Our Annual Cider Pressing party was Sept. 29, it was a success, despite the inclimate weather. We loved having so many subscribers and friends come to the farm for our fall celebration. With our packing shed and a cluster of tents, we stayed dry through the afternoon as we processed a huge amount of apples into delicious cider. The potluck fare was excellent, and the live band, The Wire Tappers, kept our spirits high. Thanks so much to everyone who was able to make it!
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First pickup and orientation is June 5th
Hors D’oeuvres • Lots of New Information • Garden Tour • First Produce Pickup
Shares still available! If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining us, please spread the word.
CSA subscribers: You are invited to bring your family and join us for an evening at the farm. Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. See your summer vegetables growing! Taste a leaf of sweet Fennel or sour Sorrel as you stroll the fields. (No dogs please. Our chickens and peacocks are free-ranging) It is quite important that at least one member of each subscriber household attend. After this meeting, our pickups will be on a self-serve basis and must run smoothly for everyone to get his/her share of the just-harvested bounty.
We’ll explain the system at the orientation, as well as sign you up for bread, cheese or egg shares, or other delectable additions to our own farm’s harvest, if you’re interested. Each of these is an add-on to the CSA, a delicious way to support local producers, and an opportunity to collect an even more abundant basket each week.
Your first vegetables of this season will be ready for you to take home. The distribution will come at the end of the evening for new subscribers. Returnees may pay their balance, grab veggies and go if you like. Bring a bag or box to carry your bounty down the driveway. Please park on Midway or in the designated pasture area halfway up the drive. Our parking area at the orientation site is limited, please, to those who cannot make the 100-yard walk up the hill.
Your final payment will be due at the orientation. Most full shares have already paid a $250 deposit—the balance is $400. Split shares sent a $150 deposit and have $350 remaining. Checks should be made payable to Rebecca Slattery (Bainbridge Island) or Louisa Brown (Indianola).
Rebecca, Louisa, Bill and our apprentices are very excited to see this program starting for another glorious season. We look forward to meeting all our new subscribers and seeing the familiar faces of friends and neighbors.
If you have any questions, please call Rebecca at (360) 297-1877.
PERSEPHONE (Greek Goddess of Spring, Flowers, and Rebirth)