Lineage Farm CSA News

Lineage Farm CSA News

Dear Members, and Members-to-be!

June is fast approaching. Wild to think that within a month, we will be harvesting; all our tomato plants will be in the ground; we will be eating cucumbers and seeding our fall crop of storage carrots. So much happens so quickly this time of year, and we are grateful to all of you, dear members, for supporting us during these early months so that we are then able to bring you the bounty of later months.

Moving drags on – each new location (this is our farm's third property) brings its own challenges. This one brings boulders hidden underground where we would like to have the posts for our tomato hoop house. Jon chipped away at them, and now the bows are all standing! If all we had to do was farm, we'd be in fantastic shape – as it is, we are hanging in there with a lot on our plates! Luckily, we have help arriving next week to build our walk in cooler and get the deer fence up, and then we will be back on track.

Sadly, our first crop of broccoli and some kale was torn down by cut worms, devilish little beings that leave no survivors. We are on the road to recovery, and though broccoli won't be around as early as we had hoped, your bags and baskets will be filled with all sorts of other delicious early crops – radishes, scallions, carrots, spinach, chard, sweet white salad turnips, garlic scapes, and so much more. These will soon be followed by those juicy signs of summer, the crisp and delightful cucumber.

Our Good Food for Hudson campaign continues, raising money so that we can provide families with our produce (plus local eggs and bread) who otherwise could not afford it. Check out our video, online Barnraiser, and the upcoming concert by members of The National at Club Helsinki in Hudson – www.goodfoodforhudson.org. 100% of ticket sales go towards our program! Thank you to all who have supported us so far – we are hovering at just below $15,000, which will cover the vegetable shares for this season. Can you help us get the last $6,000 by the end of this month, so these families can also receive good local eggs and freshly baked bread as well?

Speaking of eggs, you can order your own delivered weekly or monthly by checking out our website. You can order eggs and berries online now, and as soon as I get it up there, you can start ordering flowers and meat shares too!

We are still accepting members, so please do tell your friends and neighbors about us!

Farming pell-mell into June,
Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Sammy
Lindsey and Sam

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Lineage Farm CSA
520 Clinton St.
Hudson, Ny 12534
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Lineage Farm CSA News

Lineage Farm CSA News

Dear Members (including those of you who just haven't gotten that form in the mail yet!),
It has been a lovely April full of growth. Sam continues to surprise me with how fast he learns, adapts, and grows. He helps me feed the chickens and rotate the sheep in the pasture every morning. He can scale large rocks, sit on top singing, and then figure his own way back down unscathed and unassisted.
Jon also continues to amaze me as well, always ready to work, to play with Sam, to share local knowledge with a farmer neighbor. I love to see how happy he is at our new place, now that he can walk out the door and down the hill to the greenhouse, and minutes later catch Sam running down that same hill after him. It seems a weight has been lifted from his shoulders; after so many years searching for "our place," I think we finally found it.
We have raised nearly 70% of our goal for Good Food for Hudson! Thank you to all our members for your support – we look forward to seeing you at your Starry Night Farmstay weekend, your Farm Tour and Lunch, and your Ferment and Preserve Class!
Please share both our Good Food for Hudson project (and watch our video if you haven't yet!) – www.goodfoodforhudson.org – and the opportunity to join our CSA – www.lineagefarmcsa.com. We serve Hudson, Copake, Poughkeepsie, Croton, White Plains, and Greenpoint!
Check out our growing photo album of farm photos on Instagram @lineage_farm_csa !
Looking forward to an awesome season of being Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Sam
Lindsey and Sam
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Lineage Farm CSA
520 Clinton St.
Hudson, Ny 12534
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Lineage Farm’s New Address

Lineage Farm's New Address

PS – we have a new mailing address!
If you mailed your forms and payment to Huddon, no worries, we did get all our mail forwarded. However, let's make things a bit more streamlined!

Our new mailing address is:
Lineage Farm
PO Box 44
Copake, NY 12516

When you come to visit, our farm address is:
1630 County Route 7a
Copake, NY 12516

To sign up for a berry share, just fill out the online order form. From there you can choose whether to pay by PayPal or by check. If you choose to mail in a check, remember to subtract the credit card convenience fee "tax"!

Looking forward to again being
Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Sammy
Lindsay and Quanah

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520 Clinton St.
Hudson, Ny 12534
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Lineage Farm Berry News!

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Dear Friends, Neighbors, Farm Share Members,

We are now offering a limited number of Berry Shares!  Check out our website for more information.  Apples will have to wait, as last year's extreme bounty means that this year there may not be enough to go around!  If there are, we will let you know.

Also, you can now order eggs online.  Beef Shares will be available post haste, just as soon as Hilary from Mountain Brook Angus gets me this season's description and prices.  Maple Syrup will be posted soon as well.

Don't forget to watch our awesome video about Good Food for Hudson, and pledge your support HERE!

Jon and our awesome 2016 Farm Crew are doing a fabulous job finishing up with our move.  They got our 3300 feet of 8 foot tall deer fence down and the posts out of the ground in half the time we thought it would take – which never happens – and so far this week took down both our high tunnel and our hoop house to bring them all on over here and put them back up!  Three cheers for Jon, Lindsay, and Quanah!

We just potted up all of our tomatoes, eggplants and peppers in the greenhouse, so that they will have plenty of room to grow big and luscious.  I picked a bunch of exciting new tomato varieties this season – new to us, most of them are actually quite old!  Several are from Russia or nearby countries, again, since we had such good luck with heirlooms from that region last year.  One new variety is Indigo Apple, one of those dark purple with a hint of red varieties everyone is oohing and ahhing over.  This one promises to have as amazing a flavor as color.  I sure am looking forward to them!

If you'd like to enjoy them too, don't forget to SIGN UP today!  And check out our instagram for super cute photos of Sam with lambs – @lineage_farm_csa.  At least, I think that's how I tell you to find us on instagram?

In a muddle on the computer,

But loving the Spring outside!

Your Farmers,

Jen, Jon, and Super Sam

Here's what Jamie Oliver has to say about my current favorite vegetable, celeriac.  If you really need to find some, come visit!

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Lineage Farm lambing news

Lineage Farm lambing news

Dear Members,
Holy smokes, the babies just keep coming! We are caring for a flock of sheep, and last Thursday the first little lamb was born. Or should I say, the first 3 ewes lambed simultaneously, with 9 lambs between them! A week later, and only one ewe left to lamb, 21 little lambs are running about the barnyard or cuddled up basking in the sun. It is quite a sight!

We are, however, still focused on growing vegetables, and if you have not yet done so, please do JOIN TODAY!!!

Before last weekend's early spring rain turned late winter snow, Jon got seeds in the ground, and we are looking forward to those first sproutings that mark future harvests of peas, parsnips, beets and carrots. The spinach is growing well! Planting peas and parsnips at the same time – peas to be the first harvest, and parsnips the last of the season.

The greenhouse is going strong. Chard, celeriac, kale, lettuce heads and so much more are growing visibly by the day.

We are also organizing another season of Good Food for Hudson, providing free and sliding scale shares to low income residents of Hudson, Jon's hometown. Please donate at our Barnraiser site (www.barnraiser.us/projects/good-food-for-hudson?utm_campaign=good-food-for-hudson&utm_medium=unknown&utm_source=creator_outreach) to help us pull this together! A big thank you to members who have already donated! Nada Khader and WESPAC, Paula Reckess, Eloise Eonnet, to name a few, thank you!

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520 Clinton St.
Hudson, Ny 12534
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Lineage Farm News

Lineage Farm News

Dear friends, neighbors, members,
It has been quite a March! If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you may have noticed a new landscape emerging in my photos. After some profound thought, encouragement from our previous landlord (who now wants to incubate dairy herds where we leased land last season), and finding a new more ideal location for our farm, we took the plunge and moved to Copake!
The move comes with a few structural changes to our farm makeup; we will be managing the grazing of a small flock of sheep and a few cows, and we get to plant fruit trees! This is a thirty year lease with Farmland Renewal LLC, and for those of you unfamiliar with farm leases and worried about us being liable for rent for thirty years even if we have to move on, not to worry – farm leases generally have a six month notice of termination without penalty clause ( for the farmers, not the landowners). So we can't be kicked off without really good cause, but we can leave if we must. Not that I want to move ever again!
Copake is a sweet little town, and while the farm has its rural awayness, we are also incredibly right next to the post office, around the corner from the bank, and a skip away from the Front Porch Market. Even lovelier, this Farmland Renewal property is a farm hub, so we are in the very good company of three other organic farms who are just across the road. There's community dinners, tractor help and commiseration, shared delivery vehicles, and many hands to help lift our new greenhouse heater in to place. And we get to live here too!
We hope you will take a moment to fill out this year's commitment form and join our CSA for another delicious season. You can also join online.
Stay tuned for our community farm dinner schedule!
Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Super Sam

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520 Clinton St.
Hudson, Ny 12534
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Oh Sammy,
Come out and play with me,
And bring your dollies three,
Climb up the apple tree!
Slide down the Rainbow,
Into the Cellar Door,
And we’ll be Jolly Friends, forever more!
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Dear Friends, Neighbors, Farm Share Members,

What an odd feeling, at least for a farmer, to wake up to a thunderstorm in January.  We are still looking forward to some long (if dark) days of winter, but it certainly has not felt like winter yet!  Generally it takes a few feet of snow coming down to slow down Jon, but even then he’ll be headed out to check on the greenhouses…

Sammy and the Horse

But we have taken some truly lovely time with Sammy – he and Jon have been bonding over morning walks to see the trains go by down at the river, and Sam is enjoying mashing cooked apples through our foodmill as I turn the crank.  Added bonus, we get to enjoy fresh applesauce afterward.  We visit other farms to see their animals – Sam loves all of them, except the geese that are so loudly territorial.  I believe his favorite ever was when he witnessed a horse pooping, as he went around for several days afterwards saying “Neigh, poo!”  I even uncovered a crafty side, and knit Sam a bunny last week!

knit bunny

Our planning has been on-going.  We have had several promising interviews for our Farm Crew positions.  We are working on the seed order and garden plans.  We are putting up a seedling greenhouse this week!  We fill a few wholesale orders each week, but wholesale has never been where our heart is.  And so I am so happy to share with you that we have finally posted share prices and sign up forms for Hudson, White Plains, and Greenpoint!  Poughkeepsie, you’ve known yours for a bit now, since your site coordinator Debbie is so very on top of things.  Check out the website for more info – www.lineagefarmcsa.com

Reminder, Poughkeepsie – Your Early Bird Discount ends this week!  Email Paula today if you need more details.

Hudson, White Plains, and Greenpoint, you’ve got a few more weeks (Feb. 15) for Early Bird Discounts (since we’re just telling you now what the deal is!).  But get your forms in soon if you want that discount (and to help us through the next few months).

And a tremendous Thank You to all our CSA members who donated to our successful first season of the Good Food for Hudson Initiative.  We were able to distribute over 1000 boxed and unboxed (free choice) shares over 20 weeks to over 50 families in Hudson who otherwise would have been left out of the good local food loop.  Thank you Thank you Thank you!  Here’s an amazing video documenting our mission, community support, and impact – please share widely!  www.goodfoodforhudson.org

Happy New Year!
Your Farmers,
Jen, Jon, and Super Sam



Here’s what Jamie Oliver has to say about my current favorite vegetable, celeriac.  If you really need to find some, come visit!


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Next week’s delivery and the end of our late fall Share



Next week’s delivery and the end of our late fall Share

Next week's delivery and the end of our late fall Share
Dear Members,
Don’t go pick up veggies today! Hopefully you made it to last week’s pickup and are still flush with veggies. As per our published schedule, we are not delivering today. Next week is our final delivery!
It seems we should have named this round of deliveries our Late Fall Share instead of our Winter Share – temperatures are still so warm we are easily harvesting greens from the field. Roots too – aside from the pallets full of potatoes, carrots, rutabagas, celeriac, and beets in our storage cooler, we are still pulling perfectly delicious beets and carrots from the field. The ground is soft and wet, and while this all makes harvesting a perfectly reasonable endeavor, we are both very much looking forward to some frozen earth and the first snow flurries.
Jon has compost materials heavy on the brain, scavenging marginal piles of our neighbor’s manure piles and old hay bales so that we can compost them into delectable soil fertility piles by next season.
We have also been heavily perusing the new seed catalogs, seeking out the coming season’s delights. If you had any absolute favorites this season, let us know so we can be sure to bring them back!
Tomorrow is Sam’s birthday, and we will be celebrating family style, with Jon’s famous sweet potato maple pie. Thank you for supporting us this season – both in farming and in parenthood! Eve, Sam especially loves the blue collapsible tunnel, and Ema, he wants to drag Jon away from meals he’s so excited to dump out, build, and knock down those blocks you gifted us!

Looking into the new year,
You Farmers,
Jen and Jon

Lineage Farm CSA 520 Clinton St. Hudson, Ny 12534 USA
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