Newsletter: August 24, 2010

Dear Members,

You will be getting red potatoes, Walla Walla onions, carrots, squash, pickles, green & ivory peppers, fennel and muskmelon.

New this week will be mild Anaheim hot peppers, golden beets and orange-flesh honeydew melon. You are also getting Moon & Stars or Charleston Gray watermelon. These are two very old heirloom watermelons. There isn’t enough to give everyone one of each, so you will have a choice of one or the other at distribution. This year, I think I may have eaten some of the sweetest melons ever! Enjoy them while they last. They are on early which means we won’t have them later in Sept.

Okay everyone! We have three contestants who have sent in their designs for the T-shirt contest. You will need to go to the blog to vote for the design you like best. We will announce the winner in our Sept. 6th newsletter. Voting has started below, and will end on August 31st. We are very excited about this contest and would appreciate everyone getting involved in the voting processes! Please check out the designs have been that have been posted.

Don’t forget to RSVP to Peg Lehr at wrdwrrior@comcast.net or (if you do not use email) call her at 303-329-8506 for the September 19th festival. We will need to know how many adults and how many children will be attending. Please indicate if you are a vegetarian. We discourage guests, but some Members bringing them; we will need their names and how many will be attending. They must accompany a Member and will pay $10 per person to join the farm fun; children 3 and under will not be charged. They cannot have or pick any produce.

Those of you who cannot do field work, there are many ways to volunteer and help out around here! We also need volunteers during the Festival. There is a Check-In Station where everyone attending the Festival will need to get a name tag. Eight volunteers total, 2 per hour starting at 11, 12, 1 & 2. We need a total of 4 to 8 Master Grillers, starting at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30. If you are willing to grill for more than an hour, let us know! There is also a need for volunteers to set up and tear down the Festival. Set up starts at 8:30 and tear down will begin around 3. Every year we have a great bunch of volunteers to clear the tables of empty dishes, rinse them and put them back underneath the serving table; Keep the drink containers full and chop extra produce if needed (again 1 or 2 people every hour). And last by not least there is a need for people to make sure there is toilet paper and paper towels at the bathrooms and take out the trash. Do we have a few canning experts to run the Canners Tent? Peg Lehr will also be taking down this information. We cannot run the Festival without all of these volunteers and your help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you very much for participating!

Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle

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