THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER
Hello Farm Towners,
Well the big news around here is Blue. After several years of raising dozens of goats, a few turkeys, six-or-so sheep, three pigs, nine ducks, one rooster, and who-knows-how-many hens, we've decided to finally let an animal come inside the house. Blue is our nine-week-old puppy. She's an Australian Shepherd and we are very fond of her, though Oona thinks I am a certified grade-A-fancy nutcase for even thinking of bringing home a baby (of any species) at this moment in our weedy and whiny lives. We will be raising Blue to be a loyal companion and a good farm dog, which at our farm means chasing rats and groundhogs and not chasing chickens. We are excited for the shareholders among you to meet her in June!
On the vegetable front, we are very excited about the cucumbers in our high tunnel. They are delicious, and the skins are so tender that even I – despite my weird hang-up about cucumber skins – just chomp right into them. The vines have grown so fast they're already way taller than us, just a few weeks after transplanting them. We'll have about 50lbs at market this week, but come early if you want them. Last week they were almost gone before I even managed to take a picture. Don't worry, Oona's neutral expression in this photo has no relation to her good opinion about the cucumbers. She is merely thinking, What the %*@$ are you doing bringing a puppy into our house?
Here's what else we'll have at Tuesday Market:
Asparagus (make sure to come early)
Tender and Delicious Kale
Sorry to all you die-hards out there (most of you 5 yrs old and under), but we'll be skipping shaved ice this week. I figure since it's supposed to be as cold and wet as last week, and since I would not let my own children have shaved ice last week, and since I tried to talk the twelve kids who did get shaved ice out of doing so, that it's OK if we leave the rig at home at let the ice get just a little bit colder in the freezer, all in preparation for that glorious 85-degree Tuesday that's sure to come soon, right? Maybe when the first ripe strawberries are ready in a couple of weeks!
So here's a somewhat strange request: I'm looking to do a photo project about people & families cooking food from the farmers market in their own kitchens. If you're a regular market shopper and cook yummy meals featuring market ingredients and wouldn't mind if I came over and munched on the food while placing my camera disconcertingly close to your dinner, please let me know.
OK, have a wonderful week. Hope to see you at market!
We have sold all of our CSA shares for the 2012 season. We may sell some more in the spring so you can check back then to see if this message has changed. If you would like to get on our waitlist you can sign up for that here.
Our 2012 Shares are now available. Click on this link to access our sign up form. Sorry for the delay in getting the form up.
It's time to start thinking about next year! We are offering 2012 shares to our current membership starting September 28th. On October 10th, we will open up our shares to our waitlist and the wider community.
We have sold all the shares we are going to sell for this season. We have started a waitlist that is currently about 10 people long. Our waitlist for our low income shares is 1 person long. You can sign up for our waitlist right from the website if you go to the Find Us tab and then the Mailing List tab. It will give you the option of checking CSA waitlist. If you are on our waitlist, we will notify you this season in the order that you signed up if we have any spaces available. It's possible that we will also offer some fall shares, if we have a good quantity of produce. We will also notify you in the fall when our share go on sale for 2012. Thanks for your interest.
At this point, please email or call if you're interested in a share for this season so we can let you know if there are any spaces left. We literally have just a few shares to sell. After we sell those shares we will start a waitlist that you can put yourself on through our website or by emailing us. Usually a couple people come off our waitlist during the season. We will also notify everyone on the waitlist in the fall as soon as we start to sell our shares for the following year.
We're posting this again to let you know that there are still shares available now. We have a dozen-or-so shares left. Don't miss your chance to enjoy delicious produce and good community this spring, summer & fall. Once our shares sell out, we will promptly update on our website. Thanks!
We have a dozen-or-so shares left. Don't miss your chance to enjoy delicious produce and good community this spring, summer & fall. And have a great winter!