LAST Summer CSA – October 26, 2016

 

Items available for last week of Summer CSA:

  • Winter Squash – Delicate – 1-2 fruits.
  • Cabbage, Napa – 1 large head.
  • Brussels sprouts – 1 stalk. (Equivalent to 1 pint.)
  • Celeriac – 2 medium bulbs.
  • Turnips, Hakurei – ¾ lb.
  • Radish, Watermelon – ¾ lb.
  • Radish, Daikon – 1 stout root.
  • Broccoli – 1 lb.
  • Garlic – 2 bulbs.  Silver White.
  • Garlic – 2 bulbs. Music.
  • Eggplant – 1 lb.
  • Sweet Peppers – 1 lb.
  • Pepper, Hot – Mix ¾ lb.
  • Peppers, Seasoning – ½ lb. These are very special peppers that look like hot peppers and have a similar flavor but 90% of them are not hot. 
  • Kale – Lacinato or Curly – ¾ lb. bunch.
  • Swiss chard – ¾ lb.
  • Broccoli Leaves – ¾ lb.
  • Broccoli Raab – ¾ lb.
  • Komatsuna – ¾ lb. 
  • Dandelion Greens – ½ lb.
  • Parsley – 8 oz. bunch.
  • Lavender – 4 oz. bunch.
  • Lemongrass- 8 oz. bunch.
  • Tomato, Green – 2 lb.
  • Tomato, Mix – 2 lb.
  • Spicy mix OR Spinach – 5 oz. You may choose but we cannot guarantee that you will get your choice. It all depends on supply.
  • Herb Mix 1: 2 oz. each of Sage, Oregano, Parsley.
  • Herb Mix 2: 2 oz. each of Chives, Oregano, Parsley.
  • Herb Mix 3: 2 oz. each of Chives, sage, Marjoram.
  • Herb Mix 4: 2 oz. each of Mint, thyme, and Lavender.
  • Flowers – 1 small bouquet of zinnias and celosia.

 

Extras: 

Due to the abundant harvest we are able to offer extras this week.
Extras are free however; you must follow the instructions of ordering the items.*
Extras will be given on a first come first serve basis.
You must order to receive!
You can find the extras in the Extra Store before checking out.

  • Broccoli – You may order two IF you order TWO in your original order.

What’s New?! 

It is with mixed emotions that we send this email for our final 2016 Summer CSA, although, we are looking forward to welcoming a slightly slower pace for the Late Fall CSA. This week will mark our 30th straight CSA delivery and we are so grateful for the season we’ve had. We grew the business quite a bit this year and it has been a success.

We are so thankful for your support. I realize that most of you signed up for the CSA in order to receive fresh organic vegetables each week. To us your membership means a lot more. It means that you are trusting us to fulfill our promise of providing vegetables to you when you pay in advance. It means that you are supporting a small local farm that is truly dedicated to sustainability and organic farming. We truly are who we say we are and we farm from a personal/moral obligation. By joining our farm you are supporting this mission. You are supporting something so much bigger than just a produce garden.

With your membership money this year we were able to employee 3 full time, 5 part time, and 9 workshare members who are dedicated to learning about organic agriculture. That means that we planted the seeds of sustainability in at least 17 people this year. We were able to keep Paul’s dream alive of having successful organic production on his farm as he is getting older and not able to farm as much. We were able to secure a lease for B & H on the Hartz farm to ensure that we continue farming there for at least the next 30 years. We were able to rebuild our largest hoop house which collapsed in the snow storm this past winter. And we were able to pay off our Kubota tractor. If you think about how far your membership money went and how many lives you have impacted I am sure you will understand why being a CSA member is so important.

We all thank you,

Paul, Erica, Mike, Kendra, Sophie, Corley, Amanda, Mary, Tierra, Kyra, Jennifer, Heidi, Cathy, Jennifer, Zach, Glowyn, Cory, Sue, Laura and Dasha.


 

Featured Vegetable:

Garlic:

A good source of vitamin(s) B6, C, manganese, and germanium.

This week we are offering:

  • Silver White: Full bodied flavor with a moderate bite that increases with storage. Rose-colored cloves in very smooth, bright white medium to large bulbs. Excellent all-purpose garlic; a good eater and beautiful for braiding. One of our longest storing garlics.
  • Music: Good flavor, sweet and pungent, very hot when eaten raw. An Italian variety brought to Canada by Al Music in the 1980’s.

Are you interested in stocking up for winter? These varieties if stored properly should last until March or April.

You can always visit our Recipe pages on our website.  These pages have storage information and recipes available.

 

 

Add-Ons

Fruit Share: 2 lbs. Empire Apples & 2 lbs. Stayman Apples from Weaver’s Orchard.

You can expect your add-ons on these dates: 

Weekly Kombucha Deliveries

Weekly Fruit Deliveries

Bi-weekly Cheese/Mixed Dairy Deliveries

 

Ordering 

We need to have your orders by Monday at 8 pm. Late orders cannot be accepted. If you do not choose to order or forget to order we will select a well-rounded box for you. This weekly newsletter will also be posted on our website in the right hand side bar. If for some reason you do not receive an email by Monday, notify us and look to the website for the newsletter. You can still got to the ordering site to order. Each week while ordering is open, the ordering page can be found from our website or the newsletter. On the top menu bar click the Member Actions tab, which will lead you to the Member Login button. Once logged in, click on Summer Half/Full Vegetable Share under Your Stores. You will see the list of available items. Click each one that you would like in your box and click Add to Cart. You may pick 5 items if you are a half share or 8 items for full share. You will see them show up in your cart on the right hand side. When complete, you may click Continue to Checkout or Specify Quantities. (Please do not change quantities of items that only allow one to be ordered.) You may also click on the Extras store to add free items that we have abundance of that week, if applicable.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to complete all steps for checking out. Please keep an eye out for your confirmation email. If you do not receive that email, then we did not receive your order!! Pick Up/Delivery

Do you have our CSA boxes??

We seem to be buying a lot of boxes this year. We ask that you do not take our CSA boxes home. Please bring a bag to your pick up site to collect your share. If you have our CSA boxes at home please return them at the next pick up or at market. We realize that many people are busy and forget to pick up. We work hard to fill your boxes with fresh vegetables and we want you to receive them while they are fresh. Please keep in contact with us if you have problems with your pick up. It is best to call or text Erica at 484-955-1098 (if you are texting, please send your name.) Please remember each week to gently break down your box and leave it at the site. The site host is not responsible for your produce or the delivery. Please do not contact the site host with any issues.

We have teamed up with Delivery Dudes. Members can have their boxes delivered right to their door. You can make a one time payment of $7 via PayPal during ordering on any given week. Go to Delivery Dudes website, reading.deliverydudes.com, to see if you are within the range of service or visit our website to read more, bhorganicproduce.com. To choose delivery for the week click on Delivery to Your Door under Your Stores. Follow through to check out and pay the $7 fee through PayPal.That’s it!

 

Again, we thank you for membership and for joining this journey with us.

Erica

B & H Organic Produce

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