We hope this email finds you well. The past two years we have been focusing on growing our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share program while closing the farm stand. I know our stand is missed, however this was the direction we chose to take our farm due to our time constraints. We have grown our CSA over the past 4 seasons from 15 members to 35 members this season, and we are looking to expand again for the 2017 season. This year was really a great year, and we have had a lot of interest in fall crops, so we decided to continue the season by planting some vegetables for sale for this fall and early winter. I have listed what we have available this week along with a price list. I will send out a weekly availability email until all crops have finished. If you are interested, please send me your order. It can be picked up Saturday morning between 9am and 11am at the stand in Mount Kisco. The farm stand will not be opened for the public to shop. We will only be open for those who are picking up their orders. If you can not come to the farm during those times, please let me know and we can find another time that works.
If you are interested in more information on our CSA for next season, please let me know as well. Since we are expanding our membership and have spots open to fill.
We also have a farmer friend in New Milford, CT who had a successful lambing season and has some meat to sell. If you are interested, please let me know and I can send you the cuts available as well as a price list. You can pick that order up here at the farm as well. Along with the lamb, we also have beef for sale from our farmer in Stanfordville, NY. I can send a separate price and cut list for that as well.
Hope to see you soon!
Josh & Ashley
One of my favorite places to be! Inside the warm greenhouse watching the snow fall. ♡
Josh and I have been using soil blocks for 6 seasons now. Though they take extra time to make, we've found that they really do allow for a much stronger plant in the end. We use soil, add water to make 'mud'. Then make the block using the handheld soil blocker from Johnny's Select Seeds. We use 3 sizes of blocks. We stopped using the 4th size (3/4 inch)because we weren't able to keep them moist enough while the seeds were germinating and the blocks became too hard. The ones I'm using today are 1 3/4 inch. Our bunching onions, peppers and eggplant will go in those later today. The 2 inch block will be our tomatoes which will later be transplanted into our 4 inch block. The plants never get root bound and suffer little transplant shock. I make the blocks ahead of time and put them on our heat mats to get the soil warm for the seeds to be seeded. Hoping to have seedling sprouting in a week or so!! Spring will be here soon!