Does everyone remember the bounty of last summer? Think back, then think forward and sign up for this season’s box.
I have opened the signup for the 2012 CSA. As usual, the spots we are offering are limited, so sign up early to assure yourself a spot. Click here to sign up, it only takes a few minutes. Your $150 (non refundable) deposit reserves your spot – you can pay the balance thru the early season. This year’s price for membership is Half – $350, Full $575. Delivery is $120 for the season. the fruit option is $100/$200 (Half/Full) for the season.
I think you will find joining the Turkey Hill CSA is an excellent value, and there is no better way to get a huge variety of fresh veggies all season long for a very reasonable price. If you can pay in full by May 1st we offer a 10% discount (on the csa membership fee). We also accept all sorts of payment plans and work trade as well.
Remember, signing up early really helps the farm and is one of the best aspects of doing a CSA for the farmer. Your deposits & early payment helps fund our early expenses – seed, greenhouse heating, labor for field prep, seeding and planting, fuel for the tractor and more – all these expenses come well before any produce we have, and your early deposits help fund these so we can later reward you with the bounties of summer. Sign up here.
On the Farm
The season planning process is well underway – I’ve sorted thru all the seeds I have on hand, and I’ve started putting my orders together . Some interesting new varieties and as usual I’m thinking about what to do more or less of in the field this year. I keep an overall record of the quantities we grew, and I think I know what items we had too much of or too little of, so I’m trying to adjust accordingly.
Our new close in hoop house will be devoted to melons this year and I’m planning to grow quite a few of the yellow oblong icebox sized melons that were a big hit on the farm last year. The larger field hoop house will be devoted to peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. I’m also planning a large patch if the roma type canning tomatoes variety I have grown to love. The strong bush plants produce early crops of large meaty tomatoes that are almost juiceless. We made some sauce of these this year and the quality was fantastic. I’ll have these in the boxes mid season (makes great chunky salsa) and later in the season available by the case.
Its almost time to prune the trees in the orchard and thin the berries. I hope to include berries from the farm in this year’s fruit option. I’ll have more pictures of the berries this year on the berry research page.
On the Website
I’ve added a few fun links to the website – I posted a new photo album is a compendium of many photos from the 2011 season. I’ve also added a link to the entire list of 2011 weekly emails so you can scroll (backwards) thru the last season to remember what we had.
Dont forget, the CSA spots we are offering are limited, so sign up early to assure yourself a spot.Click here to sign up