Archive for March 15th, 2020

CSA- Thoughts for Today

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This is a good time to consider joining the CSA–especially in light of not knowing the end date of this pandemic, or the extent of its reach into our communities. 

  • The CSA is Farmer to CSA Members without middle men or additional points of contamination, produce is local and fresh.
  • The CSA is fresh and nutrient dense foods high in phytochemicals and polypenols that build the immune system to deal with viral attacks and infections for the future. The intention of our farming methods is to add more minerals and micronutrients into the soil to be taken up by the plants, and into our systems in turn!
  • The CSA space is limited by the size of the garden and what we have planted…Help us plan for enough food for all the members by joining NOW!  Plans are being made right NOW for the garden that will be planted in 6 weeks, plants are being started NOW!
  • Prepayment helps us to pay our input costs without going to the bank or using credit cards.  We have already ordered seeds, and need to make the trek to Colorado for our organic chicken manure…

You can sign up on-line under the CSA tab, and pay later, but do not sign up unless you are sincere about joining! 

(Information is posted at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com under the CSA tab.  On line sign up is under the CSA Sign up for local folks that come to The Farm for Pick up.  Sign up Special Box Program if you are outside our community and we make deliveries.  Call me if interested or to clarify!  431-1219)

Pay by May 15th for SAVINGS!  Sign up to save your spot and let us count you in.  Pay in March, April, and May in installments to simplify payment.  This applies to the Special Box Program, too!   🙂     The Farmer’s Wife

Group A- Buyer’s Group…Good News, Bad News…March 19th, 2020

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Greetings!  The Bad News–No place seems to be immune from the uncertainty and erratic behaviors brought on by the unknown of the corona virus.  The Good News–We were assured by Spokane Produce that our order will be filled and on its way for the Thursday’s Buyer’s Group.  🙂

So…this week’s Special Box:  Greybull Valley Produce Terrific Trio Lettuces, pint of ORG Blackberries, 1# ORG Washington Danjou Pears, ORG Baby Bok Choi, ORG Mini-peel Carrots, ORG White Onion, ORG Green Bell Pepper, Broccolini, & ORG Poppie Tomatoes–$30   I hope to have 2 EXTRA Boxes…text 431-1219 to reserve, and sign up for the Buyer’s Group for a steady flow of produce.

In light of what’s going on state-wide,

  1. We will operate as usual on Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm.  (We have a low concentration of folks, foot traffic is spread out over the day, folks need good, fresh food.) 
  2. We will follow safety guidelines and wipe down the door knobs and table surface.
  3. We encourage you to wash all your fruits and veggies as they are coming out of state and out of country, and have gone through many hands to get here.
  4. If we find a rush of folks that normally don’t come to the Buyer’s Group on Thursday’s, we may turn them away to reserve the stock for members and regular participants.
  5. We can make deliveries for those that work or are home, let us know Thursday morning–text 431-1219. ($3.50 to offset cost)
  6. Any Extra’s from The Store will be boxed up and offered over Facebook Friday to keep the rotation of the produce, and to offer it to folks outside the Buyer’s Group.

 

See you Thursday!  I have 14 openings in Group B, and 6 openings in Group A.  Membership in the Buyer’s Group is a guaranty of fresh produce 2 times a month, and  an opportunity to stock your greens, fruits, herbs, and other vegetables every week!  Take care of yourselves, and build that all important immune system! 

The Farmer’s Wife