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First Week of Summer Shares Info Email!
If you are signed up for a summer share and did not receive an email, please let me know and I will get it right out to you!
Shares are right around the corner, and we would like to send out some information regarding shares and pickup before we get started.
The first week of shares starts week of June 22nd!
If you are picking your share up in our barn, you can collect your share anytime after 3:30pm in our barn. You are welcome to come at any time that is most convenient for you, even later in the evening. If you can’t pick your basket up on your pickup day, you will have two days to collect your share from our barn before we donate it. Shares not picked up on their pickup day will be placed on the side table in our barn the following morning. Please keep in mind that most items need to be refrigerated, so the sooner you pick up, the better for your veggies!
In our continued response to COVID-19, we will be keeping a member of our team in the barn until 4:30 each day. If you would prefer to have your basket brought out to your car for you by a farmer wearing appropriate PPE, please ask when you arrive. The busiest time to pick up shares is right when they are available at 3:30pm. We recommend coming after 5:00pm to avoid the bulk of our member pickups. Produce and baskets will be handled with a glove and mask on when it is in our barn, however we recommend washing all produce when you bring it home. Greens are triple washed and bagged on the farm, but items such as tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash will be unbagged.
If you are a delivery, your share is expected to be at your house by 7:30pm. Typically deliveries will arrive between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, but occasionally our drivers can be held up. For the first few weeks deliveries might be a little later as the drivers get adjusted to their routes, but as the season progresses we expect shares to be delivered within that time frame.
Our new ordering system did not allow us to ask where to leave baskets. Could you please respond to this email letting us know where the best place to leave your basket is that is out of the sun and elements? (covered stoop, garage, breezway, unlocked stairwell, beneath the shady sugar maple to the left of the driveway etc.)
Each Pickup member has been assigned a basket number and two baskets. You should have received an email with your basket number. Your basket will be tagged and named. Please do not remove the tags. We use them to set up baskets and organize the handing out of produce. When you pick up your basket, please bring and leave behind the basket from the week before. If you do not bring back your baskets you will receive your veggies in a paper bag with your information on it. When you drop off your basket PLEASE LEAVE IT IN ON THE TABLE IN THE SAME SPOT YOU PICKED UP THE CURRENT WEEKS BASKET. This will make it easier for us to collect the baskets for redistribution the next week. You are also welcome to bring your own bags, take only the veggies and leave the basket!
Each Delivery member has been assigned a basket number and three baskets. You should have received an email with your route info. Your basket will be tagged and named. Please do not remove the tags. We use them to set up baskets and organize the handing out of produce. On your delivery day Please leave the last weeks basket in the same spot where your basket is dropped off. Your delivery driver will pick up your basket and bring them back to the farm to be put back into rotation. If you do not bring back your baskets you will receive your veggies in a paper bag with your information on it.
We would like to remind everyone that the first few weeks of shares will have less varieties of veggies in them until we really get rolling in to the summer harvest. The first few weeks usually consist of head lettuce and bok choy heads, spinach, and radishes. Starting our CSA later has allowed some of our crops to develop more, and you should start to receive more varieties like peas, broccoli, and garlic scapes within the first few weeks of the season.
If you ordered an add-on for every other week, our schedule goes as this:
Kale–Odd Weeks (Weeks 1,3,5, etc)
Chard–Even Weeks (Weeks 2,4,6, etc)
In addition, certain add-ons only run for a set amount of weeks or units per season. Those add-ons are:
Lettuce Mix–10 Weeks (usually starting week 5 when lettuce heads start to bolt in the summer heat)
Flowers–10 Bouquets (starting when flower beds begin to fully bloom)
Blueberries–5 Pints (starting when blueberries come in, typically mid July)
If you ordered extra honey or maple syrup in your share, those will go in your baskets on the first week.
We send out a newsletter detailing all the veggies you can expect in the next share every Sunday. If you have not been receiving our newsletter, please let me know and I will get you signed up for it!
Thank you for supporting our farm this year, and we hope to support you all summer!
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