The start of the CSA season is in sight! It has been such a strange, beautiful, dry spring, and we are welcoming this much-needed day of rain. Hopefully we’ll get a few more days before it dries out again. But this spring has us thinking, as MOFGA’s executive director Russell Libby recently wrote, “In one way, it’s amazingly nice to be able to plant early… and in another it means that all the old patterns may no longer be working.” So we continue to learn as we go, adjusting our farming and keeping our expectations flexible, and hope that in building this new community around agriculture and food we will be part of the solution for our climate.
The first deliveries will be in the week starting Sunday, June 13th. I will send out a separate email to each of you confirming the details of your location. If you pick up at the farm or receive home or workplace delivery, we ask you to bring two reusable shopping bags (of the sort you can buy at Hannafords or the co-op for a couple dollars) to your first pickup. We have always struggled with how best to package the CSA deliveries, and we hope that the flat bottom of these kind of bags will reduce damage to the veggies. But don’t give us bags you have emotional attachments to, please! These bags will be used interchangeably between all members. When you receive your share one week, you can leave the prior week’s empty bag in its place.
We can’t wait to share with you the new salad greens, kale, chard, pea shoots, bok choy… all the first veggies of the season. We had sesame kale salad last night for dinner and I can’t wait for kale chips tonight!
If you are not already paid in full, remember that the second installment is now due. Please contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Reba and the HCF crew