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Today is Distribution Day- Week #17 of 22

Posted 9/25/2018 1:27pm by Debra Brubaker .

Please swing by this afternoon to pick up your share! 

In the Share: Mixed color beets, rainbow carrots, Plum Tomatoes, Heirloom Tomatoes, Lettuce heads, Sweet Peppers (Bell, Yummy Snack, and new Mad Hatter!), Red Onions, Garlic, Cilantro, Parsley, and Hot Peppers.

Farm Note:

We are working hard to stay upbeat here around the farm. Yesterday I made the decision to focus all efforts on harvesting our fall carrots.  It's about 3 weeks earlier than usual, but with nearly constant water-logged soil, test pulls showed the tips were starting to rot.  Typically this fall planting would yield 100 bushel or more of carrots (4000 lbs), but this year our total was about 20 bushels.  As we worked, I was sighing deeply (a trait I inherited from my father) and my dear mother, who was working beside me, cheerfully said to me, "at least we are getting them out."  I am trying to be more like my mother - focusing my thoughts on the positive. We did get at least some carrots from our fall planting, and luckily added extra mid-summer plantings of carrots to our seeding schedule which means we have a good supply to finish out the CSA season.  We had a good tomato year in spite of the rain (today you will get the last of the 2018 tomato harvest in your share).   

The excessively wet year does mean that we will not be offering a winter share again this year. 

Deb's cell phone number is 717-348-4916 (call or text) if you have questions or send us an email at csa@villageacresfarm.com.

Thanks so much for your support,

Deb

Pickup Locations and Times:

State College Members: State College Pickup is from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House, 611 E Prospect Ave., State College, PA 16801.

Your main vegetable share will be in the white Sprinter Van and the sales table and any choices will be on the tables in the grassy area. In case of poor weather, we may move inside (but boxes will still be in the van). When you get to the Friends Meeting, start at the back of the van – one of us will be there eager to help get you orientated to the pick-up process.  We will have a checklist to confirm we have you down for the correct share items and will guide you through the pickup routine.  Egg Shares are typically in crates stacked in a line close to the truck.  You'll get any other directions you may need from starting at the van. 

Late Pickup info

On-Farm Members: On-Farm Pickup is from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the farm, in the FoodShed.  Pull into the farm's driveway (red barn on your right, white house on your left).  Distribution is set up in our FoodShed (wood sided building). 

Our Farm Address is 229 Cuba Mills Rd, Mifflintown, PA 17059

Late Pickup info

CSA Boxes/Packaging:  We pack shares into plastic liners inside boxes or crates.  The bags are removed from boxes at pickup.  This year we will not be reusing the share bags so please reuse or recycle on your own.  We do accept returns of paper egg cartons, pulp berry containers, pint and quart glass jars.