We thank you for your support of the Beet Box CSA, and want to give our community an update on the future of the Beet Box. Since 2011, you have supported so many of our programs, farmers and communities, with your donations, purchases, and your volunteer time. It is without a doubt you have been the engine that has kept our CSA program alive, and allowed us to fulfill our mission: connecting small farmers of color to flatland communities and creating equitable access to healthy affordable produce. Phat Beets has decided to move forward with a transition of our Beet Box CSA to Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV).
Acta Non Verba is an organization based in East Oakland, focused on serving youth and their families through urban farming. We are confident that ANV will use the Beet Box to increase food access, support our farmers, patients and families at La Clinica, and low income Beet Boxers. At the same time, all Beet Box CSA profits will be deposited into local youth’s educational savings accounts; bridging the generational wealth gap and saving for their individual educational pursuits.
In hopes of making the program better than ever before, we’d really appreciate it if you complete a short survey (https://bit.ly/ANVBeetBoxSurvey) letting us know how we can make your CSA subscription even more enjoyable.
Here are some fast facts you need to know:
There will be a price increase for Full, Half, Fruit and Fruit, Honey, & Nut Shares starting September 1, 2020.
All CSAs will be picked up at OMNI until deliveries begin again – we will reach out when they do.
The missed pickup window for CSA shares is 10am-12pm the following day (Wednesday or Sunday). Any shares not picked up will be donated to a local women’s shelter.
Emails will be responded to within 2-3 days. For urgent questions, you can reach us at [email protected] or call 762-BEETBOX (762-233-8269).
The Beet Box CSA distribution will continue at the Omni Commons in North Oakland, and ANV will maintain offices at the Omni. The CSA program is currently in transition until August 24th- and we thank you for your patience as we undergo this exciting time.
Now, more than ever, our communities need health, power, and solidarity. Lettuce turnip ‘dem beets!
Photos Courtesy of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project | All Right Reserved
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Our After-School Program (ASP) made their first store delivery to Mandela Foods Cooperative Grocery Store, last week! Youth members participating in ASP pick fresh pineapple-guavas from our WOW Farm site. We walked them across the street and down the road from the farm, to our neighbors at Mandela Foods. There, we were warmly greeted by the coop workers’ and customers. What a great way to kick off this partnership!
Stop by Mandela Foods (1430 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607), get you some hand-picked pineapple guavas, and support your local coop today! 😎💚🍈👩🏾🌾👨🏾🌾
Wow Farm has operated in West Oakland for nearly 20 years and is now a project of Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project!
At Wow Farm we employ organic and natural farming methods to grow more than 20 varieties of microgreens, 7 herb varieties and 10 types of fruit.
We grow quality produce year-around and utilize raised mounds, drip irrigation, integrated pest management, and regularly amend our soil with organic compost, a portion of which is produced on site. We sell & deliver our produce directly to local restaurants and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) customers around in and around Oakland.
In addition to our After School Program, Camp ANV’s Leaders In Training (LIT’s) now have another space to learn sustainable agriculture and and microenterprise!
A Safe, Clean, EDUCATIONAL place to GROW! AND a TON of FUN!
Spring Break Mini-Camp:
April 3-7, 2017 from 8am-5pm*
Summer Camp ANV:
Session 1- June 19- July 14, 2017 Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm* (closed on the 4th of July)
Session 2- July 24- August 18, 2017 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm*
Located at Tassafaronga Recreation Center: 975 85th Ave. Oakland, CA 94621
Kick Off the fun of summer starting with our Spring Break Mini-Camp! Gardening, Swimming, Cooking, Fantastic Field Trips!!PLUS, Earn $$$**!!. All field trip costs, transportation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks) included!
Register for Spring and Summer HERE then, Share The Love! Tell your Friends and Family about this AMAZING Camp!!
**Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project is planned, planted and harvested and sold by youth grades K-8 and 100% of proceeds are placed into individual savings accounts for those who participate.
*Before and After Care available for an additional $25/week (7:30am-6:00pm)