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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katie on February 3rd, 2016

So, it’s time to sign up.  SHARES ARE STILL AVAILABLE – I’LL POST SOMETHING THAT MAKES IT CLEAR WHEN THEY ARE NOT. 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 [...]

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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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