Squeezepenny Sustainable Farm (SSF) is more than
proud to host

    Collin County Economic Opportunities
    CCEO 2014
    Or as I prefer to say,
    Double CEO 2014.

Join us for a true local adventure!
Farmer Penny is asking for you all to
"dig a little deeper" to learn what you might do to help
us ensure the success of this eco-agri-economic plan.

Currently proposed to the estimated
    834,642 residents of Collin County, Texas.
    With a specific challenge to the approx. 143,223
    city residents of  McKinney, TX.

Of course we will do our very best to offer to include  
any interested residents from any of our surrounding
rural communities, small towns
and larger urban sister cities.

As 2014 begins Squeezepenny (SQP) CSA intends to
begin sprouting new local producers while working with
existing ones to become a regionally located Food Hub,
Squeezepenny Local Food Hub.

Our SQP CSA Independent Co-Producers will offer
crops that are grown in, animals that are raised in
and/or products that are produced in the
following Texas Counties:  Collin, Dallas, Denton,
Fannin, Grayson, Hunt and Rockwall.

    This small family farmer, Penny Braley a rural
    Collin County resident for over 30 years, realizes
    that we all promote ourselves whether in our own
    industries or areas of personal interest.
    However, in this instance, I believe our efforts
    should be directed towards one anothers'
    well-being and mutual benefit.
    You know, it's called social responsibility.

Therefore, SQP CSA Program has an agrarian
approach to fair valued, fresh, safe and healthy
food for our rural, urban and new urban
neighbors.

    Squeezepenny CSA's bi-weekly plans
    offer year round support
    to our local area's
    Farmers, Ranchers and Producers.

    Reaching out to work with our current suppliers of
    Fresh, Healthy, Local, Organic or Naturally Grown,
    Raised and/or Produced Texas Agricultural products
    such as: vegetables, herbs, fruits, meats, dairy, poultry,
    olive oil, honey, farm fresh eggs and etc...

We are planning to sprout new

    Please help us to grow our more convenient
    member assisted, Farm-to-Neighborhood (FTN)
    delivery system* with new drop off sites in
    Allen, East Allen, Anna, North and South Frisco, Garland,
    East and West McKinney, Murphy, Downtown Plano,
    West Plano, Richardson and Sachse, TX.
    *New locations to be considered for groups of 5 or more.

    Our Members' Referrals Welcomed!
    We would be most happy to consider any of our
    Squeezepenny CSA Members' referrals
    to be considered as new members to join us
    during our next "Upcoming" season.

    We hope to include all new members in our
    "Upcoming" 2014 harvests, so hurry and join now!  
    We ask that you allow us at least 12 weeks to work
    you into our members' "tentative" bi-weekly
    distribution schedule. Those joining us in late
    April 2014 should start receiving their fresh
    produce distributions no later than our Summer
    2014 harvesting season.

    At the present time we plan to offer to prepare our
    subscribing Squeezepenny CSA Members' fresh
    produce spring distributions and offer for them to pick
    up at the farm as soon as a possible spring harvest.
    Half our members will be offered one week
    and the other half the following week.
We will do our very best to allow you to select either
every other Saturday,
or every other Tuesday,
or every other Thursday.
    Our North Texas weather will determine when we begin
    and how far into the calendar year our fresh produce
    distributions are possible.
    We hope to offer bi-weekly at least until the week before
    Thanksgiving 2014.


    We will gladly resume our Farm-to-Neighborhood (FTN)
    and Farm-to-Door (FTD) deliveries as soon as possible.
    Until then we may be asking for the help of one member
    of each group of five (5) to take turns visiting our farm
    and pick up for at least four (4) other members.
Squeezepenny
Sustainable
Farm
          
McKinney, Texas 75071
(
972) 838-3869
Check out our Farm's other pages for
additional information.
Call or Email Us Today!

Please contact us anytime! We look forward to
hearing from you and answering any questions  
you might have. Check back often for updates.


Our heartfelt "Thanks" go out to our
subscribing Squeezepenny CSA Members
and their families, to all of our
SQP CSA's Independent Co-Producers
and their families as well as to the farm's
beneficial insects for a wonderous
first four and a half (4 & 1/2) years together!
Our fifth (5th) anniversary will be celebrated
June 2014.















Although our SQP CSA simply attends as
any other guest, not as any type of local
vendor, we encourage you all to seek out
and shop at ANY Local Farmers Market
to show your support for
ALL of our local area's
farmers/ranchers/producers.

2014 Local Farmers Markets
Four Seasons Markets
Keller Farmers Market
Coppell Farmers Market
Denton Community Market
Denison Farmers Market
Frisco Farmers Market
McKinney Farmers Market
White Rock Local Market
Lakeside Farmers Market
Grandma's Farm Girl
has a tattoo on her cheek.
2010 Snow in Squeezepenny!
Above and below are pics of 2 of our members' Crop Boxes,
each containing a fresh produce distribution of
One and one-half (1 & 1/2) 2012 Summer Shares
.
The one below has potatoes hiding under the tomatoes
with an Add-on: Desert Creek Honey's One lb. Honey Jar.
April 2014
Squeezepenny CSA
Community
Supported
Agriculture

Farmer Penny
hopes you are all doing
well this spring season!
_____
This year our first offer of
a "Farm Visit" will be
extended to our Members
this weekend Sunday
April 27 @ 2 pm.
Once again it will be  
followed with a 3 pm tour
and wine tasting at Mitas
Hill Vineyard, a close by
neighbor, for those
interested in either or
both.
_____
We are now accepting
"New" Members
and offering them
"Future" and/or
"2014 Summer"
Shares.
_____
"Future" Shares
A "Tiny" Share offered in
order for you to help us
grow quick enough to be
able to include you and
your family, friends,
neighbors, co-workers,
etc... by our next
"Upcoming" season. No
membership necessary
for "Future" Shares.
inquire for details.

This year our 2014
Spring, Summer & Fall
Shares are being offered
as follows:

First to our
"Charter" Members, our
"Current" Members and
our "Returning" Members.

As always, we welcome
back and will make a spot
for any "Past" Member.

Next to our "Future"
Share Holders.

Then to our "Current"
Members' referral(s) for
new membership".

Then any and all
remaining Share(s) will
gladly be offered to
inquiring
"New" Members.
Papa's tractor in
Grand-Dad's barn.
Snow down in the woods 2011
My favorite fence post!
SSF's Heirloom
Lemon Cucumbers
Farmer Penny truly owes her
miraculous survival to our Lord, God.
Please feel free to inquire in person for any updates
on her continued recovery.
She and her family thank everyone for their prayers
and kind thoughts over the past two (2) years.
Coming very soon... an update to
Farmer Penny's Post
Braley's well house before and after!
The well itself is about 100 yrs. old.
Yes, there really is a place named Squeezepenny.
It is a rural Collin County, Texas community.
It is home!
Do you see who I see?
SSF's Brussell Sprouts
Spring 2013
Grand-dad Braley's
well top was built
over 30 yrs ago!
See how they grow
on trellised vines.
     2009
Bryan Braley's
2012 upgrade.
There are several variances of disclaimers and common phrases that
cautions or even warns those who invest in the agricultural commodities
markets. To borrow just a snip-it from one,
"There is always risk involved with trading futures and options."

True enough but this farmer puts an eco twist on everything.
So I came up with 'The only clear option is to not be involved in trading
away our children's futures at any risk!' Meaning I strongly believe that we
can only decide to waste or fail for our own generation and must instead
protect the resources and rights of our next generations to have their own
fair chance to prosper.
It's called
"Sustainable Development!"
We need to make sure that there is plenty of land with enough
grass left for our future generations to live, work, play, produce
and prosper on!
Farmer Penny's Wishing Well is back!
Of course it works, just look below.
Our new farm shop.
                                    The old well house
                                          rebuilt in
2013.
Back in early Feb. 2013.