Friday, June 20, 2014

First Fruit! Strawberries...

"You can't put a price on fruit that has not been dipped in wax or frozen in nitrogen (or handpicked!)" ~ Veronica -- Fifth-year CSA member
News from the Farm:  First Fruit!  Strawberries...

Dan just called and he said he has a "bumper crop" of strawberries (which are late this year!) Do we want to start the fruit share early?  Yes, yes, yes!!! (How can anyone say no to strawberries!) 

By the way, this is the first time we've gotten strawberries from Dan because in past years the strawberries would be ripe before the first CSA pickup.  But if there's anything I've learned from farming these past seven years, it's the absolute necessity of being flexible. (If you're a bit of a control-freak (like me) and want to soften some of those edges, take up farming!)  As much as we plan out the season (and we December), order the seeds and plants, schedule the sowing of seeds and transplants, sign up members before the season begins, weed and thin seedlings according to the waxing and waning moon, or plan a nice barbeque for Father's Day, Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.  So, rather than laboring under calamity, we flexibly labor under the Honey Moon and rejoice that we are able to partake in the first local strawberry!

And so, the first fruit share will be this Wednesday, June 18.  We still have fruit shares available.  Please let us know if you'd like to join and you, too, can enjoy the first fruit of the season!

P.S.  Another email will be sent this evening with a list of vegetables for this week.  We're still picking!

Lowland Farm Grass-Fed Meat
Anyone may purchase grass-fed beef and pastured pork directly through Lowland Farm.  You may now place your order directly online. We will have your order bagged and ready to go in the freezer. 

Honey & Eggs & Grass-Fed Butter
There are also local honey, eggs  and grass-fed butter available to purchase. 

Fruit Share 
We are taking applications for this year's fruit share.  More information about the Dan, our Fruit Man and his orchard and sign-up form can be found on our website under CSA -- Fruit List.  We will also leave fruit share sign-up forms at each of the locations.  The number of shares is limited and we have sold out in past years.  The first scheduled fruit share delivery is July 2.


Thank you for joining us this season!  

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