Many of you have begun the winter share, and many more will be added next week. I thought it a good time to touch base about calendars, weather, and expectations. You may wish to stash this email away for future reference.
There will be a weekly email to share members the morning of their share day. It will contain a list of items and farm updates. We'll be organizing shares beginning next week like this:
Tuesdays after 2pm - Farm Pickup
Wednesday Afternoon - Local Deliveries
Thursday Afternoon/Evening - Baltimore Deliveries
Please note there will be no shares the week of November 14 because we're going to visit Lorrie's daughter in Oregon. There will be a million reminders between now and then.
There will be shares available the week of Thanksgiving. Let us know if you will be out of town.
The value of your weekly share is $20. It will usually contain atleast 6 eggs (usually a dozen once we get through the longest molt in farming history), 3 portions of greens, and herbs and root vegetables when available. In the darkest weeks from mid-December through January the shares will be light and you will be given the option of pausing and spreading your shares out as you wish.
Pausing shares - with 24 hours notice you can pause a share without loosing the count. Shares will not be paused if you simply forget to pickup or make arrangements for delviery.
I do not charge for boxes, but expect that they be returned each week. Thanks!
COMPOST - we offer a compost service. All you need do is leave a covered plastic container with your compost and we'll bring it back each week. NO citrus, meat, or cooked items. Only raw vegetable waste and coffee grinds, please. Let us know in advance that you are participating. Thanks!
You have Lorrie's cellphone number. If there are traffic issues on your delivery day please send a text. The unexpected sink holes and bike lanes in Baltimore have been a complete nightmare. Mountain people, help me with issues like black ice and downed trees. Thanks!
The cellphone is also good for those 'what in the world is this thing' kind of questions from your share contents. I also like getting texts of the cooked ingredients. Pictures of kittens also welcome!
Please think of us this holiday season. We have the following gift items available:
- 2017 Farm Shares Spring/Summer and 10-week
- Holiday Gift Box of Mixed Produce
- Herbal Tea with Infuser
- Fermentation Tamper
- Bob's Original Artwork Farm Themed Posters
- J. Q. Dickinson Salt Products
Thank you all for supporting our work!
Yours in peace and health (eat your veggies),
Lorrie & Bob