Community Supported Agriculture
Sandro raking woodchips around the blueberry bushes
Farm Notes

Earth Day  

Last week we celebrated Earth Day. What is Earth Day? What does it mean to save the Earth? Don't we all just live in a system and there is little to nothing we can do to change the system's impact on the environment? To celebrate Earth Day is to desire to make that system a sustainable system. But what does 'sustainable' mean? A sustainable system is one which can continue indefinitely without depleting or destroying its parts. Earth Day recognizes that our present system is not sustainable and we must act to push it into sustainability. The sustainable system must consider at least three E's: Economy, Equality, and Ecology. Without all three of these being sustainable, our whole modern system will not last. The economy must continue, the benefits of that economy must be shared, and the environment must not be irreparably harmed.

How do we act to make this modern system more sustainable? The system is so huge! We must recognize that we are the system and our consumption is a large part of the problem. It is not the fact that we are here, existing, that is the problem. The problem is our consumption. All of us who are reading this in its digital form are part of the modern system, we all have a stake in it, and we all can help to shape it. We live today as consumers and our economy relies on that fact. Yet, as consumers wanting to create a sustainable system that will save the Earth from us, we need to live within certain boundaries. Living in a free market means that we have the free choice to determine what we consume. The car and distance we drive, the fuel we use, the temperature we set the thermostat, the light bulb we choose, the light switch we turn on, the energy we waste, the causes we support, the businesses we support, and the food we eat are all choices we make every day that help to determine how many Earth Days future generations will enjoy. We have a big impact on our world, we should try to leave as small a foot print as possible. As you look back at your footprints, how deep are they? What can you do to tread more softly?

Trying to do our part,

What's In My Share
  • Nasturtiums
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Mixed Potatoes
  • Greens
  • Turnips
  • Cortland Apples
  • Golden Delicious Apples
  • Herbs
This is what we are planning and hoping to harvest this week.  Ultimately Mother Nature has the last word so the actual contents of your share will vary.

Recipe of the Week!

Nasturtium Butter

Here is how to make it:
  1. Choose good quality salted butter, cube one stick and leave in a bowl at room temperature to soften.
  2. Remove the flower pedals from 10-15 nasturtium blossoms and chop finely.
  3. Spread the chopped flower pedals out on a cutting board and sprinkle the soften, cut butter on top.
  4. Using the back of a large spoon, work the nasturtiums into the butter until the flecks are evenly distributed.
  5. Scoop the butter into a log or disc shape and refrigerate to use or wrap in several layers or plastic wrap to freeze.
That's it.  This is an immediate gratification recipe that looks fancy but is so easy.

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Add-on Order Information
Add-on Order Deadlines

 Pick-up Day
Order Cut-off Time
Sunday - Noon
Sunday - Noon
Monday - Noon
Tuesday - Noon
Wednesday - Noon

All orders must be placed online before your order deadline listed above.  If you are even a minute late CSAware (our ordering system) will attach the order to the next week's share.  Please double-check the time before completing your order.

If you are having trouble placing an order online, make sure you are logged into your account. If you don't know your log-in information, send us an email, and we will send you an invitation to reset your password or create your account.  Creating an account on the spot won't help; it needs to be the same account that is connected to your CSA shares.

CSAware will ask that you attach your order to a share.  If you don't have a current share, you cannot purchase add-ons.  If you attach your order to a share that is not active it will not be sent to you.

If you do not pick up your add-on order, it will be donated or distributed, we do not offer refunds for missed add-ons.
Thank you
Groundwork Share-a-Share
Thanks to generous donations by you (our CSA Members) to the Groundwork Share-a-Share fund, we were able to subsidize the cost of shares in 2017 for over 30 individuals and families, as well as shares for local food pantries.  
Please consider helping us in our efforts to make the CSA accessible to more families by donating to Groundwork Share-a-Share.