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The Summer/Fall 2013 CSA is coming to a close and I would like to thank everyone of you for your support this year! I hope everyone enjoyed the veggies and other goodies you recieved for your participation in this program. It is due to your support and understanding that our farm continues to prosper and grow. It is because of our members, that we are able to continue our family tradition of working the land! Thank you all.
Turkeys: We recently sent out an email to all of the members who ordered a thanksgiving bird. If you ordered a bird and did not recieve that email. PLease contact me immedietly so you don't miss out!!!
Pies: We recently sent out an email to all of those who ordered Thanksgiving pies. If you ordered a pie and did not recieve that email. Please contact me immedietly so you do not miss out !!!
Winter CSA: The winter CSA HOME DELIVERY sign up is still open and will be until Dec. 1st so if you are thinking about signing up.... please do! We have more crops growing in our greenhouses this year so more fragile things like spinach and lettuce etc. will be available further into the season. We are really excited about that! COlder weather is great for the Winter crops we grow such as broccoli, cauliferous veggies, greens, brussels etc. makinfg them heartier and sweeter. We offer root veggies that we will harvest and store as well as fresh citrus from a small grower in Florida. Also specialty items are available each week for purchase to be delivered with your veggies and include local free range meats, eggs and other local goodies you would find at your farmer's markets during the Summer. (Soaps, Coffee, baked goods, honey, bread, etc.) If you have any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already signed up for the Winter program or Holiday delivery be on the lookout for a more specific instructional email from us around Mid. December.
Summer CSA 2014: We are currently planing our Summer/Fall 2014 CSA so keep us in mind while preparing for the up coming Summer. We will send an email out when the regestration page is up and running.
Thank you all again for your support. We welcome any questions or comments as we are always trying to grow and improve :)
Your CSA Staff
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and your turkeys are being prepared as we speak! Your birds are free range/ free roaming all natural fresh Turkeys. The birds are $3.50 per lb. and you will receive an invoice via email after you have recieved what you have ordered. Below is the list of locations/ drop offs when you will receive them. If we are delivering to your home please leave a cooler outside with ice at your discretion (it is supposed to be very cold this weekend). Thanks for your support and have a happy Thanksgiving!!!
Severna Park- Saturday (Market) 11/23
Farm Stand- Saturday 11/23
Glenwood- Saturday (Home Delivery) 11/23
Green Onion- Saturday 11/23
Downtown- Sunday (Farmers Market) 11/24
Catonsville- Sunday (Market) 11/24
Garden Of Eden - Sunday (Home Delivery) 11/24
Centennial- Monday (Home Delivery) 11/25
Clarksville- Monday (Home Delivery) 11/25
Crossroads Church- Monday (Home Delivery 11/25
Shapiro, Cher Guinot and Sandler- Monday (Office Delivery) 11/25
It's hard to beieve that the end of the Summer/Fall CSA is right around the corner... but it is. This year hsa been wonderful thanks to all of our members :) We are about to organize our Turkey drop off so if you ordered a Turkey this year, an email will be sent out shortly with all of the details. If anyone is interested in ordering a last minute bird we have a few available on a first come first serve basis. PLease email me by Friday with your request. Please include your full name and if you would like a Medium or Large Bird and how many.
Available for all members!!!-
For the first time we are partnering up with Love Birds Bakery to bring our members delicious all natural and Organic, handmade Thanksgiving pies. You can place your order by emailing me at (email@example.com). Please send your selection by next Thursday 11/14/13.
*Pecan *Pumpkin *Tart Cherry *Maple Apple (which is your basic apple pie) *Dutch apple (which is an apple pie with crumb topping) *Key Lime Mascarpone
Everything is organic and all-natural, no preservatives, and no oils...we use REAL BUTTER!!
6"= $7 and the 9"=$15 pies
*We are also doing our pumpkin cream cheese bread with walnuts and our triple Choco pound cakes both are 2 lb. loaves for $8.00
* In addition to the opportunity to order pies for the Holiday, Centennial and Clarksville CSA Members will be able to purchase Love Bird goodies from their drop off locations during ther remaining CSA weeks.
Veggies to try...
*Watermelon Radishes- sweeter than most and the size of turnips/ excellent when cooked as well as raw
*Mixed Beets- Multi Colored beets are hard to come by and range in sweetness./ really tasty when roasted
*Greens- Don't discount our variety of winter greens, the colder it gets the better they tast and super vitamin packed to boot!
We are getting ready to make our routes for the Winter CSA program and we have a few spots left. If you are interested in receiving fresh picked produce dilvered to your door throughout the Winter please go onto our Website and sign up right away. Pay in full to take adavantage of our 10% discount!
Thank you all for your support!!!
Sorry for the short notice but we will be setting up on the south side of Burleigh Manor middle school. That means the opposite side of the building.
Also:) Dont forget the week of Halloween we will be having our pick up on the Wed. Before Halloween. Same time same place as usual. Thanks for your support!!!
Please be advised! The farm truck is stuck in traffic and will arrive late to pick up this evening. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your support.
Don't forget Clarksville... the pick up this today is at Pointers Run Elementary (right across the street from Clarksville Elementary) from 4:30-7pm. This switch is for today Only. Some of our members metioned that they did not receive the previous email I sent out so I just wanted to remind you!!! Thanks for all of your support!
P.S. Winter squash is starting to come in and greens are on their way. Hurray cool weather :)
Also, we are still taking members on for the Winter CSA so don't for get to sign up for our door to door delivery this Winter and keep eating local and fresh :)
It has come to my attention that there has been some difficulty with the ordering system today. I would like to inform everyone that out website has now been FIXED!!! Due to the lack of store availablility, we will be leaving the store open until Wed. Evening 5pm. We are very sorry for the issues this may have caused everyone! The glitch in our system has been rectified and this will no longer be an issue. Thank you all for your support and as a token of gratitude for your patience please feel free to add an extra item to your order this week. Thanks again!
Well, the rain has been serious down at the farm... and everywhere else I suppose. The fields have been flooding and all of our ground crops like cukes, & melons are retaining water and molding. Don't worry, this is just the first planting of these veggies and only the ripe, ready to pick produce is prone to this problem. This means we have more where that came from! All of our ripe cherry tomatoes cracked as well, so this week we will have to replace them with a different type of tomato if you ordered them.
Ripe tomatoes that ARE NOT GMO are always fragile when it comes to the rain. Their skin is not bread to be tough and withstand the forces of mother nature. You will notice some of our heirlooms are cracked as well. This means that they are ripe and ready to eat, not rotten. This is all a part of why non GMO, Heirloom produce that is left to vine ripened is rare in stores and when it is available is so expensive. It is far easier to grow a veggie that is bread to fend off disease and rot, to have a tough skin that doesn't bruise or crack easily and can be picked before it is ripe so you have way more time and opportunity to sell it before it goes bad. However... we just think that is gross!!! Whenever possible, we think... keep it natural :)
There is a cool book our called Clean Eating. It is all about eating seasonally and the benefits of such. All of the produce that is grown on local farms and picked fresh and ripe is at it's peak when it comes to vitamins and minerals. You would be surprise how much is lost even over a few days. Can you imagine the benefits you are missing out on when you buy a tomato from the store that is picked in Florida when it is still mostly green and gassed to ripeness on it's way up here? Then it sits in the store until you buy it... It's not a pretty picture!
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you all again for your support! You make what we do possible, and we really mean that:)
* I just posted the Winter CSA sign up page on our website. We deliver to your home and office for 14 weeks in the Winter and this year we are offering a special Holiday delivery. We have limited space for this program and we need our numbers early on because we are getting ready to plant now for the Winter months. Thanks again :)
Dear Clarksville Members,
Due to the nast forcast and no cover for your pick up location, we will be cancelling this weeks delivery. Next week we will be able to get in to the fields much easier so you will have an excellent selection to choose from. You can take double shares next week or spread your items over the next few weeks if that is more appealing. Thanks for your understanding and support.
Libby and George