We hope the new year finds everyone healthy and happy!
Our preparations for 2013 farm season are coming along nicely. We have our seed orders together with the bulk of it coming from FEDCO seed in Maine and the Seed Savers Exchange, which is a grassroots network of gardeners and plant collectors who maintain and distribute rare varieties of seeds. Our favorites like the Dragon’s Tongue Bean, Rose De Berne Tomato, Austrian Crescent Fingerling Potato, and the Cavendish Strawberries to name just a few will be back. We are also very excited to try some new varieties like Green Arrow Shell Peas, Romanesco Broccoli, and the Canary Melon.
We are also going to be expanding our membership by just a bit and will be looking for new members, so let your neighbors or friends know about us. If they become members, it helps to share the responsibility of picking up your box with them!
We have added half shares and working shares as options for members. A whole share is generally 8-10 items per week. A half share will be 4-5 items. Cost for whole shares will remain the same at $550 and half shares will be $300 for the season which will again run from mid May to the end of October. A work share will be 16 hours of labor a month from May through October in exchange for a whole share.
Our box pick up options will remain the same. Tuesday on farm 12-7, Tuesday at Pharo Garden Centre in Bethlehem 12-5, or Friday at the Bath Farmers Market 3-7. We are also considering having a box pick up location in the Allentown area. Let us know if you have a business or residence that would be able to serve as the pick up location for 6-8 CSA boxes on a Tuesday.
Existing members will have until the end of February to reserve their membership. After this, we will open up to new members on a first come first serve basis. Memberships can be reserved with a $100 down payment, the balance will be due by the first day of the CSA season. (~ May 21)
We are also taking reservations for our beef for 2013!
my cell is # 610 392 6267 for questions
Our farm address is 8142 Meadow Rd Northampton PA 18067