2017 CSA Newsletter- Week #11
Notes from the Farm
We took some time out on the farm today to view what we could of the eclipse, and we hope you did as well. Our view didn’t look anything like the photo below from NASA, but we thought it was spectacular nonetheless.
At the end of last week we said goodbye to our summer farm staffers Dan, Jalyn and Kelsey who are each readying for their college semesters to begin. We wish them good luck and a great school year ahead! As they depart, we welcome a group of incoming Yale freshman, lead by two senior students, who are here through the freshman orientation program, “Harvest”, run by the Yale Sustainable Food Program. They are camping here at Massaro and working on the farm with us for the week. We’ve loved having Yale Harvest groups here over the years, and as we’ve done in the past, we’ll close down the U-Pick this week and have them pick our cherry tomatoes and green beans for everyone. For those of you who look forward to the U-Pick, know that you are still welcome to walk about the farm. Perhaps this is the week for you to take a walk out on loop trail through the woods?
DINNER ON THE FARM & ONLINE AUCTION
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Farmer Steve and our Farmers: Adam, Alyssa, Kayla, Nikki, Sara, Shannon, TW and Tyler
In This Week’s Distribution
Our Harvest: Mixed Tomatoes, Garlic, Scallions, Sweet Peppers, Scallions, Baby Carrots, Lettuce, Chard, Koan Farms’ Cucumber
U-Pick: Closed this week; Yale students will pick for us!
Fruit Option: Peaches or Apples
Know Your Farmer
There are many reasons why you might have signed up for our CSA this year, one of which might be that you want to know more about your food, including where it comes from, how it is grown, and who is growing it. Put simply, you want to know your food and know your farmer. We have an incredible team of farmers here working to bring you a bounty of fresh, organic, delicious produce, and over the course of this CSA season, we’ll include a note about someone from the farm staff so that you can get to know your farmers.
Kelsey Paier joined the Massaro staff this year after completing her senior internship here for Amity High School. She is now off to start her freshman year at the University of Vermont where she plans to continue an education in agriculture. During this transition in her life, she looks most forward to the active outdoor community in Burlington, excelling academically to the best of her ability and growing as a ceramist.
Open Farm Days
We are back this week with an open farm day this Tuesday, August 22. Not limited to any specific age, all kids are welcome. Be sure to look for the announcement board at the garden entrance to see what’s happening. Open Farm Days alternate Tuesdays & Fridays from 2:30-5:30pm throughout the summer. Next dates: Friday, September 1, 2017