GREAT NEWS! Our CoolBot trailer cooler actually works! We are now chilling your just-harvested vegetables to around 35 degrees Fahrenheit, where they are happier then they have ever been. Kara and I also dawdled around in the cooler for about 10 minutes after harvesting, we were so hot ourselves.
Monday pickup members, you'll see the cooler when you pull into the farm at the fork in the driveway. You can just pull up to the big white box with the air conditioner in one end, walk in and take from the baskets and boxes inside... we'll have signs up to explain it all.
Alright, so what's happening here? Well, we'd like some rain..... We have lots of new plants in the ground, new plantings of beets, turnips, carrots, lettuce, cabbage, etc. Gotta have more veggies for the fall! We've been extremely busy weeding.... just throwing it out there that if any of you CSA members want to come help out on the farm, get your hands dirty, you're absolutely welcome to! Usually we have a work day on Friday mornings where we have 4 or so people working already, so if you wanted to come for the conversation too, that'd be the time to do it. It's not just hard labor, there's real satisfaction to it. Plus, we'll load you up with more vegetables and you can swim in the pond afterward! And then we'll all huddle in the CoolBot to chill out.
So we've sold more than half of our meat chickens to you, CSA folks, and we're now opening sales up to the General Public! If you want to order some more, or haven't ordered any yet, now's the time! The Genera Public is seriously devoted to our chickens.
Just an FYI note: At the Thursday pickup, each share should have one designated member come to pick up for that share, whether you are signed up for one, two or three members.
That doesn't mean you shouldn't ALL come together, we actually really like to see everybody, just that if people come at different times for different shares, or fill different bags for different shares, it gets complicated because we set limits on certain vegetables to make sure everyone gets enough! Thanks.
Also, IMPORTANT: in light of last week's truck breakdown, we thought it
would be good to have a list of CSA member's cell phones, so we can call
you in an emergency and let you know what is going on. Please respond to
this email with the best number to reach you on your pickup day, Thursday
afternoon or Monday all day....
Thanks! See you this afternoon.....
Aaron and Kara