But if your blogging then you’re not farming. It’s been a busy season here at GTF. We are up to our eyeballs in tomatoes, harvesting nearly every day, and watching our fall crops get bigger and bigger. We’ve already begun seeding in the hoop houses and getting ready for colder days ahead, though it still seems far off. We are at Allen St. Market every Wednesday with veggies, flowers, and herbs, as well as Northwest Initiative’s Monday market at Saginaw and MLK. Come visit us! If you are interested in next year’s CSA, please just email me at cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com. It may not be for a couple weeks, but I promise I will be in touch! Thanks for your interest.
We must all be ready for Winter to be over– our Spring CSA filled up quickly. We do still have space in our Summer CSA, as well as our Flower CSA. Email me for more information: cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com. We’ll be in the hoop houses all day today seeding carrots and arugula. Our beets have already come up, and our thousands and thousands of onions and leeks are almost all planted!
Also, If you are interested in working or volunteering on our farm, please be in touch. The work is always physically demanding, but the rewards are definitely worth it!
I hope everyone had great holidays! It’s time here at GTF to start looking forward to the 2013 season; seeds have been ordered, the farm plan is nearly finished, and the days are getting longer! We are excited to continue to offer our Spring, Summer and Fall CSA shares, and we expect to be at the Allen Street Market on Wednesdays, as well as the growing West Side Market on Mondays…. and maybe one more market, stay tuned!
If you are interested in joining a CSA, the East Lansing Food Co-op is hosting a CSA fair on January 12th from 1-5pm. We will be there with more information and can answer any questions you might have.
If you would like to be put on our email list to receive information about signing up for our CSA this year, just email cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com and we’ll keep you posted! We usually start signing up new members at the end of February.
Thanks for your interest and may 2013 be off to a splendid start for you!
Our CSA is now full & we are really excited to harvest pounds and pounds of leafy greens tomorrow! Come see us every Wednesday 2:30-7 at Allen & Kalamazoo- There’s great produce, bread, cookies, fruit and music, too!
Members must be as anxious as we are for the next season. It’s been a mild winter, to be sure, but we are all looking forward to those first baby beets & crispy arugula.
There is still space in our Flower and Summer CSA!
Here is our 2012 CSA FORM! Download it, fill it out and send it in and you will be all set. I will let you know by email as soon as I receive it.
Our CSA is $350 for a bag of Certified Organic vegetables each week for 23 weeks. You can pick up your share at the Allen Street Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoons, or at the farm on Wednesday or Friday afternoons. If you pick up at the farm you can also help yourself to some herbs from our herb garden or some seasonal U-Pick veggies.
Shares are meant to feed a small family or two avid vegetable eaters. Last year we averaged 6 lbs. of vegetables a week, as well as 6 different items each week- however- remember- this varies considerably throughout the season.
If you haven’t been a member of a CSA before, it is important to remember that receiving fresh veggies each week will require an open mind, and a considerable amount of time & enthusiasm to cook them to fully appreciate the share. Also, we are not a fruit farm; although we hope to offer occasional fruit, most of what you will receive will be vegetables (see “What’s in a share?”). All of that being said, we believe we will be able to provide you with a bounty of delicious vegetables each week that will be worth more than $350.
Please email me with any questions or concerns: cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com
I just want to say thank you so much to everyone that supported us in 2011. It was my first season as the new farm manager, and I really appreciated the support from our CSA members, folks that visited us at the market, and everyone that made Giving Tree such a pleasant place to work every day.
I am really looking forward to the 2012 season, and I hope you are, too! If you would like to receive information about our 2012 CSA, please email me at cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com. We will be slightly increasing the size of the CSA, so there will definitely be available shares. I will be posting soon about our plans for the season, including all of the markets where you will find us next year. For now, you can find our produce at the East Lansing Food Co-op, Sawyer’s Pancake House, and Fork in the Road! Enjoy!