ALERT: 2015 Summer Shares

Hi all! Just a reminder that new 2015 summer sign-ups will begin in January. For renewing members you will not get a sign-up form if you committed to next year’s share via your distribution center (DC). Instead, a statement will be in the mail in or around January. If you did not commit with your DC, your space is up for grabs and you will receive a sign-up form at the same time as new customers on the Monroe wait list. Space will be filled ‘first come, first served’ basis. Continue reading

Volunteers Needed TOMORROW (Sunday, Nov 9)!

Volunteers needed!

We have been so busy picking crops to put into storage for winter; we have
not been able to get the garlic ready for planting. It needs to be
separated by cloves before it can be planted. We are asking everyone to
consider joining us this Sunday at 9 and again at 1. We will be working
all day until all the garlic is separated. We ask for as many hours you
are willing to help. If you are only able to give us an hour or two, we
will take it. Those of you willing to stay most of the day can bring a
lunch and join us in the house for an hour of food and friendship!

Your help would be greatly appreciated because if we do not get this
separated, it will not get planted and we won’t have garlic next year.
Thank you in advance for your time given to the adventures of farming! As
my Grandmother used to say, “Many hands make light work!” So please plan
on spending a little time on the farm working on a very important project.

Newsletter – October 13, 2014

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Dear Friends of the Farm,

This is week 18 and you will receive Yukon Gold potatoes, onions, carrots, leeks, eggplant, cabbage or broccoli, bell peppers, specialty peppers, garlic and tomatoes (red, orange and green).

Honey: Those of you who get monthly and bi-monthly deliveries will be getting your last delivery.

Surveys: We value your opinion very much and look forward to reading all your opinions. If the majority of surveys want a quantity change, we will take a look at the size of our shares and make adjustments accordingly, if we can. Same with suggestions for new crops; if we can grow it, we will consider it! It is imperative you tell us your family size, share size and diet. It makes a difference! (If you haven’t filled yours out yet, you can download it here. You will need to print it out, fill it out, and mail it to the farm.) Continue reading

Newsletter – October 7th, 2014

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Dear Friends of the farm,

This is week 17 of an 18 week season:  You are getting Yukon Gold potatoes (Thur will get fingerling), red, white and yellow onions, carrots, leeks, specialty peppers, bell peppers, poblano and anaheim peppers, garlic tomatoes and celery. Tue will be getting their missing corn.  Were you surprised by the beans and corn last week?  Jerry tries to push the season at both ends…just in case it doesn’t freeze in May and again in September.  We had two light frosts now, the second just happening Sat. morning.  The tops of the peppers and tomato plants are showing some damage, but they are holding on. Continue reading

Newsletter – September 29, 2014

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Dear Members,

This is week 16 of an 18 week season. You are getting Banana Fingerling potatoes, yellow, white and red onions, carrots, golden beets, leeks, squash, fennel, broccoli, bell peppers, new sweet peppers, green beans and corn. Fruit Shares are getting Red Bartlett Pears and Honey Crisp apples!

Guess what? It’s pepper time! You will be getting several types of sweet peppers every week. If this gets overwhelming for you…keep in mind they can be frozen raw! Chop to the preferred size and stick into a plastic bag and freeze. They will be ready for recipes like stir-fries, fajitas or eggs. Continue reading

Newsletter – September 23, 2014

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Dear Friends of the Farm;

This week you are getting French Fingerling potatoes, white and yellow onions, yellow and purple carrots, lemon cucumbers, summer squash, tomatoes, black eggplant and Japanese eggplant, bell peppers and a new sweet pepper that can be either red, yellow or orange.

Harvest Festival:  What a blast we had this weekend!  It was a comfortable sunny day at a perfect 75 degrees.  The side dishes and desserts we absolutely wonderful!  Chili roasting got started early and didn’t stop until 5 o’clock!  Everyone was wonderful about helping set up and volunteer all day long.  Clean-up was a snap with all the helping hands! Continue reading

Harvest Festival is September 21st

The Harvest Festival is 11 am to 3 pm on September 21st. We cook the hamburgers and hot dogs and you bring the side dishes and desserts! There will be hayrides, stick horse races, corn shucking contests, a sweet/savory canning contest, family-friendly games on the front lawn, you-pick crops (chili peppers, raspberries, flowers, and pumpkins) and wonderful food!  Sounds like a party!!

Bring $5 to roast chilis and $10 per person for guests (all ages; guests must come with members).

This is a fantastic chance to see your farm in all its glory.  We have
been trimming and mowing just to show off!  We are really looking forward
to seeing all of you Sunday!