katie on May 27th, 2010

Cool Beans Week Three –  mmmmm,   Strawberries!!!! Dear Beans – Despite the heat the lettuces are staying mild – you have Bronze Arrowhead and Green Deer’s Tongue in this week’s box, plus spinach.  The green variety of lettuce will keep longer, so you will want to use the red first.  It’s a different batch of [...]

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katie on May 24th, 2010

Judi and I have a ‘strawberry supplier’ which sounds a) pretty sophisticated for two farm girls running a small CSA and b) a little suspicious – aren’t you supposed to be getting food we grew personally?  Here’s the story: Strawberries take two years to bear a full crop from the time they’re planted, so originally [...]

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katie on May 12th, 2010

It’s time!  The first deliveries are tomorrow, May 13 (for 81 & Progress, at the parking lot of 500 Nationwide Drive) and for Millerstown (at the Hair Station.)  For Camp Hill, Duncannon and Dauphin, Friday May 14.  Let’s hope we have some nice weather for this first week – but your farmers will work for [...]

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katie on May 9th, 2010

Counting down two things tonight – the number of days until the first delivery, and the rapidly dropping numbers on the thermometer tonight.  I don’t want cosmetic damage on what would otherwise be spectacular lettuces for the first week, so all available blankets, cardboard boxes, and other coverings have been arranged and weighted down against [...]

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