Field Report

It's Winter CSA Registration Time!

Posted by Andre Cantelmo :: Monday, July 28 :: 1:50pm

Time to sign up for the Winter CSA!  

The Heron Pond Farm Winter CSA is a great way for you to keep eating local all year long. This year we have expanded our winter storage to keep field greens longer, added to are already significant winter greens production ability, will include some prepared items, and continue to expand on the frozen goods harvested from our summer bounty. Due to shareholder feedback we will reduce the amount of Irish potatoes in the share and try to beef up the sweet potatoes. Come explore what eating locally grown food in the winter can be.  

We need you to register right away! The fact is that about 70% of the cost to produce our winter bounty has already been spent. We need your support to finish the growing season strong and bring in a harvest we can share all winter long. That is why when you pay your share in full by August 31st, we are going to give you a free Heron Pond Farm T-shirt (Men’s and women’s available in s,m,l,and xl. Please specify preference in memo section of your check. While supplies last). So register here.  

This years share price will be $550 for a full share, keeping the share price the same for the last three years. Two people can eat comfortably with a winter full share. We tried doing half shares in the past and it was very difficult to split the share because of the nature of the food.  Starting with the Winter 2013-14 CSA we added prepared and frozen food that made the creation of half shares impossible. Nevertheless, as in past seasons, you are more than welcome to join together with other shareholders to buy a full share.   

Winter is a hard season to grow in. We want all our shareholders to get a nice, well-rounded diet of roots, greens, fruits, and extras. Because of this we only offer 200 winter shares.   

This year’s winter share will begin the week of October 20th and continue into late March. It includes 14 pickups. We are putting the final touches on some April-May food production that may let some of you continue to eat with us all year long. You will be able to register for our early spring share starting in November.  

What is in a winter share? Heron Pond Farm grows food in the winter. We use eight greenhouses to get us through the deep winter months of January and February. We also employ a system of season extenders to have fresh green veggies from outside late in the fall and early in the spring. This makes our winter shares more then just root crops. Combined with a good supply of storage apples this year our shares give you the opportunity to eat local all year long. To see complete list of what was in the 2010-2011 winter share visit our website.

What are the dates for all the pick ups?  

Farm stand: October 24-26; October 31-November 2; November: 7-9, 14-16, 21-23; December: 5-7, 19-21; January: 2-4, 16-18, 30- February 1; February: 13-15, 27-March 1; March: 13-15, 27-29.  

Dover: October: 20, 27; November: 3, 10, 17; December: 1, 15, 29; January 12, 26; February: 9, 23; March: 9, 23.  

Portsmouth: October: 22, 29; November: 5, 12, 19; December: 3, 17, 31; January: 14, 28; February: 11, 25; March: 11, 25.  

We’re looking forward to a winter of great food with you!  

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