Little Peace Farm news: Accepting Members for 2010 Season!
Hey good folks. Those who are in the area were sure to have enjoyed the 40 mph. gusts of wind and rain last night. I spent a good deal of time in bed thinking about what was potentially being destroyed outside. The egg-mobile was first in my head. That's what I made to house our pastured egg layers. Well, the hens were fine this morning, the egg-mobile upright and a beautiful sunrise it was!
We are in the process of acquiring a loan for purchase of the farm which has been a very difficult process in this tight lending market! We're stressed but trustful that all will go well. We'll keep you posted!
We are currently accepting new members for the 2010 season. Take a look at the details below and let us know if you are interested. We are expanding for next season in volume and offerings. Note that we are offering a limited number of egg shares so first come, first served!
Anyway, I hope all are well. Looking forward to hearing from you soon and keep in touch!
We are currently requesting $50 deposits or full payments for half and full vegetable shares and additional shares for the 2010 season. We are expanding our membership for next year so spread the word! Here are the details:
Half Share=$295; 6 items per week; 18 weeks
Full Share=$520; 10 items per week; 18 weeks
*we will not be offering free flowers and herbs for the 2010 growing season (read below)!
GOOD STEWARD SHARES
We are again offering our members the opportunity to sponsor an anonymous family in the area. Last season, 10% of our members were recipients of Good Steward Shares. If you are interested in sponsoring a family, let us know. You can either purchase a half share or donate any amount to our Good Steward Share Bank. When we reach the cost of a half share, we will add another family. If we fall short, Little Peace Farm will pick up the difference. We will identify the families and share with them our farm information.
We learned that a valuable addition to our farm this year was the cut flowers and expansion of the herbs we grow. We are offering for 2010 a flower and herb share. This entitles a member one bunch of cut flowers and two bunches of herbs per week. Our herbs include: basil(multiple varieties), parsley, fennel, chives, rosemary, chervil, savory, thyme, oregano, tarragon, cilantro, mint, among others. The cost is $70 for the 18 week season in addition to the half or full vegetable share.
We are also offering a small number of egg shares this year. Our hens are pastured and fed a layer ration and lay some beautiful eggs. The cost for a dozen eggs per week is $35 for the 18 week season.
NEW PICK UP SITE
We have decided to drop the Schuylkill Haven Farmer's Market for next year. We were losing a significant amount of money and time there, although we enjoyed the market. So we are offering two pick up sites for next year; the Pottsville Farmer's Market on Saturdays and at Little Peace Farm. We have not decided on a day for farm pick up but it will likely be towards the beginning/middle of the week. We'll keep you posted.
WHICH CAME FIRST...
Well for us, it was the chicken. This summer we pastured 30 birds which are now in our freezer. It went well although our simple system could use some changes. We're considering growing pastured meat birds for customers but want to make sure we've got a grasp on the process so stay tuned.
Oh, the final addition is our baby who is due in early January! We'll keep you posted.