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.
For folks who don’t have a share, or would like a bit extra, the farm market will begin this week, Friday’s from 3-7pm. It will be similar to last year, only there is a limit to two people in the store at any one time. Hope to see you there!
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!
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.