Tour De Farm Tour: KYV Farm
The following guest post was written by one of our own Board members, Mary Ann Rosenthal. Read on for Mary Ann's bio.
October 1st is the deadline for KYV Farm’s CSA membership program. For those of you who are new to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), it can help a farmer defray the ongoing costs of land rental, labor, equipment, livestock and seed. But more importantly, during the growing season, the farm produce is provided to each member into bags of “farm share” which includes a variety of what is grown.
Farmer Francisco Arroyo and his wife Vivian Bayona have done a little something extra this year for their members. They are cultivating a children’s garden so that when you do your weekly or bi-weekly pick up, you and your kids can get out of the car and enjoy what is growing, visit the chickens, or even take a Yoga class!
They also have organic eggs, supplied by Nick and Katie Provow of Ruffled Feather Farms and occasional flowers and artisan products they get from co-op partners locally. Go online today to sign up or find out more.
Mary Ann recently retired from the University of North Florida (UNF) in Jacksonville, FL as an Assistant Director of Marketing, now working as a web marketing specialist for Aaron Rosenthal, at Thought Projects, LLC., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
While with UNF, Mary Ann worked on university identity, alumni events and fundraising efforts as well as brand standards. She was the President and Co-President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Jacksonville chapter; Fellow of the AIGA, Jacksonville chapter; and Advisory Board of the AIGA Jacksonville Chapter.
Mary Ann is also co-owner with husband Bill, of the St. Augustine Antique Emporium at 62 San Marco, St. Augustine, FL, and Vintage St. Augustine.