This Week at the Farm and Last Day to Sign Up for P+ CSA
Now that the weather is getting nicer, we’re so happy to see both friendly and new faces here at the farm! We want to thank you for your continued support, and also for your patience as we train our new staff during this busy time.
Keep reading to find out what we have at the farm and what’s on sale this week.
But first, an important note about parking… Please use the designated parking lots; do not park on either side of Pavillion Road. If the main farmstand lot is full, or if you plan on staying a while, we ask that you park in the overflow lot (as long as you are physically able to, of course!). Just turn down the dirt road just behind the greenhouses and follow the signs to park in the first field on your left.
If you like to avoid busy parking lots and think it would be easier to avoid the main lot altogether, you can park in the overflow lot any time. It only takes and extra minute or two to get to the farmstand.
What’s in Season?
We’ve had a pretty slow start to the season thanks to a cold and rainy spring, but more produce is ready to harvest each day – radishes, asparagus, tatsoi, bok choy, spinach, and arugula, and more! While you’re probably looking forward to things like strawberries, heirloom tomatoes, and cucumbers, this is a great time to enjoy fresh greens (especially after such a long winter!). Try this Fluffy Frittata with Greens recipe from our website.
Students in the spring session of our Cooking for Middle Schoolers program have been making sweet and savory baked goods using ingredients from the farm. On Tuesday, they made quiche with eggs from our Education Program’s hens and our spinach, arugula, and asparagus.
Speaking of eggs, the hard boiled eggs in the farmstand come from our hens too!
P+ Signups end June 1 – Why sign up?
Today is the last day to sign up for a 2019 Produce Plus (P+) CSA Card! Don’t worry, you can still sign up for a Basic Card at any time.
Here’s why you should consider signing up for the Produce Plus CSA, if you haven’t already:
- You get a prepaid, debit-style card worth 10% more than you pay, plus a 5% discount on all Cedar Circle Farm produce through the end of the 2019 calendar year.
- You buy what you want, when you need it – produce, salads, baked goods, plants, etc. at our farmstand, cafe, and at farmers markets.
- Exclusive bonuses vary from season to season based on availability, but could include early access to our PYO fields, member-only sales, and complimentary items.
- You get weekly emails with useful information like recipe ideas based on what’s in season, a suggested shopping list, and fun facts about the vegetable of the week.
There are a lot of reasons why our customers love our CSA Cards, but honestly, the number one reason to buy a Produce Plus Card is: it’s the best deal for you!
Update from the Fields
One of the highlights of this week was harvesting the first bunches of kale from the field. The Production Crew also did a lot of planting this week! Peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and celeriac. It’s fun to see how crops grow at different rates, and some of the fall crops are already going in the ground.
In the Upper Valley, the growing season is relatively short, which means you should be planting spring bulbs now. So, we’re having a sale! All spring bulbs are 30% off between now and June 10.
When picking out bulbs, there’s no need to look for ones with eyes. As long as they’re not moldy, squishy, or shriveled up, they’ll eye out after you plant them and will produce beautiful flowers for you all summer.
We hope you can make it out to the farm this weekend. In addition to fresh produce, we’ll have lots of tasty treats for you, from raisin pecan buns to asian tofu salad to slices of seasonal quiche. Plus, it’s a beautiful place to spend some time.
Let’s hope the weather cooperates!
–From all of us at Cedar Circle
June 1 – Norwich Farmers Market, 9-1.
June 2 – Knife sharpening at the farmstand, 10-2.
June 4 – Little Farmers drop in class for children ages 2-5, 10-11 am.
June 4 – Cooking for Middle Schoolers, 3:30-5:15 pm.
June 5 – Homeschool Farm Science, 1-3 pm.
June 6 – Lebanon Farmers Market, 4-7pm.