Hello CSA members and friends of the farm,
Members who would like to receive a reduction in their share price are welcome to help seeding in the greenhouse for half a day on these dates:
March 12-13 for leeks, onions, scallions, and celeriac
March 15 for herbs and flowers
March 18 for peppers, eggplant and tomatoes
March 25-26 for lettuce, radicchio, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, chard
Please let me know if you would like to come out and lend a hand and get a taste of spring!
The light is increasing; seeds are waiting with promise; the pressure is building under the snow, ready to burst with growth, given the chance. In a week I will begin organizing the greenhouse, getting ready to start the seeding process. The winter courses I teach are winding down. A new season is at the gate. Many of you have signed up for a CSA share, and the Pre-Paid cards have been selling pretty well. How many cards I sell, and how many shares is still a question. Please let me know what you are interested in doing for this coming season, so I can plan accordingly. I might adjust the seeding a bit, based on what I hear from you. As in other years, CSA members are able to get a reduction in the share price if they help out for half a day. The greenhouse is a great place to do this in the spring (this picture is from a couple years ago… it doesn’t look like that yet!) Let me know if this is of interest to you. By the way, I still have ducks and pork roasts for sale for anyone interested!
Happy New Year!
I am immersed in the seed ordering for this coming season, so am making plans for a great year to come! Several changes have been made and are in progress to improve the management and production of the farm, and meet the needs of the community. CSA shares are still available at the farm on Tuesdays, as in previous years, in small, medium and large weekly and biweekly sizes. New will be an on farm market Friday afternoons from Canada Day weekend to Thanksgiving. This will be open to the public. I know the CSA does not work for everyone, every year, but many people are still interested in connecting to the farm. So new this year, I am offering pre-paid cards for farm products in $50 and $100 options. This will allow you to come to the Friday market when you can and purchase what you would like, making a commitment to the farm, but with more flexibility.
Signing up for a CSA share now, or purchasing a pre-paid card now, helps cover the costs of seeds and spring start up greenhouse expenses. Please contact me to make arrangements, or if you have any questions.
First, since there is no Winter CSA from us this year, there is another local Winter CSA still looking for members: Green Being Farm near Neustadt. Contact them for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ducks: If you are interested in ducks I now have multiple sizes, $4/lb.
Kale: There’s still piles of kale, $5/ two bunches.
Carrots: small orders of carrots are available, $1.50/lb
Potatoes: Bulk orders are possible and I can store them for you in our root cellar if you like, $1/lb.
Contact me to arrange orders and pick-up…. thanks!
The space previously reserved for apprentices has been changed to a Bed and Breakfast. A new page has been set up for it here on the website. If you know anyone looking for a farmy place to stay, have them contact us.
There are still plenty of shares available for this coming 2018 main season CSA. See the CSA Economics page for share sizes and prices, or contact me for more information. Also, those of you who usually get eggs from the farm let me know when you want to come by for your eggs, as they are piling up… As you can see, the chickens are so ready to lay, they are crowding the boxes!
Aster Lane Farm’s bread is amazing and easy to order. Go to http://www.asterlanebread.com to see what they do. Send them an email to email@example.com and get on the list to order from their weekly selection.