We are gearing up for our first week of CSA delivery and have some beautiful produce ready. On the list for this week (subject to change) is lettuce, broccoli, green garlic, scallions, cilantro, bunch beets, kohlrabi, and radishes.
The weather has been pretty cool and rainy which is great for all the spring crops and leafy greens. It is a nice contrast to some years recently where we are already constantly irrigating by now!
Later this evening you should receive a pick up reminder email that outlines your pick up location and times for tomorrow. You will get this email each Monday night as a reminder.
We have made a few rules/recommendations and changes in response to COVID 19 this season.
COVID-19 requirements for pick up:
Members must wear a mask/face covering
Hand sanitizer or hand washing station will be available
Boxes will not be individually labeled, check the pickup list for your name and share size. Take the box of appropriate size (small or large) from the top of the stack. Please check your name off the list on the clip board.
Please bring your own tote bag to unload your produce into and leave our bin at the drop site
Maintain 6 feet social distancing
We will not be doing swap boxes or customizing shares this season
We will be sanitizing the plastic tote boxes each week
We really appreciate your assistance with helping keep everyone safe!
I also have a couple of other FAQ’s for CSA to go over before the season gets started.
First off is payment questions: more people are paying by check this season which is great. In this instance leave it up to you to come up with your own payment schedule (once a month, twice a month, or other increments that work for you) as long as you are paid in full by the end of the season. I will occasionally send out reminders if someone is woefully behind in payment.
Send checks to:
20548 Van Dyke Rd SW Rochester, WA 98579
If you are making payments by credit card you can click the link “make a payment” on the website and login to your account to pay.
If you have signed up for the automatic payment plan disregard this unless you get a notification that your auto payment has failed. In that case similarly login to your account on the website by clicking on “make a payment” then click on the tab that says “membership actions” at the top of the page. You should then be able to make changes to your payment info.
Vacation holds: Email me at least 48 hours in advance if you need a vacation hold. I can send you double boxes later on to make up for weeks you missed. Alternatively, you can have a friend pick up your share, or we can donate it to the local food bank.
Changing pickup locations: Email me and I can make the change for you.
Late pickups of shares: Please call your drop site host (phone numbers listed on pickup reminder email) to arrange for late pickups. If you forget to pick up the drop site host will make arrangements to donate your share after 24 hours.
Add-on shares: The roots and greens add ons will start delivery on week 5 of the CSA. They will be boxes separately and labeled from the regular shares. Storage share is delivered week 21.
Opportunities to purchase bulk produce for canning will be an option. I will email the membership in advance of CSA delivery to place orders on our web store for tomatoes, carrots, beets, basil and other bulk items. We will deliver with CSA shares or you can arrange for pickup on the farm.
Need to get a hold of us? Email email@example.com is best, or leave a phone message at 360 273 8008 and I will return your call.
Newsletters: I will send out a weekly newsletter with information and updates from the farm. I will not be doing recipes and storage tips this year but encourage you to use our membership with Cook With What You Have. I will send links at bottom of newsletter each week.
We really appreciate you joining us and are really looking forward to a great season!
Asha, Joe and the crew at Wobbly Cart
Ahsa: I really appreciate the safety items you included in the email. Thank You!
It looks like the very earliest the church will open is August. The protocol is going to be tight so I’m pretty sure we will still be outside.
For some crazy reason I don’t think I’m getting all your emails. If you sent out an email this morning I didn’t get it.
Looking forward to working with you and meeting the participants!
Hi Thanks for this comment. Check your spam folder and see if they are going there. At least with gmail I know at that point you can direct it to send messages like those to your inbox. Thanks for taking care of the members we really appreciate it! Asha