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Community Supported Agriculture on Medfield TV

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The most recent additions in the video series “Let’s Go Farming” adopt the perspectives of two Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farms to see and hear their views regarding benefits of local agriculture. In this two-part series, Tangerini Farm is visited to understand the viewpoint of a primarily organic vegetable and fruit CSA through discussions with the co-owner, managers, workers, food aggregator, and customers, and a tour around the picturesque farm in Millis. We learn student workers not only obtain excellent seasonal jobs, but gain in other ways, such as developing good work practices beneficial for their entire lives and communication skills with a broad diversity of people encountered on the farm.

In the second part, a different perception of local agriculture is introduced on the role of livestock (e.g., chickens, pigs, sheep and goats) in an organically-certified CSA at the beautiful Clark Farm in Carlisle through a walking tour and discussions with the farm manager. The show highlights the synergetic relationship between growing livestock and growing fruits and vegetables that enhances quality and nutritional value while achieving higher efficiency through recycling and utilizing virtually all of the outputs.

Each program is about 30 minutes long and can be viewed on Medfield TV Comcast Channel 8 or 22 and Verizon Channel 45 or 47 (schedule: http://www.medfield.tv/ ) or Dover-Sherborn TV Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 32 or 45 (schedule: http://www.dsctv.com/).

The programs will air on Medfield TV on the following dates:

Clark Farm CSA:

Sunday, 12/4, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/3, 3:00 p.m.

Friday, 12/2, 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, 12/1, 11:00 a.m.

Tangerini CSA:

Sunday, 12/4, 9:00 a.m.

Saturday, 12/3, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 12/3, 7:00 a.m.

Friday, 12/2, 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 12/2, 5:00 a.m.

Thursday, 12/1, 8:00 p.m.

These programs can also be viewed in high-definition on Medfield TV YouTube by visiting here for Tangerini Farm or here for Clark Farm.

The entire “Let’s Go Farm Series” is available at Medfield TV YouTube.

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