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Fall Farm Update!

Hello Farmily!

It seems like no matter the season, it’s our favorite, and it’s the busy one!  This summer has been fun, and busy, and crazy!

To re-cap our pilot year CSA has gone REALLY WELL!  We’ve had great feedback, we have learned more than having taken a 10 credit collage course, and worked a full time job to boot!  We are super excited about the 2016 season, and although it’s early for CSA sign up’s we are already taking deposits.  We’ve added some cool stuff too.  We have an add on option for berries, and weekly bouquets.  Also, cause we are busy and feel the ‘too much to do’ pressure, we are offering DELIVERY!  Initially we will deliver to Stanwood, Camano and Arlington, but if you are interested, and outside that area, please get in touch…  There are images of all 25 weeks on our flickr page, if you want to see what the Half Share size we did this year looks like.


9 of the shares from this summer.
Turkeys are done!  Most went into the freezers of our customers who got their deposits in back in May.  We did have a couple folks who didn’t wait and cooked them up fresh.  Word is they are great!  Which is always nice to hear, especially since Farmer Joscelyn and Farmer Adam (with some help from Grammy) were the butchering party this year.

The night before ice camp.
The December pigs are doing well too!  We still have half a pig available.  Deposit is $125 for the half.  They are busy right now digging up for the garden for next year, eating our old pumpkins and getting LOADS of other organic produce trimmings.

The rototillers just before their move to the new patch.
Winter is going to be a season of change in more ways than one.  After 14 years of off farm work, Farmer Adam’s boss has decided that he was ready to move on without Adam.  We had planned on Adam working off farm till May or April, but that’s obviously changing a bit.  There were several ‘dark days’ farm related products and crops that we had planned on trialing in 2016, but we are moving some of them up to this fall.  We’ll be posting more info on our web site and social media (Facebook and Instagram)

Fall colors by the back woods.
Whew!  Told you it’s been busy!  If you want more info on the CSA for next year, Here’s an info link, and the link is below for sign up!
Are you ready?  HERE IS THE SIGN-UP LINK!
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CSA Status…

We are past week 8 for our CSA.  We had some issues at the beginning (really before the beginning) that made us delay the start by two weeks.  We still got it all rolling in May (which was the goal, since most other truly local CSA’s don’t start till June) so that was a success.  Although the garden plan didn’t take into account the off farm job, and the impact that had on the seeding schedule, things are rolling along.  We still have 17 more weeks go to, and we are just now seeding some things for near the end of the CSA for this summer.  Until this week, we have been considering the shares “half shares”.  Week 6 is the first share that we would consider full sized.  Now for a little show and tell.

 

We are finishing up the work on our pricing and options for the 2016 season.  Sign up forms will be on-line soon!  Options to include farm fresh meat are part of the mix…  Whole Diet CSA.  We are also talking about a fall CSA.  A little more laid back (bi-weekly pickup?), with a per week rate if a hard freeze ends the season before we expect it to.  It would be a bit of a test run, with one season of a CSA under our belt, and having enjoyed winter greens through the new year this last season, we are as ever, optimistic!  There is also the thought in the back of this farmer’s mind, that if it went well, as in, better than he optimistically hopes it might, the full time farming timetable might get move up a bit.  There are still some capitalization hurdles to get over, but hope is what drives us.

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