Market plans & CSA tours

We will not be at market this coming weekend. We currently plan to attend three more markets (unless bad weather intervenes):
October 22
November 5
November 19 (just before Thanksgiving)

Last week we gave a preview of some items available for the rest of the season.

Our CSA tours last weekend went well, we thought, with interested people enjoying beautiful weather to tour the farm and some good discussions of farm management methods and CSA details.
We are starting to officially sign up people with a $50 deposit to guarantee a space in the 2012 program. Our goal is to have all slots reserved with this deposit by mid-December, and to take the first real portion of payment in mid-January (we’re targeting a three-part payment plan for the year, maybe Jan-March-May?). Given that we consider the CSA to cover January-December of a given calendar year, it will be best to start the program off right with all members signed up. At the same time as the January payment, we intend to distribute the first share of the year, composed of winter storage items possibly including garlic, onions, sweet potatoes, winter squash, leeks, cabbages, and/or more.

Many people responded to the first tour offerings with interest but regret that they were out of town or otherwise unavailable that weekend. Thus we will be offering two more tour days:
Sunday, October 30, 2:00 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 pm

We hope these dates will accomodate many interested people, and we can move toward really filling up the program. If you’re interested, please consider making time for one of these events, and/or otherwise letting us know of your serious interest in the CSA. As before, we ask for people to RSVP for the tours so we know what to plan for. We’ll be accepting reservation deposits at the tours or at market on days we’re there (or we can work something else out). Just to be clear, like most CSAs, deposits and payments are non-refundable.

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