Summer CSA Update and New Add-On Shares

The Summer CSA will be starting in a couple of weeks! It has been a busy spring on the farm: the new Spring CSA, a new milking parlor, apprentices arriving from across the world, and all the seeding, transplanting, and weeding of a vegetable farm in spring. The Summer CSA will begin the week of June 14th and members will soon receive an email detailing their Summer CSA start date and location. We still have thirty-five openings in the Summer CSA, so spread the word!

We now have two new add-on offerings! The list of add-on offerings is growing long but I love connecting our members to other local growers and visa versa. See below for details on the new shares, and members can send me an email or enter their account online to sign up for either of these shares or to add on any of the other CSA shares (milk, grains, eggs, oil/vinegar, cheese, mushrooms). 
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RAW HONEY SHARE

Stone House Road Apiary in Port Clyde is pleased to offer HCF members a two-part raw, unfiltered honey CSA share. Karen Carroll is a licensed beekeeper who manages three hives and will be extracting honey twice this season. Honey CSA shares are quite limited, so sign up quickly if you’re interested.

The cost is $23 per Honey Share, and the two deliveries of 1 pound each will take place in August (of spring honey, light and delicate in flavor) and in September (of fall honey, dark and robust in flavor). Honey will be packaged in Stone House Road bottles (click here for a picture). If you have any questions about Karen’s apiary practices, please contact her at karen@stonehouseroad.com.

LOCAL FLOWER SHARE

Arla Casselman of Calico Floriculture and Design is a young woman of many talents: blueberry farmer, teacher, seed-saver, and flower grower and arranger extraordinaire. Just check out these pictures! The arrangements at Calico are created from what Arla grows, forages, or sources locally, featuring rare and over-looked varieties, unique historical heirlooms, native Maine perennials, and annuals. Arla will be farming and arranging flowers on her Warren farm this season and is offering a five-week Flower CSA to Hatchet Cove Farm members who pick up on Sundays (at UUR) and Tuesdays (at PBMC).  

The share will run for five weeks starting the week of July 20th and will cost $67 for a weekly pint mason jar full of seasonal, beautiful flowers.

** PLEASE NOTE: the flower share is only available to members who pick up on Sundays or Tuesdays!

We have really enjoyed seeing many of you in the Spring CSA. Please contact me with any questions or concerns, and take care!