This week is the last week of distribution.  The end has come to what we think has been a pretty good year. Every season has crops that are above average (potatoes and onions) and are below average (winter squash/pumpkins) but at the end most of our hopes for the year were satisfied. We hope you feel the same way.

Over the past couple weeks we have batted around the possibility of having a pre-Thanksgiving distribution of produce.  Our heavy supply of onions and potatoes sparked the idea but upon further thinking we decieded instead to pack it all up and send you home with it this week.  As much as we would like to see you again in November, we thought you would be busy enough with preparations for the Thanksgiving and could do without one more stop on your supply routes.

Thank you, once again, for being an integral part of this farm.  We’ll miss seeing your friendly faces and visits to the farm this winter.  We’ll continue to be in touch with you via newsletters and perhaps updates on facebook, so “like us” if you haven’t already – if nothing else we can alert you to the sledding conditions on the hill.

End of Year Survey!

It is easy, will take a minute to complete, and is vital in making the farm a success next year and in the years to come. We take your comments and ideas seriously. Take the survey.

Tell your friends…

We have brochures for the coming season at CSA pick up this week and would love for you to take some back to your neighborhoods and workplaces. Your enthusiasm about our CSA and the experience you and your family have here is our best advertising. Ask us for brochures at distribution this week or drop us an email and we’ll mail some to you.

Seeking Praise

We would like to ask any and all of you to write us your thoughts via email about what the farm means to you and or how this great adventure in eating has affected you and your family. We hope to post these testimonials on our website to help encourage other to “take the leap” with us next season.

2012 farm season and payment plans

Next year is off to a great start already with many of you signing on.  We haven’t had time to thank you all individually, so please know that we are grateful.  If you still need to sign up of course it is not too late.  All we need is a payment with your basic contact information.  A suggested deposit is $100, with the suggested payment plan to follow: 3 payments of $138.33 due 1 February, 1 April, and 1 June.  We’ll remind you via our newsletters.  Any questions let us know.

Broadening Access to CSA

This year we partnered with the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program to provide four full CSA shares to families within their program.  An individual donated one share this Spring, and we decided to offer three more.  We have received very positive feedback from the families who were able to participate this year.  Keep posted for ways in which you can help us expand this program to more families for 2012.

Wolf Pine Winter CSA share Delivered Here!

Some of you had the pleasure of meeting Tom Harms of Wolf Pine last week at distribution.  Get the best Maine has to offer this winter by joining the Wolf Pine Winter CSA. Wolf Pine grows storage produce and buys from other great farmers to make up their winter CSA. The shares are boxed and delivered to Crystal Spring every three weeks November through May.  Read more and sign up at Wolf Pine’s website.

What’s in the share?

Kale

Sweet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes

Onions Onions

Mix and match roots

Carrots

Lettuce

Brussels Sprouts

Bring Bags!

 

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