Sunday, May 11, 2014

May Update

Greetings From Dancing Hen Farm!

We are approximately one month away from  Week one of our CSA.  We do still have some memberships available.  Our CSA is now a full choice CSA, meaning all members choose exactly what is in their boxes each week.  With the implementation of our new computer system, members can now register online.  In order to insure you receive a box for week 1, we need to receive payment prior to the start of the CSA.  Please mail payment to the farm.  Sorry for any inconvenience, but we do not take credit or debit card payments at this time.
On Sunday, May 18, we are having an open house (from 2 -4) at the farm for all members and friends of our farm.  Come on by, tour the farm, learn about how we grow your food, meet the farmers, get an orientation to our csa and learn all about our member choice CSA.  Everyone who attends will get one dozen of our free range eggs!  Please remember you are visiting a farm, so wear shoes/clothes you don't mind getting wet or muddy!
Around the farm we have been busy, busy, busy.  We are in full planting mode!  Onions and potatoes are being planted.  Our first rotations of greens (kale, chard, Asian greens and lettuce) are in the ground.  In addition we have carrots, radishes, beets and beans seeded and starting to germinate in our fields.  The peas  are up, but growing very slowly this year.  Warmer season summer crops, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash and pepper, are germinating in our seed house and these transplants will be planted out in the next few weeks.

Speaking of transplants, we do have transplants for sale, if you garden and are interested in locally produced organic transplants.  Please check our buying club or email the farm for availability.  Or come by our on May 18th, as we will have transplants for sale during our open house.

Speaking of the buying club.  Our goal is to continue with the buying club at least until the Back Mountain Market starts in July.  We will do our best to have items available for the buying club, but please note, items will always be made available to our CSA members first.  Some items, in limited supply, may never become available to the buying club.  Our eggs and chicken will be for sale through the buying club.  We are currently sourcing other local and sustainably produced items.  We have sources for raw cow's milk and cheeses, maple syrup and dried herbs and we hope to add other products.
As always if you have questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your support of small family farms and local agriculture.

Farmer Don and Joan
Dancing Hen Farm

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