[2016 CSA Week 1]
Pick up starts this week! We are looking forward to seeing our returning members and meeting all you newbies that are taking the plunge into our CSA for the summer.
A few details to start out the season:
Wednesday pick up runs 4-7:00 at our farm. We are located across the street from Beech Hill Farm in a small barn structure.Parking is along the grass line, and stay clear of the stone walls due to poison ivy.
Saturday has a choice of pick up at our farm (10-1) or at the Contoocook Farmers Market (9-Noon). Saturday folks please reply to this email and let us know which location you choose.
When you pick up, one of us grateful farmers will be there to sign you in and talk you through the steps of pick up. Saturday members who pick up at the farm are a self serve system after the first week, as we have the farmer's market to attend to along with a two year old. We appreciate your understanding on this.
We do have plastic bags for your produce, but would much rather have you stash a box or reusable cloth bags in the car for your pick up. The less waste, the better.
If you cannot pick up on your chosen day, please let us know a day or two in advance if you want to switch days. We will bag up shares and put your last name on the bag, leaving them in gray bins for you to pick up..Any shares not picked up by Thursday morning (for Weds folks) or Sunday morning (for Saturday folks), will have shares sent along to the NH Gleans program. They will then distribute it to local food pantries in need that day. We try to be accomadating for your scheduling and vacations, but really appreciate the heads up so good food doesn't go to waste. If you are headed off on vacation, you can always have a friend, neighbor or coworker pick up your share.
We do wash our greens before pick up, but think it wise for you to take the time to wash them at home. Stray dirt, weeds and legged friends sometimes have a way of sneaking in there.
I send along a newsletter every week giving farm updates, pics, expected crops for your share and some loved recipes. If someone you split your share with has not passed along their email, let us know. We can add them to the list.
Thanks for investing in your local, organic farmers. We have a great team of farmers this year ready to work for you (not pictured, our mamas who watch the toddler farmer for us).We love what we do and love sharing it with you, our community. Here's to a great season!
This week's share...
- Greens (salad mix with the addition of sorrel, a tangy lemon flavored green)
- Sunflower shoots
- First pickings of baby carrots
Blakeney's Bakery will be at Wednesday pick up with baked goods for sale along with their bread shares!! Yum.