2018 CSA: Distribution begins this week

Greetings Shareholders,

We are your new Farm Apprentices and we have been busy all spring, learning the lay of the land, and working alongside Ward’s Berry Farm farmers to get everything ready for production and distribution.

Jesse Parker comes from Granby, CT and went to school to Plymouth State University for Environmental Science. He is now here at Moose Hill to pursue his passion for organic agriculture.

Matt Trapp started work at Moose Hill back in March as a maple farmer. Since then he has done everything from trail maintenance to seeding to giving tours to the public, and he can genuinely say this is the best job of his life!

Our first days of distribution are upon us, here is what we will have available for pickup:

  • Arugula- peppery green good in salads
  • Tatsoi- Japanese green very similar to baby spinach
  • Two varieties of Radishes including French Breakfast
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Spring Garlic
  • Spring Onions
  • Lettuce varieties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honey from our hives and our very own Maple Syrup will be available for purchase.

We will have eggs fresh from Chip-In Farm available for pick-up for those who ordered them. If you have not yet ordered eggs and you are interested, let us know during your first pick-up and we can get you signed up for the next week. More information available at the first distribution.

Cape Ann Fresh Catch offers fresh caught local fish delivered right to the barn at Moose Hill Farm for pickup on Mondays from 4-7. For those interested, sign-up can happen at any point and is done directly through Cape Ann Fresh Catch.

A not-much-used option in the past, the Share Bin will be in full swing this year! If you have more of a particular produce than you think you will need, you can donate it to the share bin for another shareholder to take home if they are interested in it. This helps to manage any excess without being wasteful and gives you a chance to stock up on extras of your favorites, if they are available. By moving things to the Share Bin throughout the evening, everyone has a chance throughout distribution night to get extras, or share their extras, with fellow shareholders.

Also, new this year, we will have a farm stand set up on weekends!  If you have any friends that are on the fence about signing up for a share and want to see what it is all about, or are just looking for some fresh produce for the week, send them down to the Moose Hill Farm Barn Saturdays and Sundays from noon-2:00pm, or until our freshly harvested vegetables run out, whichever comes first.

If you have not done so yet, our work hours calendar is up and available for sign-up and can be done through our sign-up genius here.

Questions? Check our FAQ, and our website for more info or email us at moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org.

We are looking forward to another great season with the CSA!

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