Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013 Starbrite Farm Event Schedule

Farm Visit 

June 8th (Rain date June 9th11:00AM

This will be a potluck picnic with grills available for folks to bring hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc. to cook. There will be tours of the fields at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Saturday the 8th will be the primary day for the CSA groups with Sunday the 9th as a rain date and for those who would like to visit but cannot make it on Saturday. John Krueger will be inviting customers from his markets on Sunday as well. There is a u-pick strawberry farm nearby if folks would like to come early to pick strawberries for themselves. He will also try to recruit some volunteers to pick some for a shortcake dessert. More details will be provided as the date approaches.

Work parties and volunteer days: There are many people who would like to come out to lend a hand and John Krueger certainly can use the help. He will have 2 work parties in the spring, before deliveries begin. These will be major events when he will need as many hands as possible to assist in covering his 2 high tunnel greenhouses. On weekends both before and during the delivery season he will have volunteer days. These will be to help with transplanting, cutting up seed potatoes, and harvesting labor intensive crops like peas, and beans.  For these volunteer days members should notify John directly by e-mail of their intention to attend. Please send him an e-mail during the week prior to the event and not weeks or months ahead.  John's email is kruegerjohn@earthlink.net

Work Parties

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 am
Work Party at Good Hand Farm to cover High tunnel greenhouse #1. 
Members should meet at John Krueger's house located at 141 Brighton Rd. Andover, NJ 07821.  If you arrive late, he will be working down the street at 110 Brighton Rd.  You will see the greenhouse inside the deer fence, on the north side of the barn. Please do not enter the paved driveway between the house and the barn.  Bring gloves!

Saturday, May 25, 10:00 am
2nd Work party at Good Hand Farm to cover high tunnel greenhouse #2. See info above for May 25. Bring gloves!

Volunteer days 

Sundays at 10 am (except 4/29), Meet at 141 Brighton Rd., Andover.

Saturday, April 27, 10 am: Help cut up seed potatoes and help with greenhouse transplanting.
Sunday, June 23 and June 30, 10 am: Help with pea picking. 
Sunday, July 7, 10 am: Help with the garlic harvest.
Sunday, July 21 and 28, 10 am: Help with bean picking. 
Sunday, August 4, 10 am: Help with onion harvest