First, those who have been getting eggs, (and I guess anyone really) please bring me some egg cartons, I’m all out. I would prefer the traditional ones, not plastic.
Second, we have two more weeks of the main season CSA and then a month break before the winter shares start. The chickens won’t be taking a break. Maybe arrange to get a couple dozen mid November or so… We can make it work.
Whole ducks will be available after October 21. If you are interested please sign up for a small or large duck. I have limited freezer space, so anyone who is able to pick theirs up fresh at the end of the day on the 21st that would be helpful.
As we enter October (and likely first frost tonight!), many folks are asking how long the CSA will go. Here’s the plan: The last Tuesday main season CSA will be October 26. The last Friday pick-up will be October 29. The final day I will sell to the public on Friday’s will be next week, October 8.
The Winter CSA will be every OTHER Friday from 2-7pm starting December 3. Hope that all makes sense… if you have any questions, let me know!
I would now like to begin signing up RETURN winter share members. If you had a winter share last year or in the past and want one again this season you can sign up with a deposit or pay the total amount. The share prices will remain the same as last year: $250 for a small share and $400 for a large. Those new members who have expressed interest in a winter share, I will begin signing up as many on my list as possible by the middle of October. If you have any questions let me know. Thanks!
There’s been a clear shift in weather, and fall is in the air in many ways. In September I usually like to remind members who have not finished paying for their main season share to make sure they are all paid up before the end of December.
I have also been receiving requests for winter shares. I don’t usually sign folks up until October, but if members who have had a winter share in the past can let me know if they want one this winter I can have a sense if there are any spaces available. Overall I would say the winter crops are coming along well, but I won’t be adding any more spaces than previous years.
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 email@example.com 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.