Hi, everyone! This is Kimberly, the apprentice (this is me with Lily, the younger of Jenny's daughters), writing to welcome you and remind you of the first Solstice Hill Farm CSA distribution:
Maranatha Physical Therapy
197 Elm St.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Clemens and Jenny, your farmers, will be there to greet you and guide you through the process.
We will have premade bushels full of yummy, organic veggies (and later in the season, some fruit) which you can take with you. However, we need you to return the bushel each week so we can fill it up for you again.
Alternatively, if you'd prefer to bring your own bags, you can fill them up and we will take the empty bushel with us that same day.
Please be prompt, we must leave at 6pm. If you cannot come, or send a friend or family member to pick up for you, you can come to the farm the next day to pick your share up directly. After that, I'm afraid that your share cannot be held.
This week we expect to have lettuce, arugula and spinach for you. At the beginning of the season things tend to be a little light, especially a cold, wet spring like this one, but don't worry it'll pick up really quickly. Coming soon are peas and beets and chard and kale, and we'd like to give each of you a sunflower to plant in your garden or container.
Also I'd like to give you a heads up on farm visit / potluck we're planning for July 24. We're looking into possibly including a screening of a food-production related movie (King Corn? Queen of the Bees? The World According to Monsanto?). So I hope you'll mark your calendar and come to see how your food is being grown, get to know your farmers and to mingle with your fellow CSA members.
In case you're wondering a little about me, I'm from NYC and I was a CSA member down there for 6 years, and it's VERY exciting for me to be on the growing side of the CSA equation! I loved being a CSA member, including the challenge of figuring out what to do with the goodies I picked up each week. If you need some ideas or background for lettuce, arugula or spinach, please click the links on the veggies and they'll open up a pdf of info prepared by Just Food, a non-profit organization based in NYC that does work on all sorts of food justice issues, including matching communities in NYC to farmers in the region.