s Harvest Distribution Summary...25 Integration into MSU Coursework...26 Community Outreach, Events, and Tours...27 President’s Luncheon...29 Publicity...30 Lessons Learned...31 2011 Plan of Operation and Organizational Structure... 33 2011 Predicted Expenditures and Income...34 Towne’s Harvest Garden Income & Expenses 2007-2011...35 Annual Timeline...36 External Funding for Towne’s Harvest Garden...37 Towne’s Harvest On-going Goals & Progress...39 Appendix...42 APPENDIX 2010 Budget Expenses | 2010 Budget Income | 2010 Crop, Field and Weather Notes | 2010 Block and Row Crop Plan and Rotation | 2010 Crop Production | 2010 CSA Distribution Data | 2010 CSA Member Brochure


The Towne's Harvest Garden is a project of the MSU Friends of Local Foods Student Organization. Friends of Local Foods was formed in the fall of 2006 to bring a diverse group of students and faculty together to raise awareness about local foods and encourage sustainable lifestyles on campus and in the community. Towne's Harvest Garden is a 3-acre diversified vegetable plot located at the MSU Horticulture Farm. The name of the garden connects the history of the land to the present. Towne is the surname of one of five farmers who formerly owned land which was eventually deeded to MSU. The land where the Horticulture Farm and the Towne's Harvest Garden is located has been nicknamed Towne's farm for several decades.


Sustainability, Agronomy, Nutrition


Harmon A.H., A. Sarjahani, & C. Holt et al. (2011) Towne�۪s Harvest Garden and Community Supported Agriculture Program, Annual Report 2010. Towne�۪s Harvest Garden. Montana State University, Bozeman MT. Available at:
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