Monday, April 20, 2009

Veggie CSA 1st Delivery


We will begin deliveries of the Veggie CSA NEXT week, April 29-May 2nd. If you need to verify/change your pick-up location, please email us as soon as possible.

There are a few items of business I'd like to mention:

1) Your weekly produce will be delivered to you in a waxed cardboard box. These boxes need to be returned (empty) weekly. At $1 a piece, they get expensive to replace, and are very easily reusable. Just unfold the bottoms and lay them flat in the trunk of your car, etc. (if you need help on how to flatten these boxes, please just ask!!)

2) We are attempting a new credit system this year (for returning members, please note the change). The delivery season will be 22 weeks long - however, you will be receiving 20 weeks of produce. You all will get one week where you can opt to not receive a box (to accommodate summer vacations, etc). If you don't use your one week off, your last delivery will be on week 21. If you need more than that one week off, you will need to find someone to pick up your box for you that week. We will be taking a break August 12th through 15th and there will be NO deliveries this week. If you have questions about any of this, just ask, and it will be explained more as we get into the delivery season.

3) Please observe the designated pick-up times. We have a long day on CSA delivery day, and usually have worked at least 12 hours by 6 or 6:30pm. For RTI folks, the gates will close and lock at 6pm (although you can get out after 6), just as an FYI.

We're excited to get the season started, and we look forward to seeing you all next week! I will post a newsletter on Tuesday morning next week letting you know what to expect in your first boxes, and a recipe or two (and hopefully some pictures!!)

The Piedmont Farm Tour is this weekend, and we're on it this year (#30 on the Tour map)! So come on out and see the farm!

Thanks! See you next week!

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