“Local produce that supports healthy living and happy taste buds.
Our harvest CHANGES LIVES, from seed to your table”
NATASHA House Inc. (NHI) with the help of community partners and Virginia State University operate a sustainable Agri-Business using organic farming methodologies to grow a variety of produce. We give our clients a one-of-a-kind food experience by providing fresh produce and project management training in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) management and food service.
We Want To Bring Our Story To Your Table
Both Seed2Table Market (S2T) and Made 4 A Cause (M4AC) help NHI continue to educate women and children about agriculture and entrepreneurship so our community can enjoy fresh vegetables & homemade products while providing revenue and training that promotes:
1. Financial and Technology Literacy
2. Lifework planning
3. Securing and maintaining permanent housing and home ownership
4. Improving emotional, social, and physical well-being
5. Civic engagement
Additionally, these experiences partnered with our systems thinking, trauma-informed care approach create a pathway towards success and self-sufficiency that allow our clients to leave NHI with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams; and our community can enjoy the produce and handmade products that produce a continuous NHI revenue stream. S2T and M4AC help us continue to provide fresh vegetables for our families and ensure our clients leave with the skills and confidence to seek employment beyond NATASHA House,
NATASHA House also gives our clients a one-of-kind entrepreneurial experience thru its Made 4 A Cause (M4AC) product line by teaching our clients to design, create, market, and package hand-made items such as table runners, scrungies, potato bags, affirmation pillows, bath salts & bombs, dryer balls, peppermint scrubs, bangles & bead bracelets and gift boxes during our weekly training sessions.
Dear Returning and Potential Careshare Subscriber: We are preparing for the 2024 growing season, and are excited for what this year holds and the much anticipated changes. First, we say, “Thank You and we greatly Appreciate” the subscription support from all of our returning subscribers; and we “Welcome” all of our New subscribers. Now, we have several changes to share and implement this year: First, we received a grant from the USDA to add a larger HighTunnel which allows us to grow more vegetable under a much more controlled environment; We can now host 20 Caresharers. Second, to better accommodate our customers and our extended growing season, we are combining our three harvesting seasons into one 18-week growing season called a Careshare. The first careshare harvest should begin sometime before mid-June, weather permitting, and will run through November. Third, the 18 week Careshare Season subscription price is $900 for the entire season; customers may pay the entire $900 at one time or break their payments into three equal payments of $300 with the first payment due no later than May 15th and the balance (when applicable) is due no later than November 15th. First preference is still given to our returning caresharers. Forth, we are excited to announce that we are planning to issue Certificates in AgriBusiness & Service and Servsafe certifications for foodhandling to our moms; Finally, we plan add value to our S2T Enterprise by creating, marketing, and selling a Chocolate-Roma Salsa, a Tomatillo Verde Salsa, a Universal Rub for meats & vegetables, and a Specialty NATASHA House Cookie. This year promises to be miraculous; therefore, you surely will not want to miss out. Vegetables we will be growing: Lettuces—Nevada, Endive, Arugula, Oakleaf, Romaine, Spinach, Greens—Turnip, Collards, Mustard, Kale, Cabbage—Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes—Cherries—chocolate, jubilee, & reds; Roma, Beefstakes, Bigboys, & Tomatillos Peppers—green, yellow, orange, red, pepperoncini, jalapeno, banana, & sweet Carrots—orange and white (miniature) Cucumbers Egg Plant Zucchini Squash Onions Herbs—Cilantro, Basil, Dill, Parsley, Chives, Oregano, Rosemary, Garlic, Sage, Thyme, Tarragon Cash Crops—Specialty-blueberries, and aronia Additionally, we want to know what vegetables you would like to see us grow. Please consider filling out the survey after the season so we can get your feedback. We look forward to you joining us! Sincerely, Alvin J. Brown, Master Gardner