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2017 Summer CSA begins! Week 1 of 25

Posted 5/30/2017 11:30am by Village Acres CSA.

Week #1 Summer/Fall 2017

We are happy to bring you the first share of the season today.  We were fortunate to find enough ripe strawberries in the field to give you all a small taste of them this first week. The cucumbers are also making an early appearance.  These crisp treats are coming from our field tunnel, which we can use to advance the season by a few weeks.  See below for details of the other share contents this week.  

 

Share contents: Strawberries, Asparagus, Scallions (bunched) Lettuce Heads, Kale, Potatoes (2016 crop from neighbor Aaron Kanagy), Green Garlic (loose), Cucumber, and herbs (parsley, dill and oregano.)

Egg Shares: If you signed up for an every other week egg share, you can start by picking up eggs today and every "Odd"week throughout the season. Since this is Week 1 of 25, it is an "odd" week.  Throughout the season if you can't remember if you get eggs on a certain week, look at the top of the checklist to find the week# and if odd, it's your week for eggs! 

Scroll down for more details on pick-up locations and directions for each site. 

Outstanding Balances: If you have a remaining balance for this coming season's shares, you should have received a reminder email last week.  We ask for payment in full by the first distribution if at all possible, but are willing to arrange payment plans if this is not feasible. Payments can be made online by following the link included in the reminder email or can be brought to distribution. Please email or talk with us if you would like to arrange for a payment plan.

Please let us know if you have unanswered questions! Deb's cell phone number is 717-348-4916 or send us an email at csa@villageacresfarm.com.

 

Pickup Locations and Times:

State College Members: State College Pickup is from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 611 E Prospect Ave., State College, PA 16801.

Your main vegetable share will be in the white Sprinter Van and the sales table and any choices will be on the tables in the grassy area. In case of poor weather, we may move inside (but boxes will still be in the van). When you get to the Friends Meeting, start at the back of the van – one of us will be there eager to help get you orientated to the pick-up process.  We will have a checklist to confirm we have you down for the correct share items and will guide you through the pickup routine.  Egg Shares are typically in crates stacked in a line close to the van.  You'll get any other directions you may need from starting at the van. 

Late Pickup info

On-Farm Members: On-Farm Pickup is from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the farm, in the FoodShed.  Pull into the farm's driveway (red barn on your right, white house on your left).  Distribution is set up in our FoodShed (wood sided building -Returning members please note this change!). 

Our Farm Address is 229 Cuba Mills Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059

Late Pickup info

CSA Boxes/Packaging:  We like to pack your share in durable boxes with breathable plastic liners for optimal delivery ease and shelf life. In order to do this in a cost-effective manner, we ask that you just take the liner with you and return it the next week (or even come with a reusable bag to transfer your produce). If you do find yourself needing to take home crates and liners (and we know there are occasions for doing so), please bring them back the next week so that we can continue to keep our costs down.  We reuse many types of containers- 1 doz egg cartons (paper cartons preferred), green berry tills, quart and pint jars, etc.  (Several items we do not reuse include plastic egg carton and plastic berry containers)

 

 

Recipes:  Did you know we have hundreds of recipes on our website and they can all be searched by ingredient? Simply visit www.VillageAcresFarm.com/recipe and search away. If you come across a recipe you particularly like, please send it and we’ll add it.

 

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