Friday, December 9, 2011

Preparations for next years CSA

We are gearing up for next year during December and January.  The greenhouse is filled to the max with seed trays planted with various vegetables that we will harvest next February. The fields are all turned over and ready to be planted when the seeds sprout.  We have many new volunteers on the farm who are helping us get ready for next year during the winter.

LOTS of changes planned for 2012! We have been keeping the CSA small the past 2 years to figure out what was working and what wasn't.  We now have studied other successful CSA's and found what things will work for us and we are going to try them in 2012. 

We have also been working on expanding the CSA and we now are going to offer shares to Cambria, Cayucos, Templeton, and Paso Robles for 2012.

  • We now have a blog that is updated weekly with harvest and planting info and farm news.  The blog also has easy link buttons to all the new features listed below.
  •  Only 1 size share! Add more produce by going to our online farmstand store.
  • There is an online farmstand store on our blog where anyone can purchase produce and we will pack it for pick-up at the farm or one of our pick-up sites.  
  • Volunteers can sign-up to work on the farm in exchange for produce by going to our blog and selecting the volunteer button and they will be emailed an online calender where they can select the times they would like to work. 
  • We now offer the option to sign-up and pay online for the CSA with e-check, or mail in check. 
  • Sign up for the CSA before Feb. 15th and get 10% Off your CSA share.  The Cost is $20 per share. For the full season 2/23/12 - 11/21/12  it costs $800 for every week share or $400 for every other week share.  Enter the coupon codes earlybird80 or earlybird40 when signing up to get the discount. That is a month of free produce!
Have a Joyful Holiday Season, and we will keep you posted when the new year begins!

Clark Valley Organic Farm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Week 41 CSA Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week you can expect to receive:
Butternut squash, corn, spinach, romaine lettuce, red lettuce, broccoli, pok choior cauliflower, arugula, endive, kale medley, kohlrabi, celery, and napa cabbage.
Large shares get extra quantities of the above items.

This is the last week of the 2011 CSA! We will deliver as we usually do, just a day early because of the holiday. We will start back up with the CSA on Feb. 23rd, 2012. We will send out an email to you when we have the applications ready.

Sign-ups will be online for the 2012 season. We will have one size share for $20 and an every other week option for next year! We are also offering the option to buy produce from our online store that you can pick-up on thursday afternoons at the farm during Dec-Feb. You choose the vegatables you want from the list of what is available and we will pack it for you. We plan to have that up and running by the December 1st. We will send out emails when it is ready to go.

This has been a great year for us and we have learned alot about what works growing the vegatables. We finally conquered the aphids and the critters ate the corn, but left us lots of other yummy vegies. We have moved to taking sign-ups online and running the CSA through the computer, but we are still only a phone call away if you need to talk to a real person! Thank you all for your support this year and hope you join us for next years harvest.

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