katie on March 29th, 2010

Because some of our Beans have children who might read these posts, I’m going to write about rabbits ‘exercising’.  Infer otherwise as you will. We raise rabbits at Stoney Creek for meat (in theory) and because they are splendid recycling systems – weeds, alfalfa pellets and kitchen scraps go in one end, and wondrous fertilizer [...]

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katie on March 20th, 2010

We use organic pest controls at Cool Beans, which are often extremely sophisticated measures like telling Judi’s children to go out and squish potato beetles.  But sometimes, even with such good help as Jake, Seth, Boo and Sarah,  we need reinforcements, and we call in the big guns. Ladybugs eat aphids.  Aphids are an inevitable [...]

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katie on March 18th, 2010

If you’re just joining us and want to quickly learn about the Cool Beans CSA, please click on the link to the contract above.  In addition to the contract you’ll find a section marked ‘more details’, which will cover some things that would not fit in the original contract. Since the contract was written, we’ve [...]

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katie on March 18th, 2010

My son was right – my attempt at a logo looked like the California Raisins.  Luckily, a very talented artist named Jessica Stepp came to our rescue, and we now have a design not only looks like beans, but appropriately cool ones! Jessica is a illustrator, painter, graphic designed and digital artist.  To contact this [...]

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katie on March 14th, 2010

I’ve had a few emails in the last two or three days with questions, and I’ve realized that many of the answers are on the blog, but are kind of buried by now.  So, how about a quick summary? Cool Beans CSA is a partnership between two farmers, Judi and Katie, and their respective farms [...]

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katie on March 12th, 2010

Never mind the calendar- it’s spring!  (We can celebrate again on the equinox, though.)  We’re turned soil at Stoney Creek, where the southern exposure and good drainage give us a head start, and there’s a bed of La Ratte potatoes planted already.  La Rattes are awesome fingerling potatoes which you will never, ever see in [...]

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katie on March 5th, 2010

There have been some questions about the eggs that we’re offering as an optional part of the Cool Beans CSA – are they pastured, free range, natural or organic?  Since we don’t all necessarily use the terms in the same way, let me just tell you a little bit about our chickens.  Judi and follow [...]

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katie on March 2nd, 2010

We have enough interest in the East Shore drop location to commit to it – but on Thursdays, not Fridays.    The drop will be at a parking lot behind the radio stations at Progress and 81, between 4:00 and 5:30 on Thursday afternoons.  If you’ve been on the fence waiting for the East Shore location, [...]

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