With several inches of snow covering our fields as of noon on Monday, and an uncertain forecast at hand, Mark and I have decided to CLOSE the Farmstand this week and CANCEL CSA pickup for February 12th and 13th, 2019.
There is an assumed level of risk involved in being part of a CSA, particularly a Winter CSA. However, Mark and I are very interested in minimizing that risk where we can, so in order to make up for the missed week of Winter Share pickup, we will defer and extend the Winter Share by one week into March, borrowing a week from Spring Share. It means we’ll have a week of lost revenue on the farm, but our Winter Share members will get their full value. So to recap, the revised CSA Calendar for the remainder of 2019 is as follows. As promised, I’ve adjusted and opened up registration for Spring & Summer online. Happy registering!
Registration for Fall Share, and the Three-Season (Spring-Summer-Fall) Share will be up by the end of the day. I’ve got some desk time ahead of me. As I write, the fields and our driveway are still enrobed in several inches of snow, and the flakes continue to fall. We have witnessed some gorgeous scenes in the fields, but being a worrier as I am, I’m having a hard time with all of the fluctuations in forecasts and electricity. (On a scale of Holiday Inn to The Shining, I’m at about Groundhog Day). I’m extra grateful for Mark, Luis, Jade & Joshan (and Hazel too) who have spent all hours of the extended weekend looking after frost-prone pipes, puzzled hens and snow-laden greenhouses filled with tiny little plants that are hanging on for future harvesting and planting. The overwintering brassicas in the field look like they’re wearing snow helmets—we’ll check them out after things thaw.
Thank you for your understanding. I hope that this comes at somewhat of a relief to a handful of you out there. I know I’ll sleep better knowing that you’re not putting yourselves in harms way in the name of root vegetables!