News from the Farm – February 10, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Join the CSA for 2010

CSA members from last year and those on the waiting list can sign up for the 2010 CSA starting Feb 15th. After March 1st, we open up to the rest of the world, so if you want to get in, sign up early. We have a few 60 hour and 30 hour work-intensive slots available (permission of the farmer required!). We’re increasing to 50 members this year, but we expect to fill up by the end of March. CSA members will get fruit grown by High Hill Orchard in Meriden as part of this year’s share. We’re planning for pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and flowers. We’re going to be growing a lot of the crops that folks asked for – cukes, purslane, sweet potatoes, big sweet onions.

Website

Check out our updated website at http://www.boulderknollfarm.com. Along with information on the CSA, you can visit our “Updates” page to find recipes, storage tips and general ideas and questions. Email info@friendsofboulderknoll.com if you have anything to post. Read about additions and changes to the 2010 CSA and find out how to sign up.

Seed orders are done!

I’ve ordered from Fedco, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Pinetree and Seed Saver’s Exchange. I also buy leeks and onions from Dixondale Onions in Texas and sweet potatoes from Tennessee. In a few weeks I’ll be starting tomatoes, peppers and eggplants and flowers and keeping them on heating coils in my basement under lights. When it gets a little warmer I’ll be growing lots of flowers and vegetables in a new hoophouse that I have at home.

Boulder Knoll Community Farm on the radio

Boulder Knoll Community Farm will be featured on WPKN 89.5 FM, Thursday, Feb 11 from 12 – 1 pm. Thanks to DJ Richard Hill for asking me for an interview.

Farm dinners by Caseus

Jason and Joe from Caseus Fromagerie Bistro in New Haven have promised a couple of on-farm dinners this season. Stay tuned for dates for those events. Check out their outstanding restaurant (and call ahead or you probably won’t get in!): Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, 93 Whitney Ave, New Haven CT 06510, ph 203.624.3373 (6.CHEESE) www.caseusnewhaven.com

CTNOFA Winter Conference

I encourage anyone interested in organic food, growing, and sustainable living to attend the winter conference of the CT Northeast Organic Farmers Association. I always have a great time listening to the keynote speaker (this year: Michael Shuman, author of The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition), attending workshops, shopping at the vendors’ booths and gorging myself at the potluck lunch. If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. For info go to http://www.ctnofa.org

Stay warm and dry!
Brenda Caldwell
Your cozy farmer

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