Pickling cucumbers are starting to come in… If you would like to sign up for a larger quantity for processing, send me a message requesting a date, and I will fill them on a first come/first served basis. The pick up days will be:
Tuesday July 27
Friday July 30
Tuesday August 3
Friday August 6
Tuesday August 10 (maybe)
Friday August 13 (maybe)
Here’s the thing: I won’t be able to fill as many orders as last year, and I can’t guarantee any quantities. The slicing cucumbers appear like they won’t be as productive as last year, so I’m planning on giving out the larger pickling cucumbers to CSA members as part of the share, and will hold on to the small ones for people who place orders. I will sell the small ones by weight.
Happy New Year! Thank you to those members who have already signed up for the coming year. Please let me know if your intention is to rejoin, and make a first payment for the 2021 season if you are able. New this year: I will be having CSA members pick-up on both Tuesday’s and Friday’s. You can choose which day will be your normal day (with the option of switching the odd week if need be). If you don’t care, you will be assigned Tuesdays, since I’ll still have the market open to the public on Friday’s and need most CSA members to pick-up Tuesdays… If you prefer Friday, let me know. Two reasons for this change: first it will let me take on more CSA members, since I ended up with a waiting list last year; also it will spread the harvest more evenly between the days.
At this time, I’m only accepting members who want to rejoin and those who signed up on the waiting list. Come February if the CSA is not full, I’ll open it up to any new members. So please, even if you can’t make a first payment at this time but still want a share, let me know.
I finished placing the farm seed order earlier than ever this year, since last year there was a panic around seeds, and some things were sold out super early. I spoke with some people in the seed business and they felt like companies were more prepared this year, so was optimistic that there wouldn’t be as much of that this year. I won’t know until all the seed arrives, but fingers crossed!
It’s almost the end of August, and those who have not paid up their CSA share for the main season, now is a good time to either finish paying or let me know your payment plan. In another month or so I’ll start signing folks up for winter shares. Priority will go towards those who have had winter shares in the past. The fall crops look good, I would say better than last year, so I will be able to take at least the same number of winter shares as last year.
Just a reminder that you can get bread delivered for you at the CSA on Tuesdays. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and get on the list to order from their weekly selection. They send out what is available each week on the weekend, you just need to fill in their form by Monday morning. All communication is with Bennett and Catherine, so ask them more questions through the email.
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.
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.
All emails should now go to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be forwarded emails addressed to the old account for a while, but then this is how to reach me. Thanks!