Welcome to the start of the 2009 farming season!
Today may be snowy, but plans are well underway for the start of another incredible organic veggie season! We had a great winter on the farm: Cecilia Jane Richardson Pluecker was born on February 9th and is doing wonderfully. We look forward with excitement and a little trepidation to farming with both little ones this season, but along with the help of a great crew of apprentices and volunteers, we can’t wait to get out in the fields.
Sign-up for the 2009 CSA season has now begun, and we encourage you to get back to us as soon as possible if you plan on joining. We know that in this economy it might be daunting to pay the entire share up front, and while we very much appreciate any members who are able to do so, we are also very happy to work to create alternative payment plans. We truly want to keep our shares accessible and affordable for all members of the community. We work hard to keep our share price the lowest in the region while providing members with a bounty of fresh produce. If you want to provide your family with local, organic produce, we know that this is still the most affordable way to do so.
CSA delivery and pick-up options remain the same as last season: pickup at the First Universalist Church in Rockland on Sunday mornings; pickup at the farm in Warren on Monday evening; or home delivery (if you live on a pre-designated delivery route) on Monday or Thursday evening. The cost for 18 weeks (mid-June to mid-October) of the 2009 season is $300, plus $18 if you receive home delivery. To reserve your spot, please let us know as soon as possible that you plan on joining. Then make your payment either in full by May 1, in three payments (April 1, May 1, June 1), or contact us to arrange an alternate plan. If you want to have a share but are worried about how to pay for it, please talk to us so we can make it work for you.
To see a full list of all the veggies we’re growing this season, please visit the CSA page of our website. The first seedlings (onions, shallots, and leeks) will be started soon, and we love knowing who they will be going to! Also, if there is enough interest, we might be able to partner with a local cheesemaker to offer a “cheese share” along with the veggie share — so let us know if you’re interested!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, with any names of folks you think might be interested in joining the CSA this season, or to come pay a visit! We look forward to being your farm again!
Reba, Bill, Eli & Cecilia