Cbi's Giving Tree Farm


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Warm winter?

 

2015 started off dry, then we got flooded like we have never been flooded before in June, had a nice mid-Summer, and ended with the sunniest, warmest fall we’ve had since I started here.  We are running out of projects this fall – too many nice days have allowed us to actually get ahead of the game!  We will see what the rest of winter brings….I’m thinking it will be pretty warm though.

I am starting to get our seed order together for 2016 and will be posting info about our CSA in late January.  Thanks for checking in & enjoy your holidays!

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Happy New Year!

We had a great 2014, and hope you did, too.  We are already receiving boxes of seeds in the mail, anxiously awaiting the time to start planting them– won’t be long now.  Please email me at cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com if you are interested in becoming a CSA member.  Returning members will be able to join in a couple weeks, and I will open up enrollment to new members at the beginning of February.  Thanks so much for your support!

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Well there you have it

Another season gone by with very little blogging! We had a short, wet season, but are pretty pleased all in all. The warm weather crops appeared and disappeared with the blink of an eye, but our Spring and Fall crops have been pretty great. We will continue to be at the Allen St. market as it moves indoors on the 22nd, until December. If you are interested in next year’s CSA, please send an email to cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail.com and I will put you on the list. I send out information to prospective members in February. Thanks for your interest and support!


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First outdoor farmer’s market & Summer CSA pick-up next week!

We enjoyed a nice dry spring up until this week, which allowed us to get very nearly caught up from the late and harsh winter. As long as the forecast for next week stays sunny and dry we will be just fine. We have some tall tomatoes that are just itching to get into the ground!

We will be at the first outdoor Allen St. market on Wednesday from 2:30pm to 7pm, please come see us! We will have plenty of greens, as well as other homemade treats, like birdhouses, bathouses, and dried herbal teas. If you are a CSA member, it will be our first Summer pick-up. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Spring CSA is full!

I am trying not to worry as I compulsively check the ten day forecast, waiting to see some normal temperatures.  We have altered our early planting quite a bit, but I do still believe Spring will come and we will have plenty of leafy green things.  We’ve got lots of little baby plants sprouting up in the greenhouse, promising us warmer days filled with broccoli, romaine lettuce, Swiss chard, parsley, pac choi, and more!  Our overwintered spinach in the hoop houses has really woken up this week, and with a couple more days of sunshine, we will be swimming in baby spinach.  We return to the Allen Street Market on Wednesdays, from 3-6:30pm on March 19th,  April 16th, if you are interested!

As an aside, if you are interested in some local meat, I’d like to advertise for our friends the Schneiders and Ham Sweet Farm.  The Schneiders have certified organic Belted Dutch cows and offer milk as well as many cuts of beef at great prices.  Please email me and I will connect you with them (cbisgivingtreefarm at gmail dot com).  Ham Sweet Farm are former CSA members that have started a small meat CSA, and they offer meat for sale as well: whole chickens, ducks, and pork.  Enjoy the tail end of this relentless winter!

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