July 14th–possible date for CSA Start UP

Garden is growing and going…zucchini, true to form, is the first and we are seeing little tiny, itzy-bitzy Zephyr and zucchini fruits.  Early potatoes are blooming and probably making some new potatoes in the darkness of the soil.  Green onions will be ready then, as will be the Salanova.  Bok Choi should be full size for the first share, though the leaves look like lace because of the flea beetles.  Swiss chard, kale, and salad turnips….maybe some baby carrots…will be part of the first offerings from the garden.  Set aside July 14th for the first trip to the farm for your share–stay tuned for more information.

FYI–Membership is closed at around 120 members:  90 in our local communities and 30 in Casper.  I hope to get the confirmation letters with details in the mail next week. 

Gotta go!  Time has slipped by– The Farmer’s Wife

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Gene and Kris Robertson on July 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    ​ Good morning Terri, I am planning on coming on Thursday the 14th and bringing dairy products. Hope your invitation is still open. I got equipment on 20th of June and have been working through a lot of learning curve issues and don’t know which end is up.

    How should we plan for this? Can I just bring what I have the first week and go from there? Should we send a feeler out before hand? I’m sorry it’s last minute, been trying but …

    I even wondered about bringing 10 or so bottles of milk on ice??? Plus cottage cheese, marinated feta, mozzarella, some hard cheese, yogurt smoothies.?????

    What will you need from me, and I think you are the one that suggested I have them sign something simpler than a herd share agreement, but can’t remember what you said.

    I’ll bet you are covered up too, sorry I couldn’t get this to you much sooner. kr

    Talk soon, kr

    Kris Robertson for Diamond S Ranch

  2. Posted by galynn92347 on June 22, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Well poo….I wlll not be here for the first go round, can I start my leap frog the following week. With starting then (14th) that throws me into the wrong week.  If I (and Lyn, since we come in together) can start the following week it will miss my Ca trips.  Would that be to hard to keep track of?Glad to hear things are going good and looking forward to getting produce again.  Will be have access to fruit again?HugsGail

    • Gaylynn–sorry so late in responding, spent this week weeding with a teenage crew from 5:30 in the morning until it was too hot to continue. Happy to report we got through most of the garden in 5 days; What is left are the potatoes (the over-sized nightshade looks too much like potato plants and my crew was missing them or pulling the potato) and 5 beds of winter squash (ran out of time). We’ll finish them this week.

      In reply to your inquiry:
      What we do on the week delay for the Leap-Frog’s is deliver two in a row—the 14th and the 21st of June, and then back on the 1st and 3rd week rotation for August and September. It is so much easier to keep the shares in this grouping and we have a better chance we won’t miss someone.

      On the FRUIT–YES!…and raw milk from Diamond S Delights and whole milk yogurt from Kalispell Kreamery, lettuce and hopefully some spinach, herbs, eggs, and specialty produce items in limited quantities. Also keep in mind we have an Extra’s Table for picking up some extra zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, and tomatoes when in season.

      Hope this will work- working diligently to get things ready for July! thanks– The Farmer’s Wife

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