katie on February 3rd, 2016

So, it’s time to sign up. This is the point when I really wish I could create a post with pictures of a glowing, svelte, bursting-with-health-and-energy farmer, and write up a little copy insinuating that if you join my CSA you’ll be every bit as vibrant and glowing and so on.  I mean, I really [...]

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katie on February 2nd, 2016

Alert readers, or those who happen upon the page today, will notice that the 2016 regular season contract is up, but the ‘info’ link hasn’t yet changed to reflect the regular season and not the winter season.  It’s a winter delivery today, and I wanted to have contracts in the bags, so I updated the [...]

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katie on November 7th, 2015

Time to sign up for the winter season, which should be excellent – the early November warmth has been an unexpected bonus as we’re getting baby greens and root crops established in the hoophouse for winter.  There’s a few changes since last year, and some of you are here for the first time, so let [...]

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Procrastinating friends – yes, there’s still time to get a share for the 2015 CSA season, but the egg option is cut off for 2015. The ladies in the henyard apologize, but they do have their limits!

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katie on April 1st, 2015

Just a quick update – still room in the 2015 Cool Beans CSA, but it’s possible that there will be a cutoff on egg shares in another week or so if the current demand continues. I’ll post something here if that’s the case, so if you don’t see a post above this one indicating that [...]

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Dear Beans and Potential Beans: It’s time to sign up for the 2015 season!  24 weeks of farm fresh produce delivered to convenient pickup locations in the greater Harrisburg area.  All produce is grown sustainably / organically.  Interested in signing up? If you’re a returning Bean – yay! I love you! – go to the [...]

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katie on February 4th, 2015

CSA stands for community supported agriculture.  In its earliest inception and truest practice, members pay a proportionate share of the farm’s entire operating expenses for one year and in return receive an equivalent proportion of everything produced on the farm, and often are required to contribute work hours.  Very few CSA operations follow those guidelines [...]

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katie on February 4th, 2015

Full disclosure:  I believe every word of this.  But there are also reasons not to join a CSA, so I’ve written a second post, which follows this one.  Please read them both before you make a decision about Cool Beans or any other CSA. A CSA is an excellent choice for you if you want [...]

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katie on February 4th, 2015

Great marketing approach, right – trying to talk you out of joining Cool Beans? Well, I’m all about transparency here.  And honestly – I’ll sell all my shares.  At some point I will reach the maximum enrollment for the year and turn away people who are interested.  So it’s better that they’d sold to people [...]

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katie on October 11th, 2014

Regular season members have had their shot at the early spots, and there’s several left for the 2014-2015 winter season!  Here’s what you need to know. All deliveries are on Tuesdays.  The first one is Tues. Nov 23, two days before Thanksgiving, and then every two weeks after that.  Ten deliveries in total. Pickup locations [...]

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