Category Archives: Weekly Pick-Up

what to expect for the week

CSA Pick-up: July 16-20

The crops are starting to shift and we have some new additions this week with more on the way! Here is what you might see available this week:

  • Sweet Peppers
  • Zucchini and Squash
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Radishes
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Swiss Chard
  • Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Potatoes

We also will be giving out some sunflowers that popped up in our field next to some of our other crops that were a surprise! They were not intentionally planted, they came up from previous years seeds spreading so enjoy their beauty while they last.

Also a reminder that if you need to switch your pick-up day, you must do so via email (moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org) and you must be switching to another distribution day. We only do distribution on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4-7pm.

Thank you to everyone who has donated towels, we have plenty to last the season now. If we need more we will let everyone know but we should be all set for a while.

CSA Pick-Up: July 9-13

Greetings Shareholders! Here is what you can might see for pickup this week:

  • Radishes
  • Scapes
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Tatsoi
  • Swiss Chard

 

As the season progresses, we may periodically need to make changes to what you receive at distribution – it’s hard to fully predict that we will have exactly the same things available Monday and Friday (a lot can change in a week in the fields) but for the most part, the list is what you can most likely expect.

 

Reminder: If you need to switch your pick-up day in a week, we kindly ask to know, by email, by at least noon the day before. This allows us to adjust for how much we are harvesting and the names that need to be listed for the evening distribution with enough notice to accommodate everyone. Thank you!

 

 

CSA Pick-Up: July 2-6

Greetings Shareholders and Happy Independence Day!  We have a nice healthy pick-up for you this week which may include:

  • Peas (PYO)
  • Strawberries
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss Chard
  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Cucumbers

Also our weekend Farm Stand is officially up and running on weekends from 12-2 pm right out of the barn at 4 Moose Hill Street. If you (or a friend) are looking for more fresh produce, come on by and see what we have available for purchase. The Farm Stand Harvest will be similar to your weekly pick-up list.

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

CSA Pick-Up: June 25-29

Summer is here and our harvest is expanding!  Here is what you might see for this weeks harvest:

  • Strawberries
  • Peas (Pick-Your-Own)
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Green Onions
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Squash

If you still need to sign up for your work hours, follow this link to our sign up genius.

Questions? Concerns? Suggestions? We’d love to hear them. If you have something you’d like to share with us you can contact us through email at moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org

 

CSA Pick-Up: June 18-22

Here is what we have for pick-up this week:

  • Strawberries
  • Peas
  • Garlic Scapes
  • Green Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Swiss Chard

We also still have some native plants available for purchase as well as one variety of Honey (farm field 1lb. $12) and our Moose Hill CSA Cookbooks ($5). We accept cash, card, or check.

If you have not signed up for your work hours yet you can do that here on our Sign-up genius. Our biggest need is harvesting/weeding (specifically Wednesday mornings to bring in the harvest on our biggest pickup day) but if that doesn’t work with your schedule, we can always use your help whenever you’re available.

Reminder for you that we ARE open for distribution on 4th of July, which falls on a Wednesday this year. Please remember that if you cannot make it on a certain week, we invite you to send a friend, family member, or neighbor to collect your share. If you cannot find someone and you could pick up your share on a different distribution day in that same week, with advance notice, we can switch your pick-up day for that week. We must receive an email at moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org by at least noon the day before your regularly scheduled pick-up time (no phone calls). The email should include the distribution day you wish to switch to within that week.

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

CSA Pick-up: June 11-15, 2018

For this weeks harvest we have two new additions: Strawberries are ready and we also have Swiss Chard!

Plus, still on the list is:

  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Green Onions

Our beets and our summer squash will be coming next.

squash flower

Also a reminder that we can take cash, check (made out to Moose Hill or Mass Audubon), or Visa/MasterCard for any of the following items that we have:

  • Native Plants (while supplies last or until the end of this month)
    • $7 for perennials
    • $10 for ferns
  • Honey
    • $10 for 3/4 lb. Wildflower
    • $12 for 1lb. Farm Field
  • Maple Syrup for $12 a bottle
  • Moose Hill Cookbook for $5

sunset at the barn

For those of you who purchased a fish share, please remember to pick-up Monday 4-7 pm at the Barn.

See you at distribution!

 

CSA Pick-up: June 4-8, 2018

Hello shareholders!

The season is well under way here at Moose Hill! We are proud to welcome aboard two new farm hands this season – Mel and Jessica.

Here is what we have for distribution this week…
– Red Russian Kale
– Radishes
– Spring Onions
– Spring Garlic
– Lettuce Varieties
– Arugula

Coming soon we will have some delicious strawberries and peas!

Remember to collect your eggs, for those who ordered them, and to bring bags for your vegetables.

Reminder: 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.

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!

CSA Pickup: Week 18

Here are the harvest possibilities for this week…

  • Pop Corn
    • Popping Directions
    • Storage Techniques

      1. Hang Ears to Dry: Pull the husks back from the ears, to expose the popcorn kernels. Hang ears in a cool, dry place for at least 3-4 weeks. Before putting them away, remove a few kernels, and see if they pop properly. If not, they are not yet dry.

      2. Slow dry in the oven: Heat oven to 200 degrees. Pull back and remove the husks. Place ears in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put them in the oven overnight, leaving the door ajar. Leaving the door ajar is important, to allow moisture to escape, and so it doesn’t get too hot. Remove from the oven, and hang ears in a cool, dry place for 1-2 weeks. Try popping a few kernels before storing them, to assure they are dry.

  • Peppers (Hot, Bell, and Sweet Lunchbox)
  • Eggplant
  • Cut Greens ( Kale, Mizuna, Collards, and Arugula)
  • Winter Squash (Limited)
  • Broccoli (Limited)
  • Cauliflower (Limited)
  • Potatoes (Limited)
  • Leeks
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • PYO Flowers (Anything in Bloom: Snapdragons, Sunflowers, and Zinnias)

Things to remember…

  • Monday is fish pickup.
  • Extras are Monday and Wednesday evenings after 7 pm.

Items on sale at distribution include…

  • Honey from the Moose Hill Community Farm Hives
  • Pasture raised beef from the Trustees of the Reservation ( Ribeye, Sirloin, Ground Beef, and Short Rib)
  • Spices from Organic Green Kitchen
  • Moose Hill Community Farm Cookbooks

For those of you who enjoy potlucks, we will be having the end of the season potluck on Sunday October 1st from Noon to 2pm. Bring your favorite dish, preferably one that incorporates some of our vegetables. Interested parties should RSVP by Friday September 29th. Send RSVP to moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org.

CSA Pickup: Week 17

Here are the harvest possibilities for this week…

  • Melons (Limited)
  • Tomatoes (Limited)
  • Peppers (Hot, Bell, and Sweet Lunchbox)
  • Eggplant
  • Cut Greens ( Kale, Mizuna, Collards, and Arugula)
  • Squash (Limited Summer and Winter)
  • Cucumbers (Limited)
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower (Limited)
  • Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • PYO Flowers (Anything in Bloom: Snapdragons, Sunflowers, and Zinnias)

Things to remember…

  • Monday is fish pickup.
  • Extras are Monday and Wednesday evenings after 7 pm.

Items on sale at distribution include…

  • Honey from the Moose Hill Community Farm Hives
  • Pasture raised beef from the Trustees of the Reservation ( Ribeye, Sirloin, Ground Beef, and Short Rib)
  • Spices from Organic Green Kitchen
  • Moose Hill Community Farm Cookbooks

For those of you who enjoy potlucks, we will be having the end of the season potluck on Sunday October 1st from Noon to 2pm. Bring your favorite dish, preferably one that incorporates some of our vegetables. Interested parties should RSVP by Friday September 29th. Send RSVP to moosehillcsa@massaudubon.org.