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It’s been a wild winter for all of us! Maybe we have just gotten soft the past couple winters. We have received many phone calls and emails asking when the CSA sign-up starts because much like daffodils and crocus we wait for a sign of spring, it only takes one, but frankly we haven’t seen it so we haven’t sent out the email!
While Mother Nature is still contemplating the end of winter we have finally come out of hibernation and would like to invite you to join our 2014 CSA season. This week we have finally turned on the greenhouses, started our onions, greenhouse tomatoes, and celeriac!
2013 was a season of major growth for Juniper Hill farm and 2014 we seek to maintain and manage this amount of acreage and membership rather than continue to grow. We have to catch up sometime.
This year we will be dedicating an enthusiastic employee to keep all of us in touch better than ever! We are working on a new member newsletter, blogs, recipes, and style of communication that truly lets you know what your food is going through to get to your table and how to cook some of those weird veggies we grow!
We are also excited in 2014 that we have applied for Organic certification through NOFA-NY. While we used to shrug this certification off as unnecessary we have changed our attitude. With the lines being blurred between natural, conventional, and IPM agriculture more than ever before we seek to actually use the word organic in describing our products. While this is a significant cost this time of yearwe are lucky our USDA still has a cost share program to transition to organic production and offers up to $750 to help offset certification fees.
A new relationship with Saratoga Apple will allow us to offer our first fruit share! This share will contain the strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pears, apples and plums that we all crave. Unfortunately we cannot find 100% of these products organically grown and Nate down at Saratoga apple is as close as we have found. He manages 60 acres of orchard and fruit and has the best honey crisp I have ever tried! This share will cost $120 (7.50/week) for 16 weeks. We have opted to go with 16 weeks in case there are any skips in production it will give us a little wiggle room as it’s our first year offering it.