Happy Easter Wishes to All!
Five Oaks Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Sweet Orange Bells, Avocados, Cucumbers, Parsley, Baby Sweet Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Leeks from Amelia and Eric (they have a farm just to the north of us in Sycamore), Cauliflower, Broccoli, Tomatoes and Yellow Onions. While not scheduled in boxes... we are going to have Red Potatoes as well.
Bananas, Kiwi, D'Anjou Pears, Valencia Oranges, Peaches!, Lemons, Strawberries and Red Bartlett Pears.
Sweet Orange Bell Pepper, Parsley, Half Pound of Carrots, Celery Stalks, Leeks, Broccoli, a Tomato and a touch of Mushrooms. YUM!
Two heads of Five Oaks Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Two Avocado, Cucumber (trying to squeeze it in), Two Stir Fry/Roasted Veggies Plates (which each would include Sweet Orange Bell Pepper, Parsley, Baby Sweet Broccoli, 8 oz Carrots, Celery Stalks, Leeks, Broccoli, Bob's Shrooms and a Tomato), Large Bundle of Bananas, Two Kiwi, Two D'Anjou, Two Oranges, Two Peaches, 8 oz Strawberry and Two Red Bartletts.
Full Share of Veggies:
Two Heads of Five Oaks Lettuce, Ten Oz of Baby Spinach, Three Avos, trying to squeeze in a Cucumber, Two Stir Fry Plates (which each would include Sweet Orange Bell Pepper, Parsley, Baby Sweet Broccoli, 8 oz Carrots, Leeks, Broccoli, Bob's Shrooms and a Tomato), Celery, Cauliflower, Broccoli and Two Yellow Onions.
Full Share of Fruit:
Two Large Bunches of Bananas, Four Kiwi, Six D'Anjou Pears, Six Valencia, Six Peaches, Two lemons, Pound of Strawberries and Six Red Bartletts.
Two heads of Five Oaks Lettuce, 5 oz Baby Spinach, cucumber, Parsley, Four Pounds of Carrots, Celery, Seven D'Anjou Pears, Two Lemons and a Large Beet.
Head of Five Oaks Lettuce, Stir Fry Plate (which would include Sweet Orange Bell Pepper, Parsley, Baby Sweet Broccoli, 8 oz Carrots, Celery Stalks, Leeks, Broccoli, Bob's Shrooms and a Tomato), Avocado, Yellow Onion, Small Bunch of Bananas, Two D'Anjou Pears, Two Red Bartlett pears, Two Valencia and Two Peaches.
Half Share of Fruit:
Small Bunch of Bananas, Three Kiwi, Three D'Anjou Pears, Three Valencia, Three Peaches, Two Lemons, 8 oz Strawberry and Three Red Bartlett Pears.
Half Share of Veggies:
Head of Five Oaks Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Stir Fry/Roasting Plate (which each would include Sweet Orange Bell Pepper, Parsley, Baby Sweet Broccoli, 8 oz Carrots, Celery Stalks, Leeks, Broccoli, Bob's Shrooms and a Tomato), Two Avocado, Cauliflower and a Yellow Onion.
Need some extra salad fixings? or fruit to get through the week? You can add one or both to any box ordered ~
$10Fruit (Fruit Salad):
Small Bunch of Bananas, Kiwi, D'Anjou Pear, Peaches and an 8 oz Strawberry.
$10Veggie (Salad Bar):
Five Oaks Lettuce, 5 oz Baby Spinach, Sweet Orange Bell, Avocado, Cucumber.
If you really like surprises and want to help "clean up" after bagging (seems we always have a little of this or that left over) consider adding a
$10 Clean Up to your box. This may be a mixture of both Fruits and Veggies or one or the other. Just depends on what we have left over. If you would like to do this, but there are certain things on the list that you do not want to have extra of... just let me know and I will be sure to exclude them from the 'clean up' section of your box.
Be sure to look at the Order Guide Page for things like nuts and dried fruits, Organic rice, quinoa, and Oatmeal, Chicken, BACON (and other pork) and Beef.
I keep seeing a sign in Mountain Home... it says: Bacon is like Duct Tape for the Kitchen. Isn't that the truth.
Things you should know:
For those that are "new" ... you can order one of two ways.
1) just respond to the weekly email and let me know what you would like.
2) fill in the contact form you find on the order guide page with what you would like to order. The contact forms come directly to our email box. :)
Other things you need to know:
* Orders are due in by 3 pm on Friday as our orders are due in to the hub by 4 pm and I need a little time. ;) Also, I need to get orders emailed to the bread, lettuce, coffee and meat vendors on Friday.
* I am online until 5 pm on Friday and "unplugged" for the weekend.
(We can typically fit in a few more boxes (without the local meat, cheese, coffee) that straggle in over the weekend if one forgets. I print out labels after noon on Monday... so, if you need to see about sneaking something in that is pretty much the line) Bread, lettuce and mushrooms may be added through noon on Monday.
* If you send a message after 5pm on Friday it will be Monday afternoon before you hear back from me. Otherwise you can ALWAYS expect to see a response to every email sent within 24 hours of sending it. If you do not get a response, please resend as things may have gotten "lost in space".
I try to keep things as I have written here, but due to last minute availability things may change. I am looking foward to sourcing more and more locally each week as the season progresses. If you or someone you know grows organically and would like to see about helping to round out the stir fry plates we would love to talk with you.
What is going on here....
We ourselves are adding quite a bit of space to our garden this year. I already have planned out: onions, potatoes (red, yellow, fingerling), a variety of heirloom beans, peas (snow, sugar and summer), carrots (of all colors), tomatoes of all colors and sizes, peppers of all colors and sizes (including chocolate!), eggplant of various colors and shapes, not just your regular cucumbers, squashes - both winter and summer varieties, Sweet Potatoes and more...
We are also working on our permaculture landscape with fruit by adding several varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries and grapes - lots of different varieties. Though some of these will produce a little for us this year we are looking forward the the investment really kicking in next year. For the fruit trees we are planting: standard sized plum, peach, pear and apple trees. And Semi-Dwarf Cherry and Nectarine trees. We will be protecting them from the sheep. (naughty little things.) To protect everything we are moving the chickens to a more 'permanent' housing. They destroyed our strawberries and raspberries in the past. So, they need to hang out in new chicken tractors where they won't be able to dig things up that we don't want them to. Lots of building and re-structuring going on here. At the same time we have all this going on Bob is also working on the gradual expansion of mushroom production. Homesteading fun!
Have a Wonderful Easter!