August 20 pickup

Hello CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

Yeah for the sun!!!  We are raking like mad this week with a full crew on hand.  Our new apprentice, Dave Frey, is arriving tonight, and will be with us until December, and our son, Jacob, the fastest raker of all time, is coming in tomorrow.  It will be wonderful to have so many young folks around for the week.  Shoshanna will be leaving on Sunday and Chris will leave the following Friday.  They have been such excellent apprentices and have brought a lot of fun to the farm.  It will be hard to see them go.

Chickens have gone to the butcher today, so it is a good time to stock up on chicken!  We will have whole and cut into quarters, as usual.  It is $3.75/#.

Our peaches are almost ready to harvest, so look for those next week, as well as cukes and summer squash.

So here is the list for this week:

sungold cherry tomatoes    (not sure how many we have this week)        $3.50/pt
leeks            $3.50/bu
green beans        $4/#
blueberries        $6/qt
broccoli            $3/# (there is limited broccoli as it is starting to put out side shoots)
peas            $3/# (this will probably be the last week for peas)
red lettuce         $3/head
parsley            $1.5/bu
cilantro            $2//b
dill                $2/bu
basil            $2/bu
fennel            $2/bulb
chard            $3/bag
bunching onions    $2/bu
green cabbage    $2/#
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Raspberry jam    $7/10oz jar       (same)
Cider syrup        $10/10oz bottle (ask to taste this – unbelievable!)
frozen pesto        $1.50/oz
eggs            $3.50/doz
chicken            $3.75/#

We look forward to your reply and to seeing you on Wed., between 3-5:30 PM.

Thank you,