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About saugeenrivercsa

Farmer/owner Saugeen River CSA

CSA full for this season!

Anyone who was a member the last few years, but has not rejoined, please let me know if you would like a share, since I could squeeze you in, but registration is now closed for any new members.

An update: This is the closest to a ‘normal’ spring that we’ve had for a while.  Over the 24 springs the CSA has been operating, on average I have managed to get the first crops in the ground before the end of April.  The last five springs this has not been possible with it either being still covered in snow! or just too wet.  This week I managed (with help) to get the first lettuce and scallions transplanted and the first peas and carrots seeded ahead of this rain.

Let’s hope for a not too wet, and not too dry season!

List of plants available.

I was asked to post a list of what plants I will have.

Red slicing tomatoes, red paste tomatoes, several different cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, hot peppers, kohlrabi, kale, fall cabbage, basil, holy basil, parsley, oregano, slicing cucumbers, pickling cucumbers, zucchinis, winter squashes, sunflowers, and some other things, just ask. If you do want to place an order I need specific numbers. I may not be able to accommodate everyone, but I’ll do my best

Order your plants!

Since all the events where I normally sell plants in the spring are cancelled, I’m taking orders from folks wanting seedlings from the farm.  Please let me know ASAP what you would like.  If I have extra plants after filling everyone’s orders, I may have a plant sale at the farm the first weekend on June.  Keep posted.

CSA getting full

So with the changing social dynamics there’s been a very noticeable increase in interest in the CSA this year!  For those members who have not renewed their share for the coming season and are interested in ensuring a supply of farm produce, please let me know what your intentions are for the season, as I expect to be selling out of shares very soon.  If you can’t manage a first payment just at the moment, tell me what size share you want and I’ll hold it for you.  I just want to make sure all past members are able to renew!

CSA will continue!

Even though the harvest season is still few months off, many summer events and plans are changing.  We will see what the state of the world is come June, but just to put it out there, even if I have to, I can deliver shares door to door.  I’m planting as though it will be a full season.  You will get your veggies!

And those of you who usually get eggs, just send me a message about a time you would like to pick them up and I can put them in an agreed place… 🙂

Micro-greens at Winter CSA Friday

So Matt Moss of Varney grows organic sprouts, and usually sells at Farmer’s Markets.  Since the markets are closed he is having a hard time moving what is ready to harvest.  If you get this post and you would like to buy some ($5 a box) and can pick them up at the CSA on Friday between 2 and 6 pm, please reply to this before noon on Friday.  There is a minimum number to justify them delivering to us, so if there aren’t enough ordered it won’t happen.  You don’t have to be a Winter CSA member to order these.

The sprout options are: Peas, Sunflower, Radish, or a mix of the three, Broccoli, and Fava Bean.

Spring is not cancelled!

This coming Friday, March 20 will be the last Winter CSA pick-up.  If you haven’t signed up for a share for this season, please do! Or if you want to shop at the Chicory Common Farmer’s Market starting this summer, you can also purchase a pre-paid card.

Seeds are going in flats in the greenhouse, as well as beds are being prepared.  If anyone is interested in giving a hand, let me know.  If you want an early taste of summer, come when it’s sunny!!