New- CSA Online Sign-ups!

18

Feb

2013

angieFebruary 18, 2013 0 Comments
New- CSA Online Sign-ups!

www.forpetessakefarm.csasignup.com

2013 CSA Enrollments Open Now

  What is a CSA share? It is simply a commitment to share in the harvest of a local farm – basically a subscription for fresh, local food.  You purchase shares in the spring and receive seasonal vegetables weekly from mid-May to mid-September.  It is a way to guarantee your supply of the freshest, organically grown produce.

How will this work?

The produce will be harvested each week and can be picked up at our farm on Thursdays from 3 –6pm.  We also will have a drop-off location from 4-6 pm at Temple Adath Israel at 124 North Ashland Avenue that might be more convenient for you.  Another option this year is delivery to your office/business for groups of 7 or more full share subscriptions (inside Fayette County only).  When you pick up your share you simply sign the weekly pick-up sheet, take your box of glorious vegetables and fruit and leave – it’s that simple!

What are my options?

We have 2 options, a full and half share.  A full share will average throughout the season 10 lbs. of freshly harvested produce and feed approximately a family of 2-4 for one week’s vegetable supply with a half share being just that, half of the full.   You might want to consider splitting a share with a neighbor or friend if this is more than you would need. We try to not overwhelm our customers with too many vegetables per week, as that is the number 1 complaint of nationally surveyed CSA customers.  This is reflected also in our pricing, with our CSA being one of the most reasonably priced CSA’s in central Kentucky.  For those wanting more, you can purchase additional shares or we will also offer to you first choice of purchasing bulk amounts of vegetables in addition to your weekly share.

You will receive a variety of seasonal vegetables.  Early spring will include a variety of greens, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, sugar snap peas, onions, carrots and scallions.  Early summer will include Swiss chard, squash, zucchini, cucumber, new potatoes, okra, green beans, beets, garlic and herbs.  Late summer will include corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, melons, butternut squash, acorn squash, melons, potatoes, and herbs.   We have also joined with other local farmers to provide you with additional options to add to your CSA basket – eggs, berries, cheese, and year round salad mixes / greens!

2012 Kentucky Filly of the Year.

Large, farm fresh eggs from Jan Banks free-range chickens are available in half dozen and dozen quantities.  Delicious eggs come from Happy Chicks!  These gals lay the most scrumptious eggs with large golden yolks, sometimes the eggs are too big to even fit in the container!  They are free of hormones and antibiotics, get to run and play outside every day from sun up to sun down, and even occasionally-because they are 2 doors down from us – get to eat our organic vegetable scraps!

 

Black Diamond Farms is offering their delectable berries again this year.  Dr. John Dvorak, his wife Lucie, and daughter Grace are owners of Black Diamond Farms.   They are also a neighboring farm, situated on the gently rolling slopes off of Old Richmond Road and grow the sweetest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Their berries are treated with the utmost care, with specific attention given to plant health and soil quality while using minimal inputs for disease prevention and insect control.  

Bleugrass Chèvre goats.

A new add-on to this year’s CSA is yet another neighbor (sorry for the broken record, but its true!), Bleugrass Chevre!  Many of you have probably purchased Susan Miller’s delicious cheeses at the farmers market or local grocery store.  We are excited to be able to offer her high quality products to you as part of our CSA.  With the many options to choose from (see contract page), you will be able to change your order throughout the season if you’d like to sample all of the different varieties.  However, we do request that changes be placed at least 1 week ahead of time.  We are currently upgrading our website to include an online ordering page that will allow this option.  For more information about her cheeses, go to www.bleugrasschevre.com.

 

Erik Walles.

Also new to this year’s CSA are our friends Erik and Gayle from Berries On Bryan Station Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm located just across from Windy Corners restaurant on Bryan Station Road.  Erik is taking a much-needed break from their CSA this year but will still be working hard supplying his salad mixes, greens, and okra to our local upscale restaurants.  He grows year round in his high tunnel and is offering his highly nutritious, organic mixes for those of you who need your salad or greens all year long!  He will also offer some of his greens before our CSA season begins, so you can purchase directly from him (especially those of you who are juicers!). Visit his site at www.berriesonbryanstation.com

 

 

We are proud to say that everything offered in your share is from farms in Fayette County, giving you the freshest, healthiest produce while leaving the smallest carbon footprint!  We are excited to have such a wonderful group of farmers in our community willing to work together to sustain the land we have been given while gathering the harvest and being able to share it with you. If you would like to join For Pete’s Sake Farm CSA, please complete the 2013 CSA member agreement at our new online sign-up page below 

www.forpetessakefarm.csasignup.com

 

Or click below to open 2013 CSA Contract for mail-in option.

CSA Contract 2-13

 

Happy Birthday, Pete!!

23

Jan

2013

angieJanuary 23, 2013 0 Comments
Happy Birthday, Pete!!

As we roll into 2013, our very first celebration is our beloved Petie’s birthday.  He just turned 14 years old, almost a centenarian in human years!  We are all looking forward to a better year for him this year, as he closes his chapter on cancer and ACL surgery.  He is enjoying the long winter days mostly indoors, napping, chewing bones, and enthusiastically performing floor food cleanup from toddler meal times.

As the days begin to get longer, we are getting closer to opening the greenhouse, packing trays of potting soil and starting seeds.  We are also preparing to install a high tunnel in the field for early spring crops for our CSA.

CSA sign-ups will begin February 1st on a first come-first serve basis.  If you are already on our mailing list, you will receive a 2013 CSA contract via email.  If you wish to sign up for our newsletter, you can do so at our Contact page at newsletter sign ups.  The 2013 CSA contract will also be posted on our blog as well.

Be sure to sign up early, we are not only adding many heirloom vegetable varieties to this year’s harvest but also continuing our options for eggs, berries, and two new additions to be announced on February 1st!!

We hope you are having a great start to the new year and look forward to serving you soon.

~Pete and crew

UPDATED! Honey Select Sweet Corn will be available Tuesday.

5

Aug

2012

angieAugust 5, 2012 0 Comments

Updated….the corn will not be ready for pickup until tomorrow, Tuesday or Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm.

 

Grilled corn, fried corn, corn pudding, corn chowder, cornbread, corn fritters, corn salad, creamed corn, corn pie…..have it your way!

Honey Select sweet corn will be harvested tomorrow morning and available for $6 per dozen.  A triplesweet corn, this corn is a great all purpose corn that can also be frozen or canned.  Farm pickup from 1 to 5 pm Monday through Wednesday  or while supplies last.  Check or cash only please.

Don’t wait, this sweet corn sells out fast!!