I don’t even feel human these days, just a sweaty malfunctioning machine. But we’ve picked a lot of yummy beans, and some fat sweet snap peas. We will have more basil, more kale, of course, salad and from there on I’m not positive. Most likely a choice of roots: carrots and baby beets. And how about some surprises?
And for sale, like last week, berries and eggs. See you tomorrow and Wednesday!
There have been a few requests over the years that I give CSA members a head’s up on what I’m harvesting for their share in advance of the pick up day. It being the week of the 4th of July I thought I could finally give it a try.
We will have salad mix and fresh herbs, including parsley, savory, marjoram, and some basil tops. Cooking greens will be a choice of chard, mustard or some other thing. Plus carrots, summer onions, peas, and -NEW THIS WEEK- green beans! the french filet type. Finally, I’m going to pick berries. If there’s enough for everybody they will be part of the share. If not, there will be raspberries, black raspberries and blueberries for sale at $3/half pint. That’s a dollar off the farmer’s market price.
And as usual we will have eggs for sale, $4/dozen for the large ones, $3 for the little ones.
Pick up times are the same as ever: Tuesday at 75 Marshall Street in Providence, from 5:30 to 7. Wednesday at the farm, 544 Greenville Avenue in Johnston, from 4 to 5:30.
If anyone is interested in coming out to help in the field for a couple hours, get in touch with me!
And stay tuned, we will be planning a picnic potluck at the farm in July!
Hey it was so nice to see everyone this past week! And what a relief to have everything going; the farmers market, the restaurant sales, the csa, the sunshine, the rain, the planting, the weeding. Summer is here.
This week we’ll have garlic scapes and more peas (snaps and snow peas), besides the greens, herbs and radishes.
And Tuesday is supposed to be rainy so I will set up the table in the front hall of 75 Marshall St.
Wednesday’s pick up at the farm is likely to always be in the back of the barn. It was so much easier with the new set up we have there.
And if anyone wants to go say hi to the chickens I will make sure the fence is turned off! Besides that, folks (well, kids mostly) might want to walk over to the pond. We have maybe a million or so teeny tiny frogs down there and it’s kind of fun watching them.
This week, for the first time ever, we will be offering eggs as part of your share. We have a pile of pullet eggs, cute and tasty. If you don’t eat eggs, there will be extra greens for you.
After this week, eggs will be for sale at the pick ups, $4/dozen.
And don’t forget, this is just the beginning. Besides the heat of the past three days, it’s been a slow spring. We start off with greens and herbs mostly. But before long the garden will explode with variety.
And if you expressed an interest in picking up fruit or sweet corn shares from Barden Orchard, we still want to try it. Sign up for your shares with Barden Orchards, but let them know where you want to pick up.
We have some time with this, their CSA starts in mid-August (or late July)
Pick up times and locations:
Tuesdays 5:30 to 7:00 at 75 Marshall St. in Providence. We will set up in the driveway, most likely, unless the weather is challenging. When that’s the case it will be in the front hall.
Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 at 544 Greenville Ave. in Johnston. Park behind the barn, alongside the cemetery. The table will be set up near there. In bad weather we will set up in the back of the barn. We do not use the front of the barn. In fact, those big front doors don’t open. So drive out to the back. The new driveway is smooth and easy, and the parking lot is spacious, if you park at an angle along either side.
Our favorite consumer co-op, Urban Greens, is throwing a party to have fun and spread the word about its campaign to open a full-scale co-operative grocery in Providence. Come over, have a drink, meet nice people and sign on as a member-owner. It’s wicked affordable, and instantly makes you a sustainable food investor.
If you are unfamiliar with the project, the store aims to break ground in the beginning of 2014, and will serve the whole Providence area with a range of affordable natural and local foods. Check it out, win the awesome raffle prizes!
There’s still room in our Early Spring Mini CSA which starts in mid-March. The cost is $150 for 8 weeks of spring goodness.
The main season CSA starts at the beginning of June, and goes into November. Cost is $500 for a full share and $300 for a half share. We also have a “full house share” if that’s what you’ve got, for $650. There’s more info on our page CSA 2013
Early Birds: take $20 off the cost of a share if you pay in before the end of February!
Another way to save: join both the early spring CSA and the main season CSA and take $40 off the total cost!