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CSA STARTS!

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You have heard us say that the CSA will start the third week in July…That is NOW!  I’ve talked with some this last week as they came to pick up the MiniShare that we put together for last Friday with things in the garden that were not in enough volume for all, but too high volume for a few.  So now is the time!

I will be sending text messages Wednesday that will direct you to the letter for the CSA Startup, and let you know your group and whether you start this week or next.  Let it suffice to say that ALL Weeklies will start this Thursday, July 16th.  The Monthly’s and Leap-Frogger’s will be split to not tax the garden.  Generally speaking, if you got a MiniShare this week, we will put you in the group to start next week, unless you have asked otherwise. 

CSA Pick Up is Thursday’s from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Farm, 1049 Washakie Ten.  We will not have The Store at The Farm this first week, but will start stocking it with fruit, mushrooms, herbs, and other vegetables starting July 23rd.  

Stay tuned!  Wa-hoo, Garden FRESH!  Pictured above is a Striped Armenian, Thunder and Olympian slicing cucumbers–the garden is in bloom!  We also harvested 217# of BROCCOLI, and an additional 70# of snap Peas…It’s all good!           –The Farmer’s Wife

MiniShares for sale @ Bee Healthy!

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Greetings YOU ALL!  Bee Healthy will be open Monday, July 13th–635 Big Horn Ave.  We are still working through a few bugs, but come in and visit–

I have 15 unclaimed Lloyd Craft Farms MiniShares available for $15:  1# Snap Peas, 3/4# Broccolini, 2# Summer Squash (predominantly zucchini), 2 Red Radishes that are great roasted or fried, and an itsy bitsy Harmonie cucumber…first harvest ALL…but the Broccolini which has been in the high tunnel for the past month. Come in and pick these up–now available for non-CSA Members.

CSA membership is closed…but if you would like to get on the waiting list, we may be able to add you once the garden is in full production and we have a feel on the demand! Text 431-1219

The Farmer’s Wife and new owner of Bee Healthy–wow, that sounds magical! A family endeavor for sure—

Surprise Share available for CSA Members and more info on Bee Healthy

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The days have been long and the nights SHORT!  Things are happening ALL at the same time.  Here’s some pertinent news:

SURPRISE SHARE for CSA Members:  The garden is beginning to produce, but not a $30 value.  So, here’s the deal:  A mini-Share offering for CSA members only–the Weekly’s and Leap-Frogger’s.  (We’ll pick up the Monthly’s when we have more stuff to shop for!)

The mini-Share is 1-1/2# of Snap Peas, 8 to 12 ounces of Broccolini, 2# of freshly picked first of the season Summer Squash (mostly Zucchini, but there are a few yellow and striped zucchini kinds, too), and a few Red RadishesThis is like an appetizer for the ‘big garden meal’ that will start on the 16th for the Weekly’s, half the Monthly’s, and Leap-Frogger’s…we stagger the membership to balance the harvest and not tax the garden.  

The cost of this mini-share is $15–I decided to charge for the mini-Share outside the pre-paid CSA to preserve the 13 week CSA period for the higher yields…that’s a better bang for your buck! 

This mini-Share may be the only way to get the Snap Peas…we are not sure how long they will produce as peas DO NOT LIKE hot days! The harvest yesterday was 116#; I doubt they will yield that heavy again…These were supposed to be ready before the Buyer’s Group came to a close…we don’t tell the garden what to do or when…

Pick Up the mini-Share at Bee Healthy–635 Big Horn Ave.   We will be working there getting ready for our Monday opening–still waiting for the sales license from the state, and completion of our inventory and register challenges!!

If you are out of town or have other plans, you can pick your mini-Share up Sunday at The Farm, or Monday at Bee Healthy–let us know which day so we can keep your produce as chilled as possible…we still do not have adequate refrigeration at Bee…not like here at The Farm.  🙂

How exciting!  I will be sending you a text to confirm your membership, any balance yet due, and what day you would like to pick up this GEM!  Dates to remember:  Saturday, July 11th for the Mini-Share, and Thursday, July 16th for the CSA start up here in town.  Stay Tuned!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

Update on The Farm and Bee Healthy…

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Yes!  Summer is upon us…temps are climbing and the garden is about ready to explode!  Sunday night I harvested 40# of beautiful Zucchini…but the CSA has to start with more than just ZUCCHINI!  Cucumbers, broccoli, more broccolini, and snap peas are ‘on the wing’!  We are still looking at the third week in July to have the variety and volume to get the food distribution to members started.  Stay TUNED!  

Bee Healthy is inching along… 😦     Waiting on the State of Wyoming Revenue Department for the Sales License…which is needed prior to entering into contracts with distributors…and waiting on a functional inventory spreadsheet to load into the Point of Sale system so we can take credit/debit cards.  The 4th of July holiday cost us 4 days with the bureaucracy but gained us time to wrap up the reorganization of the store.

Realistically, we’ve had to move the Bee Healthy opening to July 13th, with the Grand Opening pushed to first week in August.  STAY TUNED!

The Farmer’s Wife

Thursday Boxes– Just in Time for the 4th!

We ordered goodies from Spokane and still have some goodies to liquidate–Pick Up a Box with Fruit and spuds for the 4th, and other farm raised goodies from Lloyd Craft Farms–  TEXT 431-1219 to Reserve, ready for Pick Up at The Farm Thursday morning as early as 8:00 am…we will deliver in town Thursday afternoon ($5 fee to cover gas and driver)…

Thursday Box:  From our Farm–1# Broccolini Galion X (easy to cook, even in a skillet over a campfire), 2# Fort Laramie Strawberries, 1# bag Red Radishes (great cooked too!), bundle of homegrown Spinach.   From Spokane, all Organic FRUIT–1# each Cripps Apples AKA Pink Lady, Red Plums, WA ApricotsAlso, 1# ORG Yukon PotatoesFrom Greybull Valley Produce, 1 head of Living Lettuce—  $30

(I had ordered these for Bee Healthy…BUT…just got the internet hooked up…can start the inventory–hooray! The telephone is now operational, but we are not open yet.  STAY TUNED!  New ADVENTURE–  🙂

 

The Farmer’s Wife– Happy Holiday!  (Take fresh food along…or enjoy here at home with family and friends!)  

Bee Healthy…NOT open TODAY– :(

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Sorry, we are NOT going to be able to open Bee Healthy YET..our optimism was too optimistic.  We tried to work around technical difficulties…  Stay tuned!  Waiting for several folks to show up to hook up things and we’ll be ready to go!

 

Bee Healthy open tomorrow…

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I’m going to use this format to get information out on Bee Healthy until we get a Bee Healthy page set up…so much to get lined out in such a short amount of time!  

So, here’s the skinny:  Bee Healthy will be open tomorrow at 10:00 am, all day.  We don’t have a phone or internet, so can only take cash and checks.  (We’ll be activating the card reader once the internet is up and running, sometime mid- week.)  We have rearranged the store and moved things around, but no new inventory this week.  More stuff will be coming in next week!  For the time being lots of drinks and yummies, healthy grocery itemssmall gift items and unique antique spoon jewelry…specialty note cards…teas and the full line of Nature’s Sunshine and other quality supplements.  We also have some of Pam Greek’s pottery, top of the line, and a good supply of homemade soaps, locally made.

Produce will be coming in Thursday–maybe some zucchini from the garden and for sure Broccolini in 12 oz bags……..that’s what I call healthy!

Stop in and say HI!  The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group, CSA, and Bee Healthy…

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The Buyer’s Group has officially come to a close.  The CSA still has room for more members.  And we bought Bee Healthy!  We are organizing the store this weekend and getting ready to open the doors on Monday, June 29th, to walk-in’s.  Grand Opening will be mid-July!  Stay tuned!

Speaking of Bee Healthy:  Thursday, July 1st, we will have some select seasonal FRUITs:  Our fresh Fort Laramie Strawberries, 80# of Washington Organic Cherries, Organic Apricots, Organic Cripps Pink Apples AKA Pink Lady, and Navel Oranges and other citrus:  Organic Lemons, Limes, and Grapefruit. We’ll also have Greybull Valley Living Lettuces and Organic Girl Baby SpinachIt is our plan that Fresh fruits and greens will come in every Thursday at Bee Healthy.  Let’s keep Thursday’s as our Market Day!  

At Bee Healthy, we will continue to carry the Valued Natural Nuts–Cashews, Hazelnuts, Pecans, and Almonds, as well as Kruggermann Sauerkraut, not raw, but a simple cabbage in a jar with no additives or preservatives, Berlin Style.  We’ll carry the Organic Salad Dressings we’ve had at The Store on The Farm.  More quality items will be added as we develop space in the store.

The best place to get the fresh garden veggies is still through the CSA at The Farm.  Sign up now to assure a steady supply of garden fresh veggies starting mid-July and running through September.  $115 for a Monthly, $235 for the Leap-Frog, and $415 for the Weekly.  We will not be stocking Lloyd Craft Farms garden goods at Bee Healthy during the summer (no cooler space, no time)…but, Bee will have some seasonal fruits, and local greens, as long as they are moving.

Stop in and see us at Bee Healthy–Say HI to Liz…Sign Up for the CSA–say HI to The Farmer…Stop in Thursday for fresh Strawberries and Washington Cherries–Say HI to me!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

Thursday and Friday Boxes AVAILABLE…text 431-1219 to reserve…

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We had some folks that were vacationing or out of town today…so we have 3 Thursday Boxes left for a new home.  We had too much produce left over…so we have 6 Friday Boxes up for adoption.  Peruse the contents below and let me know which one you would like…then text 431-1219 to reserve.  They can be picked up Friday between 11:30 and 1:00…

THURSDAY BOX:  Greybull Valley Living Lettuce, Our Own fresh picked Strawberries- 1 pint, Our Own Red Radishes, ORG Brussels Sprouts– 1#, ORG Carrots– 1#, ORG Celery, ORG Onion, 4 ORG Roma Tomatoes, and an ORG English Cucumber$30

FRIDAY BOX:  Greybull Valley Living Lettuce, Our Own fresh picked Strawberries– 1 pint, ORG Cripps Pink Apples (AKA Pink Lady)- 1#, 1 LARGE ORG Apricot, 4 Hass Avocados, Cauliflower, WA Asparagus– 1-1/2# bundle, 4 ORG Roma Tomatoes, ORG Cucumber, 2 ORG Zucchini, and Our Own bundled Spinach$36 value for $30

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife

THURSDAY’s THE DAY! The last day of this season for the Buyer’s Group…

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Don’t forget!  Come and visit, and buy us out!  10:00 am to 6:00 pm at The Farm.  We hate to have anything left at the end of the day…more work selling it on Friday at an already busy time of year.  So, help us out!  This is the last Thursday in June, and the last of the 2020 Buyer’s Group.  Thanks for supporting this adventure and moving some good veggies in this wonderful community.  Eat fresh and good foods, and be healthy!   Shop Bee Healthy!!  Opening soon under new ownership…

REMINDER:  We are having a FRUIT BLOW OUT–I didn’t order a lot, but I did reduce my price…all organic…WA Cherries, Red Seedless Grapes, WA Apricots, and Black Plums!  82# available at $.50 to $1.00 per pound off!  More of our own Fort Laramie Strawberries, too!

If you are interested in a box, send me a text:  431-1219.  At this point I am not planning on putting any extra’s together, but I can…don’t tarry and delay…text me today!

Box Contents: Our Own Fort Laramie Strawberries (1 pint), Greybull Valley Living Lettuce (Green Leaf, Red Leaf, or Romaine), ORG Brussels Sprouts- 1#, ORG White Onions OR ORG Red Onion, ORG English Cucumber, ORG Carrots- 1#, ORG Celery, ORG Yams (about 1-1/3#), and 1# ORG Roma Tomatoesrecipes at www.lloydcraftfarms.com , recipe tab…check out some Brussels Sprouts recipes, quick and easy way to cook Sweet Potatoes, and Carrot Soup and cooked carrots…hmmmmmm

 

See you Thursday!   Hallelujah for summer and the CSA, thanks for Winter/Spring and the Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome–   The Farmer’s Wife