Tuesday, March 2, 2010

2010 Produce and Meat CSA's are open for enrollment

Brrr! It has been a cold, wet winter. We have kept busy everyday trying to ensure that all the new baby lambs, chicks, and pigs are warm and eating well. Currently, we have 6 bottle lambs and lots of lambs nursing their mothers. Three sows are ready to farrow, just as we are moving a litter of 12 pigs out of the gestation pen to the winter nursery. We have had to feed a lot of hay this winter because it was so wet and cold that the last of the winter grass that we planted didn't come up. I suspect that the seeds rotted in the ground. The weather is still cold but we've had a few days over the last week or so that give me hope that Spring is just around the corner.

Hardy and Alena are growing a CSA garden again this year. Wet, cold weather has delayed our planting. But, the land is disked and cultivated. We will be bedding rows and planting by the end of the week. Due to the cold weather, it appears that the Produce CSA boxes will not start until late April or the first week of May. Spring seeds are in and we will be planting lots of lettuces, mesclun, greens, spring onions, radishes, beets, carrots, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and potatoes.

Shares are filling quickly for the Produce CSA, so contact us soon if interested. You may sign up via our website, http://www.rmfpasturepuremeats.com/, or contact us directly at rainbowfarms@esn.net and we will send the forms to you. The Meat CSA has a rolling enrollment and you can sign up for a 6-month period at your convenience. Hardy, Alena and all of our family look forward to helping you enjoy the blessings of seasonality and the joy of cooking at home. We see our mission as not only providing healthy food but in building community. We look forward to serving you.

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