Newsletter: August 17, 2010

Dear Members,

This is week 9 out of an 18 week season. We are half way through the summer. Hard to believe! It feels like we have just gotten started…then again, my body reminds me how much work I have been doing!

How do you like the bounty you have been receiving? I know the season started out slow, but man oh man, Mother Nature really caught up! We have two or three plantings of corn and melon on right now. We try to space it so that when one field goes out, another is coming in. It was so cold and rainy this spring that our early crops were late. Now that is has been hot, our main season plantings are on early. You are getting double the corn and melon because of this. Do not panic, it will all settle down soon. We may end up without any kind of melon or corn later in the season! So enjoy while it is here!

I heard from a little bird that peaches are coming this week. Yeah! The fruit growers have decided that since we haven’t gotten fruit in such a long time, they are going to deliver smaller amounts more often. You will also be getting Crimson Sweet watermelon and green flesh honeydew as well as white turnips, cabbage, summer squash, red onion, carrots, green and purple peppers, eggplant, peppers, beans, corn, tomatoes and muskmelon. You will not be getting potatoes or cucumbers this week.

We are once again letting members who own their own businesses list them on our Blog page. We do not endorse any business listed on the Blog, but it is a nice way to get your information out to our Members. I have used countless members for plumbing, electrical, accounting, doctors and even our trash service! I don’t know about anyone else, but I would rather use a member of Monroe Organic Farms who thinks a little like me than someone I don’t have a clue about! If you’d like your business listed on the blog, post a comment here with your business name and web site. This is an electronic listing only. If you do not have a website, you can post a link to your listing on or a similar website that your business is listed with.

I hope to get statements out within the next two weeks for the September 1st payment. My office assistant quit in the middle of last month, and it has been very hard for me to get office work done when I am not home most of the time. I am working hard to get everyone’s payments into the computer in order to get those statements out. Please bear with me, we may have to post pone the due date for the last produce payment!

Don’t forget to notify your Distribution Center if you are going on vacation and what you want done with your produce. If someone will be picking up for you while you are gone, please notify your Distributor who they are and give them their telephone number.

Alaina is heading in for (we hope) to be her last eye surgery for the year. I will not be available this week. Telephone messages will be checked, but only emergencies will be returned.

Have a delicious week!

Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle


6 responses to “Newsletter: August 17, 2010

  1. I have never, ever liked honeydew, but one we got yesterday is one of the most delicious melons I’ve EVER had. Yum! Thanks, Monroes!

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