katie on April 14th, 2018

It’s that time again……..I need your membership application and check by April 30 if you’d like to be part of Cool Beans this year. I’m behind schedule, as is every farmer in the Northeast, due to this bizarre weather.  I can deal with that, but I can’t add more paperwork on top of the compressed […]

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I ONLY WANT VISUALLY PERFECT PRODUCE.  SHOULD I JOIN A CSA? No. I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL BE IN MY BAG EACH WEEK WELL IN ADVANCE.  SHOULD I JOIN COOL BEANS? No. I CAN’T COMMIT TO PICKING UP A BAG AT A REGULAR TIME, and I REFUSE TO COMMUNICATE IN ADVANCE WHEN I HAVE […]

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katie on January 15th, 2018

Well……THAT was a short break. Unbelievably, it’s time to ramp things up for the 2018 CSA season. The cellar grow room is full of transplants biding their time in the (relative) warmth under bright lights until it’s time to plant them in the hoophouse or in low tunnels. Seed orders are coming in every day. […]

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katie on November 7th, 2017

Hey friends. Winter CSA sign-ups are underway. Here’s the essential info: $240 (that’s less than last year!). Eight bags. Delivery options are limited this year to Harrisburg (Penbrook area) or my farm on Tuesday, or the Broad St. Market or my farm on Friday. I can also send bags in to CMS with Greg. Specific […]

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katie on April 24th, 2017

Hey friends, it’s time to get these numbers settled in for the year. If you’re planning to join, please have your contract postmarked by Sat, May 6. Also, the Camp Hill pickup is confirmed at 129 S. 19th St, across from the Fredericksen Library. Same location as previous years, but the house has a new […]

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katie on February 15th, 2017

Whew, got it done!  The info for this year’s CSA is on the top of this page.   Want to join?  Print out the contract ^^^ , fill out a check and send it in!  Bonus bag(s) for early signups. Have questions?  Start by reading the “about the Cool Beans CSA” link, also at the […]

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katie on February 15th, 2017

I’m working on the calendar and should have the updated contract available soon – just hit a snag with WordPress and I want to see if this posts, first…..

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katie on October 17th, 2016

It’s time to sign up for the Cool Beans Winter CSA! Here’s what you need to know: $250 for the season, which will be eight bags, delivered every two weeks, starting Tuesday Nov. 15. Discount price of $225 if you pick up at the farm in Dauphin. You’ll choose a pickup spot: Harrisburg (Penbrook area), […]

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katie on May 31st, 2016

After about ten attempts to convince the computer that the printer is, in fact, attached to it, exactly as it has been for years, I gave up. It thinks there is no printer, and I can’t convince it otherwise. So, no printed newsletter in your bag today. Part of me likes the idea of just […]

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I can only accept registrations up until Saturday, April 9 for this year’s CSA. (Anything postmarked on that day will be accepted.) Some larger CSA programs accept members year round. With a relatively small acreage, that’s not possible here. This is the point where I need to know numbers for the season so I can […]

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