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Nov 30- EXT #4 2021

CSA Share this week

Many of you have already renewed your CSA Membership and we THANK YOU!! Your early payments allow us to budget more effectively and get our supply orders in early. We will make our seed & supplies orders in December.

If you are a 2021 CSA Extension Member, this is your final week to take the Early Bird $50 discount. If you would like to pay by credit card or PayPal, please let us know and we can have an invoice emailed to you. Paying by check or cash? You can bring your payment to your CSA delivery or mail it to the farm.

2022 CSA – Reserve your spot for next season. If you are not paying in full now, please consider one of our payment plans. Details are below.

Quick Tips:

Wash your greens this week!! The arugula and kale were NOT washed at the farm this week. We do not have running water at our packhouse when the temperature is below freezing. Wash just prior to use. I find the best way to wash greens is to fill a large pot or bowl with cold water, add a handful or two of greens, vigorously swish in the water, then drain. This is where a greens spinner comes in handy. I have this one in the house and I love it. Your roots (rutabaga, celeriac, radishes, carrots, and turnips) will store for quite some time with proper storage; add paper towels to bags to absorb excess moisture. Do not store your onions with our potatoes the gas released will cause your potatoes to sprout.

You should be familiar with the veggies this week. The one new item is Garlic Powder. We peel, chop, and dehydrate the cloves then grind to a powder. We find that this powder is much stronger than typical garlic powder in the store. We hope that you enjoy it!! I know that we couldn’t survive without it.

We hope that you had a fantastic feast for Thanksgiving. We had several sides on our menu this year (Roasted butternut with cranberries and red onion, mashed potatoes, mashed rutabaga and turnip, scalloped potato, broccoli casserole, and stewed romano beans). The boys were all here and we had a great time hanging out with them.

Recipes & Ideas for the week:

Check our Pinterest Boards for more ideas

For more information about your weekly veggies, you can find storage and usage tips on the Vegetable Directory. We also have Pinterest boards for all veggies.

FARM NEWS: Deliveries are done for the season: The next few weeks will be filled with discussion and planning for next spring. We discuss each crop and decide what we need to improve, change, or keep the same. We go over spacing, harvest, storage, variety, member feedback, required labor, flavor, pests, disease, and seasonal availability within our CSA season. This is also the time when we begin our Organic Certification renewal application. Our seed catalogs are here…aka Farmer Porn. Our minds are already into next spring and summer with visions of a bountiful harvest for our members. New Hoop House construction: This is still an ongoing process. Joe has made progress and completed the end walls as well as corner plastic. We are hopeful that we can get the end wall plastic on Wednesday and the large plastic on Thursday. Weather permitting and fingers crossed!! We are adding this to our spring planting plan.

2022 CSA Membership – 5 months (20 weeks)

We are extremely grateful for the continued support that we have received. We offer a $50 discount to CSA members that commit to the season early because it aids us with planning for the season. We can also take advantage of some early payment discounts on supplies. These upfront dollars are necessary for us to purchase supplies and keep the farm running. Our farm is solely funded by 100 CSA Memberships. The CSA share has gone up a few dollars for each week of produce received to help cover our increased expenses. We always strive to provide you with an abundance of high-quality nutritious produce. Thank you for allowing us to grow with you.

Your CSA Share is so much more than just veggies. The benefits of membership are:

2022 CSA Membership – $650

Early Bird Discount: Pay by check or cash $600 (Ever Green Farm)

Payment Plans Available: 2 Options

Split Payment: $325 at joining and $325 due by August 1st, 2022

Deposit with Installments: $125 at joining the $100/mo May through September

Thank you for supporting our small farm!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Feel free to email or text.

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