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CSA Week #2 Customize

Posted on May 21st, 2021 by Bonnie and Rudy Geber

Hi Everyone! It's Week #2 and it's time to customize your shares for pick up next week (if you wish!). Welcome to those every other week members who will be picking up for the first time - look forward to seeing you. If you are an every other week member, then you don't receive these emails on your off weeks. You can still keep up with our weekly 'Farm Happenings' though as they're available through Harvie.

We had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend - hope you all have a good one. We wrapped up Friday by literally wrapping. We spent most of the day getting the tomatoes in tip top shape which involves pruning, putting up trellis string, and wrapping the tomato leader around the string to support it growing up. We also had a mini-tour Friday morning to a CSA members class of inquisitive kiddos. It was fun to see the farm through their eyes and remember that YES, it really IS amazing how carrots grow! We've got a big week of planting ahead and we're hoping that this most recent cold snap will be the last one or at least the last severe one, because sometimes you just have to plant or get off the pot, am I right, lol?!

We want to highlight some of our products and producers available for add-ons to your boxes over the next few weeks. We may have more as the season goes on, but for right now, we have:

- Farm Fresh Eggs, from the Miller's Farm

- Duck Eggs and Spring Bouquets from Dragon's Breath Farm

- Bread and Bagels from the Gracious Table

- Honey from McLaury Apiaries

First up, the Miller's Farm. Jabel Miller and family raises chickens at their small farm in Libby, MT. They market their eggs through the Amish Farm to Market Store, farmers markets, and other orders. Their current flock is close to 150 hens free-ranging in their fenced pasture enjoying the great outdoors. The eggs are by the dozen in a carton. The Miller's chickens are raised on their local farm as free range hens, they are fed natural non-GMO feed and have no hormones or medications added. We can personally attest to these eggs being both beautiful and delicious!