CSA

February 2017 Kick Off

Pulling the plastic over our new greenhouseWhile the occasional frosty night reminds us that it is still winter, we are itching for spring.  Good thing spring isn’t quite here yet as we still have a little time to make headway on our Winter Projects list.  Last week on a warm and windless day, we stretched the plastic on the new greenhous

2017 CSA Registration Information

A typical June CSA, carrots,beets, cabbage, onions and eggplant

Special Announcements!

Our 2017 CSA will be starting May 3rd instead of early April. Why? Because we are expecting. Josephine’s due date is March 28. We decided to push our start date to the first week in May.

We will be teaming up with Loch Holland Farm to offer broiler chickens to our CSA Members as we will no longer be raising our own broilers. See below for details.

Already know what you want? Go straight to our registration page here.

2017 Winter Update & CSA Registration

A young kid in an A-frame shelter in the snow

It is midwinter on the farm.  The lengthening daylight should start greening up the pasture soon.   Between rainy days and freezing temperatures, Randy and Patrick have been assembling the new greenhouse.  Vegetable seeds for next year are ordered, delivered and sorted.  A few – cabbage, lettuce, kohlrabi and beets- have even been started in seed trays.  The crop field is mapped out and planting dates set.  A season’s worth of planning takes place in December and January.  We reflect on the season, try to tease out the good decisions from the bad and

Join Our Community Suuported Agriculture (CSA)

Registration for our 2016 CSA is now available SOLD OUT. Below is information and pricing for our 2016 CSA. Our NEW online registration form is now available here (this will open in a new window). If you prefer you can download and mail in a paper copy just click here. You can receive a 3% discount if paying by check or cash.

Holy squash and zucchini!

Squash, zuchini and fingerlings in the walk in

Holy squash and zucchini!  There is quite bit of summer squash in the shares this week.  It is time to get it while the getting is good.  We are loading you up because we don’t know how long it will stick around!  We should have more next week but after that, who knows!  The squash bugs and fungus spread by the wet weather could take it down at any time.  We have a second succession of squash and zucchini planted but whether or not that will pan out is anybody’s guess.     
 

Tis' the Season, Squash Season

Close up of squashes blossoming

Although the official start of summer is still weeks away, this is the last week of spring at Tubby Creek Farm (that’s right, we make our own rules!).  We want to thank all of our CSA members for supporting us through this challenging spring season.  As you may recall, it was cold and crazy wet, setting us back three weeks in starting spring planting.  We were only able to plant about half of what we had planned but somehow we pulled through and only missed one week of the CSA.  This was a season where the “sharing the risks” part of the CSA was pretty apparent.  We

Surprise CSA!

Bok Choi in the hightunnel

Welcome to our 2015 CSA!  This is the beginning of our fourth year as CSA and market farmers.  We are so pleased that you all have decided to join us this season.  Our members make it possible for us to do what we love, and that is to grow the best fruits and vegetables and raise the best meats that we can.  We’ve already been working hard for the past few months to bring you a variety of tasty, naturally grown produce.  It is a great feeling to finally get harvesting!  Every week, this newsletter will bring you information about what to expect in your share, u

Riding Out a CSA with a Delay

Snow, ice and fridgid temps delay veggies

It has been a difficult winter to be a produce farmer.  Ice , snow and rain have turned fields and pastures into a swampy mucky mess.  Temperatures as much as 30 degrees below average have made it impossible to begin planting on schedule, and we are now nearly three weeks behind.  The cold weather has finally broken but with a solid week of rain.  We will not be able to begin planting until the field dries out.  UNFORTUNATELY, WE DO NOT EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO BEGIN DISTRIBUTING PRODUCE THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL AS PLANNED.  At this point in time, we hope to start t

Weather and Delaying the Start of our CSA

Snow& ice look beautiful but delays planting

UPDATED: It looks like our first CSA delivery will be 4/15 Wed CSA and 4/18 for Sat please read the the rest of this post for more details.

 

Baby Goats Update and New Wednesday CSA pick Up Location

Baby goat hanging out in the shelter

Kidding season is complete with four baby goats on the ground.  Our four moms had one baby each, we have two baby boys (bucklings) and two baby girls (doelings).  The whole affair was pleasantly unremarkable, which was quite a relief for first timers.  And by first timers, I mean both us and the goats!  Pratt is a first time dad, each of the does are first time moms, and these babies are the first livestock born on our farm so it’s the first time for me and Randy, too.  The does are shaping up to be great moms and we sure hope everything proceeds as uneventfully as

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