Back in May, I was filling out a profile for the Band of Farmers CSA Coalition listing and I was asked a question:
“What happens if you don’t have shares for your members.”
I answered honestly and quoted our member agreement that our model depends on the community taking the risk with us and counting on us to resolve whatever issue faces our farm harvest.
Even as I answered it, I never imagined actually being faced with the situation.
BUT! Here we are!! At the end of July with a garden that looks like a May garden just coming in with random greens and herbs.
For some of you who make smoothies or juice, you are in heaven! But for those of you who prefer typical carrots, big beets, tomatoes and peppers that are usually appearing about now, you might rather exchange your Week 9, 10 and/or 11 shares for extra produce later in the season. Zucchini and tomatoes are just starting to come on, so by week 12, we should have them in abundance!
For the next few week, we will have random shares since only a few plants are beginning to put on their fruit:
Eggplant, chard, summer squash, green tomatoes, scallions, kale for sure and basil and chives survived, too. Some random peppers are coming in and a few tomatoes are turning red. Garlic is getting pulled and so fresh garlic will likely be on the menu each week for the rest of the season!
However, if we can cut our shares in half the next few weeks, we would really be able to give decent shares rather than tidbits of crops that are ready.
Cucumbers, kohlrabi, daikon, green beans, peas and carrots are all set for coming in during the second half of our season. Broccoli and cauliflower, brussel sprouts, too! Peppers and tomatoes are doing great and red cabbage and fall greens (lettuce, arugula, fava greens) are all making their way to the scene as well.
If you’d like to exchange your share please let me know ASAP by filling out the form below. Exchange will be for tomatoes at $1/lb instead of our market price of $2/lb. If you’ve already received a confirmation email from me, you do not need to fill out this form. Thank you for your support as we navigate this unusual season!!