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Winter CSA Registration Time!

Posted 8/7/2017 6:33am by Andre Cantelmo.

 

Time To Sign Up For Your Winter Share & Cheese Add On

Unlike the summer share program where the share holders give us the funds to grow a seasons worth of food for you, the winter program is economically backwards for the farm. We grow much of the food for the winter all summer long. Then get to see the returns latter. That is why it is so important for you to register now. The needs to pay it’s bills, but we have also sold out of our 200 winter shares for the last three years. It is important that you register now to make sure you save your spot.
 
Why Heron Pond Farm?
We have been running our CSA for over 10 years and farming 20 years. Our experience means you receive great quality and variety every week.
The CSA is a great value. 

The Heron Pond Farm Winter CSA is a great way for you to keep eating local all year long. Our brimming root cellar and green houses will provide an abundance of root crops and fresh greens all winter long. Come explore what eating locally grown food in the winter can be.

How It Works
Members receive enough produce to feed 2-4 people over a 22 week period (with 14 pick ups) starting the week of October 23rd and continuing till late March. You will pick up your share once a week at your chosen location until Thanksgiving, every other week after that.  At each pick up location a list of that weeks share will be posted. You then choose the veggies from the stand display or if you're in Dover or Portsmouth, from our farmers market style display. At all locations someone from the farm will be there to help with any questions you might have.
Choose Your Pickup Location:
Farm Stand: Pickup Thursday-Sunday 11–6:00 First pickup: Mon.
Dover: Tuesdays, 3:00–6:00 First pickup: October 24th
Portsmouth: Wednesdays, 3:00–6:00 First pickup: October 25th
Pickup: Each location will be set up farm-stand style. We do not pre-box shares with our CSA. You will be able to select your own vegetables, guided by a pickup list. One of the Heron Pond farmers will help you sign in, answer your questions, or suggest recipes.
 
Locally yours,
Andre 
 


Handmade, small batch, farmhouse cheese made right here on Heron Pond Farm!


 

Taste some of the first batches coming out of our cave and see how the recipes continue to develop over our first season. November will mark our first full year making cheese. Our cheese is all made with the award winning cow's milk from Bodwell's Dairy right down the road in Kensington NH. 

$220 will get you the equivalent of a wedge a week for 22 weeks (14 pickups) along side your Heron Pond veggies. 

Ripening in our cheese cave now:

Camembert- Similar to a brie, this cheese is creamy indulgence with a blooming white rind.

Tomme—Bright and nutty, semi-firm interior, aged 3 months.

Alpine-  Smooth, brothy, semi-firm aged 6-8 months

Hayloft- Similar to Jarlsberg, creamy and full of Swiss flavor.

Caerphilly- A welsh style cheddar.

Cheese Curds- Squeaky cheese! Make your own poutine.

Herb Rounds- A fresh farmers cheese, soft and spreadable, rolled in herbs and spices. 

 

Whats in a Winter Share?

Fall Sample:
CSA Share 10/24/16
                        Full                        Partial 
Lettuce             2                            2
Beans               2#                          1#
Apples              4                            4
Carmen            3                            3
Bell Peppers    3                             3
Kale                  1                             1
Onions             1#                         1/2#
Potatoes           2                            1
Group 1:          2                            1
Cabbage
Winter Squash
Group 2:          3#                          1#
Carrots
Beets
Potatoes

Mid Winter Sample:
CSA Share 12/15/16

Roots in group one will be stuff like potatoes, beets, turnips, radishes. Roots in group 2 are rutabaga, gilfeather, and kohlrabi. 
                       Full                        Partial 
Brussels           1#                          1#
Onions             6                            3
Chard or
Kale                   1                            1
Carrots             2#                         1#
Butternut         2                            1
Bunch Tatsoi   1                            1
Roots 1:            4#                          2#
Roots 2:            2                             1

Late Winter:
CSA Share 3/23/2017-3/29/2017
 

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