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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Fresh, Sustainable Produce - Grown Locally March 23, 2018
Spring is the time for new beginnings, starting with new plant growth and extending to spring cleaning and farm improvements to make your CSA experience better than ever. We are transitioning the field in front of the store, I, to permanent beds, with compost on the beds and chips in the aisles. The store is undergoing a transformation with the work and planning of Becky, store manager, and Carol, my recently transplanted (from the cold soil of Alaska) sister. It is really looking amazing!
Our incubator farmers are off to a good start with veggies and flowers growing in their plots. Tyler will be providing some of the food for the CSA this year from his plot adjacent to the parking lot. Robert and Alison are growing flowers for their florist shop, the Alpharetta Flower Market, and to sell to other florist.
We are looking forward to serving you, and have made some changes we hope will make things better and more convenient. Here are some of the changes:
There is a new drop site in Alpharetta at Alpharetta Flower Market on Main St.
Each of the drop sites will have a swap box from 3:00-4:00 pm where you can exchange your least favorite item for one your family will like better. The swap box has been in place for those picking up at the farm and has been very popular, so we want to make it available at each drop site.
Reward shares are available for CSA members who refer a new customer to the CSA. Be sure to let Lynn know if someone you refer signs up.
We have consolidated our seasons so there are two 16 week seasons. Price per week is the same as last year.
Last fall we planted garlic, Swiss chard, and White Russian Kale. Then in February we planted onions and leeks. Kale, radishes, turnips, sugar snap peas, lettuce mix, salad mix, spinach, potatoes, carrots, curly mustard, arugula, green onions, and beets are in the ground now, some in the hoop houses and some outside. Broccoli, cabbage, broccolini, more kale, pac choi, and other Asian greens, will be going in soon. As the weather gets reliably warmer, beans, cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes will be planted. Once it is really hot, peppers, eggplants and sweet potatoes can be planted.
Local Feast at the Farm – Saturday, April 21
We are starting our Eat Local Challenge with a potluck of your most delicious local foods to share with our community of local eaters. Come join the fun about 5:00 Saturday afternoon. We'll talk, play, eat and warm ourselves with a bon fire. Tea, water and lemonade provided. Bring other beverages, if you like. Let's learn to eat from our local foodshed!
Classes at The Mercantile Company
Robin sponsors one of our drop sites at her sustainable store on Buford Highway, in the same strip as 'Que. She has a commercial kitchen in the store and does all kind of cooking classes. Kombucha making was the last class. Call Robin, 678.341.9906 to find out what else she is planning for the spring.
Food Pantry Garden
Every Tuesday afternoon at 5:00 and Saturday morning at 9:00 you will find a group of people who are growing vegetables to feed those in need in our community. The Food Pantry Garden is located next to the parking lot with easy access and you will find friendly people there. Everyone is welcome to help, including kids! To get on the mailing list for notifications, contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.