Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – June 25, 2019

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Can you believe it’s the end of June, already? On that note, here’s one more reminder about our delivery schedule changes next week:

 - Next week, we’ll be delivering all CSA shares on Tuesday, July 2nd! Please pick up your CSA share(s) on Tuesday, the 2nd, rather than Wednesday or Thursday, as you would, normally.

 - If you’ll be out of town or otherwise unable to pick up your share(s) next week, please let us know by Monday. We’ll be happy to hold your share(s) and deliver them with your share(s) the following week!

In Farms news, we're continuing our summer planting, and this week we’re planting collard greens and more beans, fennel, and cucumbers.

Mature collards in the field last summer

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – June 18, 2019

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Welcome to the third week of our summer CSA season! We hope your summer is going well, so far. The 4th of July holiday is right around the corner, and that will affect our delivery schedule. Please note the following schedule adjustment:

 - The first week of July, due to the July 4th holiday, all CSA deliveries will be on Tuesday, July 2nd! Please pick up your CSA share(s) on Tuesday, the 2nd, rather than Wednesday or Thursday, as you would, normally.
 - If you will be out of town or otherwise unable to pick up your share(s) that week (or any week, really), please let us know by Monday of that week. We’ll be happy to hold your share(s) and deliver them with your share(s) the following week!

What are we doing at the Farms this week? Weeding, weeding, and more weeding! We’re also planting. We practice succession planting: we use some of our fields to grow more than one crop per season, planting again after harvesting the first crop. We also plant many vegetables more than once and over time, so that we have repeated harvests of vegetables such as spinach, kale, and even tomatoes. So this week, we’ve already planted more bok choi and basil; and we’re starting seedlings again – for Swiss chard, parsley, and broccoli, at this point. Do you feel as though summer’s just really started? So do we; but we’re also thinking about fall, and the seedlings we need to get going now in order to harvest vegetables during the fall. It makes for an interesting perspective on time!

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CBS’s Survivor alum Derwin to perform at Plain Talk

Join us for lunch at Plain Talk Books & Coffee on Tuesday, June 18, for a performance by CBS's Survivor alum Jacob Derwin. The show starts at noon and is free and open to the public. 

Jacob Derwin is a singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. Between his Mira EP release in 2017, his appearance on CBS’s Survivor, his comedy podcast I’M TRYING! and his various shows around New York City’s spoken word and music scenes, Jacob has slowly but surely grown a dedicated audience.

Following in the footsteps of musical storytellers like Harry Chapin and Jonathan Coulton, Jacob's dynamic songs are composed with scene-setting wit and distinct voice. His number one goal at any performance is to connect with the audience on a meaningful level, and his music has been a successful catalyst towards this.

On his first national tour, Jacob looks forward to interacting with musical communities all over the country and performing his new songs. You can find more about Jacob online at JacobDerwin.Com.