Spring Shares Week 10, 2019

2019 Summer CSA Share Update

We will be pushing back the start date of our Summer CSA Shares to the third or the fourth week of June. With all the Spring rain, we are still waiting to get into our fields, and our original estimation of starting June 10th needs to be changed. Summer Shares will still run for 16 weeks, and will go for longer into the fall. Fall CSA Shares will not be affected by this change. Thank you to all of our members in advance for your flexibility, and we will be posting updates weekly regarding the start of Summer Shares.

lettuce Mix

Week 10 of Spring Shares 5/16!

Welcome to Week 10 of Spring Shares!

The first spears of Asparagus have started to come out of the ground! We do not expect to include it in Spring Shares this week, but starting next week we are hoping it will be in your baskets!

Our Spinach beds look like they will still be producing for this week. We plan on passing it out as only Spinach, rather than in a mix, for this week.

Speaking of, we would love to hear some feedback regarding pre-mixed bags of greens vs individually bagged greens. We pass out the individually bagged greens so that our members can mix them as they like, but invite input from our members regarding your preferences. Any responses can be sent to farmers@traciesfarm.com

Thank you!

Pick up will be on Thursday, May 16th any time after 2:30pm in the barn.

“C” denotes a green that can be used for cooking
“R” denotes a green that can be used raw for salads, sandwiches, etc.

A ? denotes a crop that we are on the fence about harvesting for the current week.

Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled by insects, and we will never pass out vegetables that have lost their nutritional integrity due to pest damage. We hope you will understand!

What to expect Week 10:
Baby Kale C R
Bok Choy C R
Bok Choy Salad Recipe We use ramen noodles instead of chow mein noodles!
Chard C R
Head Lettuce R
Lettuce Mix R
Spinach C R

Egg Share: 12 Week

Anticipated basket Week 11:
Asparagus
Baby Kale
Bok Choy
Claytonia
Head Lettuce
Lettuce Mix
Ruby Red Orach
Spinach

Summer Share

Summer CSA Shares Are Available!

Last Chance to Avoid the Late Fee!

Our late signup fee goes into effect at the end of the day on May 15th. All orders received after that date will incur a $20 late signup fee.

We offer flexible payment plans to our members that do not wish to, or are not able to, pay for the entire price of the share up front. Our only requirements for payment are a $50 down payment upon signing up for your Summer Share, and to have the entirety of the CSA Share paid for in full by July 1st, 2019. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our produce, and offering payment plans is one way we are able to make that possible! You can follow the link below for more information regarding our 2019 Summer CSA Shares:
http://www.traciesfarm.com/wordpress/?page_id=25

Or follow this link to sign up today:
http://traciesfarmorders.com/SummerShare/CreateMember.aspx

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Roadside Nursery Open!

We only put out plants that are seasonally appropriate in our nursery, so the early season consists of all cold hardy vegetables and flowers that are well suited to our spring climate. As the weather warms and the danger of frost passes, we will be adding more and more summer crops. Come see what we’ve got!

Our Roadside Nursery is open daily, dawn to dusk, and operates on the honor system. Please bring Cash or Check and pay using the cash box provided in the Farm Stand.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

6 packs- $3 each or mix and match a full tray of 8 for $22

4.5in Pots – $3 each or mix and match a full tray of 8 for $22

10″ Hanging Pots – $18 each
Window Boxes — $18 each

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Work Share Positions Available!

We are looking for workshares for our 2019 Summer CSA Season! Workshares exchange four hours of work per week on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday in exchange for a FREE Small CSA Share ($380 value, you can work more hours for larger shares). Our workshare positions are a great way to meet your local farmers, get to know how the food you eat is produced, and learn about the innerworkings of a small diversified vegetable operation. If you are interested in a workshare position, please email Jack Rixey at farmers@traciesfarm.com for more information!

SNAP

Tracie’s Accepts SNAP/EBT!

We have teamed up with the Cheshire County Conservation District to bring a SNAP card reader to our farm store. You can now use your SNAP card to purchase any veggies or food items from our farm store or to help pay for your CSA Share! All that AND through Granite State Market Match any veggie purchases on a SNAP card are 50% off! What a deal!

The hours the SNAP reader will be available are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am to 5:30pm.

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