Thursday, September 29, 2011

Week 33 CSA Newsletter

This week you can expect to receive:
Summer squash assortment, purple and orange carrot bunch, kohlrabi, arugula, lime or thai basil, burgandy tomatoes, green onions, baby romaine lettuce, red butter lettuce, swiss chard, curly leaf and dino kale, and strawberries.
Large shares get extra quantities of the above items, cucumbers and parsley.

We would like to announce an event coming up soon

Bioneers conference is coming to SLO

Ecologistics is very excited to be bringing the very popular Marin County Bioneers Conference, to the Central Coast, for the 2nd annual Central Coast Bioneers (CCB) event, Oct. 14-16 at the San Luis Obispo Vets Hall.

Bioneers is a gathering of scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and communities. CCB is a beaming site for the N. CA conference and presentations will be transmitted live to Central Coast attendees.

Sixteen of the world?s brightest innovators presenting include: Philippe Cousteau, Gloria Steinem, Chinese journalist and award-winning filmmaker John Liu, and Amory Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. Presenting brand new, cutting- edge ideas for making communities strong and resilient, attendees will be inspired, informed and given tools and ideas to take action.

Central Coast Bioneers will host local on-site speakers, hands-on workshops and local field trips designed to address regional interests. Best-selling author Gail Sheehy and Jason McClennan, international thought-leader in the green architecture movement will be speaking and available for book signings.

Twenty five Central Coast pioneers and innovators from the will share their expertise at local afternoon workshops and presentations. Topics include green gardening, the dangers of water privatization, keeping our food supply local and sustainable, lessons to help consumers & green business owners avoid ?greenwashing,? conservation of the Salinas River corridor, and many more. The conference will also feature music, organic, locally and sustainably grown food and a Green Marketplace. This year the conference is also a gallery stop on the annual Open Studios Tour.

Attendees can register for the entire 3 days or pick and choose between workshops. Student prices are also available. Registration and more information about Central Coast Bioneers, speakers and topics is available at their website, or by calling (805) 548-0597.

Thank you all for your support this year.

 Thanks for supporting local, fresh organic produce.
Clark Valley Organic Farm.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Week 30 CSA Newsletter

This week you can expect to receive:
Summer squash assortment, purple cauliflower, lots of broccoli, arugula, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, swiss & rainbow chard, kale medley, & flower bouquets
Large shares get extra quantities of the above items.

We are excited to announce that we now added locally caught and canned tuna fish as an option to add to your CSA bags from! These albacore are individually caught by local commercial fisherman Wayne Moody who uses a sustainable hook and line method. Each fish is handled with special care to ensure the finest quality product for you. The fish are carefully loined, hand packed, and pressure cooked, ensuring the nutritional quality is maintained. This premium Albacore Tuna is rich in Omega-3s.

Smoked is $6/can and regular is $5/can. There are also case discounts.
Product: 7.75 oz. cans of Premium Albacore

 Price: ¼ case, $28.80 (6 cans)

 ½ case, $56.40 (12 cans)

 1 case, $108.00 (24 cans)

 Smoked Custom Canned Albacore
 Ingredients: Albacore, salt, sugar, olive oil, and spices.

 Product: 6.5 oz. cans of Smoked Albacore

 Price: ¼ case, $34.20 (6 cans)

 ½ case, $67.20 (12 cans)

You can get it by logging in to your account and going to our online store. It is open Friday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday and Thursday. The payment for the fish is taken out of the existing balance in your account. Here is the link to the store. [Link to Web Store]

The tuna is available through S.L.O. Fresh Catch which offers a Seafood CSA to our county. Our farm is a pickup site for the weekly fish share on thursdays. If you would like to join and receive delicious local fresh fish every week, here is the link to the website to get more info and sign up:

This weekend we are delighted to be at the North County Home, Garden, and Gourmet Expo at the fairgrounds in Paso Robles. We will have a booth for the farm, and feature our local, organically grown produce. We hope to get the word out about the farm and attract restaurant buyers and more CSA members for the 2012 CSA season.

Thank you all for your support this year.

 Thanks for supporting local, fresh organic produce.
Clark Valley Organic Farm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week 29 CSA newsletter

This week you can expect to receive:
Fingerling potatoes and red potatoes, 2 radish bunches, rainbow chard, tat soi, brocolli, tomotoes, runner beans, pear tomatoes, and 3 kinds of basil, lemon, thai, and broad leaf.
Large shares get extra quantities of the above items and spinach.

This has been an eventfull week at the farm. Last week Jim was given a brand new little puppy! It is a Jack Russel Terrier and he has chosen the name Rusty. He keeping Jim busy and follows Jim everywhere! Here he is resting while we were picking strawberries.

The first crop of corn was eaten this week by the squirrals! They demolished it in two days, so we are resorting to putting out some humane traps and relocating them. We would like our share of corn too!

We also had a film crew on the farm on Wednesday to make a video for Savor the Central Coast Event. They interviewed Jim and took some footage of the farm. As soon as the video is available on youtube, we will share the link so you can see it.

Thank you all for your support this year.

 Thanks for supporting local, fresh organic produce.
Clark Valley Organic Farm.