CSA pickup for 8/12/09

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

Finally, a week of mostly sunshine!!  The veggies are happily growing and went happily sailing!  It has been a wonderful weekend here with my grandkids’ whole family.  They will all be gone tomorrow, and it will be way too quiet here.

We have just found some late blight on some of our potatoes.  Perhaps you have read what damage this is causing across the state and all of New England.  This is the blight which caused the potato famine in Ireland in the 1850’s.  It is the first time it has been a problem in Maine, caused, of course by the wet summer.   I am in communication with MOFGA about how to manage the damage.  We will probably have to dig up the affected potatoes, so look for new potatoes again this week.

As long as we have some dry weather before Wednesday, we plan on having the first blueberries of the season for you!  We are also picking a beautiful summer cabbage and leeks this week.

So here goes:

blueberries                           3.50/pt, 6/qt
pie cherries                       5/qt, 3/pt
broccoli                         3.50/#
basil                           2/bu
parsley                                              1.50/bu
lettuce mix                                    2.00/quarter#
beautiful looseleaf lettuce
(heads)                                            3/head
bunching onions                      2.50/bunch
Savoy cabbage                              2/#
beans                                               3/75/#
leeks                                                 3.50/bu
new potatoes                                  2.50/half #

chicken                              3.75/#    You can order whole chickens, or quarters.
smoked chicken                  5.00/#    (we will smoke these for you by order-so amazingly delicious!!)
eggs                          3.50/doz
freshly baked breads              5.00/loaf  Sarah is making blueberry-oatmeal muffins and loaves and II will make swope bread.

Harmony Mill Farm Products:

whole milk                2.50/half gal
skim milk                2.50/half gal
bottle deposit            2.75 (bring it back each week and there is no additional bottle deposit charge)
cream                    1.75/half pint
ricotta                    3.50/#, 2.00/half #
cheddar                    6/#  (please indicate sharp or mild)
ricotta-salada            2.25/half#

We have other processed products and yarn for sale.  Our CSA members, the Muise family, have put some of their own maple syrup in our store for sale.

Any of our farm products can count toward your share.  Harmony Mill Farm products and Muise’s Maple are purchased separately.

Of course, our wines are always available, but can’t count toward your share, as wines cannot be prepaid.  Jim has some new selections available this season!!

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

We are looking so forward to seeing  you Wed. from 3-5:30PM. Thank you for your patience at pickup if things get a bit hectic!

Thank you,