Week 9 CSA includes:
All weekly shares (veg, chicken, egg)
All Biweekly Group A shares (veg, chicken, egg)
LotFotL in the Quick!
The must see info for each week.

Delivery Details:
  • NO monthly Chickens this week
  • Farm store orders including PEACHES

Online Farm store:
Our farm store is now open.  Take a look each week to see what is available. Did you notice the GROUND LAMB BOXES? Click to View 

Melons:
Melon season is beginning.  You will see a number of different varieties offered this year. We love melons and do everything that we can to get them to our members, despite the challenges that come with transport and storage of these in the CSA boxes.  If you get a melon that has gone bad or is damaged, please let us know right away.  We will do everything we can to replace it the next week. 
 
How we decide what goes in the box:
Vegetable farming is different from year to year. Each week we may be dealing with any number of things, from pests or bad weather to an over abundant harvest. These are the things that effect what ends up in CSA shares. But, we also know that just because the fields might be full of cabbage, doesn't mean that our members are willing to eat 3 heads a week. We try hard to provide diversity in boxes, making sure that members get something new almost every week. So, instead of giving out beets for 8 wks in a row, just because we have them, we may decide to send beets to the market stand and add something else to the box. In situations where a popular well liked crop fails we might choose to use emergency funds to purchase it from another local farmer. Happy members are important to us and we do our part to give out a balanced box each week throughout the season.

Farmer of the Year Nominations: MOSES is taking nominations for Organic Farmer of the Year.  This award recognizes organic farmers who practice outstanding land stewardship, innovation and outreach. The award is presented at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference at the end of February in La Crosse, Wis. Click on the link to nominate YOUR farmer!
 
Kids Corner


The Tomato Hornworm is an interesting, though destructive creature we see on the farm. 

 
Recipe Free Cooking Tips   
This time of year is great for yielding delicious pizza toppings, from tomatoes, to sweet corn, basil, peppers, onions, eggplant, summer squash, and the list goes on.  Think outside the box for your pizza and throw on roasted veggies like broccoli, onions, potatoes, beets, etc.  Here is a fun link to get you thinking about some fun new toppings.  Here is a link to help you make a homemade pizza crust faster than you can go to the freezer and pull out a frozen one.
 
  
 
What's in my Share? 

Contents are subject to change if conditions in the field are not as expected.

Petite (weekly and biweekly): SMALL BOX
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Squash OR Cucumber
  • Sweet Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Melon
  • Beets (golden)
Full (weekly and biweekly): LARGE BOX
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Corn
  • Potatoes
  • Squash OR Cucumber
  • Sweet Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Melon
  • Beets (golden)
  • Cauliflower OR Romanesco OR cabbage
  • Cilantro
Click here for directions on how to pick up your CSA share. 

For veggie identification photos Click Here  
For more recipes for all of your veggies, check out our Pinterest page.  
 
 
Melons!     
Melons are a favorite of summer and ours looks like they will be yielding well this year.  Getting them to our CSA members can have some challenges.  We will do the best we can to overcome them and make sure your melons are beautiful and delicious.

Storing and shipping melons, especially the specialty varieties that we are growing, can have its challenges.  In less than a day, a melon can go from beautiful in the field when it is picked, to having a mushy soft spot that goes bad.  We do our best to make sure every melon that gets put in a share will be perfect, but sometimes we can misjudge or they can get damaged in shipping.

We do recommend that members eat melons quickly after they pick them up. If you get a melon that is damaged or has gone bad, don't hesitate to give us a call.  We will do everything we can to replace it the following week for you. 

Here is a list of the possible melons that you could get in this weeks box.   
Member Resources 
  
Vacation Hold Link:
  1. Use this NEW link to schedule your vacation hold. Click Here.  Or you can find a link on the CSA tab on our website.
     
Flavor Cycle CSA share delivery service: Call Flavor Cycle to learn more about having your share delivered via bicycle courier.  This is an as needed service provided by Flavor cycle.  Prices and availability will vary. Call

Forgotten Shares Policy:
The farm is not in a position to replace forgotten shares.
   Sometimes, if you call in time, you get lucky and your share can be saved. You can find your site's contact information when you sign into your account page or on our website . 

Website Delivery Calendar: This calendar keeps track of delivery dates for each subscription. Click here or visit www.lotfotl.com.  
   
Greens washing 101:  Check out our greens washing 101 sheet to learn how to get your greens clean. 

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