What's in the Box?
Notes From the Field
Welcome to the 2017 North Farm CSA! We are thrilled to have you as part of the farm community this year and hope you enjoy connecting with your food on a whole new level.
These newsletters will contain a lot of valuable information as the season goes on, so please be sure to read through them each week to learn about what's happening at the farm, as well as how to make the most of your produce.
This spring has been a wet one - we've received about double the average amount of rain between April and June, which has made some things difficult, while helped other things along. Regardless, we are starting to see a lot of quick growth, now that the days are longer and the temperatures are climbing.
A couple of housekeeping notes - Each drop site will have a list of participants, so please check your name off when you grab your box so we can make sure everyone gets their delivery. Most weeks you will receive your share in a waxed box - we would like to reuse those, so please be sure to bring them back the following week. This week, your share will come in a tote bag that is our gift to you. Finally, each newsletter will have a link to an anonymous survey that you can fill out with your feedback - this helps us improve the offerings and make sure you are getting the most out of your share. A button can be found at the end of each newsletter to take you to the survey.
Thanks again for supporting the farm this year. We will introduce the members of our crew and the participating farms in the coming newsletters, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. Until then, please get in touch with any questions or comments - we always love hearing from you!
The strawberries you are receiving are some of the first available from the farm. It is possible that the crew has sampled a few, but we assure you that is just for quality control!
The variety is called Chandler and was developed for growers in Southern California, but fell out of favor as growers turned to less-flavorful, firmer berries to ensure they traveled well when shipped cross-country.
We prefer our berries to taste exceptional, even if it means they are slightly softer and don't ship as well. That is one of the benefits of sourcing straight from the farm - you get the freshest and most flavorful produce available!
Enjoy these berries while they last - they have a relatively short season, but we will be sure to pack your boxes with them as long as they are producing.