|Late summer CSA vegetable box|
First, let’s talk about price. We are happy to announce there will not be any major pricing changes this year. We will be holding our prices for all of our main shares including Vegetables, Fruit & Coffee. As in year’s past, we are offering an “Early Bird” coupon for those who sign up before February 14, 2016. This is a great way to earn as much as $40.00 towards a future HVF purchase, simply by sending your sign-up form in early! If you pay for your shares with monthly electronic debit, please watch for the “Rollover” email that will be coming to you within the next 7-10 days. If we do not hear back from you before January 3, 2016, we’ll roll you over into the next season, sign you up for the same shares you received this year and start monthly withdrawals for these shares starting in January. Easy! If you’d like to continue to do the electronic withdrawals, but would like to change your shares, you will need to reply to that email to let us know what changes you’d like to make so we can adjust the amount of your January withdrawal.
Next, let’s talk cheese. This year we reduced our cheese share to a 6-delivery Winter Cheese share. Over the past few years we’ve lost some of our very important cheese producers as life & business circumstances have changed for them. This, in conjunction with a few late springs and some tricky logistics, has presented us with some cheese challenges. We have chosen to stick to our founding criteria for our share and continue to source certified organic cheese from producers practicing rotational grazing on mineral-rich pastures. Yes, we’ve all been spoiled with some very delicious cheese. We had hoped to identify some new producers we might work with in order to keep some variety in the share, but we just haven’t found anyone who meets our criteria. In an effort to focus on what we do best (vegetables), we have officially decided to discontinue our cheese share in its entirety for the 2016 season.
|The Bounty of a Summer Fruit Share|
|Kickapoo Coffee owners TJ Semanchin & Caleb Nicholes|
in front of their new solar panels!
|Capt. Jack enjoying a winter day |
checking the fields.
While we’re looking forward to a time of rest and rejuvenation this winter, we’re also very excited to start planning for the next CSA season and a new season of farming. With each new year we learn new things about farming. Yes, even after 40 plus years of farming, we still find we have a lot to learn about growing vegetables! We’re always looking for ways to improve our practices and grow the best crops we can. We appreciate your support of our farm and hope you’ll join us for another season!