Archive for March, 2019

CSA– Membership OPEN!

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What is a CSA?   Fancy word for us Sharing our garden with you, and you helping us out by paying ahead to cover the input costs of the garden–The garden harvest season in the Big Horn Basin starts in July with our first frost around the second week in September.  After the frost, cold crops continue into October, with Brussels sprouts and Deadon cabbage the last to be harvested!  We start planning in January, plant starting in March, and garden planting in May…

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture–You are the Community of members (participants, shareholders, supporters) and we are the Agriculture (garden, farm, dirt, plants, food…).

Cost to join–$350 for a 13 week Weekly Share, and $200 for a 7 week Leap-Frog Share (every other week).  You can tag on an additional 2 weeks in October–$50 more on the Weekly Share, and $25 more on the Leap-Frog Share.

Payment terms are easy–pay upfront before May 5th and get an Early Bird Voucher to use in The Store on Thursday’s at Pick Up.  (Voucher is $20 for Weekly, and $10.00 for Leap-Frog.)  Sign up on-line NOW, pay an installment or pay in full.  Cash, check, or with a credit or debit card using the PayPal link.  (Don’t forget to add the PayPal fee.)

Two Rules:  If paying by installments, pay something each month.  All memberships paid in full before July 5th or when the CSA starts!

Travel a lot during the summer months, or have your own garden?  Join the CSA with a Monthly Share:  One Share a month, but the opportunity to shop The Store every single Thursday…or the Thursday’s you want!  Cost is $100 for 3 Shares in July, August, September, and an additional $25 for October.  (Includes your $25 Membership fee.)

What is the value of a CSA Share?  Garden fresh, organically raised produce each week.  We do the work, you reap the benefit…in health from veggies high in antioxidants and nutrient dense…by economically supporting your local grower to help the business grow and be sustained for the years to come.

Don’t delay…Sign up on-line today!  We are making plans for the garden size and getting ready to plant in May.  Seed ordered, transplants are already started and more to follow in the next 4 weeks.  Let us hear from you so we can include you in our garden plans!  Sign up on-line, payment flexibility, and a LOT to GAIN!!  The Farmer’s Wife

April 1st- GROUP A–Special Boxes, Walk-in’s Welcome!

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Next Monday, April Fool’s Day, is real!  We will be at Bee Healthy from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Lots of fresh veggies, and a great variety of fruits…more of the greens, herbs, and mushrooms!  Get info on the Summer CSA–

GROUP A BOXES:  Asparagus, 1# bag ORG Carrots (fresh clip-top this week), ORG Cucumber and another one of those BEAUTIFUL ORG Red Bell Peppers, 1# ORG Zucchini, ORG Cherry Tomatoes on the Vine, ORG Green Onions, and 2# ORG Envy Apples$30

Some of the new Additional ITEMS for sale: 

ORG Strawberries– 1# clamshell….$6.75

More of the Heirloom Oranges…………….$1.75/#  (Sweet, juicy, aromatic!)

New this week–Champagne Mangoes (more flesh, less pit, and much sweeter)…$2.00

Overstock of ORG Cauliflower……………………….$6.00 SPECIAL PRICE

ORG  Snap Peas– 12 oz bag…………………………….$5.75 NEW AGAIN!

LOTS of ORG Zucchini……………………………………can’t price until we see the size!

NEW shipment of Envy Apples, organic of course…………………..$3.50/#

More ORG Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kits & Organic Girl Baby Spinach….$4.75 each

8 heads of Greybull Valley Butter Leaf Living Lettuce………………$2.75

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!

 

Come and check it out!  Stock up on fresh produce!  The Farmer’s Wife

Still 2 BOXES at Bee Healthy for Sale! (March 26)

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There are 2 Special Boxes full of great, fresh, organic fruits and veggies at Bee Healthy:   Cauliflower, 2# Fuji Apples, 2 Lemons, 5# Red Potatoes, Garlic bulb, 1/2# Brussels Sprouts, 4 Roma Tomatoes, 1# Mini-carrots, and a Red Onion!

Text 431-1219 to reserve, or stop in Bee Healthy before 5:30 and pick one up– $30 cash or check.

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

5 EXTRA Boxes For Sale— Bee Healthy, Mar 25-28

Buyer’s Group today…Surplus that must move!  Walk-in’s Down—Spring Break??

$30–4 Roma Tomatoes, Cauliflower Head, Brussels Sprouts, 5# Red Potatoes, 1# Mini Carrots, Red Onion, 2# Apples, 2 Lemons, and Garlic Bulb—All Organic and Fresh  .

Text 431-1219 to reserve box—  The Farmer’s Wife

 

Monday at Bee Healthy! Boxes and Produce….information on the Summer CSA

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New prices and what produce at Buyer’s Group is posted at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , Buyer’s Group tab, What Produce at Buyer’s Group…check it out!  (Chef’s Sampler Gourmet Mushrooms are back!  As well as some really nice looking asparagus!)

You will note that the inventory of greens, tomatoes, and peppers, are down this week.  With the transition to Monday from Thursday and Spring Break this week with a lot of folks out of town, we ordered light.

That said–The Boxes are loaded!  No fruit (other than Avocados for Group B), but lots of other goodies in the boxes.  It was a REAL challenge ordering the right amount for 80 Boxes (actually put together 85), and it didn’t help that the Red Bell Peppers (sold by the pound) were not all the same size or consistent count  (BUT BOY are they gorgeous!)...And to further challenge us, Spokane only sent one case of Romaine instead of two!  (As a result of the shortages, 5 Boxes do not have Red Bell Peppers, 16 Boxes do not have Romaine lettuce, but the Brussels Sprouts were used to offset the difference–12 oz and 1-1/3#–and this kept the box values equal.) 

Group A boxes (Saturday Pick up) were held over for those unable to make it Saturday.  Group B Boxes will be labeled ‘Romaine’ or ‘NO Romaine’.  Keep in mind, ‘NO Romaine’ has more Brussels Sprouts, but no Romaine.  “Romaine” has Romaine, and 12 oz of Brussels Sprouts.  (First come, first serve on the boxes–it would be absolute insanity trying to keep them straight if they were pre-ordered and would require more space!)  It will be easier next week as we settle into ordering for one Group instead of two, as we did this week for the transition–And thanks for all your patience and support, and hanging with us through the change!

There will be 3 EXTRA Boxes for Sale–$30.  They have their own unique combination of contents.  🙂   See you Monday at Bee Healthy for our First MONDAY Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome!    The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome! Special Boxes for Saturday and Monday–

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Finalizing the order today for the Boxes for Saturday and Monday!

Below is the PLAN:

SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD— Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Fruit only for EXTRA’s (No fruit in the Box this week)

Saturday Box:  ORG head of new Green Cabbage, 12 oz bag of ORG Mini-Rainbow Carrots, 1# ORG Roma tomatoes (3-4 depending on size), ORG Cucumber, ORG Lacinato Kale, CONV Leeks (not enough volume from Spokane Produce in ORG Leeks for this week), ORG Red Bell Pepper, ORG Taylor Farms Green Beans, Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Greybull Valley Produce Butter Lettuce…info sheet with Kale, Leek,  and Cabbage recipes–$30

 

MONDAY, MARCH 25TH— Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full Market with lots of Extra’s to purchase for members and Walk-in’s alike–check out Produce and Price List at page under Buyer’s Group tab…

Monday Box:  Avocado, ORG 12 oz bag of Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bag of ORG Mini-Rainbow Carrots, 1# ORG Roma tomatoes (3-4 depending on size), ORG Cucumber, ORG Lacinato Kale, CONV Leeks (not enough volume from Spokane Produce in ORG Leeks for this week), ORG Red Bell Pepper, ORG Taylor Farms Green Beans, ORG Romaine LettuceGreybull Valley Produce Butter Lettuce…info sheet with Kale, Leek,  and Brussels Sprouts recipes–$30

**I may have 4 Extra Boxes for sale on Monday….if you know of some veggie eating folks–family, friends, or acquaintances! Pass the word on!!

 

Be sure you are signed ‘to follow’ us at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com.  If the first clue you had about the change in schedule was the text I sent today, then you are probably not signed ‘to follow’, or it’s not activated.  It’s easy to sign to follow, and it will keep you informed of changes, as well as what is in the boxes, when we have Additional Boxes for sale, and other News on The Farm.  THANKS for your patience as we go through the transition to Monday’s from Thursday’s!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

BUYER’S GROUP/WALK-IN’S WELCOME CHANGE OF DATE! IMPORTANT…RESPONSE NEEDED–

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2nd Posting–

*TEXT ME 307-431-1219 TO CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS ** 

I’VE ONLY HEARD FROM 9 FOLKS IN GROUP A–AND 16 FOLKS IN GROUP B–

BREAKING NEWS–SPOKANE PRODUCE HAS DISCONTINUED THEIR TUESDAY DELIVERY WHICH ALLOWED US TO SELL THURSDAY’S. OUR SPOKANE DELIVERY HAS MOVED TO FRIDAY. 

IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO BRING YOU FRESH PRODUCE WE  MOVED THE BUYER’S GROUP TO MONDAY INSTEAD OF THURSDAY–

HERE’S THE TRANSITION PLAN FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS IN MARCH: 

GROUP A’S March 21 will be moved to SATURDAY, MARCH 23.  (We will still have some Extra’s for sale…probably just fruit!)

GROUP B’S March 28 will be moved to MONDAY, MARCH 25.  (Just as the Thursday’s have been run since January with all the EXTRA’s!)

THE APRIL AND MAY SCHEDULE IS UPDATED AT BUYER’S GROUP TAB AT http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com.

SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS CREATES.  WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO BRING IN FRESH PRODUCE.  This week will be crazy, but April and May will level out– THANKS!  

 

The Farmer’s Wife