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Farm Happenings for October 1, 2020

Posted on September 28th, 2020 by Andrea McAdow

Hey all,

Did you feel that hint of a chill in the air this morning? The highs may still be in the 90s but the window of time that it is comfortable to work outside is growing quickly. We are still hard at work getting hundreds of baby plants into the ground. Before we know it the days will shorten significantly and their growth will slow. Part of eating seasonally is taking note of the turning of the seasons with what is on your plate. We enjoy an extended window of juicy tomatoes and sweet corn here in Arizona but there will soon be a time for plates loaded with greens and squash. Savor the flavors of summer while they are here!

We have lots of tomatoes on our list this week as well as the beginning of our lettuce mix and baby bok choy. I am slowly adding more of our pantry items to our extras list so make sure to check that out if you need anything to round out your meals.

Good news: we will be adding cuts of locally raised beef soon. If you are interested would you mind letting me know which cuts you may be interested in purchasing? Appreciate you!

Some Housekeeping Items:

If this is your first delivery week... This week you will see a larger charge than normal on your card. It is the 25% of your total order plus 50% of the first box. PLEASE DON'T PANIC. The remaining charge each week will only be 50% of the remaining cost of your box for that week.

If you are not a weekly person, please double check that the email you are receiving is indeed for a scheduled box for this week. It will have a yellow"swap now" button. Harvie also sends out a farm stand pre-order email that can sometimes get confused with your regular share email.

Here is the help article on swapping out your share items. It goes over how to swap, when and why you may be charged for extras, and how to set your preferences.  https://harvie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001667414-How-Swaps-and-Extras-Work

I recommend checking out the Harvie University if you are getting hung up on anything or you can always email support at support@harvie.farm for specific website related questions or me on product related questions.

We do absolutely guarantee our products so if something is not up to par, please do not hesitate to reach out so that we can make it right.

For Pick up, please come armed with your reuse-able bag to transfer your produce into, we will have extras if you forget though! Or you can try to balance everything in your arms, up to you ;)


PLEASE NOTE:

We are committed to bringing you the freshest, most flavorful food possible. We are sourcing some products from Southern CA and AZ in addition to those grown on our farms. This will give you a good variety while still allowing you to support local farmers and small businesses.

We want to be as transparent as possible, you will see the source of each product located next to its name.

CA/AZ Organic - California grown and organic

Rosebird CNG - From Rosebird Farms in Kingman AZ, which is Certified Naturally Grown (Organic for little guys like us)

Kingman - From local Kingman farms using organic practices but not certified

If you are receiving a delivery for the week please leave a cooler with plenty of ice on your front porch. 

For farm stand orders: If you are paying with SNAP benefits please select "pay offline" you will need to pick up at West of Third as the government currently only allows us to accept payments at our brick and mortar location.


 

Thank you SO much for your continued support. We truly love delivering food that nourishes our bodies each week.

-Farmer Andrea