Archive for September, 2008

Sep 29 2008

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10/1/08 pickup

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

We are grateful that the storm missed us and are happy to see the sun again today!  We are now picking apples and we will make cider on Sat., Oct. 4.  We hope you will come out later in the day on Sat. to get some really fresh cider.  We will have cider available for the 10/8 pickup as well.  If you have used your shares each week, then 10/1 is the 14th pickup.  We will have a pickup on 10/8, at which time we will have completed most of our harvest and have everything available for you to stock up on for winter! You can use up any unused shares or just come shopping.

So here is the list for this week:

apples             to be priced
green peppers    $3./#
rutabagas        $1/each
beets            $2.25/#
winter squash    1.50/#
potatoes            $2/# (fingerlings $3/#)
summer squash    $2.00/#
carrots            $2.00/bu
tomatoes        $3/#
sungold cherry tomatoes    $3.00/pt
leeks            $2.50/bu
broccoli            $3/#
parsley            $1.5/bu
dill                $2/bu
fennel            $2/bulb
chard            $2.50/bag
onions            $2/#
green and red cabbage    $1.50/#
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Peach Preserves    $7/12oz jar (our peaches, low sugar, all organic ingredients)
Cider syrup        $10/10oz bottle (ask to taste this – unbelievable!)
pickle relish        $5.00
frozen pesto        $1.50/oz
eggs            $3.50/doz
chicken            $3.75/#
sunflowers        $.50/stem (if the rain left us any)

We will look forward to your reply and to seeing you between 3-5:30 on Wednesday.

Thank you,
Charlotte

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Sep 22 2008

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September 27 pickup and the rest of the season

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

“Officially” we have only two more pickups, this Wednesday and October 1!!!!  However, judging by the garden, things are still growing vigorously.  So here’s our plan:  we will have 3 more pickup dates, through October 8.  We will start making cider on Saturday, Oct. 4, so cider will be available for pickup from then on.  This schedule will enable us to let the garden keep growing as long as possible, enable those of you who have unused shares to use them for cider, etc., on the 8th, and those of you who are on schedule with your shares to either skip a week and come out on the 8th, or just come out anyway to get cider and apples.  We will be happy to see you on Sat., Oct. 4 for the cidermaking.  We generally have cider available to sell by midafternoon.

We have had a wonderful reunion weekend with several of our past apprentices coming to the Commonground Fair and to visit the farm. Chris and Shoshanna came for a visit and it was so good to see them!!  They are talking about coming back next summer – how wonderful that would be!!  We hope their lives bring them here again.

So here’s what’s available this week:

We probably will not have much of broccoli, summer squash and cukes, as they are about passed.  But we are adding beets, a few winter squash, green peppers, and rutabagas.

green peppers    $3.00
rutabagas        $1/each
beets            $2.25/#
winter squash    1.50/#
potatoes            $2/# (fingerlings $3/#)
summer squash    $2.00/#
carrots            $2.00/bu
tomatoes        $3/#
sungold cherry tomatoes    $3.00/pt
leeks            $2.50/bu
broccoli            $3/#
parsley            $1.5/bu
dill                $2/bu
basil            $2/bu
fennel            $2/bulb
chard            $2.50/bag
onions            $2/#
green and red cabbage    $1.50/#
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Peach Preserves    $7/12oz jar (our peaches, low sugar, all organic ingredients)
Cider syrup        $10/10oz bottle (ask to taste this – unbelievable!)
pickle relish        $5.00
frozen pesto        $1.50/oz
eggs            $3.50/doz
chicken            $3.75/#
sunflowers        $.50/stem

/Enjoy this beautiful weather!!!

We will look forward to your reply and to seeing you between 3-5:30 on Wednesday.

Thank you,
Charlotte

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Sep 15 2008

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September 17 pickup

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

I have been laid up with a sinus infection which is especially maddening on such gorgeous days.  However, thanks to Khimba and Dave, veggies are getting harvested.  The list is similar to last week, with the addition of some pickle relish I made over the weekend before the sinus infection hit and sunflowers.  Please note some changes in prices based on the MOFGA price list.

I also want to check in with all of you about the schedule of pickups for the rest of the season – we have 3 more pickups.  Would you rather come out two more times in Sept. and hold the last share for pickup in October after we have make cider which will probably happen on Sat. 10/4 or 10/11. Or, would you rather keep the weekly schedule and come out for cider individually?   Whenever the last pickup is, it will coincide with a big storage veggie harvest.  Please let me know your preference and I will try to do what the majority wants.

So here’s what’s available this week:

potatoes            $2/# (fingerlings $3/#)
summer squash    $2.00/#
carrots            $2.00/bu
tomatoes        $3/#
sungold cherry tomatoes    $3.00/pt
leeks            $2.50/bu
broccoli            $3/#
parsley            $1.5/bu
dill                $2/bu
basil            $2/bu
fennel            $2/bulb
chard            $2.50/bag
onions            $2/#
green and red cabbage    $1.50/#
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Peach Preserves    $7/12oz jar (our peaches, low sugar, all organic ingredients)
Cider syrup        $10/10oz bottle (ask to taste this – unbelievable!)
pickle relish        $5.00
frozen pesto        $1.50/oz
eggs            $3.50/doz
chicken            $3.75/#
sunflowers        $.50/stem

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

Thank you,
Charlotte

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