Monday, March 23, 2015

Getting ready for the new Season! Fruit shares and cheese shares too

Hello from the farm,

Chances are, you've had enough of the cold, ice and snow. Ready for warm weather and fresh food from the farm? We sure are.  Despite the snow and cold, we are preparing for the summer harvest even now--gathering supplies and seeds and getting ready to start planting in the greenhouse. Turning the greenhouse heat on in early March is a season highlight. It won't be long until it looks like this: 


And then the lettuce patch will follow and look like this! 

Now is the time to sign up for a share while you are thinking about it.  We often sell out of shares and we want to make sure returning shareholders are able get a share before we fill up.

The farm vegetable share signup is at:
If you want to read more about the farm program and the share first, check out

Fruit and Cheese Shares from other Farms:

These shares from other farms will be available for you to subscribe to and pick up at our farm. Please see their web sites and contact information to sign up.  

Cheese share from Hillacres Pride
note from Mandy--We wanted you to know that we will be offering our cheese share through Goodwill at Homefields again this year.  You must be a veggie share holder there to get the cheese share. Our share will be very similar to last year, running 11 deliveries of 2 cheeses each, for a total of 22 cheeses.  We will donate 5% of the cheese share to the organization as well. to sign up. 
Thank you for supporting our farm in 2014 and we look forward to working with you in 2015.  As always, if you have any comments about our cheese or the share, we would love to hear from you.
Mandy Arrowsmith
Hillacres Pride

North Star Orchard fruit share--note from Lisa. Would you like to pick up a CSA Fruit Share when you come to get your vegetables at the farm? It’s time to sign up NOW with North Star Orchard for their weekly Fruit Share, which is available for pickup for 15 weeks starting in August.

CSA Members here have been enjoying the Fruit Share for years, and we encourage you to take a look at what the share has to offer here:

This is not ordinary fruit, but unique and heritage varieties which are full of flavor: plums with pizazz, perfect peaches, amazing Asian pears, and astounding apples. Plus a sprinkling of heritage pear varieties and hopefully this year, some table grapes!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this one consists, in part, of these:  sweet, tart, juicy, crunchy, crisp, aromatic, sugary-tart, rich, velvety, smile, slurp.

We're looking forward to a great harvest of all the vegetables and fruits that you've come to know and love here--Sungold cherry tomatoes, Carmen red peppers, Orangeglo and seedless watermelon, beautiful lettuce and tasty beans, and of course strawberries and blueberries!   Summer has never failed to arrive, and so we look forward to crisp, tasty vegetable harvests sooner than Old Man Winter would have us think! 

Scott for the farm crew