June 7th 2012
Dear CSA members,
We are excited and pleased to announce our first delivery will be Tuesday June 19th!
The past weeks have been exceptionally busy and exciting on the farm as we plant, weed, and work hard getting ready for market and CSA deliveries to begin. A seemingly endless list of tasks in the fields and greenhouse as well as managing the logistics of fields, equipment, market, CSA and family keep us all going at full speed this time of year!
It seems, nature has been pretty kind on the weather front this spring. Warm sun interspersed with ample doses of rainfall can cause some pretty luscious growth in the fruits, veggies and cover crops of our fields. Not to mention the ever-present weeds… though the crew has been working hard to take care of that particular problem. Along with our new 10 acres of fertile farmland and our new 30 x 75’ hoop house, we are indeed seeing truly spectacular results so far this year.
Strawberries are setting fruit, the peas and carrots are sizing up, lettuces and greens are growing like mad, and the young garlic is sending up tender flower scapes. Needless to say it’s looking good for an awesome first CSA delivery again this year!
Other exciting news, we are working on ordering a set of plastic tote-type boxes for our CSA this year. Though pricey, the boxes will be fully reusable for us for many years to come (as long as our members remember to return them ☺), are quite durable, and close up and stack nicely. They will even be color coded for less confusion between the large and small share! I also believe they will help ensure better quality produce for you by keeping produce cool longer and reducing the risk of spilled or crushed boxes.
Be looking for more updates from me on pickup times and locations as we get closer to the first day. I will be dialing in all those final details in this next week.
Thank you all for joining our CSA and supporting your small organic farm! We look forward to sharing the harvest.
Asha, Joseph and the Crew at Wobbly Cart.