Monday, February 10, 2020

CSA Sign Up Season 2020

Community Supported Agriculture, (CSA for short) 2020 sign up season is here!

Cooking....sometimes it's a drag....especially since I don't have a dishwasher in my house so there's a daunting pile of dishes post cooking that haunts me...usually until the next day....or let's be real...the day after. So I try (try being the key word 9 Sundays out of 10) to hang on to a schedule. 

Sweet Sunday afternoons...the meal prep sweet spot.  This past Sunday I was staring into the freezer and staring into my mostly empty, aside from a case of seltzer, clementines, and a mix and match of various beers, hard ciders, and wine (priorities people!) and felt fussy. My chicken hadn't defrosted and I was like, now what?!? As I shifted the seltzer I saw some forgotten zucchini I bought a week ago (see farmers have to do that grocery shopping grind during the winter too) and it basically glowed gold. Yassss! A sweet CSA member bought me a veggetti years ago so zucchini noodles with peanut soy dressing it was. Exceptional in taste, fun! (turning zucchini into noodles is extremely satisfying!) and all in all took 1 pan and about 15 minutes to make.  

Circling back to my 9 Sundays out of 10 for meal prep....programs like CSA's can be a great part of your weekly schedule, a Saturday shopping ritual preparing you for Sunday meal prep and a solid accountability partner to keep you eating/cooking local, fresh, and healthy. 

Onward to the details....

So if you're not familiar with our CSA system we have a Market Style system where you come to a farmers market or our cute little Purple Farmstand and shop from what we have that week and record what you spent. This is subtracted from your a debit type account.

What we do:
  • Give you an added bonus for signing up. For example if you pay in $100, your account actually starts at $112. Fun right?! 
  • We let you shop when you want to and spend you account as you would like. 
  • Give your a complimentary bunch of flowers each month....because flowers make everything better
  • Let you use your account toward U-Pick Apples (yes! Peaches this year and Apples!) 
What we do NOT do: 
  • Give you a pre-packed box. 
  • Make you shop every week. 
  • Force food upon you that you do not like
**RULES and Changes: 
  1. No member can add money to their account if they have above a $50 balance.  I will refund you if I see you're above $50 
  2. No balance greater than $25 will transfer to the following year moving forward of any newly added money. Old balances are grandfathered in but you can not add money until you're below $50.  
  3. If you transfer your account to another member they also can not carry over more than a $25 balance
  4. CSA Season Runs from Second week in June though Last Day of October. We will NOT be open until Thanksgiving.
Sound interesting? Click the link to get some more details and join! 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Farm Pup, Peary's 2nd Birthday!

after about 40 photo attempts this was the best one I got

He's that wiggly, jumping, bouncy excitement when I walk in the door, and paws on the dashboard, wet nose to the window, "Oh my goodness!!! We're going on an adventure! We're going!!!!" and put down your phone and play with me.

He's a daily reminder/require-er of taking walks.  We both love walks.

He's also the reason the window by the couch, that he looks out, resembles frosted glass even if I clean it weekly.

He's my Pelaton cheerleader, sitting in front of the bike (note: I don't own an actual Pelaton bike...I'm just one of those sad souls with a cheap bike off Amazon and the Pelaton app but if someone did get me a Pelaton for Christmas I would not feel body shamed at all but instead fall to the floor and scream Thank You! If you don't know what I'm talking about google the response to their latest commercial) the entire time staring at me, most likely completely confused by what I'm doing. 

My Peary, my littlest love and best boy, you made it to if you'd only stop eating every single thing you see, that would be great!  

And now that I think about it, I'll add a "kind of" to the best boy since my comforter, two pairs of shoes, countless rolls of poop bags (apparently they're really fun to shred), and the trash can have all fallen victim to 15 pounds of mischief! 

Here's to many more years of snuggles, car rides, mischief, treats, carhartt puppy coat wearing, and farm walks (well I walk, Peary sprints!). 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Holiday Wreath Workshops

By far my favorite time of year has arrived. I love the spirit and joy that comes with wreath season...and Christmas music.....and hallmark channel...and balsam scented candles. My list could go on! 

This year's wreath workshop: 
Sunday, December 8
and 1-3:30
At the Jacobstown Fire Company

Click HERE to Sign Up!