A Fragrant Combination.

Week 5

I really enjoy the harvest this week. The sweet and savory fragrances of the produce was pure delight. My fingers smell sweet and even the walk-in cooler has the aroma of fresh herbs and garlic. Now I’m craving some Italian cuisine for supper tonight.

So here is what you’ll find in your box this week:

Garlic scapes – These are the long, curly flowers that the garlic plants sprout as they are close to being ripe. The scapes can be just sliced up and used in dishes in place of garlic, and it has just a slightly sweeter, milder flavor than a garlic cloves.
Radishes with greens –  The most popular way to eat radishes is to slice and eat. But don’t toss out the greens. They are equally tasty, can be used as a substitute for arugula, can be added to salads, used as a pizza topping, or sautéed as a side dish. You can try out some of these recipes on our website.
Romaine This is definitely the last of the lettuce until late summer, August or September.
Basil – You will find a combination of four different kinds of basil: Genovese or Italian basil; Thai basil which has an anise fragrance; lime basil, and purple basil which has the same flavor profile as Italian basil only it’s purple. The best way to serve basil is to makepesto, and here are a few recipes on our website. Or you can always just put it in a vase and enjoy the aroma.
Broccoli – The full-size heads of broccoli are now ripe. Once I cut their heads off (uffda, that sounds harsh…) the broccoli plants will still produce an abundance of florets throughout the rest of the season, so you’ll be seeing more of this as well.
Cucumbers and/or Zucchini (some boxes) The cucumbers and zucchini are just starting to emerge. It won’t be long until every box each week includes both of these cucurbits. However, for the first harvest of the season there are not enough for all boxes, But there are more than I can eat myself so I opted to just dole them out randomly and have a little surprise for whoever gets those boxes. One thing I can guarantee is that you will be seeing a lot of both of these cucurbits throughout the summer, so you might want to start studying the zucchini recipes and the cucumber recipes on our website because these veggies are by far the most productive plants in the garden.

ADD-ON ITEMS
If you are interested in any of these items this week, please let me know ASAP so I can include them with your delivery, and I can coordinate payment with you as well.
Hometown Hummus – $5 per tub.
It’s no surprise that this has received rave reviews. It is truly a one-of-a-kind delicious hummus, and we are so proud that it is made right here in Mora.
Free-range eggs – $4 per dozen. You will notice a price increase. Due to the many Minnesota farms that have been impacted by the avian flu, eggs are now less available and in high demand. Therefore the price for a dozen eggs has been increased to meet this demand. However, for those of you who have pre-paid, you are all set.
Minnesota Wildflower Honey – 1-lb jar $6, 2-lb jar $12
Organic Maple Syrup – $15 per 17 oz. bottle, $65 per gallon

Don’t forget to return your box and cooler pack so I can refill them for next week. Also, I could use egg cartons so if you have any laying around, I’ll be happy to take them off your hands. Here is the delivery schedule this week:
St. Cloud Offices – Tuesday morning around 10:30 am
St. Cloud Good Earth Co-op – Tuesday mornings between 10:30 am and 11:00 aam
Spring Meadows – Tuesday, between noon and 12:30.
MB25 – Tuesday, around 1:00
Vital Images – Tuesday, around 1:30
Made of Mora – Thursday by 11:00 a.m.
Sapsucker Farms – Thursday or Friday anytime after noon.
City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge – Friday mornings by 10:00 a.m.

You can find our Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly hard cider at these retail locations.

Keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.

 

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CSA Week Four: A Week of Transitions.

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PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE CHANGE THIS WEEK.

I’m sending the newsletter earlier than usual today, as this is an unusual week.

As I explained in my email sent on Friday, a very dear friend of ours was killed in an airplane accident in Alaska, and his memorial service is this week. Therefore, the delivery schedule needed to be changed this week to accommodate our travel time. If you haven’t yet seen the schedule-change email I sent on Friday, it is posted on our website. You will see that I also corrected the delivery schedule for September as well (sorry, I made a boo-boo on the original schedule)

REVISED SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
St. Cloud and Metro area deliveries – no significant change, I will still be delivering tomorrow (Tuesday) but I’ll be delivering just a little earlier than usual.
St. Cloud offices – between 9:30 and 10 am
Good Earth Coo-op – between 10-10:30 am
Spring Meadows – between 11:30 – noon
MB25 – between noon – 12:30
Vital Images – about 1:00

Made of Mora and on-farm pick-up – Your boxes will be ready on WEDNESDAY this week, instead of Thursday.

Cambridge Co-op – Your boxes will also be ready on WEDNESDAY instead of Friday this week.

Also, full-share members, please note that there is no CSA next week. This hiatus is as planned in the original schedule I posted in the beginning of the season. The CSA will resume again the week of June 29th.

CROP REPORT
I am happy to report that even though the crops are growing a little slower than I had hoped, due to the cool weather lately, the crops are indeed growing and looking really good. As much I try to plant the crops in a timely manner so they will be ready for the boxes based on my CSA schedule, the crops pretty much ignore my schedule and stick to their own schedule. Some of the things I planned for this week are just starting to ripen up, but at this moment in time, there are only small portions of them that are ready to harvest.

With that in mind, not all boxes will be exactly the same. So here is what you’ll find this week.

All boxes will include these items
Napa Cabbage – This is an Asian cabbage that can be served raw or cooked. It can also be used in place of regular cabbage as well. You will find recipes on the website if you’re not quite sure what to do with it.

Romaine – either green or red romaine. This will probably be the last box of lettuce until fall. Lettuce doesn’t like hot weather. Once the temperatures heat up, it bolts.

Maple syrup sampler – be careful when you open your box, you will find a small, 2-oz sample bottle of Sapsucker Farms maple syrup. If you’ve never had the real stuff, be prepared to delight your palate with this special treat. Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup? True.

Bok Choy – I guess I went a little crazy planting bok choy this year as I have a HUGE crop of it. This will be the last you’ll see it for the season as well. And if you need some inspiration, you can try one of the recipes on the website.

Random appearance of other items
As we transition from spring to summer, these are some of the crops that are just starting to ripen up, but there is not enough for everyone this week. Fear not, everyone will definitely be getting all of these items in their box at some point in time, just not this week. Instead, you will find one or more of these items:
Radishes
Scallions
Broccoli
Arugula – the last of the crop
Hot peppers – only the hot ones are ripe right now
You have to admit, surprises are kinda fun, right? So now you’ll be surprised to find out what mystery ingredient will be in your box this week.

You will also notice that I don’t have a picture of the box ingredients yet. That’s because I haven’t done the harvest yet today, but I’ll be sure to take photo and add it to this post on the website so you can check back later in the day to see the photo if you like.

ADD-ON ITEMS
If you are interested in any of these items this week, please let me know ASAP so I can include them with your delivery, and I can coordinate payment with you as well.
Hometown Hummus – $5 per tub.
It’s no surprise that this has received rave reviews. It is truly a one-of-a-kind delicious hummus, and we are so proud that it is made right here in Mora.
Free-range eggs – $3 per dozen
Minnesota Wildflower Honey – 1-lb jar $6, 2-lb jar $12
Organic Maple Syrup – $15 per 17 oz. bottle, $65 per gallon

You can find our Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly hard cider at these retail locations.

Keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.

Now… time for me to get out from behind my desk and out to harvest your fresh, certified organic veggies for this week.

Cheers,
Debbie

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Important CSA Delivery Schedule Change

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This goofy guy you see, is Jay Baldwin, the person who got us started making maple syrup about 15 years ago. He was the inspiration and catalyst for just about everything we now do here at Sapsucker Farms. Tragically, this brilliant, inspiring, and most lovable man was killed in an airplane accident last week. Our hearts are broken.

For you CSA members who have been with us for a few years, you are aware that one week during the summer we take a break and go fishing up in Alaska, with our dear friends Jay and Sandy Baldwin. This year the week we planned to go fishing was for 6/22-6/26. With Jay’s passing, we are still planning to go to Alaska, but not to fish, but rather to honor this remarkable man. He has touched so many lives that his memorial service will be held in a sports arena as they are expecting well over 1500 people there.

Therefore, the CSA delivery schedule has been changed to accommodate our sudden change of plans. Specifically there are two changes to the schedule:

NEXT WEEK-WEEK FOUR 6/16-6/17 
No change for Tuesday 6/16 delivery to St. Cloud and Metro area
Made of MORA and Sapsucker Farms – will be WEDNESDAY 6/17  instead of Thursday
City Center Market Co-op – will be WEDNESDAY 6/17 instead of Friday
I will remind you of this change again in the weekly newsletter that will go out on Monday. This revision will allow us to leave on Thursday 6/18 to travel to Alaska for Jay’s service.

HIATUS – please note that the originally planned Hiatus for 6/22-6/26 is still in place. CSA deliveries resume as usual the week beginning 6/30.

CORRECTED SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE
Many of you noticed my boo boo for the month of September on the first schedule I sent out previously. I have now fixed that so you will see the corrected September schedule.
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My wish for you is that you too have a Jay Baldwin in your life – that unstoppable person who always inspires, makes you think, laugh, unafraid of new adventures, and only brings abundant joy to your life.

Give your family members an extra big hug today, and never pass up an opportunity to say “I love you”

Debbie

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CSA Week 3: Seeing Green. And a Little Red.

Week 3

Hi CSA members

The garden is bulging with greens these days. So that is exactly what your box is bulging with this week too.

Please be sure to return your box and cooler pack so I can refill it for you. Also, I could use any empty egg cartons you have laying around too.

Here is what you’ll find in your box this week.

Napa Cabbage, a.k.a. Chinese Cabbage, a.k.a. Wombok – In this part of the country I think we call it Napa cabbage, but it is also referred to as Chinese cabbage, and last year, our WWOOFer from Australia informed me that down under, it is called “womboks.” If you’re not sure what to call it, you can pick your preference. If you’re not sure how to prepare it, here are a few recipes to try.

Beet Greens – I always feel guilty when I thin the beets. I know that in order for the beets to get big, some of them have to be removed to make room for the others to grow. But the good news is that the thinned-out beets can also be enjoyed in a different way. Some of the greens I pulled even have itty bitty teeny weeny little beets on them too. Beet greens can be prepared much like spinach. You can add it to a salad or sauté it as a side dish. Or if you want to try something different, I have a few recipes on our website.

Radish Greens – Just like the beets, it’s time to thin the radishes too. Radish greens add a spicy flair to salads and are great as a pizza topper. I have a handful of radish greens recipes on the website too.

Peashoots or Arugula – This week I’m pulling a little switcheroo. If you go peashoots last week, you’ll get arugula this week. Or if you got arugula last week, you’ll get peashoots this week. Arugula is a spicy, peppery green, popular in dishes at fancy restaurants. Here are a few recipes to try. Peashoots are sprouts from pea seeds. They are a tender and delicious addition to salads, or just munch on as a snack.

Bok Choy – You’ve already had some experience with this. And if you need some inspiration, here are some recipes to try.

Buttercrunch lettuce – You just can’t find this in the grocery store.

CSA ADD-ON ITEMS 
Here are the Sapsucker Farms CSA Add-on items that are available to you throughout the CSA season:
Maple syrup 17 oz bottle – $15
Maple syrup gallon jug – $65
Wildflower honey 1-lb jar – $6
Wildflower honey 2-lb jar – $12
Eggs – $3 per dozen
Hometown Hummus – $5
If you are interested in any of these items, just contact me, I’ll arrange payment and will be sure to get the item included in your box.

Here is the delivery schedule this week:

St. Cloud Offices – Tuesday morning around 10:30 am

St. Cloud Good Earth Co-op – Tuesday mornings between 10:30 am and 11:00 aam

Spring Meadows – Tuesday, between noon and 12:30.

MB25 – Tuesday, around 1:00

Vital Images – Tuesday, around 1:30

Made of Mora – Thursday by 11:00 a.m.

Sapsucker Farms – Thursday or Friday anytime after noon.

City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge – Friday mornings by 10:00 a.m.

If you’re a fan of hard cider, you can find our Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly hard cider at these retail locations.

Meanwhile, you can keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.

Enjoy,

Debbie

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A Tribute to Jay Baldwin.

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This goofy guy is the person who got us started making maple syrup nearly 15 years ago. He grew up in Vermont and spent his childhood and young adult years making maple syrup every spring. On his first visit to our farm, he walked through our woods, saw lots of sugar maple trees and asked “have you ever thought about making maple syrup?”

On Thursday June 4, 2015, he was tragically killed in an airplane accident in Alaska.

Our hearts are broken. We are only one of the few people he has touched throughout his lifetime. Anyone who has met Jay has a story to tell.

Jay, we love you and miss you so much.

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CSA Week Two: International Delight

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Welcome half-share members! This is officially week two of the CSA as the full share members received their first box last week.

Despite the cold, and slow growing season, I am happy to be able to provide you with home-grown goodness for you this spring. And this week I have a special hometown treat for you to try. More about what’s in the box in just a moment.

First, a few housekeeping things… (I know… you’re tempted to scroll down to the good stuff… that’s ok, but be sure to scroll back up here again, deal?)

Your CSA will be delivered in a waxed produce box, plus it will have a cooler pack inside, of which both are re-usable throughout the season. So please be gentle with the box and return the box along with the cooler pack for reuse each week. Plus, depending on where you pick up your box, there are a few things to know. So here it goes:

St. Cloud offices – for those of you who receive your boxes at your office, I’ll be dropping off your boxes on Tuesday mornings. Then you simply have your box and cooler pack ready for me to pick up when I deliver your box the next week. That’s it.

St. Cloud Good Earth Co-op – Your boxes will be delivered to the co-op on Tuesday mornings. To pick up your box, go to a cashier, let them know that you are picking up your CSA and they will direct you to the rack in the deli area where the boxes will be ready for you. Your boxes will have your name on them as well. Then, next week when you pick up your new box, please return your old box, collapse it, and leave the flattened box in the area where you pick up your new box. Follow that?

Spring Meadows – your boxes will be delivered to the pool/community room on Tuesdays around 12:30. Just return your box and cooler pack to the pool/community center before I drop off your new box the next week and I will take it from there.

Vital Images – I plan to be at your office between 1pm to 2pm on Tuesdays. Just have your box and cooler pack ready for me to pick up the following week when I drop of the current week’s box.

MB25 – I’ll be at your office around 2:30 on Tuesdays or so to drop off your boxes, and I will pick up the boxes and cooler packs the next time I’m there.

Made of Mora – your boxes will be ready for pick up by noon on Thursdays. Simply return your box and cooler pack to Made of Mora the next time you pick up your box.

Sapsucker Farms – For those of you who are picking up here at the farm, your box will be ready after noon on Thursday or anytime on Friday. For your first time picking up, let me know when you think you’ll be picking up your box so I’m here to show you where to pick it up and drop off your boxes.

City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge – Boxes will be delivered on Friday mornings by 10:00 a.m. To pick up your box, you will need to go to a cashier, then they will retrieve your box, but they want you to bring along a bag to bring your goodies home. The co-op will keep the box and hold it for me next time I drop off boxes.

I’ll remind everyone of these procedures for the first couple of weeks, then we’ll all get into the swing of things and will know what to do in the future.

Also, be sure to wash your produce. Don’t worry, there are no chemicals or toxic substances since all of the produce from Sapsucker Farms is 100% certified organic. It has been “field washed” to get most of the dirt and critters removed, but I can’t guarantee I’ve gotten it all. That’s why it’s a good idea to wash it again before you eat it.

Now… what’s in your box this week:

HUMMUS – Here in Mora we are fortunate to have Hometown Hummus. It is prepared by a local resident who grew up in Mora, spent some time in Turkey and learned how to make this remarkable hummus. His complete story is included in the box, so you can read all about it. If you’re not familiar with hummus, its a dip made of chickpeas, tahini and other Mediterranean spices. It’s delish on crackers, bread, chips, but it especially good as a dip for fresh, organic veggies from Sapsucker Farms. Huge thanks to Jake Olson for providing this complimentary serving of his special recipe hummus. The good news is that if you love it as much as I do, Hometown Hummus is an add-on item  throughout the CSA season. You can purchase a portion of this size for $5. Just let me know, I’ll coordinate payment with you and I’ll be sure to include it in your future CSA box.

RHUBARB – I have already been enjoying my favorite way to serve this early spring treat – rhubarb custard pie. If you don’t have a favorite recipe, try out some of the recipes on our website.

BOK CHOY – or pac choi, or pak choy, or bok choi… I don’t really know why there are so many different spellings, but as far as I can tell, any spelling points to the same thing. This is a popular Asian green that has succulent stalks with hearty greens. It can be enjoyed raw (dipped in Hometown hummus!!) or cooked. If you’re not familiar with it, try out one of the bok chou recipes on our website.

ARUGULA OR PEA SHOOTS – My harvest for both arugula and pea shoots were smaller than expected. So some of you will be getting a small portion of arugula (a spicy, peppery green, popular in dishes at fancy restaurants), or pea shoots (tender sprouts from peas that are super tasty in salads, or served on a cracker topped with Hometown Hummus and pea shoots on top).

LETTUCE – a couple of heads of butter crunch lettuce.

CSA ADD-ON ITEMS Here are the Sapsucker Farms CSA Add-on items that are available to you throughout the CSA season:
Maple syrup 17 oz bottle – $15
Maple syrup gallon jug – $65
Wildflower honey 1-lb jar – $6
Wildflower honey 2-lb jar – $12
Eggs – $3 per dozen
Hometown Hummus – $5
If you are interested in any of these items, just contact me, I’ll arrange payment and will be sure to get the item included in your box.

MINNEAPOLIS CIDER FEST
Perhaps some of you have seen our Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly Cider featured on the local TV news the past few days. We are delighted to be participating in the Minneapolis Cider Fest taking place this week. Join in the fun if you can! You can also find our cider available at a retailer near you. Here is a complete list of stores where you can find Yellow Belly, and if you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll be sure to get some to you (retail price $7.99 + tax).

Meanwhile, you can keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.

Enjoy,

Debbie

 

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Week One: First Box of the Season

Week 1

Hello Full Share CSA members

I am sure you are all recovering from a very happy Memorial Day weekend. Here at the farm, we have been busy planting, harvesting, and enjoying the weekend as well. We are also delighted to begin the 2015 CSA season. I’ll explain in more detail what is included in this first box of the season, but first I need to cover a few housekeeping thingies.

Your CSA will be delivered in a waxed produce box, plus it will have a cooler pack inside, of which both are re-usable throughout the season. So please be gentle with the box and return it along with the cooler pack for reuse each week. Plus, depending on where you pick up your box, there are a few things to know. So here it goes:

St. Cloud offices – for those of you who receive your boxes at your office, I’ll be dropping off your boxes on Tuesday mornings. Then you simply have your box and cooler pack ready for me to pick up when I deliver your box the next week. That’s it.

St. Cloud Good Earth Co-op – Your boxes will be delivered to the co-op on Tuesday mornings. To pick up your box, go to a cashier, let them know that you are picking up your CSA and they will direct you to the break room or conference room in the back of the store where the boxes will be ready for you. Then, next week when you pick up your new box, please return your old box, collapse it, and leave the flattened box in the area where you pick up your new box. Follow that?

Spring Meadows – your boxes will be delivered to the pool/community room on Tuesdays around noon or 12:30. Just return your box and cooler pack to the pool/community center before I drop off your new box the next week and I will take it from there.

Vital Images – I plan to be at your office around 2pm on Tuesdays. Just have your box and cooler pack ready for me to pick up the following week when I drop of the current week’s box.

MB25 – I’ll be at your office around 2:30 to drop off your boxes, and I will pick up the boxes and cooler packs the next time I’m there.

Made of Mora – your boxes will be ready for pick up by noon on Thursdays. Simply return your box and cooler pack to Made of Mora the next time you pick up your box.

Sapsucker Farms – For those of you who are picking up here at the farm, your box will be ready after noon on Thursday. For your first time picking up, let me know when you think you’ll be picking up your box so I’m here to show you where to pick it up and drop off your boxes.

City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge – Boxes will be delivered on Friday mornings by 10:00 a.m. To pick up your box, you will need to go to a cashier, then they will retrieve your box, but they want you to bring along a bag to bring your goodies home. The co-op will keep the box and hold it for me next time I drop off boxes.

I’ll remind everyone of these procedures for the first couple of weeks, then we’ll all get into the swing of things and will know what to do in the future.

Now… what’s in your box this week:

1 Dozen Eggs – one dozen very fresh eggs. You’ll see brown and green eggs, that’s because the Rhode Island Red chickens lay brown eggs, and the Aracauna chickens lay greenish colored eggs. This is the one and only time that eggs will be included in the CSA boxes. If you would like more eggs in the future, just let me know, they are $3 per dozen and we can add them to you box in the future if you desire. If by chance you are vegan, and you are offended by my including them in the box, I sincerely apologize. And you now have 12 little weapons you can fling at my house in revenge. Or, you could donate them to the local food shelf, and I know they would appreciate them.

Rhubarb – The season is short for this delightfully tart treat. My fave is to make rhubarb custard pie, which you will find among the rhubarb recipes on my website.

Bibb Butter crunch lettuce – Two different varieties are included. This is a delicate, tender head of lettuce that is very mild and crunchy. And just so you know, I have a LOT of lettuce growing, so you’ll be seeing a lot more in the future.

Two Kitchen herb plant – You will find TWO different herb plants, any combination of: basil, sage, cilantro, or rosemary. These are live plants, you can keep in your kitchen or plant in your garden, watch them grow, and snip off fresh herbs as you need it. Or, you can just take a big sniff of them every day, and enjoy the wonderful aroma of fresh herbs. Just give it a little water and it’ll be happy for a long, long, long time. But, if by chance the plant has a short life in your household, fear not! Don’t throw it away. The dried leaves from the dead plant is also good. In fact, that is what you would find in the jars of dried herbs on the spice shelves in the grocery store.

Enjoy this early spring harvest and there is more in store next week.

Meanwhile, you can keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.

Enjoy,

Debbie

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2015 CSA Schedule

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The 2015 CSA is Ready to Go.

CSA Schedule for the spring, summer, and fall.

I am happy to report that we are ready to roll with the CSA. The first box will be packed and delivered next week, starting with the full share members only. Please note that the first half share box will begin the following week.

The complete schedule is provided below, but let me first explain a few things.

Each week, the schedule will be the same. Whenever I refer to “St. Cloud” it includes all locations in St. Cloud (select offices, and the Good Earth Co-op). Whenever I refer to “Metro Area” that includes all of the locations in the Twin Cities area (Plymouth, Vital Images, MB25). References to “Mora” is deliveries to Made of Mora. References to “Farm” is for those picking up here at the Sapsucker Farms, and references to “Cambridge” are for boxes to be picked up at the City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge.

Also please note that there will be a Hiatus during the week of June 22-26 so there will be no CSA deliveries that week. Also, the schedule is subject to change depending on what Mother Nature has in store for us this year.

On another note, if you would like any of the add-on items we have available, let me know and I can add them to your CSA as well. Just contact me and we can make arrangements for payment and delivery. Add-on items include:
Maple syrup 17 oz bottle – $15
Maple syrup gallon jug – $65
Wildflower honey 1-lb jar – $6
Wildflower honey 2-lb jar – $12
Eggs – $3 per dozen
Hometown Hummus – $5 (more news coming soon on this awesome product!)

And for those of you who are not aware, Sapsucker Farms now produces Yellow Belly Hard Cider, which is available at a retailer near you. Here is a complete list of stores where you can find Yellow Belly, and if you can’t find it, let me know and I’ll be sure to get some to you.

We are looking forward to a bountiful harvest. Full share members you’ll be hearing from me next week. In the meantime, you can follow the adventures of the farm on Facebook and Twitter @SapsuckerFarms

Cheers,
Debbie

 

WEEK ONE Tuesday 5/26 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 5/28 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 5/29 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK TWO Tuesday 6/2 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 6/5 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 6/5 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK THREE Tuesday 6/9 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 6/11 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 6/12 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK FOUR Tuesday 6/16 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 6/18 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 6/19 Cambridge Full and Half shares
HIATUS No CSA the week of 6/22 – 6/26
WEEK FIVE Tuesday 6/30 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 7/2 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 7/3 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK SIX Tuesday 7/7 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 7/9 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 7/10 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK SEVEN Tuesday 7/14 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 7/16 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 7/17 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK EIGHT Tuesday 7/21 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 7/23 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 7/24 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK NINE Tuesday 7/28 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 7/30 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 7/31 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK 10 Tuesday 8/4 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 8/6 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 8/7 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK 11 Tuesday 8/11 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 8/13 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 8/14 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK 12 Tuesday 8/18 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 8/20 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 8/21 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK 13 Tuesday 8/25 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 8/27 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 8/28 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK 14 Tuesday 9/1 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 9/3 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 9/4 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK 15 Tuesday 9/15 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 9/17 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 9/18 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK 16 Tuesday 9/8 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 9/10 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 9/11 Cambridge Full share only
WEEK 17 Tuesday 9/15 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full and Half shares
Thursday 9/17 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full and Half shares
Friday 9/18 Cambridge Full and Half shares
WEEK 18 Tuesday 9/22 St. Cloud and Metro Area Full share only
Thursday 9/24 Mora and Sapsucker Farms Full share only
Friday 9/25 Cambridge Full share only
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The Growing Season Has Begun.

Week 8

The greenhouse is packed full of trays of newly sprouted 100% certified organic veggies and fruits for the 2015 CSA.

In addition to the 50+ crops of veggies and fruits that are planned for the CSA, this year I am experimenting with growing artichokes, ginger, turmeric, and wine cap and shiitake mushrooms… with the help of my season-extention high tunnel. Fingers crossed that these crops will be successful, and that I’ll be able to include them in the boxes this year.

SHARE OPTIONS
Half share – $275 – 1/2 bushel box every other week throughout the summer and fall for a total of 9 boxes for the season
Full share – $475 – 1/2 bushel box every week throughout the summer and fall for a total of 18 boxes for the season.

The CSA season runs from early June through early October. The weekly newsletter keeps you up to date about what is happening on the farm, plus recipes for what’s included in the box for that week.

See what members received each week for:
CSA season 2014
CSA season 2013

PICK-UP LOCATIONS
St. Cloud – Good Earth Co-op, and select offices – Tuesdays
Mora – Made of Mora on Thursdays
Sapsucker Farms – Thursday or Friday
Cambridge – City Center Market Co-op – Fridays

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR 2015
There are two options for joining the 2015 CSA
1.) Download the sign-up form, complete and mail to Sapsucker Farms along with your payment
2.) For your convenience, you may purchase a share through the online store. Note: this includes a $5 handling fee.

I am enthusiastically looking forward to the 2015 growing season and hope you will join in the fun, and bounty of the harvest this year.

Cheers,

Debbie

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The Sap is Running.

sap

Oh yeah. The buckets are filling up with sap once again. The first collection and sap cooking will be happening this Saturday 3/28. Let us know if you want to join us.

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