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CSA Sign UPS! Early Bird Voucher Deadline: May 5th, Sunday.

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Ladies and Gentlemen!  The CSA Membership has been open since March.  This Sunday, May 5th, is the deadline for the Early Bird Voucher.  Check out the information at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , CSA tab.  Prices are listed, Voucher amounts, as well as the Sign Up form for the CSA…you can do all that  on-line in 2 minutes!  You can also use your credit or debit card and pay using our PayPal link (don’t forget the fee…unless you have a PayPal account and then I think they waive the fee) or bring us a check Monday.  We will honor the offer for the VOUCHER if you sign up by Sunday and, heck, pay NEXT WEEK–  The Farmer’s Wife

BTW–video of the greenhouse and high tunnels next week once it warms up!  

 

Group A– Special Boxes at Bee Healthy, and Vegetables for Walk-in’s, too

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Wow!  Snow was stuck to the side of the house this morning, the wind HOWLED all night, and rattled the high tunnels and beat against the Shelter.  Night time temperatures dropped below freezing–there is a good reason we don’t plant the garden before the second week in May…or third!  Happy to report, despite the cold, we will have fresh Red Radishes pulled from the high tunnel, and lots of fresh herbs:  Oregano, Parsley, and a nice mix for $1.50 (Sage, Thyme, & Oregano), for sale Monday at Bee Healthy!

Anticipate the following in the Boxes for Group Aand Judge Harrington:    Fruit this week, a pint of ORG Blueberries and 2# of ORG Washington Fuji Apples; ORG Celery, ORG Rainbow Mini-carrots, ORG Yellow Onion and ORG Mix of Fingerling potatoes, our own Lloyd Craft Farms Red Radishes, and Greybull Valley Lettuce–$30

**NEW ITEMS in the Store:  ORG STRAWBERRIES- 1# Clamshell….$4.00**

Spokane Sales Rep:  I have ORG strawberries this week.  ME:  Are they any good?  The last one’s weren’t…. Spokane Sales Rep:  They looked good this morning when they came in on the truck.  ME:  Okay!  I’ll take 2 cases.

**Cauliflowerconventional not ORG…quality has been better and price not so ridiculous.…$5.50 for a large head ($8.50 for ORG–)  **Asian Cut Broccoli Crowns again–1#……….$2.75 each

Cauliflower and Broccoli are on the Clean 15 this year, so I am considering them if the price spread between CONV and ORG is silly great.  It does not guarantee that they will have the same minerals and nutrients as their ORG counterparts, but of what value is wilted and old ORG anyway?!

**WASHINGTON grown Asparagus………………………………$4.00/#**

This is a signal that the Big Horn Basin Asparagus will be coming along, too.  Maybe 10 days once the weather is warmer during the day and above freezing at night!

**ORG Snap Peas- 8 oz bags….$4.50 each**

I couldn’t help myself…Hopefully these will be mature and not picked too early where they have no flavor and wilt to nothing on the trip from Mexico.  The Snap Peas in our high tunnel are about 8-10 inches tall.  Our vines grow to 7 feet tall and the pods are plump and sweet!  If they are not ready before the end of the Buyer’s Group, they will be for sale at Bee Healthy in June, and hopefully in the first Shares for the CSA in July!

**ORG Shishito Peppers……$4.50**

We grow these, too…and sell them at the Thursday CSA for those that love roasted NOT-HOT peppers.  A little olive oil and seasonings, spread them on the cookie sheet and roast them in the oven.  The stems are handy handles, kids get a kick out of eating them– 

 

Don’t forget to come and visit us for your fresh produce and fruit–Heirloom Oranges and all kinds of good citrus (VIT C), Tropicals such as Mangoes and Champagne Mangos, Pineapples, Kiwi, and Avocados…We all eat!  Don’t cut corners:  Eat the best for the best health!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

FIFTH MONDAY BOXES at Bee Healthy! April 29th– 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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4 EXTRA Boxes for sale: Chock full of items that are not available in stocklike Blueberries, Baby Spinach, Grape Tomatoes, Green Leaf Lettuce, Red Beets with Tops, Shishito Peppers, and Champagne Mangoes!  Other Box items are Asian Cut Broccoli Crowns (1#), Asparagus (1#), and Red Onion.  A couple of Heirloom Oranges, too!    $30

Other items for sale:  Asparagus, Broccoli Crowns, Onions of all colors, Swiss Chard and Kale, Celery and Herbs…some fresh herbs from our high tunnel!…Carrots, both 2# and 1# Mini-Carrots, Red and Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes (YAMS), and Fruit:  Bananas, Avocados, Citrus galore, Apples, and wonderful Heirloom Oranges….

Come and check it out!  And get information for the CSA–  The Farmer’s Wife

FIFTH MONDAY BOXES – Bee Healthy, April 29th. Some Extra Boxes and Some EXTRA Produce….

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2 kinds of SPECIAL BOXES THIS WEEK/ 5 EXTRA’S FOR SALE:  

RED BEETS with Tops, ORG Blueberries, Champagne Mango, Heirloom Orange, 2# Asparagus, Asian Crowns of Broccoli, ORG Red Onions, Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Greybull Valley Green Leaf Lettuce, and ORG Grape Tomatoes…….$30

SHISHITO PEPPERS (great marinaded in oil and herbs and roasted), ORG Blueberries, Champagne Mango, 2 Heirloom Oranges, 1# Asparagus, Asian Crowns of Broccoli, ORG Red Onions, Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Greybull Valley Green Leaf Lettuce, and ORG Grape Tomatoes…….$30

For those that have reserved a BOX ahead, specify at Pick Up which one you want.  (Company shorted us Shishito’s and Red Beets, so we had to mix it up!)  First come, first serve!  (Sorry no Save Ahead’s!)

 

Check out the What Produce at Buyer’s Group page to see what will be available!  http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , under the Buyer’s Group tab.   The Farmer’s Wife

Monday, Monday…Bee Healthy! Group B

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Monday, Monday…hope all the Easter family gathers were SPECTACULAR!  Time to stock up after the holidays–Fresh Produce and your Special Boxes! ONE EXTRA BOX FOR SALE–$30

This week’s BOXFruit Basket with Heirloom Oranges, ORG Bartlett Pears, ORG Opal Apples, and a Champagne Mango….Asian Broccoli Crowns-1#, ORG Taylor Farms Green Beans, ORG Red Bell Pepper, Asparagus, ORG Jumbo Red Onion, and Greybull Valley Butter Head Lettuce$30

EXTRA’s for sale, too!  Fingerling Potatoes, Red Onions–Both Organic…LOTS of BEAUTIFUL Asparagus-1# Bundles for $2.25!!! (Unheard-of–) Brussels Sprouts for the last time this season…Lots of great Fruit, including Champagne Mangoes, Tango Tangerines, and Envy Apples…Fresh batch of ORG AvocadosGreens, Herbs, and lots of Carrots and Onions.

Come and check it OUT!  Get information and sign up for the CSA– Early Bird Voucher offer stands until May 5th…  The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

Monday at Bee Healthy–Good Things for SALE…some new ITEMS…Group B

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FIRSTGroup B–calling it FRUIT BASKETHeirloom Oranges, ORG Opal Apple, ORG Bartlett Pears, and a Champagne Mango!  ORG Red Bell Pepper, Asian Crowns of Broccoli, ORG Red Onion, Taylor Farms Green Beans– 12 oz and Eat Me First!  Our weekly allotment of Greybull Valley Butterhead Lettuce!–$30 each BOX

SECONDNew items for sale this week:
ORG Bartlett Pears…………………………………………………………………………$2.50/#
Champagne Mangoes (our favorite!!)……………………………………………$1.75
ORG Gourmet Mushrooms- Chef’s Sampler- 8 oz………….$8.00 WOW! 2 weeks in a row!
ORG Sweet Mini Snack Peppers- pint pouch………………………………….$3.50
ORG Mixed Fingerlings- 1-1/2# bag…………………………………………………$5.25
ORG Fresh Express Caesar Salad Mix………………………………………………$4.25
Organic Girl 50/50 Mix………………………………………………………………………$4.50
ORG Grape Tomato PINT…………………………………………………………………….$2.75

THIRD–SPECIAL Items this week:
ORG Bananas (Nice quality)……………………………………………………………..$1.00/#
Asparagus-1# bundles (beautiful quality–overstocked!)……………….$2.25 each
Asian Broccoli Crowns (tender and fresh)………………………………………$2.50 each
ORG Celery heads (bought a case for a better price)……………………….$4.75 each
Lloyd Craft Farms Herb packets………………………………………………………..$1.50 each

Come in and SHOP, Pick Up your weekly veggies, and get INFORMATION on the Summer CSA! Deadline for Early Bird Vouchers is May 5th– The Farmer’s Wife

Thanks to all that HELPED! Consider the CSA for the BEST-EST of the FRESHEST!

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Thanks to those that adopted the 5 Surplus TUESDAY BOXES today!  We appreciate it soooo much…makes it possible for us to keep going.  There are no big bucks to be made in produce, but we understand how important it is to have a fresh source of high quality fruits and veggies, and herbs such as turmeric and ginger, so we will do our best and keep doing what we are doing!

(I do have to figure out how to have less left over though–it makes it hard to get the garden things done for the summer garden, and the spring high tunnels planted and tended if we are working on the Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s for 5 days out of a week.)  

Thanks to those that have signed up for the CSA–haven’t had time to respond and see where we are with the memberships, but the Early Bird Voucher deadline of May 5th is rapidly approaching!

Check out our web under the CSA tab–

  • $100 gets you a monthly Share of the garden but membership to shop every Thursday at The Farm.
  • $200 gets you the Leap-Frog Share– 7 weeks, every other week.
  • $350 gets you the Weekly Share– 13 weeks, every week from July 10th into October.
  • All of the above can be expanded into October through an Extension.

Have a good week!  Visit us at Bee Healthy on Monday’s, and get signed up for the CSA to get the freshest and best-est produce for the summer into the fall! 

The Farmer’s Wife