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Welcome to the 2014 Chatfield CSA Program!

Posted 4/11/2014 3:02pm by Josie Hart-Genter.

Dear Shareholders,

Welcome to the 2014 Chatfield CSA season! I would like to welcome all returning and new shareholders to our community. As I look around, the farm is on the verge of blooming and  bursting forth. I can't help but dream of fresh greens, baby bok choi on the grill and heaps of fresh herbs in my salad dressings. I am also looking foward to seeing you all each week to celebrate local food and chat about recipes at distribution. - Josie Hart

If you still have an accounting question or want to change something within your account, please contact  as soon as possible.

Important CSA Event Dates:

- CSA Volunteer Orientation: May 3, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.. It is not too late to become a volunteer. We have weekly volunteer opportunities every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, from 7 - 10 a.m.

- Our growing season has been blessed (we hope) with an early spring and there are already a few making progress. If we don't get snow in May, we will have our first Supporting Share distribution on May 13 at York St. and May 15 at Chatfield. At this point these dates are tentative and depend on the mid-spring weather.

- For all shareholders the tentative date for the first full distribution is May 27 at York St. location and May 29 at Chatfield. Both locations will be open for share pick up from 4 - 7p.m., weekly. Fruit and egg shares will not start until later in the season. Details and prices of the meat share and jam share will be confirmed soon.

- This year, we will be selling local mushrooms and cheese at both distributions but we are not offering a full share for an entire season.

- We will be sending out egg and fruit share information to all shareholders becuase we still have both of these shares for sale if you want to buy one online.

- Please join us for our annual Open House event on June 7, 1-3 p.m. for food, tours, a chance to meet the CSA team and an overview of our new outreach partners and programs. There will be barrel rides for the kids and other fun things so bring the whole family!

A Note from the Field:                                                                                                      

by Phil Cordelli, Head Grower

The first flush of asparagus has already appeared, but was zapped by the cold nights last week. We’ll have a couple bigger flushes coming, with the timing dependent on the weather. We’ve overwintered some crops such as carrots and spinach and surprisingly cilantro! We’re seeding cover crops now, getting fields plowed and equipment prepped and the first planting of beets just sprouted. Carrots have been seeded and we are working on additional asparagus plantings this week. Things are looking good!  

The weekly newsletter will start in May, filled with useful information on our CSA program, notes from the field, recipes and other highlights. Hope to see you all for our Open House Event down at the farm!

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