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A Little Sip

We finally got a quarter inch of rain here at Stone’s Throw Farm; not much considering how dry it is, but we’ll definitely take it. The vegetable rows have been looking more and more like little green oases against a background of yellow and brown.

Stone’s Throw Farm members can pick up their first Veggie CSA box of the season this coming Wednesday, June 17. Everything’s been growing fast thanks to mostly sunny weather and regular irrigation. We finished transplanting the “hot crops” into the field last week, and many of the early veggies are looking good enough to eat; can’t wait to share some with you.

20200605_093040I still have plenty of big, beautiful lettuce heads and tender, fresh spinach available, so I’ll keep taking pre-orders for pick-up at the Carlton County Farmers Market on Saturday, until I’m sold out. Thanks!

20200530_102150_HDRI wouldn’t want to miss the first Carlton County Farmers Market of the 2020 season, so I’ll be at the Cloquet market this Saturday, June 6, at 9 am, with certified organic produce:  head lettuce ($2.00/head) and spinach ($3.50/10 ounces).

New this year, you can pre-order and pay with a credit card at my Food4All shopping page if you like, or pre-order via email or phone message by 9 am Friday morning, June 5, and pay with cash at the market. Availability is not guaranteed if ordering by phone or email, but I will fill orders in a first-come, first served fashion, and will let you know if was sold out before I got your order.

Thanks for giving pre-orders a try! I hope to see you at market this Saturday.

20190823_102825Stone’s Throw Farm 2020 Veggie CSA Shares are now sold out. Thanks to everyone who signed up; I’m looking forward to growing food for you this season.

You can still sign up for a 2020 Flower Share here. We could all use a little more beauty in our lives.

We still have plenty of CSA shares available for 2020 — in the event that we sell out, I’ll post something here and on the sign up form. In the meantime, go ahead and commit to eating fresh, organic, locally-grown food this summer!

The greenhouse is filling up with vegetable starts, the winter rye planted in the fields last fall is greening up, and garlic is peeking up out of the soil. Like always, spring is full of promise.

Springy scenes

We still have plenty of snow, but it is melting! Shelly and I saw a pair of swans on our walk yesterday; I think they mistook a nearby hayfield for a lake. It’s that time of year.

Farming continues on pretty much like normal despite the pandemic, other than thinking ahead on the subject of veggie deliveries and farmers markets, and what, if any, changes might need to be made to our systems. I’ve undergone training previously on Good Agricultural Practices and the Food Service Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and I will keep myself informed on the latest recommendations for farmers and consumers. Rest assured, we will do our best here at Stone’s Throw Farm to keep your food supply safe.

In the meantime, I certainly sympathize with my customers and other community members who are out of work, and those who must keep going to work despite the risks. Take good care of yourselves!

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Britt, farmhand extraordinaire, and Catherine, farmer.

Sign up for a Stone’s Throw Farm CSA share during the Local CSA Farm Open House from 2-5 pm today and take $15 off your share! Just select the Early-Bird Discount on our sign up form, and when the form asks how you heard about the farm, check the box next to “Local CSA Farm Open House.”

You do not have to pay in full today to take the Open House Discount; you can make an initial payment now and pay the remainder by June 1, 2020. Thanks.

Don’t forget to check out our Flower Shares. Fresh flowers can lift your spirits and, therefore, help keep you healthy, too.

2020-03-16 (2)Stone’s Throw Farm will be participating in the CSA Guild’s Virtual Open House this Sunday, March 22, from 2-5 pm. I’ll be logged in to quickly answer any questions you might have about our farm and our CSA shares via email, Messenger, text, or phone call. Head on over to our Facebook event page for more information about the virtual open house, mark your calendar, and please share.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for the open house; you’re welcome to ask me questions anytime!

EarlyBirdArtReady2Early birds save $15 at Stone’s Throw Farm! Just sign up for a veggie CSA share and send full payment by March 15, 2020.

Now is the time when farmers need operating money to buy seeds and supplies for the season, so our discount is a small “thank you” to those who can pay extra-early. Also, I’d rather by processing payments in March than in June.

Of course, you’re also welcome to make an initial payment now to reserve your share, and send the remainder by June 1, 2020. Either way, please sign up  and eat well this summer!