A NEW SEASON AWAITS… Hiya pricey buddies! What higher day to ship out information concerning the upcoming rising season than throughout a winter snow storm!
We admire your endurance because it’s taken us somewhat extra time than typical to determine what our farm and CSA program will appear like for the approaching yr. One of many farm parcels we have been renting for over a decade was offered on the finish of 2021, which suggests that we’ll now be farming on a bit lower than 1/2 of the land we have had in manufacturing all these years. Typically issues occur for a motive, and this has definitely given us the chance to rethink our plans for the farm and our household transferring ahead.
After farming at full throttle for the previous 28 years, we’re able to restructure the farm with somewhat extra emphasis on a wholesome work-life stability. We have missed quite a lot of household time with our two boys and that is time we simply cannot get again.
So… We are going to proceed to develop for our fantastic CSA neighborhood, however we will probably be providing nearly 1/2 of the overall variety of shares we have had prior to now. This can allow us to persevering with rising for you whereas retaining our long-time farm group members employed. We have needed to make the tough resolution to shut some pick-up areas, however we have tried to maintain the websites unfold out evenly throughout Lengthy Island in order that we are able to attain as a lot of your communities as attainable. Please observe that now we have switched pick-up days and occasions for some areas. You’ll be able to preview the 2022 CSA Decide-up websites on our web site now. WE WILL NO LONGER BE DELIVERING TO ANY LOCATIONS IN QUEENS.
We are going to open CSA registration for renewing members ONLY (that is you!) starting at 9am on Tuesday, February 1. We anticipate that websites will promote out and shut rapidly, so you’re inspired to enroll straight away after we open. We won’t be able to accommodate any late requests to hitch full websites as we simply haven’t got sufficient land to develop for greater than now we have deliberate.
I am sorry for this prolonged e-mail and due to all of you who’ve made it this far! Matt and I’ve all the time needed to be as clear as attainable with you and clarify the reasoning behind the selections we make. We’re deeply grateful to all of you on your assist and love all these years and we sit up for a bountiful rising season forward!
Love from the farm,
XOMaggie, Matt, Galen & Zinny