NOTES FROM THE FIELD
with Farmer Jamie
Figures that the final week of our Winter CSA season coincides with 35 mph winds and the prediction of yet another freeze tonight. (Be sure to cover your garden.) Thank you for hanging in there with us through the frigid, icy days that caused all kinds of unexpected delays. We appreciate your support and look forward to spring flowers and some serious sunshine.
Though our Brussels sprouts didn’t like the freezes as much as some of our other winter crops, there should be enough for most shares to get a taste this week. Additionally, you’ll enjoy green shallots, leafy salad greens, and cabbage this week. We’ll also try to get everyone some Swiss Chard – it’s coming back to life, slowly.
The Spring/Summer CSA starts seamlessly next week, the week of March 18th. If you haven’t already done so, please reserve your share by ensuring a $140 balance in your account by Friday, March 14th. That way, we’ll know you want to continue the CSA and will harvest your share. If you’d like to return to a Full vegetable share ($35), remember to update your account before Friday, March 14th.
We are delighted to announce that our new Office Manager, Kerstin Wiggins, is in the office Monday-Friday, 9-1 and is available to answer your questions if you need help with your account, 512-484-2746.
Thank you so much for your continued support.
Farm Clean-up Weekend
March 22 and 23, 2014 (Saturday + Sunday) 10am-4pm
Join us as we ready our farm for its ninth year of welcoming the community to our sustainable, organic diversified urban farm.
Spring clean-up includes: creating new paddocks for goats, siting tree houses, creating new compost piles and fire pit construction. Tasks for ages. Bring tools, if you have them. Helpers rewarded with vegetables, as available.
Spring Plant Sale and Free Farm Tour
March 22 (Saturday) 10am-1pm
Certified organic plants for your spring garden. Bring a box to take home your bounty. Stay for a FREE farm tour, 12-1.
Unsold plants donated to our school partners.
Summer Farm Camp 2014
Our award-winning Farm Camp is so much fun that campers come back year after year. That’s because we want children to feel like this farm is theirs. After learning farm rules, campers are led through age-appropriate activities, including: planting and harvesting, cooking class in our farmhouse kitchen, taking care of animals, learning from presentations made by area experts on conservation, ecology and local food issues, pony cart rides, horse care, swap blanket, soccer, basketball and air hockey, plenty of time to relax and explore the farm!
Visit us at http://newfarminstitute.org for more info