I wanted to post a quick update here about the start of our season!
The Farmer’s wife called me this morning and said they walked their fields last night and have decided to delay the season’s start by one week – the cool, rainy weather hasn’t produced much to harvest yet.
That means deliveries will begin on Tuesday May 28th!
I will send an email out to all current members today after I do a confirmation for a new member!
This also means we have a little time for a couple of other new members to hop on board for tasty, organic produce this summer!!!
Click here to visit the JOIN page if you want in on the tasty action! We’d love to have you!
The cool spring and often-excessive rain has made the farmer question whether our planned start date of May 21st would still be a go or not, but either way…it’s almost time!
I should be finding out today when we will begin deliveries, and all current members should then expect a flurry of emails with all you need to know to participate.
We can still fit a few people into the group this year, so be sure to call me or email ASAP so you won’t miss a single spring veggie! Those are some of the BEST!
I’ll post more as soon as I have the official word!
One common question that we are often asked is:
What farming methods does your farmer use to tend his crops, manage pests and ensure good plant development?
I am always quick to point out that the farm is not CERTIFIED organic, but our farmer does employ the organic farming methods outlined in the certification guidelines. Being Amish, they do not have an interest in the government regulating their farm operation, and frankly – the cost of certification is not feasible at this time.
Our farmer uses all natural fertilizer and biologically organic pesticides – only what is approved for use on organic farms. They also practice crop rotation.
So, what is “organic” anyway?
- made according to a certain production standard
- use of conventional pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted
- livestock must be reared without the routine use of antibiotics and without the use of growth hormones
- In most countries, organic produce may not be genetically modified
We’ve been to the farm many times and talked with the farmer and his wife about their commitment to raising good produce for their family and ours. They are committed to growing fresh, safe, clean produce that you can feel comfortable consuming – with or without an official “organic” label on the box.
Just because the best price deadline of April 1st has passed, that doesn’t mean you can’t join us for a wonderful 2013 CSA season! YOU CAN!
We’ve adjusted the “late” fee for people joining after April 1st to only $10, down from $15 in previous years.
Even at $450 for 25 weeks of produce, it’s still an incredible bargain!
The forms on the JOIN page have been updated, and so have the credit card buttons on that page.
You can join us for 2013 all the way up until the season starts (week of May 21st)!
You can join after it starts too, but you’ll need to contact me first to discuss the price at that time.
If you don’t live in Brazil you might not know this, but we were featured in the Brazil Times today! You can click here to read the article online.
If you’re coming here to get some information, I would suggest the following links to start with:
Start Here: Frequently Asked Questions
The location for picking up in Brazil is right off Highway 59 in the St. Andrews subdivision. You might want to read special Brazil information about how it will work.
How much will you get each week? Read the FAQs to understand why it can vary, but you can also:
Ready to Join? Brazil folks have a special subscription form to use, so Click here to locate the Subscription Form, but make sure you print and use the Brazil form!
The $25 extra delivery fee should be sent with your subscription form and payment. It is all added together on the special Brazil form!
And as always, contact Charity with questions!