BIG RIVER FARMS CSA starting next week! Yah!
When is the first delivery?
| June 4th, 2012
The harvest season is about to begin!
We will have your first boxes of the Vegetable shares to you next week! The Fruit Shares will be starting one week after the vegetable csa on the week of June18th. The fruit share will be beginning with some amazing blueberries and they are not quite ready for harvest next week. So we will have to wait.
I hope you are all ready for a summer full of veggies and good eating. Some of you have been with us for a number of years and some of you are new to Big River Farms. We will do our best each week to provide you with some of the freshest and tastiest produce we can offer.
This first box will be a little lighter than most of the boxes this season. This is typical of first boxes because we are just getting started. I contemplated waiting a week so that we would have more on but I felt like it was time to get started. We have beautiful lettuce in the field just dying to be eaten and I do not think they will last for two more weeks.
Last night I spent the evening under a huge moon walking the fields in complete contentment. There was no wind and the light was perfect. Many of the farmers in our program were still out in their fields; watering, cultivating, and pounding in tomato stakes. Porfirio and his family were finishing up their tomato stakes and admiring all of their dry beans that are just begining to sprout. Tha Wah was hoeing his beautiful chard and watering in a planting of cucumbers. Sharon, a first year farmer from Guyana, got out here with her daughter freshly back from her first year at college and put her to work planting broccoli.
We have a great group of farmers in our program this year and they are doing fantastic. Every week or two we will profile one of the farmers in our program in our newsletter so that you get to know a little more about the folks growing your food for you. We have folks from Guatemala, Laos, Burma, Iran, Somalia, Mexico, and from the Hmong community in Minnesota growing veggies out here this year. They are some of the only folks in their communities who are able to call themselves Certified Organic vegetable growers. Your support of our CSA is a show of strong support for diversifying the communities here in Minnesota who have an intimate knowledge of Organic Farming. For that we thank you!
Individual Dropsite Information will be e-mailed to you soon!
I am putting the final touches on the detailed dropsite info for each of you. I want to have this out to you tomorrow. If you have any questions at all please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com. Or give me a call 651-433-3676!
We still have room for a few more members!
If you have any friends or family members that might be interested in getting their hands on some beautiful vegetables and supporting our farm and training program, please encourage them to sign up for a CSA share. They can visit our website at www.mnfoodassociation.org or contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for all of us here at Big River Farms,