Aug 05 2009 11:39 pm

Posted by under CSA Updates

CSA pickup for 8/5/09

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

We plan to start raking blueberries at the end of the week.  It surely does not feel like blueberry time, but more like the beginning of July!  We feel lucky to have blueberries given the blight that has affected so many fields in Maine.  It is time to start placing orders for frozen berries.  The price for frozen berries is $3.25/# and they come in 5# bags.  It is a good idea to get your orders in ASAP.  We hope to have raspberries this week, but it all depends on the weather, and the production of berries is slowing down.  This will probably be the last week for peas.  Then we wait for the beans!  This is definitely the hardest year I have experienced with growing.

So here goes:

raspberries                                      4/half pint
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
beet greens                      4.25/#
bunching onions                      2.50/bunch
garlic scapes                 1.50/bunch  (these are the beautiful curled seed pod shoot and is used like garlic – but bit milder)
sugar snap peas                  5.00/#  (these are edible pod.)
baby carrots                                    2.50/bu

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 sourdough boules and I will ge making swope bread this week.

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,
Charlotte

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