Snow, yes, snow. I've been on top of my planting game this spring, getting field crops in right before a projected rain. But it never rains. Finally, though, it did rain, which turned to snow. I'm not complaining and am very happy for the moisture. But seeing snow sort of messes with your sense of the season. It's gone now and I'm back in spring, but my winter brain was wondering why it woke up from hibernation. Hopefully it's back asleep until November.
The CSA season is upon us. Here's the schedule for the 2012 veggie CSA. We're so excited to see you all!
Dutton/Power: Fridays 3:30-4:30 p.m., His and Her Hair Design in Dutton. First pick up: June 1
Great Falls Full Shareholders: Fridays 4:30-6:00 p.m., Gibson Park (in front of the bandshell). First pick up for full shares: June 1 *First pick up for Great Falls half shares: June 8. *
Helena: Every other Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Helena Farmers Market downtown. First pick up: June 2
Choteau/Augusta: Mondays, 3:30-4:00 p.m., Mountain Front Market. First pick up: June 4
Conrad: Tuesdays: 5-6 p.m., 504 S. Virginia Street. First pick up: June 5
What to Expect
With the Prairie Heritage Farm CSA you can expect:
-To eat in season. Your first few shares will be early-season crops like
lettuce, greens (kale, chard, etc), radishes and the like. Your first
share will be baby greens, salad mix and greens mix. We'll ramp up as
the season progresses.
-You'll get a weekly newsletter via email with information on the week's
share and recipes to give you some new ideas in the kitchen. (So make sure we have the right email address for you!)
-Everything you get in your share will either be harvested that morning
or, at the very longest, the day before. There's nothing like
fresh-picked homegrown produce.
-To know your farmers. There are many reasons it's good to know your
farmers, but one big one is that you have a direct line of communication
with us. So, we hope throughout the season you'll tell us what's
working for you and what could be better. If you want more of one thing
and/or less of another, please let us know. We keep our CSA numbers
small so we can have a direct relationship with you and can make sure
this isn't a one-size-fits-all program. We understand that different
families have different needs and preferences. So, let us know if we can
do anything to make the program work better for you and your family.
-Please bring your own bags to pick up your produce.
If You Can't Pick Up
If you are not able to pick up your share, it is your responsibility to
make arrangements to have someone else pick up your share or you can
choose to donate it back to the farm. Please be respectful of the time
and energy it takes to harvest and put together your share and let us
know -- with some advance -- if you'll need to skip a week. We cannot
refund money or make up shares for missed pick ups.(That said, we can be flexible on where and when you pick up to make it work.)
Thank you for your commitment to local food, local farmers and local
economies. You are helping, one tomato and one bunch of chard at a time, revamp how we value
food, how we support our farmers and how we build up our local
We are so very excited to be growing for you and getting to know you this year.