So…. is it spring yet or what? This weather is confusing and hard to keep up with. I remember last year – we had 80 degree days! I’m sure, like us, you’re getting cabin fever and are ready for warm sunny weather. We’re chomping at the bit to get out to the fields and grow some food!
Just sending out a friendly reminder – if you haven’t signed up for your CSA share yet – it’s time to do so! (if you already have signed up, please disregard this paragraph.) You can send in 1/2 (or all) of your total amount due now and the other 1/2 by August 1. Please fill out the shareholder agreement form (found on our homepage)- send it on back with your payment, letting me know what size share you would like and where you’ll be picking it up. Remember to take $20 off to the total price if you’re a returning member. If you recommend our CSA to a friend, and they join – make sure they mention your name. We’ll give you a $25 gift certificate to the farm!
We have limited workshare options, if you’re interested. Workshare members help with the harvest or other farm chores on Tuesdays 9 am – 1:30 pm. Feel free to stick around and have lunch with the whole crew. You pay for your share up front and we reimburse you for the days you come out to work. If you miss a harvest day – you can still pick up your share, as you’ve already paid for it!
We’re also looking for someone who would like to trade a CSA share in exchange for delivering bread to the farm. We would need you to pick up our order from Allegro Hearth Bakery (in Squirrel Hill) on Wednesday mornings, by 9 am and bring it out to the farm no later than 10 am, for 20 weeks (we’ll have your share bagged and ready to go, no need to wait until 11 am, when the barn opens). Again, we ask that you pay up front for your share and we’ll reimburse you weekly for each delivery.
CSA Committee Potluck/Picnic
This Saturday is our first CSA committee picnic. Come on out around 4 and we hope to wrap up around 6pm or 7pm. We’ll fire up the wood oven and crank out pizzas. Dress warm if you plan to hang out by the oven, but we’ll host the event in the house – just so it’s not too cold! We’d like to discuss a number of topics and hear your opinions, suggestions and ideas. If you’d like to become a more active member in our CSA community and would like to help our farm grow, we’d love to have you! If you have skills or resources you’re willing to share/trade – let us know, we’d love to hear more! So long as there’s interest, we intend to have these committee potlucks throughout the growing season – the last Saturday of every month (so long as there isn’t another event going on here). Please RSVP for the potluck this Saturday (3.30.13).
We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you this Saturday and in the spring!