CSA Appication Deadline Extended till April 30th!!

There has been numorious late requests to sign up for the CSA in’11. Many are just finding out about us via media exposure; so after crunching the numbers , our feeling is that we can still add a limited amount of members for the 20 week program & are extending the sign up deadline till April 30th. If there are any questions, please respond here at our sight.

As far as weather.. it has been a slow spring thus far; however, on the nice days like yesterday the CSA volunteers have been eager to embrace, making great progress while also inspiring this farmer about the up & coming season of growth & harvest. Our new fruit trees came in as well yesterday, so along with planting these young marvels, we weeded & mulched a strawberry patch, planted a field of lettuce; as well, before the sun set transplanted Kohlrabi out in the field. Not bad for a days labor. ūüôā

1st Field Plantings Have Begun!!!

With just a few warm sunny days the farm has beckoned her stewart to till the land and plant. The plows were well welcomed; turning the soft dark lome. The robins scurried about gorging themselves on the earth worms that abound. After plowing we worked the soil into seed beds, planting our Irish onions & red potatoes. Spinach, beets, carrots were also planted, and of course Snap Peas. With dusk pleading my retire, I looked back on a satisfying and productive day. Tomorrow: I plan on cultivating the garlic & spinach planted last fall for an early spring harvest. There is also still plenty of compost needing spred. The green houses are also brimming, no better time to transplant lettce in the field. Time is of the essense. The inspiration of one true farmer more than equals the robins joy of the 1st worm found in spring.

2011 CSA applications now being accepted!!

Welcome to the ’11 growing season! We are currently purchasing our organic seed and amendments for the season.¬†The Greenhouse is also filling rapidly. As well;¬†CSA share¬†requests are filling up fast, but¬†currently still available.¬†Check out our application & info downloads here on site. 5% March discount still applies!!¬†¬†Looking forward to growing with you! Paul

Fodder from the Farmer

I want to thank all of you who cam to the CSA Picnic last Sunday, it was well attended & I believe all enjoyed the afternoon.¬† In many ways CSA communities are like the congregations of old, they come from many diverse backgrounds * opinions, however they are on when it comes to supporting the community in which they celebrate. This week does end the program for those who have 20 week shares, those of you with 24 week, shares continue till October 28th. All of you are invited to keep coming to the barn on Thursdays 2-6pm for the farmers market we will continue to host till Thanks giving! Also, anyone interested in bushels of potatoes, apples or squash for winter, please let me know, we’ll be glade to arrange.

This weeks Selections

  • Red Potatoes
  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Broccoli Raab
  • Lead Lettuce
  • Green Beans
  • Butternut Squash

Remember: Recipes can be submitted for our web site SarverHillFarm.org & watch for 2001 CSA applications on-line.