2016 CSA info/ Market this week

2016 CSA starts in April!

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A 2015 summer full size share, pictured  from top: blueberries, summer crisp lettuce, sungold tomatoes, Asian eggplant, round zucchini, purple bell peppers, Asian cucumbers, yellow squash, and red slicing tomatoes.

While we have been enjoying the shorter work days that winter affords, the first of the year is still a busy time in terms of preparation for the upcoming season. Seeds, compost, and organic fertilizers have all been ordered. The first fields have been tilled, and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of 3000 baby leeks and 5500 onions from south Georgia so we can get busy planting. All of these costs consume a large portion of the funds we have saved from last season, so its time to start signing up CSA members so the farm can continue to operate during these months of low income.

Starting this week, we will begin accepting memberships from the previous season’s farm share customers. CSA members from 2015, look for an email this week with all the details! We always give our previous supporters the first chance to secure their membership again before taking on new members. The majority of our CSA members sign back up each year, and we sure are proud of this high retention rate, as maintaining members from year to year is generally a challenge for CSA farms. Our members say each year is better than the last, so our hope is to hang on to more members each year.

At the end of February, we will take on new members. If you are on the waiting list, look for an email from us in late February with information on how to secure your membership. If you are interested in joining our CSA but have not contacted us yet, please email us to be put on the list: jennyjackfarm@gmail.com

For all the details on how our farm membership works, cost, etc. please see the brochure:

CSA brochure Spring 2016

What’s at the On Farm Market This Week:

We’re open 9-5 on Wednesdays this winter as long as the crops keep coming in!

*The winter market is help yourself, so please bring cash or check for payment as we are not always in the barn to run a card.*

This week, we’ll have Carrots, Spinach, Kale, Watermelon Radish, Mustard Greens, Lettuce, Parsley, Rainbow Chard, Sunchokes, Limited Eggs, and Stone Ground Grits.

From the “Farmacy”….

Tinctures (Medicinal Extracts): Ginger, Turmeric, Elderberry, and Holy Basil. Also, Hibiscus/Mint/Lemongrass Tea.  Comfrey- Aloe Cream for minor wounds, rashes and burns. All medicinal herbal products are made here with herbs/plants grown here.

We ship the herbal products, so if you are out of town you can order these through our Etsy Shop

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Got the first 1000 onions planted in the hoophouse last week. These will be harvested as green onions in the spring. I love how Chris and our pal Rick are just watching Brandon plant……with their hands in their pockets, which tells me I didn’t just catch them for a split second not working 🙂

Take good care,

Jenny + Chris

 

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