My dear Community,
It’s been a wild year so far with all these rains. It’s one thing to live in a flood zone, it’s another to actually be part of a flood. We’ve had to rethink a lot of the flow of our farm in Buellton. We’ve relocated our cattle, sheep and goats from the outskirts of the property to the middle of the farm with some joining our chickens. I love seeing our animals integrated into the workings of the farm. It seems so much more natural yet it’s practices like this that keep us from entering the big food markets. Our farm is going to stay small, maybe even downsize over the coming years. Big agriculture and all the so called “saftey practices” that are enforced push small farmers out of the bigger picture. It’s been going on for a long time right under our noses, but you might not even notice. Thanks for supporting local food through our local distribution outlets. It’s going to be the future of our and other small farms.
We’re raising the cost of our fruit expansion by $0.50 in order to keep up with rising costs. I appreciate your understanding. We’ve now filled all our egg subscriptions from our waitlist. We will soon be opening up new subscriptions and you’ll see eggs in our CSA store. Happy chickens equal delicious eggs. Please reach out to me with an questions.
I’m considering including Bakers Table loaves of bread to our CSA box add ons, but I want to hear your opinion. I’m having a really hard time finding an organic bread maker, so sourcing Bakers Table, who isn’t organic, but definitely local is second best. You will have to subscribe to the bread in order to receive it as it has a lot of prep time involved. Is this something you think should be added? Drop me a line titled “Bread” @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be good to each other.
BLUEBERRIES from HOMEGROWN ORGANICS
SUGAR SNAP PEAS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS from Organic Treat
BROCCOLI from Rodoni Farms
BABY SPINACH from SUNRISE ORGANICS
RADISHES from SUNRISE ORGANICS
BIG BOX ADD: CARROTS, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, ROMAINE LETTUCE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, one more TBD
JUST the BASICS:
FRUIT EXPANSION: CLEMENTINES + CHERIMOYAS
LETTUCE of the WEEK: RED BUTTER
MUSHROOM MIX: TBD