Deadline for reserved CSA spots approaching!
Hello Heron Pond Farmers!
We are coming up to the time when the spots reserved for our past CSA members will open up to the public. Until February 15th, all returning CSA members are guaranteed to have a spot in the 2011 summer program. After that, spots are open to all and when we reach 400 members we will close registration. This by no means means that after February 15th you won't get in to the CSA. It means that we are no longer holding a spot just for you.
We started holding spots two years ago to make sure that all returning members were guaranteed to get in. At some point we need to make sure that others have the opportunity to join as well. All of us at Heron Pond Farm hope that you will take the time to register now so we can continue our plans to grow you great food this summer.
Money should not be a bar to your ability to eat locally. Every one at Heron Pond Farm is more interested in building community through local agriculture then getting rich. We have worked with many folks to spread out payments, making participation in the CSA possible. Registration is more important then payment at this point because seeding and planing have begun. So if you need to make a special arrangement for payment just drop us a line and we will set something up.
The bread share is selling well. I must admit that I am responsible for the misprint that went out on some of the pamphlets. The coast of the bread per loaf is the same for summer and winter. However there are six more pickups in the summer. So the bread share coasts are as follows: $120, one loaf premium bread; $240 two loaves; $190 loaf plus baguette; $70 baguette only. Sorry about the mix up.
There are only a few meat shares left. If you would like a meat share you should register soon. We will be shutting down the meat registration at thirdy five shares. Because of New Roots Farm dedication to quality, grass feeding, and humane treatment, it will take a year or so to ramp up to the demand that we all have for their meat.
We got great feedback from you all at our annual meetings. I will have all our new plans written up soon and get those out to you all. Thanks again to all those who participated.