Archive for March 19th, 2016

CSA Membership

It’s hard for me to tell how close we are to being FULL–I’ve made reservations to almost full capacity BUT…need the Agreements or Extensions returned.  🙂  To my best calculation we are a couple thousand short of covering the input costs if all reservations come through–That is EXCITING!

Reminder againit is the CSA income that covers the majority of the input costs of the garden.  

Thank you to those who have paid already–your promptness helped to cover the bulk of seed purchases:  seeds for transplants, melons, and replenishing our inventory.  We are now preparing to order the mulch and drip line which will run around $5,000, and the transplants are at the greenhouse being started, couple thousand $ due in May. We picked up the poultry manure while in Colorado and saved money on that!  Other expenses will be accumulating as we get the garden ready and planted–that time of year!  (Also purchased a Farmer’s Almanac–tomorrow is the first day of Spring, but we will have some cold snaps in April and May…)  

We rely on the Spring income to carry us personally through until August when the Wholesale income kicks in and we can pay the remainder of the garden expenses, truck operation, and set aside money for the time of year when there is no sales income–March through August.

These are the challenges of being self-employed, and these are the challenges of agriculture!  The rewards off-set the challenges!  Love bringing you the best in food–committed to the value for your health and good LIVING!

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group- March 23rd

It’s that time again!  YAY!  USDA organics–fruits and veggies, reasonably priced.  Walk-in’s Welcome!

Wednesday, March 23rd, at Bee Healthy- 635 Big Horn Ave- 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Arrive in the morning for best selection–I’ve increased the amount of broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, apples, bananas, and celery so we don’t run out early!  I’ve ordered more Sunchokes and Leeks–hope you tried them and found them pleasing.  🙂

 Administrator’s Special this week:
4# Heirloom oranges
pint Blackberries
Yellow Summer Squash and Zucchini
Gator Eggs (small Avocados)
Purple Potatoes and Red Spring Onions
Taylor Farms Salad Mix
English Cucumber

Special PRICES for EVERYONE:
Garnet Yams @ $1.50/#
Strawberries @ $3.50 (1# clamshell)
Bananas @ $.85/#
* NEW* Minneolas @ $1.50/#
Asparagus @ $4.75
Baby Bok Choi @ $3.50/bag (1-1/2#)
Broccoli @ $2.50 head
Cauliflower @ $3.00 head
Roma Tomatoes @ $1.50/#

Other items to consider:
Fuji and Pink Lady apples, Blackberries and Blueberries, Kiwi, Avocados, Red and Green Cabbage, Cucumbers, Celery, Kale, Mushrooms, Jalapeno and Poblano Peppers, Purple Potatoes, Zucchini, Green Beans…AND MORE

 Taylor Farms 5 oz tubs of lettuce mixes & Baby Spinach

**Basil & three herbs**Garlic**Ginger Root**Parsley**Cilantro**

 (No Brussels sprouts, Mangoes and Pineapples, Snap Peas unless you let me know TODAY–Mangoes were refused last time for poor quality, Brussels sprouts quantity was shorted…)

See you there!  Come in the front door–we’ll help haul your produce out!