Carrots, Camp, Community—there’s lots to look forward to in 2019!
The farmstand is closed, and everything is packed up and put away for the winter. But before we move on to next year… you may remember that a while back we had mentioned our fall carrot harvest was massive this year. We still have lots of these delicious carrots, and now that the farmstand is closed you’ll be able to find them in local stores for a while longer. Mayah and Taylor delivered, along with some onions, over 900 pounds of carrots to the Lebanon and Hanover Co-ops yesterday. Here’s a carrot recipe for inspiration.
As we look back on the season, we’re overwhelmed with gratitude for our community. From visiting the farmstand and Hello Café to reading our weekly updates to participating in our education programs, your support keeps us going. We’re so looking forward to doing it all over again next year, and with an exciting transition ahead of us.
Speaking of next year, early bird registration for 2019 CSA Cards and Summer Day Camp opens on New Year’s Day! The early bird period ends January 31 this year, so make sure you put the date on your calendar, write yourself a note, and remember to check your email throughout the month of January (we’ll continue to send newsletters and reminder emails even though the farmstand is closed for the winter). You won’t want to miss out!
2019 CSA Options
CSA Cards were a hit in 2018, so we’re offering the same options in 2019. The cards have a built-in discount, and the higher value Produce Plus (P+) Cards include a number of member bonuses throughout the season, including an additional season-long discount on farm produce.
We’re expanding our prepared food CSA in 2019, and will be offering both a Summer Dinner Share and a Fall Dinner Share. Each includes 6 meals – monthly from May to October and weekly in November and December.
Come July, our pick your own flower garden (in a new, larger field behind the farmstand in 2019) will be a sea of bright colors. A PYO Bouquet Share makes a great gift—for yourself or for someone else! These beautiful cut flowers really are one of the best ways to make the most of summer.
Our summer camp program, designed for students ages 6-11, instills a strong sense of stewardship and belonging between our students, the environment, and one another. Explorations through the forest, adventures along the riverbank, and games between the strawberry fields will cultivate a true appreciation for the ecosystems of Vermont and farm fresh food available just miles from home. In 2019, we’re offering 7 weeks of camp from July 1 to August 16; sign up for one, a few, or all weeks. Signups open January 1.
- January 1 – Early bird CSA signups & Summer Camp registration open
- January 31 – Last day for early bird signups
- April 27 – Opening Day!