Summer CSA – June 15, 2016

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Summer CSA Members,

Items available this week:

  • Turnips, White – 12 oz. bunch
  • Baby Boc Choi – 1-2 heads depending on size.
  • Peas – 1/2 lb. This could be sugarsnap or  green/purple snow peas.
  • Broccoli* – 3/4 lb.
  • Dandelion Greens – 1/2 lb.
  • Red Beet Greens – 3/4 lb.
  • Swiss Chard – 3/4 lb.
  • Kale – 3/4 lb. bunch. This could be Green, Red or Lacinato.
  • Frisee – 2 heads
  • Lettuce – 1-2 heads depending on size. This could be Romaine or Red Leaf
  • Salad Mix – 5 oz.
  • Arugula – 5 oz.
  • Herb Mix 1: 2 oz. each of Sage, Cilantro & Dill
  • Herb Mix 2: 2 oz. each of Thyme, Chives & Mint
  • Herb Mix 3: 2 oz. each of Marjoram, Garlic Chives & Parsley
  • Strawberries – 1 pint

*some items may only be available to certain share type members
We are 2 weeks into our Summer CSA and things are going well.  We have a few administrative glitches to work out, but we’re providing for 93 members and I am very pleased. For those of you affected by these mistakes, thank you for giving us a chance to make it up to you.

If you are having issues with ordering please notify us immediately. Kendra is available to help you through this process.  And again, If you do not receive a confirmation email after ordering this means your order was not completed – we did not receive it.

We have had issues in the past with our email.  Now when we send out mass emails we use Mailchimp. However, if your email host recognizes our emails as spam and sends this message back to Mailchimp we will no longer be able to use your current email address.  The only solution we have found is to use a new email address for you.  If you are not receiving the weekly emails (like this email) from us please let us know that you haven’t received one.  Also each week the email will be posted on the right hand side of our website.  This way you will still be able to see the list of what we are offering.  We truly apologize for any inconvenience that was caused.

The strawberry crop is definitely slowing down.  This is sad news for our customers but great news for our backs.  This week you will only receive a pint of strawberries, but we hope you enjoyed the extras these past two weeks.
We have had several questions about returning the boxes the berries come in.  We will gladly accept your boxes if you are 100% positive that the box came from our farm.  Our organic certification will not allow us to use boxes from another farm that uses pesticides or fungicides.  If we are uncertain that the box came from us we usually give it to a conventional grower.  If you are uncertain we ask that you give the box to a grower that is not organic.

The fields are looking beautiful and now that I have help I am able to focus on the growing.  I cannot say enough about how amazing our crew is this year and that includes our Workshare members.  We are so very grateful to share this amazing energy with you.

 

Recipes

Each week we will feature an item in the recipe section of this email to introduce you to what we are growing and what we think is the best thing on the “menu” for the week.  

Beet Greens

Yes, the greens of beets.  The greens of beets are extremely nutritious and tasty.  Many people throw them away.  They are very closely related to spinach and Swiss Chard.  You may use them the same way as both of these items.  Beet greens are sweeter than swissh chard and great for smoothies.  We only offer beet greens this time of year when we need to thin the beets in order to let them develop a root.  At this stage of their growth they are tender and sweeter than when the root has devoloped.  This is a great time to try them.

I recommend cooking them lightly or eating them raw to truly enjoy their flavor.

Thank you so much for joining this journey with us.  We look forward to the many blessings to come.

Add-Ons

So far this year it has worked to pack your add-ons directly in the CSA box. We plan to continue this into Summer.

You can expect your add-ons on these dates:

  • Weekly Kombucha Deliveries
  • Weekly Fruit Deliveries
  • Bi-weekly Egg Deliveries6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/24, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19
  • Bi-weekly Cheese/Mixed Dairy Deliveries: 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26
  • Monthly Hot Sauce Deliveries: 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 8/5

 

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 this 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 head to the Extras store to add free items that we have abundance of that week, if applicable. It is very simple.

Pick Up/Delivery

We are excited to be teaming up with Delivery Dudes!
Summer members can have their boxes delivered right to their door. If you didn’t opt for the whole season delivery service but still feel like having your box delivered once in a while 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!

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.

Again, we thank you for membership and we look forward to providing you with fresh veggies this season!
Erica
B & H Organic Produce
bhorganicproduce.com


If you have questions, please email info@bhorganicproduce.com