Happy New Year from Tracie’s Farm!

  2020 CSA SHARES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!   Spring and Summer CSA shares for 2020 are now available through the link below, or on our website! Workshares Wanted!! One of the things that the farmers at Tracie’s want to prioritize this summer is bringing in more workshares. Back when Tracie was running the farm she used to have a large crew of workshares, connecting people from across the community to the farm. Workshare numbers have dwindled over the past couple of years, and this is the year we would like to reverse that trend. Workshares are considered a part of the crew while they are on the farm, and receive a CSA share in return for their service. We love the practice because it connects us to our community, and our community to us. In addition to a share basket, … Continue reading »

2020 CSA Share Registration Now Open!

  2020 CSA SHARES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!   Spring and Summer CSA shares for 2020 are now available through the link below, or on our website! New Beginnings On the Farm With the New Year just a few days away, and the thought of spring creeping up on me, I wanted to share with our CSA members and community members a little bit about myself and Tracie’s Farm. My name is Jack Rixey, and I have been the farm manager for the past two years at Tracie’s, and am entering my fifth year on the farm in total. My duties as manager consisted of running the farm and the business on a daily basis, and doing much of the back-end work for the farm as well. I plan the fields, handle emails and marketing, write the newsletter, and many other … Continue reading »

Final Week of Fall Shares 2019! Pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26th! Thank You CSA Members!

  THANK YOU CSA MEMBERS! The last week of CSA shares for the 2019 season is finally upon us, and the crew on the farm is looking forward to a little time to relax before gearing up again for 2020. This year has been full of surprises, as they all are. Some of the surprises were wonderful, and some difficult, but they all offered an opportunity to learn and improve. We are happy with how our 2019 CSA shares panned out, but we also saw a lot of areas where we can, and will, improve upon for 2020. Most importantly, however, is how you, our CSA members and supporting community members, perceived shares this year. Without you our farm would not exist, and we aim to put together the best CSA shares and farm store we possibly can in order … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 6! Thanksgiving Pickup Tuesday, Nov. 26th

  Week 6 of Fall Shares! FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING PICKUP WILL BE ON TUE. NOV. 26TH DELIVERY SHARES WILL RECEIVE BAGS THIS WEEK IN ORDER TO RETRIEVE BASKETS. It’s hard to believe we only have two more weeks of shares, and one is a short week. Once we finish up the last week of shares on the farm, the crew will officially be on our winter break. We will still have work to do intermittently around the farm, but in the winter we dial it back and let the farmers work their winter jobs. We are all lucky to have employment setup so that we can seamlessly transition from one to the other, and back again in the spring. We are excited for the final two weeks of shares, and are already looking forward to starting back up … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 5 2019 ! Put your Squash to Good Use!

  Week 5 of Fall Shares! This cold weather has really got us feeling winter coming on. It’s harder to work with our hands outdoors, and the any outdoor greens that haven’t succumbed to the frost yet will after tonight. We’ll be putting everything away for the winter this week, and closing up our barn store for the winter. There will still be some items available, like ice cream, squash, maple syrup, and honey, but we will not be stocking the fridge any longer. TAKING ORDERS FOR THANKSGIVING BREAD We are taking order for anyone that would like to include a loaf or Orchard Hill Bread or Finnish Mama Nisu (Sweet Bread) in the week of Thanksgiving basket. Orders must be in by 11/19, and can be made by responding to this email, or emailing farmers@traciesfarm.com Orchard hill bread is … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 4 2019! An Important Announcement From Tracie Loock

Tracie’s Farm is Changing Hands A message to our CSA and community members from Tracie Loock Today, I sold the farm business and land to Tom and Mary Frazier of Elephant Rock Farm, LLC. The farm’s land was originally part of the Elephant Rock Farm property, so they are ecstatic to have all the land back together again as one piece. They are very excited to continue the model of Tracie’s Community Farm, LLC and all it’s become over the last 22 years. Jack Rixey and the returning crew of Will Kindler, Nolan Buonomano, and Sarah Tarr with all of their energy and passion for farming the land will continue to manage the farm long term. For those of you who’ve met Jack and seen what he has done since he took over management two years ago probably have already … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 3 2019! Happy Halloween!

  Payments For Fall Shares Due Nov. 7th The deadline for full payment of fall CSA shares is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 7th. Anyone with an outstanding balance will receive an email reminder, as well. If you are not sure, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com, and we will get back to you with your balance. Week 3 of Fall Shares! This week has felt a little glum compared to the beautiful weather last week, but our crops are happy and we are ready for another week of shares! CHICKENS FOR SALE One of the second year farmers here raised some organically fed and pastured chickens this summer, and has a few extra for sale! The chickens are $3.33/lb and the following whole birds are available: 1 x 8.75lbs – $29.14 1 x 8.50lbs – $28.30 each 1 x 8lbs – $26.64 … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 2, 2019! Fall Share Payments Due Nov. 7th

  Payments For Fall Shares Due Nov. 7th The deadline for full payment of fall CSA shares is coming up on Thursday, Nov. 7th. Anyone with an outstanding balance will receive an email reminder, as well. If you are not sure, please email farmers@traciesfarm.com, and we will get back to you with your balance. Week 2 of Fall Shares! What a beautiful week we are having so far! Such a change after the storms at the end of last week. It was quite the experience harvesting through all that wind and rain! We hope everyone stayed dry! CHICKENS FOR SALE One of the second year farmers here raised some organically fed and pastured chickens this summer, and has a few extra for sale! The chickens are $3.33/lb and the following whole birds are available: 1 x 8.75lbs – $29.14 2 … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 1 2019! Welcome Fall CSA Members! Pickup Information

  Fall CSA Information Email All of our members should have received this email individually, but just in case we are including our information email in our newsletter. If you did not receive our email, please let me know and I will make sure you are on our mailing list! Welcome Fall CSA Members! Thursday, October 17th is the first pickup day of our fall CSA shares! We are super excited to be getting our season underway, but we wanted to share some information about share pickup before we get started. Pickup and delivery will be every Thursday starting on October 17th EXCEPT FOR the final week of shares which will go out on Tuesday, November 26th to account for Thanksgiving. The last day of shares will be Tuesday, Nov. 26th. On farm pickup for fall shares is in our … Continue reading »

Final Week of Summer Shares 2019! Thank You Summer CSA Members!

  Thank You Summer CSA Members! As we enter the final week of summer shares, we would like to extend a thank you to all of our members for another wonderful summer. Without you, none of this would be possible. The final week of shares gives our crew a chance to reflect on the season; what we did well, where we went wrong, and how to improve for next year. As always, we would love to hear your reflections on the season, as well. Our CSA is the driving force of the farm, and we want to make it the best possible CSA for our members. If you have any feedback regarding our CSA, please send us a message at farmers@traciesfarm.com letting us know what you thought of summer shares this year! Thank YOU! Space is Filling Up Fast For … Continue reading »