February 21, 2017
What is in the VEGGIE BOX, Cauliflower, Salad Mix, Collards, Watermelon radishes, Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Carrots, Cilantro and Butternut Squash
What is in the FRUIT BOX? Oranges, Tangelos, Pink Grapefruit, and Lemons
Starts next week Feb 28
Payment due February today Feb 21
The new quarter begins February 28 and ends May 23th
Spring Break with NO DELIVERY April 11 and April 15
Fermentation Class March 18
Plant Sale April 22
Hats & High Tea May 13
Mother’s Day Garden Tour May 14
Feed Your FAMILY, Support Your Farmer!
On February 24th, we are joining with CSA farmers from across the country to celebrate CSA Day. This is an important time of year for us to get new members signed up because we are in the process of making the investments that will result in a successful harvest many months from now. This is the most popular day of the year to sign up for a CSA share and now is when we need your support! The CSA model is an important model to support our farm. Laura, who runs First Root Farm in Concord, Mass. put it eloquently: "The CSA model was what allowed me to start my own farm business at age 23. Without the sale of CSA shares, I would not have been able to buy seeds, potting soil, fertilizer, or anything else. Six years later, my business is still going strong. Access to capital in the off-season; the meaningful connections between farmers and CSA members; the sense of ownership and pride members feel about their CSA farms--all these things add up to healthy farms, businesses, and communities. The CSA model is good for everybody," So thank you for your support on this and throughout the year. It is so important for us and we are thankful to you! Help us spread the word, please post about CSA Day on social media: Good Humus is celebrating National CSA Sign-up Day on Feb 28th. Join us in supporting our local farms: To sign up for our CSA, visit www.goodhumus.com
LUNCH TIME CSA CHATS
We are working on a creating a short 5 minute video with a good friend and CSA member Nick Anderson so that we could have a visual to show about our farm and our CSA. Any chance you might be interested in offering a lunch time talk and CSA promotion at your work place to help us increase members? We will have a CSA box to show off and then give away. Give us a call if you are interested.
This Week on the Farm
The farm is full of water, mud and weeds right now; man does it feel good to be wet in the winter!!!!!!! The rain has put us behind, but how can one complain when the ground water is filling up, the Sierra has snow, the reservoirs are full. The hills to the west of us are a beautiful spring green-and it is spring time in California. Not having water during the drought is the most vulnerable feeling, with the ever lurking question “will be have water for the crops this season?” So we will take each day one at a time to get done what we can so when the days do become dry we are ready to spring to action. Eggplant, peppers and tomatoes are planted in the greenhouse, and more to be planted this week, with starting some flower seedlings. The tulips and daffodils are starting to bloom regardless of the weather. The almonds are in bloom (the Capay Valley Almond Festival is this Sunday-perfect opportunity to see the valley in bloom) and the apricot trees are in popcorn stage-just before the blooms comes out. So Mother Nature is on track, maybe a track that we haven’t seen in five or so years, but on track. It would be easy to complain, but I have to say the rain brings back respect for nature; with the raining all day Friday we just sent the crew home at noon, because by the end of the day they may have been stuck here on the farm island-plus it was just too nasty to have them out harvesting all day in the rain…luckily we did a lot of harvesting on Thursday knowing Friday was going to be nasty. So the sun feels good, the rain feels right, and yes we are itching to get out and get the weeds under control, the trees pruned and back to work…and this year I can’t complain about lack of hibernation during the winter season!
Have a Great Week-talk up the CSA for us~Annie