Everything you need to know about picking up your CSA box!     
This is a very important Newsletter! 
Please take time to read through it 
so that you are prepared for a successful CSA pick up.  

Let the veggies begin!

LotFotL Community  

Make sure to watch our CSA instructional video?
In joining a CSA, you have become part of a bigger community.  By all working together to follow an agreed upon procedure, we help the entire process flow with ease and make sure everyone gets their food.  Take a look at our "Blockbuster" CSA Instructional Video to learn best practices.

Thank you again, for your support.
Drop Site Details  
Most of our sites are set up to be self serve.  Here are specific pick up details about your locations.  

How to Pick up CSA items.

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-SMALL totes are for the Petite Shares  
-LARGE are for the Full Shares.  
-Blue Bin is SWAP box
  1. Find and check off your name on the Check off sheet, only taking what is listed after your name.
  2. Find the correct size box and empty the contents into your bag.
    NOTE: Boxes will not have your name on them, so you need to know what size to take.
  3. Please neatly stack all of the empty bins together so they're nesting inside each other.
  4. Chicken and Egg shares will be located in the portable coolers. (Note: chickens don't start until the 23rd or 30th)

Enjoy your farm fresh, local food. Please call the farm if you have any questions or concerns. 920-318-3800
Community request:  If it is not  listed after you name, please don't take it, even if you are sure that you should be getting it.  This is someone else's food. Please call the farm so that we know that something isn't quite right.  We will take care of you and get you your food, we promise!
LotFotL in the Quick!
The must see info for each week.

Delivery Details: Visit our website delivery calendar to keep track of delivery dates for each subscription. Visit www.lotfotl.com. Biweekly and Monthly subscriptions, make sure to sign into your account to confirm what group you were placed in.  
  • Full and Petite WEEKLY
    Shares: First Delivery June 9th
  • Full and Petite BIWEEKLY
    Shares: First Delivery June 9th OR June 16th- Know what group you are in. 
  • South Shore Market
    Shares: First Delivery June 18th
  • Eggs: First Delivery June 9th or June 16th- Know what group your are in.
  • Chickens: First Delivery June 23rd or June 30th- Know what group you are in.
Tote sizes: Each site has 2 different sized totes. Make sure you know which one you are supposed to be taking. Petite shares are SMALL, Full shares are LARGE. Both sizes are offered weekly or biweekly.  
Sign into your account: You can empower yourself to find lots of information by knowing how to sign into your account.  Go to www.lotfotl.com and click on "LOGIN to your account".

SWAP boxes: SWAP boxes will be at eligible sites. They are in Large Blue Bins and marked SWAP. Use this bin to get rid of something you won't use in exchange for something you will.
Chicken and Egg Shares:  Chickens and eggs are delivered in portable Coolers and will be located next to the shares.  If we sent eggs or chickens for you they will be listed after your name on the check off sheet.  These items will not have your name on them, just find your name on the list and check them off. (Please, NEVER, take anything if it is not listed after your name).
Forgotten Shares:  Unclaimed food is not brought back to the farm, it is donated.  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.
Website Delivery Calendar: This calendar keeps track of delivery dates for each subscription. Click here or visit www.lotfotl.com.  
South Shore Farmers  Market Shares. 
First Delivery is June 18th 
You folks will be picking up your Petite sized share at our market stand at South Shore Market. Just find our booth and ask for your share. The market is open from 8am-12pm. You can refer to our CSA delivery calendar to make sure you know when to pick up.
Vacation Holds and make ups .... New process
Shares can be put on hold if you will be away.  LotFotL requires 48 hours advance notice for an y vacation holds.  Thanks
  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. 
Kids Corner
We want to make sure that our kids know about the farm too.  Find fun pictures, games, stories, or color pages for kids.

Out at the farm there are lots of farmers working hard to grow you your food.  Some of them are boys and some are girls and they are all different ages.  We have young farmers that are just learning how to do things and we have some older farmers that help to teach the younger ones.  Farmer Tim, who is the owner of LotfotL Community Farm, usually gets to drive the tractors.  April, who is Tim's partner, gets to take care of the honeybees.  We all work together to get the job done.

Click here to print off a color sheet for this week. 
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
  • Green Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Bok Choy
Full (weekly and biweekly): LARGE BOX

  • Green Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Salad Mix
  • Arugula
  • Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Bok Choy
  • Spinach
  • Radish or Kohlrabi

For more recipes for all of your veggies, check out our Pinterest page.  
Special Notes
Washing greens: Effectively washing your farm fresh greens is an important step. LotFotL's 2016 greens washing policy has shifted this year as we are adopting a stronger food safety plan here at the farm.  Because, leafy greens are at higher risk for bacterial contamination when they are washed, we try NOT to wash them if at all possible.  Washing them right before they are eaten is a much safer practice. Check out our greens washing 101 sheet to learn how to get your greens clean.

Potatoes: According to survey results our members are really liking potatoes in their shares.  Your share contains the last of the 2015 crop.  They are however, really itching to sprout.  You will want to keep an EYE on their eyes and remove them if they try to sprout.  For best results, you will probably want to eat your potato people sooner rather than later.

SWAP Boxes
Drop sites that qualify for SWAP boxes will have an 18 Gallon Blue Bin that contains veggies that are eligible for trade. 

Remove an item from your CSA box that you don't think you will eat and trade it for something in the SWAP box that looks more appealing!

Best Practices for Members
  1. Only take what is listed after your name on the check list . You have now joined a community. If it is not listed after your name, it is intended for someone else.
  2. Call right away if something isn't right. We cannot fix it if we don't know about it. The sooner you call the higher your chance of optimum results.  
  3. Consult your member account or the FAQ page on our website.  Your farmer needs to have time to grow your food.  You can help by looking for information on your account page or our website.  
  4. Send helpers prepared. If you are having someone else pick up your box, make sure to give them all the information that they need. It is fine to ask them to do it, but make sure they know the size of the box they need and to consult the check off sheet.  
  5. Set an Alarm. We all get busy and no one wants to miss out on their food.  Remember, unclaimed food is NOT returned to the farm, but donated at the end of the day on Thursday. Setting and alarm or using post it note reminders helps you to make sure your box gets picked up.

Thank you:  

Thank you for your support.  We couldn't do this without you.
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