This is to confirm the first pick-up will be coming on the 22nd and 25th. I need a few more members to choose the Friday pick-up to balance the harvests. If it doesn’t matter to you, let me know and I will assign you the Friday. Tuesday pick-up time is from 3 – 6 pm, and the Friday pick-up will be during the store hours: 3 – 7 pm. And yes the Farm Market Friday will begin on the 25th as well.
There’s loads of information on this website on the CSA page and how it all works. If you have questions though don’t hesitate to contact me.
Remember, bread can be ordered from Aster Lane Bakery. Scroll down to a previous post to find details.
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.