Friday, February 15, 2008

An Indoor Week

Well, this week was a little slow, as Kath went to Fredericton to visit her Mami who was visiting, as well as Lori, Tony, Sofie and Sasha(Who's making all sorts of funny noises now, which I got to hear on the phone). Mike went to Fredericton for an Organic Farming workshop on crop rotation(as well as a visit with those mentioned). I chose to stay and hermit the farm with Bailey. Fun was had by all, and we even got an important piece of work done. We finished our CSA info/application pamphlet and sent it out!

For those who would demand an explanation at this time, our 'CSA' is our Community Shared Agriculture program. People pay at the beginning of the season for a weekly bag of fresh, veggies throughout the season. We did it last year with a group of 18 couples/families and it was a lot of fun.

This year some changes we're hoping to make:
-at least double the members(possibly triple)
-more variety of veggies including more peppers, melons, tomatoes, and spinach, as well as hopefully some appearances from others like artichokes, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts which didn't make it last year.
-a couple days where members come out to the farm for a potluck and/or harvest day.

Needless to say this is very exciting for us. The CSA fits very well into all our goals for the farm, especially that of having healthy relationships with our customers and community. Last year, we all noticed that it was a lot more fun harvesting when we knew who was going to be eating the food. It really makes us want to do a good job:)

So far we've had about 10 shares fill up, which we're very happy with. Last year we had a fairly large waiting list, so hopefully it won't be a problem filling up the spots by May. Then we have to do the real work, which is slowly becoming more appealing as the winter goes on.

Hope everyone is keeping toasty warm and dry wherever they are. Here we had freezing rain and wet snow.



At 2/15/2008 02:20:00 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for CSAs! We just signed up for our share this year. I can't wait for it to start, I'm so excited to get awesome vegetables again. This year we picked a farm whose season is from May-Dec, as opposted to last year's that had June-Oct. More veggies this year! I hope you guys get tons of sign-ups!


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