The Winter Shares start early December (date to be determined) with pick up at the farm every other week until the produce runs out, which has usually been towards the end of March. There are two size options: Small for $250 and Large for $400. The fall crops look to be quite good this year, so we will have room for the normal 30 or so folks.
Thank you all for asking about how this weather is effecting the season. Yes, it has been a very challenging year on several fronts, but each year seems to bring its own set of weather challenges. This is the new normal where we move from one extreme to the other. This is climate change. Dealing with Climate Change is the bigger challenge, and that’s what this Newsletter is about: relating Manual Labour with Climate Change. It is a long read, but hope it is stimulating. Look at the July 2017 entry on the Newsletters page and feel free to send me any comments you might have.
The wet weather has made it hard to keep to our regular planting schedule, so please be aware that it will effect the harvests, however we have good soil and use raised beds for a reason, most of the crops that have been planted are doing fine, or are looking really good, just some things may get to you later than other years… Here’s hoping for a more balanced mix of sun and rain for the remainder of the growing season!
Mark your calendars! On August 12th we will be having a celebration on the farm to celebrate 20 years of growing…. a poster with details will be out soon!
Today is the last Winter CSA pick-up (winter is holding on for us). Also starting next week we are seeding in the greenhouse, so if you aren’t sure if it is winter or sprint, and want to get a $50 reduction in your share price, come help us out in greenhouse seeding this season’s crops! Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we will be seeding Leeks, Onions, Scallions, Celeriac, Chamomile and Basil. Let me know if you would like to join us!
Reminder that the next winter share is tomorrow, Friday December 30 (days can get confused this time of year). Also, I am in the midst of the seed order for the coming year, and anyone able to make a first payment, if you haven’t already, would help with this cost. I am also offering a new option for membership: a biweekly pick-up. If you don’t want a share every week, you can now get one every other week! The pricing is clearly laid out on the CSA Economics page of the website. If you have any questions, please ask! A newsletter with details of why this new option will be out in the nest few days.
Happy New Year!!!