CSA Pick-up December 14 & 15
December 13 and still no snow. While we both love the winter, we’re taking each extra day we get to continue working on building projects. The 22’x96′ greenhouse now has end-walls and there’s only one more step before we put plastic on (albeit that step is constructing the ridge-vent, which will likely take a day to complete). The vision of starting our seeds in the greenhouse next spring is coming into being, and we are so looking forward to being able to use this space in the coming season for both seed starting, tomato growing, and late winter greens, too.
The last of the greens are due to come out of the field this week and next, and I suppose that’s another bonus of the lack of snow: the lettuce in the unheated hoop-house is holding up late into December, and if the weather continues on like this, we anticipate one last cut for next week.
And after that final harvest, we’ll turn towards next year, planning our seed purchases and plotting out garden maps, as well as plotting out numbers on spreadsheets for the less fun but equally important financial projections. Part of our year-end financial goal is to get a minimum of 13 early 2016 CSA share sign-ups. This will help us bridge the gap between the two growing seasons, and as a thank-you for all who are able to pay in full before December 31, we’re taking $55 off the price of a share.
This deal extends to everyone, so please spread the word with friends and family who you think will enjoy a CSA share! You can also donate a share to the Food Bank, or gift a share for a family in need. Your early sign-up and payment not only guarantees a share for you next year, but it could also help feed others in the community while supporting the farm for a strong start to 2016.
You can sign up for a 2016 CSA share on our website, or by bringing a check to the pick-up, where we’ll have more sign-up forms available.
We look forward to seeing you all this week!
In Good Heart,
Katie and Edge
|Pumpkin puree, ready for soup, pies, breads and cookies
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