Welcome to Wobbly Cart Farming Collective’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
I returned back to Wobbly Cart in April; expecting a slow ease back into the world of farming, instead it was instant action!!! The green house we had just finished installing was in full swing bursting with baby onions, tomatoes, and greens. Thanks to the amazing weather we have been having, all the green house activity has moved out into the field. I’ve enjoyed watching the fields transformation from cover crop to tilled soil. And now daily the tomatoes, sweet peas, rows of chard and heads of lettuce have begun to engulf the once empty fields. This year we have made the exciting leap from 3 acres to 5 acres in production!!! As a result we still have shares available and we’d love it if you could help spread the word.
Our sunburned shoulders and lower backs find it almost hard to believe that 6 months have passed since the last CSA box. With long days packed full of transplanting, weeding, thinning, and irrigation at top speeds it’s almost as if winter never happened. Even our time spent off the field has been exciting. Just yesterday as we were wrapping up, Asha sent word down that a swarm of bees had landed in her Maple tree, providing the crew the opportunity to see Joseph (A.K.A bee charmer) catch his second swarm of the season.
Now for the dirty details…
Our first CSA drop- off is Tuesday June 23rd.
Please choose your pick-up spot and call or email us by June 19th to confirm your location. Our telephone is number is (360) 273-7597 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rochester/Farm: Boxes will be in the cooler located at the rear of the barn. To get here from the stoplight in Rochester drive south on Albany, turn right on 185th/Marble/Independence Road. Go about four miles and turn right on 201st Avenue SW (look for “llamas for sale” sign). We are the first driveway on the right just before the big barn and school bus. Pick up anytime after 2pm.
Centralia: Pick-up inside Good Health Nutrition Center (near the Goodwill): 503 Harrison Avenue between 2:30 and 6pm.
Chehalis: Pick up at the Chehalis Farmers Market in downtown Chehalis between 3 and 5pm.
East Olympia: 608 Fir Street NE. This is about two blocks north of Ralph’s Thriftway. Yellow house; boxes will be in the garage at the end of the driveway. Pick-up between 4 and 7pm.
West Olympia: pending-we’ll keep you posted if you choose this location.
Northeast Portland: Pick-up at the Ramshakle: 4635 NE Garfield Avenue. Boxes will be in the shaded driveway to the north of the house. Pickup between 4 and 8pm.
Southeast Portland: pending.
This year we are trying a slightly different labeling system at the pick-up locations. The boxes will not be labeled with your name but they will all be the same. There will be a list of names and a stack of newsletters at each drop site each week. Make sure to check your name off the list so that we know you have received your box. Then grab a newsletter (or two if you’re sharing) and pick up your box. We ask that you ‘break down’ the previous week’s box and return it to the drop site when you make your next pick-up so that we may re-use it. If you are out of town at any point please make sure to arrange to have a friend or family member pick up your box. If we don’t hear from you and your box is left past 8pm the drop site host will redistribute your CSA box.
In addition, there will be “swap boxes” at each site that we will stock with a couple of items. We encourage you to be adventurous in trying new things but if you are sure you can’t use one item in your box then exchange it for something in the swap box.
We return to the Chehalis Farmers Market on Tuesday the 16th and Olympia Farmers Market on the weekends starting June 6th. We would love to see old friends and get the chance to meet some new ones. We also have a new website and blog; check it out for regular updates and some photos at www.wobblycart.com.
Joining Joseph and Asha new to the farm this year is Lauren, Sabory and Liza; David and I are returning making the crew complete. We all are looking forward to an amazing season. Thank you for being a part of it. If you have any questions we will be happy to help: 360-273-7597.