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!
The Early Spring Mini CSA will run for 8 weeks, with 7 or 8 pick ups. The start date will be announced at the beginning of March. Cost of a share is $150.
Early Bird Special: pay for your share before the start of 2013 and you can pay the 2012 price of $120!
This CSA fills up quickly, so get in touch soon.
This week’sTUESDAY pick up is postponed to WEDNESDAY.
Same time, 5:30 to 7. Wednesday’s pick up time at the farm will not change, Matt will be there toward the end so I have time to set up at the house. Even though it might be nothing at all, I think that we should be avoiding a pick up in heavy rain and 40 mile an hour wind.
Wednesday looks pretty calm, so hopefully we can all have a good Halloween! Come in costume and you’ll get a treat!
Also, I made a decision to not add a late fall extension to our CSA this year. We have so many projects happening on the farm, and I need to free up some time for my own health! Of course, there are going to be greens and herbs and other things coming out of the 2 hoophouses, and even out of the field up into December. I would like to figure out a simple way to distribute what we can to whoever is interested. The idea so far is to send out a group text on days I harvest, and you would text me with an order. I would send out another when it sells out. If you didn’t make a note on the check-in sheet last week, let’s work it out this week.
And thank you so much for being in our CSA this year! I hope you will join us next year, for the Early Spring CSA and for the main season!
Hey, Chris the apprentice here. I’m writing to invite you to support an awesome project that we’re a part of:
The Urban Greens Fall Fiesta is coming up this Sunday, October 21! It’s a fall-harvest celebration dinner and a fundraiser for the food co-op, and it’s happening Sunday, 5:30 – 8:30pm, at AS220 (115 Empire St. in downtown Providence). Lots of local superstar chefs, brewers, cheesemakers, bakers, fishermen, and farmers (including us at Red Planet) are involved.
We are having the usual rainy day pick up in the back of the barn. Please be careful on the road. It’s pretty wet.
If you come after 5, there’s a chance that no one will be here, but I will leave clear instructions for getting your share. Matt can’t be here for the last half hour, but will be back later to put stuff away. I have to get to newport to speak at some dinner. Forgot all about it! I hope it all goes well! Call if you have any questions. 401-273-0914.@