Crop Talk
The Newsletter of Great Country Farms
May 25, 2015: CSA Delivery Days
May 2015
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Check Your Delivery Day 
Dear CSA Members:

The 2015 CSA season starts next week! Please use this list to determine which day of the week we'll be serving your zip code or your public group site this year.

20171, 22003, 22015, 22030, 22032, 22033, 22150, 22151, 22152, 22153, 22304, 22310, 22312, 22315

7 Company, 19420 Golf Vista Plaza, Lansdowne
Great Harvest Bread -- Herndon, 785 Station Street
Great Harvest Bread -- Vienna, 132 Church Street NW
Sport and Spine Rehab, 3925 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
FNS USDA, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria

20132, 20158, 20164, 20165, 20166, 20170, 22027, 22031, 22041, 22042, 22043, 22044, 22046, 22066, 22101, 22102, 22124, 22180, 22181, 22182, 22201, 22203, 22204, 22205, 22206, 22207, 22209, 22213

The Wine'ing Butcher, 20915 Ashburn Road, Ashburn
Ticonderoga Farms, 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly
The Wellness Connection, 24600 Millstream Drive, Chantilly
AOL, 22000 Aol Way, Sterling
Dr. Oliver, 208 Elden Street, Herndon
Olio2go, 8400 Hilltop Road, Fairfax
Sterling Restaurant Supply, 22601 Davis Drive, Sterling

20105, 20120, 20151, 20152, 20190, 20191, 20194, 22202, 22301, 22302, 22303, 22305, 22314

1851 S. Bell Street, Arlington
Brew LoCo, 19382 Diamond Lake Drive, Lansdowne
Leesburg Chiropractic, 36F Catoctin Circle, Leesburg
NOVA Medical Center, 21784 Filigree Court, Ashburn
Great Harvest Bread -- Ashburn, 44260 Ice Rink Plaza
Sonak Family Chiropractic, 21240 Ridgetop Circle, Sterling

20147, 20148, 20175, 20176

Ripe Berries! 
   Our strawberries are loving this weather. The fields will probably be open from 9:00 to 5:00 every day this week except Saturday and Sunday, when they will probably close at noon. I underline the word probably because supplies depend on weather and the number of pickers in the fields each day. It's best to call or check our website before you come. We will probably have more berries available on weekdays than on weekends. 
   Wagons will run every hour on the hour, from 9:15 until 5:00. U-pick price: $2.49 per pound.

Member Bonuses: 
1 pint of strawberries
1 bundle of asparagus
Note that bonuses run from Tuesday through the following Monday each week.

Also available in the market:
sweet corn

In This Issue
Dirt Farm Brewing on Tap

   After many months of careful preparation, Dirt Farm Brewing will celebrate its grand opening on July 10. In advance of that exciting event, Bruce and Janell have invited CSA members to come up the hill and kick the tires on this new venture, which will soon be one of Loudoun County's most popular farm breweries. This Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00, Dirt Farm Brewing will offer a complimentary tasting of their fine craft beers. 

Strawberry Celebration Continues
May 30 & 31

   Join us for Loudoun County's longest-running celebration of the strawberry. Games, contests, wagon rides, live music -- and strawberries! U-pick fields will be open from 9:00 to 11:00.

Daily Jubilee Schedule

11:00am-3:00pm Visit with Strawberry Princess
1:00pm Diaper Derby
2:00pm Pie Eating Contest
2:15pm Sack Race
2:30pm Tart Toss 
Please sign up for the contests when you arrive.

May 30 and May 31 -- Tony M  from 11am-4pm  

Light and Fresh

  " This is the best way to eat fresh asparagus. This is quite a tasty recipe. Do not use the bottled nutmeg as it takes on that distinct 'dessert like' flavor we all know pumpkin pie to have. Nutmeg is a seriously savory spice when used in this fashion. Do it right the first time and every time and you'll enjoy it always."

Read more here .


"Mind blowing. Love the playground in the shade of the woods. Love the fresh produce. Love the animals. Love the live music. Clean bathrooms and friendly people."


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Upcoming Events
Strawberry Jubilee
May 30 & 31