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Today is on-farm & State College distribution day: Week 5 of 22!

Posted 7/3/2018 10:23am by Hannah Smith-Brubaker.

Happy Tuesday, 

Just a quick reminder to pick up your share this afternoon. 

Note for State college members: Use extra caution when entering parking lot as a new day care has opened at the meetinghouse, and child pickup will coincide with our pickup, so please be extra vigilant both when driving and when walking to pick up shares. 

Farm Note:

It's been hot, hot, hot!!! We've been trying to be as flexible as we can with our work crew in this weather. Frequent breaks, lots of water and dips in the creek. We don't often take the time we should to brag about our team and this summer we've got a lot to brag about. Jackie is in her FIFTH year with us. We don't know what we'd do without her leadership and dedication. We know we can always count on her. Bianca joined us this spring, having completed the Rodale Organic Farming apprenticeship program and she's raring to go all the time, no matter what the weather or task demands of her (we've even caught her dancing while weeding!). Will is just with us for a few months. At the tender age of 17, he's off to the Marines and felt hard physical work on a farm was a better fit than a desk job to prepare him for what he faces. And, last but certainly not least, our nieces Frances and Riley! Their cheerful attitudes and excitement over even the most challenging new task puts everyone around them in a good mood. Here's 4 out of 5 of them packing shares last week. If you see them, please take the time to thank them for all they do to bring your share of our harvest to you! 

In the share today: Lettuce heads, kale bunch, carrot nibs, mixed beets, squash, cucumbers, scapes, basil, parsley, dill.

Extras Available: Frozen broilers and stew hens, honey, Wild Water Kombucha (State College), eggs

Deb's cell phone number is 717-348-4916 (call or text) if you have questions or send us an email at csa@villageacresfarm.com.

Thanks so much for your support,

Deb

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 truck.  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 3:00 - 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). 

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

Late Pickup info

CSA Boxes/Packaging:  We pack shares into plastic liners inside boxes or crates.  The bags are removed from boxes at pickup.  This year we will not be reusing the share bags so please reuse or recycle on your own.  We do accept returns of paper egg cartons, pulp berry containers, pint and quart glass jars.