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folks! It is now 2008, and the time of year we page through the seed
catalogs, planning this year's garden. As former (and future) CSA
shareholders you have had a part in this. We took all of your survey
responses into account when compiling this year's planting list. We
can't please everyone, but based on your requests, we have decided
to make a few changes this year.
We won't be having as many odd veggies this year, no
mustard greens, no salsify. Instead we will be focusing on things we
know how to use, more broccoli for instance, and spinach. That
doesn't mean we won't have variety though, carrots come in more
colors than orange (the originals were white and purple) and you'd
never dream how many different kinds of tomatoes there are. We plan
on using these unique heirlooms to add color and interest to your
shares instead of confusing you with things you've never heard of.
We have also made some changes to our sizes and pricing
structure. Don't get me wrong, the price has not changed, if
anything you'll get more than you did before for the same price. Let
me explain. We are keeping the two sizes we offered last year, and
adding a full bushel share for those of you who were getting two
shares last year. This makes is easier for everyone, and allows us
to give you a price break. Instead of paying for your share every
week, this year we have two payment options. You can pay for the
entire season at once (think tax refund), or hold your spot with a
down payment, with the rest due in four monthly payments starting
when you get your first basket. This setup allows us to start
earlier, when the baskets may not be as full, and continue longer.
It also gives you a few weeks to get used to having fresh produce,
instead of being swamped, and a few weeks to get used to less in the
fall. Not to mention the fall crops that we missed out on last year.
day has also changed from Saturday to Thursday afternoon. You may
pick up your shares anytime between noon and 7pm. This is to keep
your CSA from interfering with your family time. ;-) Below you will
find this year's planting list, as well as pricing for all three
share sizes. Feel free to pass this on to anyone you think may be
interested. Thanks for partnering with us!
Only by His grace – Joseph and Marion Yoder and Family
2008 Planting List