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…
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!
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!
Jen, Jon, and Super Sam