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CSA week 5

Posted 6/28/2010 8:30am by Gregg Keckler.
Dear Friends,

    The red and yellow raspberries and blueberries are coming is strong right now.  The black raspberries are almost over.  We let the chard rest for a week so this week we will do chard again.  Hopefully there will be enough for bigger bunches.  We did get some rain yesterday so that should help.  This week we are staking up tomoatoes, picking currants, blueberries, red beets, raspberries, apricots, squash and cucumbers.  The apple have been thinned.

     We want to apologize to those of you who were disappointed with the sweet cherries.  We aren't stupid.  We know they weren't very good this year.  We made the choice to give them in the shares anyway.  That was possibly a bad choice, since many of you were annoyed by the quality.  What can I say - we tried!  Between splits that molded and brown rot which ruins the sweetness and tecture.  They were impossible to keep after this year.  If it is any consolation,no one else had any good ones around here.  That is one aspect of farming that goes unnoticed.  Last winter we took the time to prune those cherres.  We sprayed those trees throughout the spring which took time and money.  Then we took time to pick the cherries.  and then what/?  Bad cherries.  So all that work, effort and money that went into them is a loss for this year.  The gamble of farming.

    This marks the 5th week of this session.  If any of you want to sign up for the second session in spite of the bad cherries - now is the time.  We will take folks through July 10.  You can send a check ( you do not need to send a subscription form) or you can give it to us at one of the markets.

    The shares this week will include: Swiss chard, kale, red beets, squash/zucchini, sour cherries, apricots, and blueberries.

Keep looking up - peaches and tomatoes are coming!     Gregg and Louise Keckler - Orchard Country Produce


Extras:

Eggs $4.00/dozen
Butter $3.50 for a 1/2 lb block
Ground Beef $3.50/lb   sold in 1 lb packs

Following items sold in packs of 2  weight varies
Filet Mignon $13.99/lb
del Monaco  $9.99/lb
New York Strip $9.99/lb
Sirloin tip $9.99/lb
Sirloin   $9.99/lb
London Broil $9.99/lb


Honey Butcher Bologna $7.99/lb Sold in 1/2 and 1/4 lb packs
Sweet Butcher Bologna  $7.49/lb sold in 1/2 and 1/4 lb packs

Following items sold in packs approx wieght 4-8 oz each weight varies
Goat Goulda    $12.49/lb
smoked Cheddar $9.49/lb
sharp cheddar  $9.49/lb
Smoked jalapeno  $9.49/lb
Cheddar  $8.48/lb
Farmers $8.49/lb
Baby Swiss $8.49/lb
Italian  $8.49/lb