Spring 2017 Signup!
I hope you all had a great winter. I hope that you stayed healthy, enjoyed cozy times inside with family and friends, got your cheeks chapped on some winter hikes, and are now ready for spring! I'm eagerly following the progress of the crocuses, daffodils and tulips in my yard, and I'm scanning the woods for the first ramps and trilliums. I love spring in Central New York. After the gray/white/brown color palette of winter, every little bit of green or tiny woodland flower seems like a mini miracle. Spring planning is well underway at the farm. Seeds have already been ordered and seedlings started indoors and greenhouses planted with early greens. Sue and Claude have been hard at work getting things prepared for another great year of vegetables.
Amid the planting and planning, the farm is also working on some publicizing. The big news on that front is our snazzy *new* website! Sue's sister put in a lot of hours working on the new site, and it's beautiful! She used some new photos of the farm, and it's full of color. Pictures of flowers and vegetables, as well as some lovely scenery shots of the farm. Make sure you check it out here: http://luckymoonfarm.com
Also, there are still some slots for people to sign up for the CSA this season. If you haven't signed up yet, feel free to give Sue and Claude a call at 315-655-2283, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information. You may have received a brochure in the mail, but if you didn't get one, or misplaced it somewhere, just let us know, and we'll be happy to send you another one or sign you up through email.
If you're not sure what a CSA is, it stands for Community Supported Agriculture and it's a model of farming where consumers subscribe to a local farm and receive produce on a regular basis. The idea is that consumers provide the farmers with some capital up front, at the beginning of the year, and then receive a share of the harvest all through the growing season. For a longer explanation, check out my blog post (from October 2009).
By joining the CSA, not only do you purchase a supply of incredible organically-grown vegetables, you also will be supporting local farmers who have been living and working on this particular piece of land for over twenty years. Slowly, over time, Sue and Claude have transformed an abandoned corn field into a beautiful and productive organic operation, where the vegetables are tended by hand, and the produce is carefully harvested and packed to ensure you get the very best quality in your bags every week. And, by joining the Lucky Moon Farm CSA, you become part of a farming revolution! By participating in the CSA model, you are helping reverse the trend of the industrialization of agriculture and enabling a small farm to be sustainable both environmentally and economically. So help us spread the word! If you've already signed up, let some of your friends know about our CSA.
For pricing and more information, go to our *new* website: Luckymoonfarm.com
All the best,
for Lucky Moon Farm