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Monday, July 3, 2017

Week 4 Update

Due to some technical difficulties we are resending the Week 4 Blog.  Sorry if you didn't get it the first time or are getting it twice!

Week 4

The summer starts become a blur starting about now. Harvests are
larger and one day seems to blend into the next. The days become more predictable. Greens harvest, followed by head lettuce, then bunches. We try to spend the last couple of hours each day working on projects like staking tomatoes or hand weeding carrots.

By this point in the season, the crew can recite my pep talks about setting goals and staying focused. But always in good fun, with jokes and laughter and singing. Amidst the bustle of daily operation, it’s easy to take for granted the beauty that surrounds us here on the farm. So today I stopped for a few
moments to take it in!

Please note:  CSA pickups will take place on July 4th.  The store will be closed.

The share for week 4 will include:

Baby kale
Tot soi
Baby lettuce mix
Head lettuce
Bok choi
Napa cabbage
Kohl rabi
Green curly kale
Rainbow chard
Summer squash
Peas (PYO)
Herbs (PYO)
Flowers (PYO)

Please remember to bring your tote bags! Also note: the shareroom hours are:
Monday & Thursday 2-7pm, Tuesday & Friday 12-5pm.

The u-pick field is open on Saturday 8-noon, but there is no share pickup. If you are not able to make it to pick up your share, you can always send someone to pick it up on your behalf. 

From the Creamery:

We are excited to announce our new Cheese Share starting July 10th

Get 2 cheeses selected by our Cheesemaker on a biweekly basis.The share is open to all Trustees members and includes 10 weeks of cheese over 20 weeks (every other week).   You can get details and sign up at the store. Cost is $150 (retail value is $200). A Cheese Share also makes a great gift!
Sign up now at the store!  

Watch for our new cheese... coming soon.   Our resident Cheesemaker has created Round Point , a soft, full-flavored cheese.   It will be part of the Cheese Share! 

Upcoming Programs and Events: 

Friday Night Dinners are HERE

Join us for dinner by Chive and music in the Stone Paddock.

The family-friendly dinners feature food grown or raised on our farms (as well as other local area farms.)  Dining on the farm is one of the best ways to enjoy the flavors of the season! Each Trustees farm offers a unique dining experience accompanied by music, games, and scenic views. Menus are created a few weeks in advance and are posted on the website. Ticket prices include full dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. Beer and wine is available for purchase. 

Every Saturday  10AM-2PM 
Member Child: $5 Nonmember Child: $10

Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain? Join us for our NEW weekend Hay Bale Hangout and spend the day at Appleton Farms. Stop by anytime between 10AM – 1:30PM for fantastic farmyard meet and greets! Hands on activities start at 10AM and run every half hour. Greet our goats, make a wool bracelet, cuddle a calf, farm story time, collect chicken eggs and more! In between activities hang out in the Carriage Barn and explore our all-day learning stations or picnic outside in the Stone Paddock!  Once you’ve paid, stay for an hour or all day! Cash only please. No additional cost for adults. 

Camp Update

We are excited for the start of camp on Monday!  

We are still enrolling for Farm Camp!  Openings in one week sessions!