The season is off to a great start at the farm. Fourteen new lambs were born last month, all of our early season seedlings were transplanted during that last sunny stretch of weather, and our first apprentice started today! We’re really looking forward to the CSA season getting underway, and look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new members alike!
At this time of year it’s hard to imagine preparing for next winter, but freezing and canning are great ways to deal with surplus veggies from your share that you can’t eat in any given week. Bill and I will share our experiences with freezing, canning, and storing veggies on Sunday, May 18, at 6:30pm at the First Universalist church at 345 Broadway in Rockland. Our members in the Green Sanctuary Committee at the church have set up this evening to help CSA members feel confident about saving their veggies for local eating in the winter. There will be a dessert potluck starting a 6:30 and we will start at 7pm. All are welcome!
We anticipate starting CSA deliveries the second or third week of June, depending on weather and plant growth. I will send out an email confirming the date as we get closer. For those of you who have made just one payment toward your share, please advise us to your plans for payment or send in your next installment if possible. We’re happy to be flexible, but we would like to know your plans! Also, we may have some funds available to supplement payment if you are finding it challenging to come up with the full payment, so please let us know if that is the situation you are in.
Visit the photos page of our website (www.hatchetcovefarm.com) to see recent photos from the farm, or feel free to pay us a visit! We look forward to seeing you all soon!
Reba, Bill ,& Eli