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From the Farm
If you are a visitor to our CSA porch, you may have noticed some young faces these past 2 months. Senior Scouts Kaitlyn, Emma, Molly, and Morgan, members of Troops 1338 and 936 of The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council, joined us as Volunteers this summer after taking a class at Coverdale Farm as part of their work towards the Locavore Badge. 
Boy, were we glad to welcome them! With dishing out fresh portions of our CSA crew’s leafy greens, we needed some extra help. These girls met the challenge, even in the brutal heat spells of July and August, greeting customers and keeping the vegetables freshly stocked. Patrick shared the details about the vegetables of the day, the particular variety, their nutritional value, and how to use them, expanding their local vegetable experience.
The purpose of the Locavore Badge is to explore how the efforts of people committed to eating locally grown foods can be an important part of both healthy eating and improving the environment. In 2011 when the badge was introduced, Coverdale Farm developed a custom “Sow What" journey, starting with science and delving into the impact to the environment, farms, communities, and eaters.
The girls learn about Coverdale farming practices, including soil management, animal husbandry and vegetable production. They dig in for a better understanding of the importance of soil health to our food systems. They begin to examine how complex and how global food and land issues can be. They harvest vegetables from our Education Garden, and, of course, they work together in our teaching kitchen to create a “farm to table” meal featuring freshly-harvested seasonal dishes.
Special thanks to GS Troop 1338 Leader, Denise K for working out a way to support the girls’ interests while also complying with Delaware Nature Society’s policies for volunteers under 18. 

Morgan, Molly, Emma, and Kaitlyn, we hope you had fun and will continue your locavore journey. We all thank you for your help. You are welcome back any time to visit or to dish some greens!
Melinda Hardie
Administrative Coordinator
Coverdale Farm Preserve
From our Farm to your Table

Local Treats in our Market
varieties & availability vary weekly
~ De La Coeur  Artisan Breads
~ Cocky Confections Nut Brittle
~ Coverdale Farm  Eggs
~ Hens on the Hill Duck Eggs
~ Nutty Novelties Nut Butters
~ Walt's Swarmbustin' Honey
~ Selah Farm Flower Bouquets
Mid-season Lunch with
the Farm Crew
Wednesday 12:30-1:00

We are at the half-way point of our Visitation and CSA season and we'd like to learn what's on your mind. Bring your lunch to our picnic tables and sit with us to talk farm, share your thoughts, ask questions, and give us feedback.

Please note....not all of us are available each week, the farm is a busy place!
CSA Share Member Content
Tatsoi / Arugula salad mix
Pepper mix: Jalapeno / Anaheim/ Mixed Bells
3-4 additional seasonal items
CSA August Cooking Class
Wednesday September 4 | 12-1PM

Sign up here  or at the CSA table.
Class size is limited!
2019 CSA Season
Pot Luck Party!
Oct. 26th
starting late afternoon
Learn More and Join the Fun!
To volunteer with Delaware Nature Society, sign up on line and let us know what interests you. 

Coverdale Farm Preserve has in-season opportunities for adults 18+ years old in vegetable farming and garden maintenance. Delaware Nature Society seeks volunteers for trail maintenance, invasive species control, hawk watch, clean water efforts, advocacy .... Plus, we need extra help for the Harvest Moon Festival in October, the Native Plant Sale in May, and seasonal Tree Plantings. 
Farewell August...Summer Camp...Long evenings...Fireflies...Sweltering heat
Thank you for spending time at Coverdale this summer.

 Wander the farmstead to visit our an imals, picnic in the shade, enjoy the bounty of our local harvest. No dogs allowed due to farm animal presence.

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