First week of the CSA: Details

I’m sure many of you have noticed…but it’s been cold! And rainy. We have had a particularly challenging spring this year. It has been extremely wet which has delayed field work and planting, but we have made due with what we have. Our early spring fields look great and everything is growing nicely.

Hand weeding the cilantro.

Hand weeding the cilantro.

Here are some details and reminders as we gear up for the season:

This week, you will want to start checking your emails as that is our primary form of communication. Earlier in the week you should have received an email on the specific details about your CSA share.

Once the season starts, you can expect to receive an email the day of pick up (Thursday). The email will also include a link to the newsletter where you can find out what we’ve been doing at the farm that week, hear from our apprentices, see what’s in your share and find recipes. We can also send you a text reminder to pick up your share. If you would like to have that text reminder sent to you, please email us at uk.csa@uky.edu with your phone number and your service provider.

This summer we will continue to have a Farm Stand at both the campus pick-up location and at the farm. The Farm Stand will be open to the public; anyone may purchase from us. There will be no pre-orders for the Farm Stand. We will accept cash or check only. If you are a CSA member and we already have a credit card on file for you, you may purchase items from the Farm Stand in that way. The Farm Stand will be set up on a separate table with a banner.

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If you are picking up your share on Campus, we will be set up in the E.S. Good Barn parking lot from 4-6 pm. If you are picking up at the farm, we will be set up in the packing shed from 3:30-6:30 pm. You can find maps and directions to either location here.

You all have asked for it and we have listened.

Here’s an early preview of what you may expect in your share this week:

+ Arugula
+ Kale
+ Butterhead lettuce
+ Spinach
+ Radishes
+ Spring onions (This is a smaller, fresh onion that has been harvested earlier. It will not store for long, so use sooner rather than later.)

As a reminder, this is just an estimation of what we think will be ready for the share. We will publish a blog post on Mondays with a preview of that week’s share. The official share list will be posted in the newsletter on Thursday.

Plantin' taters

Plantin’ taters

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