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CSA Summer session Week 1

Posted 7/20/2015 12:15pm by Gregg Keckler.

Dear Folks,

Welcome to our session CSA session for 2015.  We are very glad for the hot, drier weather. 

Just a remind for folks who are new to the CSA. 

 

If you pick up at one of the stands or markets - Please bring your box plus all the smaller quarts, pints, half pints, rubber bands, etc every week.  You can exchange an empty box for a full box or you can transfer your items from our box to your bags. 

PLEASE RETURN THE BOXES!

If you get a delivery on Wednesday or Friday - please remember to return your boxes to the designated spot each week. 

If you are not able to pick up at your normal location - here are your options.

1. Change your location to one of our Farm Stands or Market locations or The Wyoming on Wednesdays for the week that you will be missing.

2. Get a friend to pick up for you.

3. Let us know and we will donate your share to the DC Soup Kitchen for the week that you will miss.  We can provide you with a receipt for your donation if you like.

 

Please remember that we are trying to pick fruits and vegetables fresh and ready to eat.  Do not let them sit of long periods of time without refrigeration.  We are doing the best we can, please try to help by putting your vegetable and fruits in a cooler, refrigerator or at the very least air-conditioning until you can eat them.

We love to farm.  We love to meet our customers, and we love knowing that we are part of a large "local" community of farmers and supporters of farmers.

Than you for letting us provide your food for you.

A word about our online store. 

You can order items from the online store at any time.  You can pay immediately with a credit card or you can wait until the end of the summer session and pay with a check.  We would love to have you check out the store.  If you were going to get any of these items from the store anyway, we would love to have you support our farm by buying them from us.  We will include all items in your share for the week.

 

if you have any questions or if you have a friend who forgot to sign up after they see your first box,  please tell them to sign up, but DO NOT PAY with a credit card.  When I see the subscription come through I will pro-rate the share and send an updated balance due email. 

The shares this week will include;

Half and Full shares:

 Fennel

Spaghetti squash

cherry tomatoes

lettuce mix

apricots

jam

basil

 

Personal shares:

Fennel

spaghetti squash

cherry tomatoes

lettuce

apricots

 

Fennel is a fun items to cook with.  I love the smell of the anise.  I grilled some last week with some other vegetables and it was delicious.  Give fennel a try!

The spaghetti squash was planted early so that we would have an early harvest.  This is a great versatile squash. - not a summer squash not a winter squash.

We love basil lemonade.  add lemonade mix, water, and a half cup of basil leaves in the blender; blend until well combined.  Add 6-8 ice cubes and crush them.  It is delicious!

 

I have added the Extended Fall session to the CSA sign up page on the website.  This is a short session that will begin at the end of October and run through the week before Thanksgiving.  It is four weeks long.  Please keep it in mind and if you like the fall crops of winter squash, apples, pears, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, turnips, potatoes, carrots, and other fall vegetables, please consider it. 

We will make all the same stops EXCEPT all FRIDAY stops will go to WEDNESDAYS for the EXTENDED FALL SESSION.  if you have any questions, please let me know.   

 

Have a great week!

Gregg, Louise and Oliver Keckler

Orchard Country Produce and Fruit Farm, Inc

www.orchardcountryproduce.com