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Penultimate CSA Pickup Week - #21

Posted 10/24/2017 8:15am by John and Aimee Good.

Penultimate CSA Pickup . . .

Hard to believe we are coming to the end of the season. The final week of CSA pickups will be next week, Tuesday October 31st through Saturday November 4th. More root vegetables, greens, and squashes for you this week. Final week will feature new roots: celeriac and parsnips, as well as red cabbage, potatoes, carrots, kale and more. 

Final planting of this season: garlic for next year's crop! Last week we planted six 250' beds of garlic. At 3 rows each, 6" apart, that is 9000 cloves of garlic.

Garlic is a neat crop. We save all of our own seed from year to year. At harvest time in mid-July, we sort out the largest and best heads to be saved to plant. The seed garlic is dried and stored until October. We then crack and separate all the bulbs into cloves. We plant the cloves, root side down, and each clove will grow into a new bulb.

We mulch the garlic with a thick layer of straw to protect from freezing & thawing cycles heaving the plants out of the soil in the winter. The garlic shoots will be the first crop to green up in the springtime. As soon as the soil warms, the shoots are ready to grow, having already started their root growth in the fall. Plants always grow roots first, then shoots!

THE HARVEST: Your Share may include the following items(subject to change):

Spinach

Salad mix

Butternut Squash

Yellow onions

Garlic

Carrots

Red beets

Sweet bell & Italian peppers

Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Coming Next: celeriac, parsnips, red cabbage, leeks

Upick at the farm: mostly done! Still some herbs and flowers hanging on.

*COOPERATIVE SHARES: Fruit, bread, mushrooms, egg shares this week! Please check off your name on the sign-in sheet and retrieve your shares from the cooler. Please ask if you need help!

 

STOCKING UP SALE: Deadline extended to today, Tuesday October 24th, for all items except Wholesome Dairy.

Click on the link for the Stocking Up Sale Order Form. Print and email by tonight (or return to barn today). Orders must be paid for and picked up the final week of CSA shares, Tuesday October 31st or Friday November 4th at the farm. Thanks!

 

*NEED TO SCHEDULE A PICKUP CHANGE OR VACATION HOLD? Click the link below to schedule online.

http://www.goodfarmcsa.com/members/scheduleactions

Remember: You can switch your pickup location as many times as you need. (For on-farm pickup, Tuesday and Friday are considered different pickups.) Every member gets 2 vacation holds per season. You can request a double box the week before or after your vacation, or just request to have your box donated to a local food bank. To schedule online, all changes must be input by Sunday evening beginning the week of your change. If you forget, or are too late, please just reply to this email or call me and I will make the change for you! Thanks!

 

*NEED TO CHECK CSA PICK-UP or U-pick TIMES AND/OR LOCATIONS? Click on the link below.

http://www.goodfarmcsa.com/pickup-hours

 

Any questions? Please reply to this email. We will respond within 1-2 days, during the busy farming season!

Your farmers,

John and Aimee Good

The Good Farm

www.goodfarmcsa.com

8112 Church Road

Germansville PA 18053

484-262-0675

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The Good Farm is a certified organic farm raising vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs for over 200 "farm share" members. Farmers John and Aimee Good specialize in providing the best quality and most flavorful varieties of the vegetables you love to eat- the staples! We have happy members - over 70% return every year!

 

Our customers say they eat healthier, feel better, save money, become inspired cooks, and even lose weight by joining the farm. Experience the joy of putting a delicious meal on the table by your own two hands. It's easy when the ingredients are this fresh and this good.

 

Support a type of farm that you can believe in; the kind you imagined as a child; where people pick the produce by hand, the soils are thriving, and the fields are full of life.

 

Become a CSA member today, it's the gift to yourself that keeps giving back! 

"Because The Good Farm makes you feel GOOD!"

8112 Church Rd.
Germansville, PA 18053
484-262-0675
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