Friday, January 27, 2017
Notes from Your Farm: 2nd Chance Discount, Glimpse of 2017, CSA Day, & Fruit Share
Hello from the Farm,
2nd Chance Early Bird Discount - Ends Tuesday! - for 2017 shares will end on January 31st! If you sign up before January 31st $15 will be deducted from your total share amount. Hurry before this discount is gone!
Shareholder signup link: http://goodwillathomefieldsfarm.csasignup.com/members/types
A Glimpse into the 2017 Season....
Planning for the 2017 Season has been exciting! We are choosing organic products and trying to stick with heirloom varieties that have been around for a long time! It is interesting to see vegetables come in many different colors and hold genetics that have been around for hundreds of years. An example is the Carbon tomato which is a blackish color heirloom. Another is an edible pumpkin called Musque de Provence which is also an heirloom variety. Both of these varieties can be found on Johnny's Seeds website that display pictures and descriptions.
National CSA Sign-Up Day!
Celebrate with us on February 24 which is the day that most shareholders sign-up for a CSA. This is an online event that is posted on our Facebook page --- click the link below to be taken there. Learn more about your CSA throughout the celebration and sign-up to support a local CSA that practices sustainability and organic agriculture.
Fruit Share Information
Would you like to pick up a CSA Fruit Share when you come to get your CSA vegetables? 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 have been enjoying the Fruit Share for years, and we encourage you to take a look at what the share has to offer here.
(Link to http://northstarorchard.com/fruit-share )
This is not ordinary fruit, but unique and heritage varieties which are full of flavor: plums with pizazz, perfect peaches, amazing Asian pears, great (seedless) grapes, astounding apples, and a sprinkling of heritage pear varieties.
Sign up directly with North Star on their website (link again to https://northstarorchard.com/fruit-share ), or if you need to reach them directly, email Lisa@northstarorchard.com
And for a quick view of North Star Orchard itself, enjoy this 90-second bird's eye view (link to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izdj6VIWyao )
[Just to clarify the fruit share does not come from Goodwill at Homfields Farm. The fruit share comes from North Star Orchard. Goodwill at Homefields farm is a pick-up location for the fruit which can be picked up at the same time as your vegetable share.]