Two women dropped out because they’d found themselves in relationships since they purchased tickets. The assembled crowd, mostly Caucasians in their early 20s through to early 60s from around the Bay Area, mingled over appetizers in the Space Lounge, an area separate from the restaurant.(A word on the food: mostly fried and fatty, with salsa laden with raw onion.In short: Overwhelmingly unimpressive and not particularly dating-friendly. Some folks eyes lit up at the end of the evening when vegan cupcakes came out, others begged off saying they avoid sugar or that the treats were too sweet.) But folks weren’t there for the food.Further support came in prepaying for the food so that the farmer would have operating capital early in the year and in some cases other support including working on the farm, helping in managing the business of the enterprise, etc At its core, a CSA should revolve around a has been focused on creating that meaningful relationship with our customers, without the formality or complications of taking the money up front.Maybe because we farm and market our products where we do, we are extra fortunate to have a very supportive community.Community Supported Agriculture started out as just that, a group of community members would get together for the purpose of accessing high quality local food and to support the person that they “contracted” with to grow that food.In many cases the group actually owned the land and found a “farmer” to grow the crops.(Representatives from Connect, Go Go Acting, The Workshop Spot, Actors Advantage, Next Level Studios and Act Now were among those in attendance.
We won’t accept late-comers (it’s too complicated to work you into the rotation). At first, we opened it to everybody, because we LOVE everybody, but quickly realized it does nobody any good to show up without a clear “who’s-getting’paired’up-with’whom” plan. Plus, you get to meet new friends of diverse ages and backgrounds! This was made for the inaugural year to celebrate the Year of Idaho Food. And possibly some press, who will have to get your permission if they want to include a photo or interview of you. Brighten worked hard to keep the genders evenly balanced, capping female sign ups until more men bought tickets.