Thursday, July 28, 2016

This Week's Shares -- Friday, July 29, 2016

Vegetables
Tomatoes


Peppers
Cucumbers
Summer squash
Rainbow carrots
Red torpedo onions
Choice of chard or kale
Cauliflower
Red skin potatoes
Basil
Beans, eggplant and melons as availability allows
Extras fennel and tomatillos

Fruit
TBD

Chicken
Full and Half Shares

Eggs

Pasta

Mushrooms
Full and Half Shares

Velvet Piopinni
Baby shiitake
Bread
Cheese ciabatta

Flaxseed Armadillo loaf
REMINDER: Main Street between Essex and Millburn Ave is closed. Please allow extra time to get to pick up as our pick up hours will NOT change to accommodate the detour.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Order Bobolink's Dairy & Bakehouse products -- REMINDER

REMINDER! Get your orders in for Bobolink's Dairy & Bakehouse!
Nina & Jonathan White, Bobolink


ALL Farm & Fork Society members (not just bread share members) can add on Bobolinks other products weekly by going to their online store, ordering and paying in advance. Your order will be delivered with the bread shares.

All you have to do is create an online account with Bobolink. After you complete the address page, there will be a step during the check out process to opt for shipping method. Choose "Pick up - Farm & Fork Society Fridays from 12:30 PM - 3 PM (PLEASE SPECIFY PICKUP DATE)." Orders must be placed no later than 24 hours prior to delivery.

BOBOLINK ONLINE SHOP: http://shop.cowsoutside.com

Please note that the products will be stored in coolers at the site. We suggest if you order dairy to come early for pick-up.

If you have any questions let us know. For specific questions about Bobolink products, please email them directly at nina@cowsoutside.com.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Letter from John Krueger

Hi Folks, 

So it was another scorching week and no rain fell. We just received about a quarter of an inch of the wet stuff along with gale force winds at this writing with more possible this evening. There are multiple chances for rain from thunderstorms later in the week into next week, so fingers crossed….

Last week we began with several new crops and I explained that I could not be certain if there would be enough for all members. This is often the case and we keep careful track of who has received what and who was shorted and make it up to those shorted the next week. So if you did not get beans or melons last week you will this week. Crops mature, ripen, size up on their own schedule and we do our best to work around that. We cannot hold on to melons until there is enough for everyone and we prefer to ship most of our crops as quickly as possible to maintain freshness and quality. It some cases that means starting a rotation so that over 2 or 3 weeks all members receive the item. In other cases during the second week there is abundance and we have enough for all. In that case we try to make it up to the group that was shorted at the end of the season for that particular crop. In all cases we keep track to be sure that there is equity during the course. That is where we are at with eggplant, beans and melons at the moment. If you did not receive these items last week you will this week. You may also receive smaller quantities as a crop begins. The tomatoes are just beginning to ripen; in a couple of weeks we will be swimming in them. For now there will be a couple of slicers or a pint of cherries or perhaps a dozen plum tomatoes. We also try to offer certain items as extras when we don’t have sufficient quantities for all or when a crop is not a common one and may not be popular with everyone such as hot peppers, tomatillos, okra and fennel.

The share for this week will be: tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, rainbow carrots, red torpedo onions, choice of chard or kale, cauliflower, red skin potatoes and basil. There will be beans, eggplant and melons as availability allows. As extras we have fennel and tomatillos.

Enjoy! 

Farmer John