Spring Greens Share 2020 Week 1 — SOLD OUT! Summer Shares Available!

 

2020 SUMMER CSA SHARES ARE AVAILABLE!

Newsletter To Go Out On Tuesdays During Spring To Account For Spring Harvest

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Summer Shares from Above, Summer Shares Week 10, 2019

Update Regarding COVID-19

We at the farm are following the developing situation involving COVID-19 closely, and are making sure our barn and shares are prepared with care. As food handlers, we hold an extremely high standard for food safety. We believe the existing standards and practices in place are fit to handle this type situation, and our farmers are vigilant about upholding them, virus or not. One step we will take to help contain the spread of Corona Virus is to spread out baskets as much as possible around our barn and at our Keene pickup location. We are hoping this virus will die down sooner rather than later, and will be monitoring it closely.

Lettuce Mix Thriving in our Greenhouse. Spring, 2019

Week 1 of Spring Shares 3/19!

First week of shares! Woo! Our crew has been hard at work getting everything prepared, and there is still a little work to do. So far this week we have been working in our blueberry patch pruning bushes, and spending time in our greenhouse transplanting flower and veggie starts. On Wednesday we plan on doing a deep clean of our barn in preparation for shares this Thursday! It’s looking like a possible snowstorm this Thursday. We do not anticipate cancelling or postponing, and always appreciate getting the first veggies of spring in the midst of a snow!

Pick up will be on Thursday, March 19th any time after 3:30pm in the barn.

Spring CSA Members please keep an eye out for an email from us with instructions for share pickups.

What To Expect Week 1:
Arugula
Chard
Mustard Greens Mix
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes (what’s left from Fall Shares)

Egg Share: 12 Week + 6 Week Shares

Anticipated Harvest Week 2:
Arugula
Micro Greens
Mustard Greens Mix
Spinach

Tomatoes of all different shapes, sizes, and colors from the field! Summer, 2019

2020 Summer Shares

Share Signups Back Online!

We apologize for the break in signups while we updated our ordering site. The site is now up and running live!

We will be capping our membership at 210 members this year. Last year we had 230 members, so space will be limited. We always advise our members to sign up early, but with the lower cap we especially encourage it this year. Summer shares will run from the end of June to the beginning of October. Official dates will be posted as we get closer to the growing season. Harvest and pickup days are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Each pickup day will have 60 members. If you plan on picking up on the farm, and want to make sure you pick up on a certain day, we advise signing up early. Dropoff days for deliveries are determined by the driver for that route. This year we will be offering delivery to: Keene, Peterborough, Swanzey, Marlborough, Harrisville, Dublin, Nelson, Troy, Jaffrey, Rindge, Fitzwilliam and Winchendon.\

Please Visit www.TraciesFarm.com for more info!

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One of our workshares washing beets. Summer, 2019

Chard 1

Recipes and Nutrition from Emily Alexander Nutrition, LLC

Hello, my name is Emily Alexander and I am a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner located in Keene, NH. As a practitioner, I help to support my clients and their bodies in achieving wellness, nutrition, and overall health through whole foods and individualized nutritional support! I am passionate in helping individuals create healthy habits and part of that is helping people learn to create the most nutrient dense meals that they can.

In your box this week you will see you have Swiss Chard! This nutrient dense vegetable is a great addition to your cooking rotation as it is easy to prepare and equally as delicious. Its nutrient profile boasts 700 times the recommended daily amount (RDA) of the fat soluble Vitamin K and 200 times the RDA of the fat soluble Vitamin A. There are many delicious ways to use this vegetable including as a wrap, in an omelette, stir fried, and steamed.

Lemon-Garlic Stir-fried Swiss Chard:

Ingredients:

1 Bunch Swiss Chard

2 Cloves of Garlic, minced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed)

½ lemon, juiced

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Shred leaves of swiss chard from stems.

Heat olive oil at medium heat in a pan.

Add minced garlic to the pan, and continue to stir until fragrant. Stir frequently to avoid burning.

Add chard to the pan and continue to stir as it softens. Squeeze lemon juice over the chard as it cooks, and continue to stir.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and keep your eyes open for a new recipe each week. If you are interested in learning new recipes follow me on instagram @emilyalexandernutritionllc! Interested in more individualized support around your nutrition? Contact me at emilyalexandernutrition@gmail.com or http://emilyalexandernutrition.com to learn more about how we can work together.

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, workshares also get hands on experience working on the farm, and can deepen their relationship to the food they consume.

This year, we will be compensating workshares with any size share they would like, as well as any of our add-ons, including eggs, bread, maple syrup, and honey. In exchange for the share, workshares will work on the farm one day a week, from 7am-2pm on either Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Workshares will work in the field or barn from 7-11:30, and then will make lunch for the crew in our outdoor kitchen. The crew eats lunch at 1pm, so workshares will also eat lunch with us, followed by cleanup. If there is anyone interested in being a workshare, but not confident making lunch for the crew, we are happy to make other arrangements.

We are excited about the possibility of having more workshares on the farm, and if you or anyone you know are interested, please contact Jack at farmers@traciesfarm.com

A Selection of our Fall Winter Squash!

Delivery Drivers Needed!

We have been fortunate to always have interest in the delivery driver position, and we will be offering the same exchange to delivery drivers as we are to workshares (see above). Delivery drivers will be expected to deliver up to 16 shares on either Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. Pickup is in our barn after 3:30pm, and all shares should be delivered at the latest by 7:00pm. Currently we are looking for delivery drivers for the following routes:
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Keene: Monday
Swanzey: Wednesday
Dublin: Wednesday
Nelson:Wednesday

For more information or to request a route, please email Jack at farmers@traciesfarm.com

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