First Pickup for 2008!! Wed., July 2

Hello CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

In spite of the slow start of the season, we are going to open for the first pickup this Wed., July 2, from 3:00 – 5:30 PM.  For the new folks, here’s how it works:  please reply to this email to let me know you got it, if you will be coming out for this pickup, and what you would like in your order from the list below.  For example, say you would like a couple of chickens in addition to your share of veggies, or only chicken for your share, then we will try to accommodate if we can.  Sometimes, people want a lot of one veggie and we just don’t have enough of that veggie that week, so we try to divvy it up equally. But please ask, as some weeks we are drowning in something (usually zukes!).  We will try to have your bag ready and your invoice prepared.  Please let me know if it’s OK to go a bit over your weekly share in order to include some of everything, or if you want us to keep it close to the weekly $ amount you paid for.

For this week we have available:

rhubard            $2.5/#
salad mix        $3.50/3 oz
arugula            $2.50/3 oz
cilantro            $2.50/bu
baby chard        $3/bag
garlic scapes    $2/bag    (these are the beautiful flower shoot of the garlic, which is cut off to strengthen the bulb.  They are mild and great  sauteed.)
scallions        $2/bu
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Raspberry jam    $7/10oz jar       (same)
chicken            $3.75/#  (this is probably the BEST chicken we have ever raised!)
eggs            $3.50/doz

Remember that these prices are so you can decide what you want in your share – you will only pay for whatever goes over the weekly share amount you purchased.  Please ask any questions you may have.  Email is the best way to reach me, but our phone is 565-2312.

For those of you coming to the farm for the first time:  take Rt. 182 off of Rt 1, go about 5 miles to Rt.200 N, the Eastbrook Rd., a left turn.  We are about 1.7 miles up the Eastbrook Rd.  You will see the apple trees on your right and the long brown farm house on your left.  Pull up and park at the end of the driveway.  Come to the winery doors.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new members and seeing our old friends!!  Thank you for your support of local, organic farming!

Charlotte and Jim