Over the years the two most common changes our customers have asked for have been pick-ups on a day other then Friday and more tomatoes. We have been on the same harvest schedule for about 15 years. For the most part it works for us. When the kids were little I needed that Wednesday at the house to wash diapers and give my body a break from carrying other tiny bodies. Something changed this spring and I'm not sure what it was, but all of a sudden I could see how a Tuesday and Thursday pick up could work. We have thought about it every which way possible and logistically we know at this point the thing that will make it hard is something we have not even thought of. The truck is not double booked and the wash station can handle two processing lines. Wednesdays may be challenging trying to get the morning harvest in for the CSA and getting the People's market produce ready. But with a very deep, pensive breath...we are going to go for it. Next year's veggie pick-ups will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Whoa.
The thing you have not been asking us to do, is raise our prices. We want to pay our employees more. We want to have folks who work with us for multiple seasons and can support themselves and their families here in the Tetons. We also want to put some money away for big farm improvements. A hay shed, another greenhouse, fencing and tool storage. It works out to $3 more a week (less then $2 a week for a half share!) and as your farmers, we are going to ask for this to help the farm run better.
And of course...back to the tomatoes! We are really hoping to be able to purchase another greenhouse this fall, which will mean more tomatoes. Jed promised the last greenhouse he built would be the last one ever, but those red things really are the best and we want you to have more.
Maybe those changes don't feel that big to you, but we are feeling excited and nervous. We want it to work for you and for us. The logistics of how the farm runs have evolved over the years as the farm has grown, finding the right moments to do each thing. For the most part we can get it all done on a weekly rhythm that Jed and I have lived for a decade and a half. We want this to work because it is important to you and you are important to us.
Sign-up for 2018!!
We are on week 15! This year we will be going to at least week 17 (Sept 29th and Oct 3rd). We are hoping to have the garden emptied out by then! Find lots of bags and give yourself some extra time because the shares will be BIG. Bringing a big box may even be helpful!
Starting September 22nd we will be taking sign-ups for 2018! If you purchase your 2018 share at a pick-up you will get a free Cosmic Apple hat or T-shirt, both made with organic cotton! We will begin handing out the paperwork this week!! Please plan on paying with cash or check starting the 22nd! We may be able to take cards at a couple of the sites, but are not set up to do so everywhere, and it will add 3% to your cost!
Ok...the meat of the week feature got away from me. NEW this week is Breakfast Sausage! Flavored with sage and white pepper. Perfect with a bit of maple syrup drizzled on top! In bulk (not linked) for $10.50/lb.
I have also started stocking the coolers with beef roasts as the weather gets chilier!
Here is a full list of what is available. As always, feel free to email me if you know you want something and I will reserve it for you at your site!!
Beef: Ground Beef, Patties, Roasts and Heart
Pork: Chorizo, Breakfast Sausage, Tenderloin, Pork Chops, Spare Ribs, Shoulder Roast, Neck Bones, Head, Heart, Liver and Fat. (Bacon coming soon!!)
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Whole and Half pigs for sale. Email email@example.com for details!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market (last one 10/6), The People's Market (last one 9/20) and Jackson Saturday Market (last one 9/23)