- If you don’t get any emails on any given week, show up to the CSA at the usual time and place, and if you’re able…show up to offer to work at 3:30pm or 5:30pm in case there’s a need. The reasons for non-communication could be A) computer problems (storm or no), B) power outages, and C) the X factor (unknown at the present time but…stuff happens).
- Keep in mind that the farm will show up and deliver food like the post office talks about the weather…rain, sleet, etc., so your CSA share will be at the Cinema Arts Centre waiting for you, unless there’s several feet of snow (or a serious ice storm or flooding) and no one is able to go anywhere. We’ve had food delivered during Hurricane Sandy, and during snowstorms.
- Soy Beans*
- Peppers, Sweet***
- Tomatoes, Mini**** - 1 pt.
- Leeks – 1 bunch*****
Total Items: 5
- What you need to know
- It’s time to weigh our CSA food!!!
- Click Activism – changing the world one click at a time
- Chicken alert and how to keep safe when buying chicken - vegans should read this too!
- Bitter Melon in the media this week…
- Events…both near and far
- Another reason to buy/eat certified organic foods…
- What you actually got last week
- And now for something completely different…
Anything in these emails not directly related to the functioning of the CSA feel free to take or leave at your discretion, and anything related to health issues always consult with your physicians before taking any actions.
1.What you need to know (will be either new info to first time CSA members, or reminders/old hat to returning CSA members)…
- Check in at the sign-in desk
- Read the Wall Chart that tells us every week what we’re getting, how much we’re getting, and what the farm charged us for it…some weeks it’s take one of everything but SOME WEEKS IT’S NOT!!! So you have to make sure you read the Wall Chart every week, and not assume anything. You can also ask your fellow CSA members that are working at the CSA that day what the story is (they should have name tags on).
- Please be aware that it may take a little more time for you to collect your CSA share when weighing is part of the experience, so plan accordingly.
- Check the CSA Wall Chart that our farmer brings in every week before taking any food so you know what you’re taking and how much to take…assume nothing and please feel free to ask questions!
- Bring your reading glasses or ask someone to help if you can’t see the numbers on the scale clearly.
- PLEASE DO NOT GO OVER THE AMOUNT STATED on the Wall Chart.
- IF you are asked to weigh more than one food item at the same time (and you probably will at some point in the CSA season)…please follow the directions given to you, and weigh in the order you are asked (you might not think there’s any good reason to be doing this but our farmer does, and that should be enough of a reason right there but if you want a further explanation – ask someone working at the CSA or contact suzanne…there is always a method to the madness J )
4.Chicken alert and how to keep safe when buying chicken - vegans should read this too!
Monday, September 3rd to 10th
Monday, September 3rd
Saturday, October 20th
- Lettuce: Leaf, Red – 1 head - $3.25
- Squash, Summer: Costata Romanesco, Eight Ball, Patty Pan, Yellow, Zucchini* and/or Bitter Melon** – up to 2 lbs. - $5.25
- Peppers, Shishito*** – ½ lb. bag - $4.50
- Tomatoes: Orange/Red/Yellow and/or Paste/Roma: Red/Yellow**** - up to 2 lbs. - $5.75
- Cantaloupe***** - 1 - $3.25
Total Items: 5
- Lettuce: Leaf, Green – 1 head - $3.25
- Eggplant: Italian, Black* – 1 - $1.75
- Leeks** – 1 bunch - $4.50
- Cucumbers*** - 4 - $2.00
- Tomatoes, Mini: Cherry, Red**** - 1 pt - $5.25
- Cantaloupe***** - 1 - $3.75