From the Farmer
Welcome to all our new members and a big hello to all our returning members. We are so excited to meet and see you all in the next couple weeks. So here’s to another CSA season, our 10th I believe. We’ve come along way, thanks to the continued support of our CSA members that invest in us during the lean months of the year. Your support has allowed us to grow and prosper, and we look forward to farming for many more years to come.
Just a few housekeeping items:
- If you have an Every Other Week Share and your last name end in A-L you will begin picking up the week of June 12. It your last name ends in M-Z you’ll start the 19th.
- If you are picking up Monday the 19th please try to come before 5:00p.m. or ask to pick-up on Tuesday or Thursday. We have the “Annual Last Day of School Concert” starting at 5:00p.m.
- Of course you are all welcome to the concert featuring the Phat Daddies. We’ll have some awesome food coming from the kitchen that night.
- Please make sure you bring your grocery bags to pick-up.
- If you can’t make it on you regular pick-up day you are free to switch. Please just email us so we know what day you are picking up on.
- Make sure you check off your name when entering the CSA room.
- If you have young children and you don’t want to take them out of the car, please feel free to park in front of the CSA room. They some goes for those of you who have trouble walking. All others please park in the parking lot.
- If you have questions, someone, mostly likely me for the next couple weeks, will be in the CSA room or near by. Feel free to ask questions or make suggestions.
- There will be no u-pick for the first couple weeks
Enjoy this season’s bounty!
See you at the farm, Laura
What’s New….What’s not?
Since November it’s been all about construction! Installing irrigation systems, digging ponds, digging holes, pouring concrete, framing, wiring, plumbing, finishing touches, building new pathway and rock walls. That’s what we have been overseeing on our “time-off”. Our big project, the new farm stand and commercial kitchen, isn’t done yet but each day we get a little closer. I’m not sure when it will all be finished but, it will get finished!
Here are a few pictures to show the progress. When you come to the farm in the next couple weeks please feel free to poke your head inside. The smell of the wood is intoxicating!
For those of you who don’t know our plans, the upstairs will be our new retail space and the basement will house a full commercial kitchen allowing us to do more in the way of lunches, catering, take-out, classes and prepared food. The new farm stand will be surrounded with places for you to sit, relax, and enjoy and the farm. Stay tuned……
What’s For Lunch?
Our seasonally-inspired farm lunches are available everyday from 11a.m.-4:00p.m.. We just opened for lunches on Wednesday and it has been a big hit! Here’s the menu and we’ll be adding specials as we go.
In the Farm Stand
Besides our beautiful, organic produce you find plenty of other local products in the farm stand this year. Our deli case is full of goodies coming out of the kitchen. We have local cheeses from Narragansett Creamery and Smith Country Cheese and when we are in our new retail shop we’ll add many more local cheeses. You also find pasture-raised pork, beef and chicken form Lilac Hedge Farm and Chestnut Farm in our freezers. Homemade pies from Ever So Humble Pie Company. Linda and Carolyn are busy in the kitchen everyday making salad dressings, pestos, salads and slaws, hummus, homemade cookies, granola and baking powder biscuits to die for(made with real butter and perfect for strawberry shortcake). And don’t forget our pantry items, pickled beets, old-fashioned peaches and all kinds of pickles.
The greenhouse is full of beautiful plant including organic vegetable seedlings and herbs, gorgeous hanging basket, perennials and flowering annuals for that special container or garden. Need help picking out something that will work for you, just ask one of us and we’ll be glad to help.