Rejuvenating Local Food Supplies and Local Economies

Rejuvenating small farms and communities with access to free commercial aquaponic designs, tutorials and research. Plus feeding New Mexico's local food needs!
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Todd Cleckner
Food
Gallina, New Mexico
United States
7 Team Members

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Magpie Farm LLC has failed at raising their goal and we believe it would be a miracle if we had enough last minute funders t reach our goal. This became evident early on in this campaign so we diverted our efforts on finishing our offer to 40 individuals to become co-owners in our farm and share in its future profits. We invite you to look over our offer and see if it is right for you and your investment. You can find it at the following link: http://bit.ly/13OTPEn


Our investment model is taken from the ideas and practices of the Slow Money USA Initiative; Slow Food USA initiative, and the Community Supported Agriculture models. The premise is small investment, 3-5 years of no dividends, slow growth to a resilient profit plateau in 10 years. 

To all contributers to this project have no fear your funds will go to our construction and aggregation of the Aquaponic 4 Season Greenhouse. Thank you for your support and consideration. Bless Todd Cleckner 

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COMMUNITY- It takes a community to make a farm! What good is a producer if there is no one  to feed? As more and more of the food supply is imported, grown by multi national corporations, and distribution centralized individuals have become more detached from the origins of their foods. In a CSA the individuals of a community chose a farmer or collective of farmers to produce their food on a weekly basis. The farmers and communities agree on the practices to be used, the crops to be grown, the locations for delivery, and a fair price. This form of community involvement with their farmers and farms brings back the days of community barn raising when consumers knew and supported the farmers and farms their food came from!

SUPPORTED- A farmer has their biggest needs at the start of the year, when seeds, soils, irrigation fixes, feeds, propagation supplies, nutrients, tractor fuel and fixes, and a host of other stuff is needed all at once to get the year rolling. This requires great support of the producer by the community or banks at the start of each year to fund all these expensive endeavors. The farms that chose to use sustainable practices and cutting edge technologies like aquaponics, face even harder time getting the resources needed as conventional sources have yet to support these efforts in any kind of viable and achievable way. The use of these needed methods will only come by financial and labor support from the communities to the farmers and farms that they trust to grow their food.

AGRICULTURE- Modern agriculture is eroding not just our top soil but our pallet. There are       thousands of edible plants and fish in the world each with their own flavor. By supporting a local producer you can have influence on the diversity grown by the farm and supplied to you. Often the crops from small farmers that use progressive methods will have unusual offerings of traditional vegetables and unique new things for you to try. Agriculture as it has been known for thousands of years has taken its toll on the earth and it is know time, by choice and by force, we must begin to change our methods to regenerative forms of agriculture that no longer mine the resources of the earth but conserve and build them.

 

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This campaign ended on July 26, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Print of Janes Art

    We will send you a personalized post card with one of Jane Brusetti's prints on it. Jane has been doing art for her entire life. She graduated from University of Buffalo New York with a Bach. in Art. See her work at: http://bit.ly/11gQg2B

    1 out of 2000 claimed

    Estimated delivery: July 2013
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    Magpie Tye-Dye & Print

    Get a Magpie Farm tye-dye shirt produced by Benjamin Viers a master of fractals and tye-dye. See the shirt at: http://bit.ly/ZX0Lgc

    2 out of 1000 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    Star Light Taro Reading

    Star Light with 30+ years experience in the art of Tarot divination wishes to give gifters of $50 a reading. One of the World's Best. Value is truly priceless. It can be done over the phone.

    1 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    Jacob Buckler Charcoal Mandala

    Get a one of a kind original mandala. Created from the mind of Jacob Buckler manifested through his steady hand and patience.

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  • $100USD
    Herbal Gift Pack

    A combination of medicinal tea blends, healing balms, herbal tinctures, steams, plus a handmade basic herbal medicine booklet written by our herbalist Kate Viers of Indigo Herbs! See here work at: http://indigoherbalism.blogspot.com/

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $200USD
    An Original by Jane

    Get a signed and numbered print of Jane Brusetti's Art. See them at: http://bit.ly/11gQg2B

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $300USD
    Bamboo Flute by Dan Hooke

    Dan is a master craftsman and astounding flute maker and player. We are glad to have his skills on our team. See Dan's flutes here: http://bit.ly/ZFcHDi https://www.facebook.com/BambooFlutes

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    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $500USD
    10 pounds of frozen Tilapia

    Upon our first harvest of Tilapia, expected in fall of 2014, you will receive 10 pounds of frozen fish. We can ship with in the continental US.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $500USD
    Veggies and Fish for 13 Weeks

    Be the first to sign up for a Magpie Farm COSAG CSA share. Receive 13 weeks of weekly deliveries of 6 pounds of produce and 1 pound of Tilapia. You perk will secure your share for the first quarter of Magpie Farms COSAG CSA inaugural year. See the Magpie Farm website for more information on the Magpie COSAG CSA http://www.magpiefarmnm.com/cosag-csa Only available in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Cuba, Los Almos, Espanola, Abiqu, Gallina

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Veggies and Fish for 26 Weeks

    Half of a full Magpie Farm COSAG Annual CSA share. Every week for 6 months you will receive 6 pounds of vegetables and a pound of fish delivered to your door. See http://www.magpiefarmnm.com/cosag-csa for details. If you live outside our delivery area Albuquerque and Santa Fe you will receive 3 shipments with 10 pounds of frozen Tilapia over the course of 2014/15. Deliveries and shipments will begin in the fall of 2014.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Veggies and Fish for 52 Weeks

    Get the freshest vegetables and Tilapia from Magpie Farm delivered to your door every week for a year. A full Magpie Farm COSAG CSA share. See http://www.magpiefarmnm.com/cosag-csa for details. If you live outside our delivery area Albuquerque and Santa Fe you will receive 6 shipments with 10 pounds of frozen Tilapia over the course of 2015. Deliveries and shipments will begin in the fall of 2014.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
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    We'll Fly You To the Farm!

    We consider this kind of support outrageous and just have to meet you! We would love to show you all the Farm and the communities you have helped! We will fly you and another out for a three day stay at the farm with a trip to the mineral spring resort and spa Ojo Caliente! http://ojospa.com

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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