Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – July 1, 2019

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Welcome to July! Many of you have let us know that you’ll be out of town this week – we hope you’re enjoying well-deserved vacations!

Please remember that due to the holiday this week, we’ll be delivering CSA shares tomorrow (Tuesday)! If you won’t be able to pick up your share tomorrow and you haven’t already made arrangements, please have a friend or family member pick it up for you.

Fruit shares update: For those of you who ordered a fruit add-on share, we believe that we’ll be starting the fruit shares next week! We’ve been in touch with our friends at Berry Patch Farm, and that’s their latest estimate. If there’s any change, we’ll let you know in next week’s newsletter.

Photo by Berry Patch Farm

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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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