Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CSA Update



Spring is definitely in the air! We hope you are all getting a chance to enjoy this beautiful weather. Here at the farm, Dave, Nate and Meghan are busy seeding onions, broccoli and greens, as well as pruning our blackberry bushes and herb bushes.


Looking ahead to the CSA season, we have devised our programming schedule.  Some important dates are as follows:


Saturday May 2nd- Growing Families, Growing Gardens Workshop- 1-4 pm.


May 22nd, 2010- Maysie's Farm Fest 2010- our first annual fundraising concert featuring local music and local food- many more details to follow. We have designated a webpage for the event- for the latest information, go to www.maysiesfarmfest.org. You may register your email there to be sure that you get the latest information as we send it out!!
Tuesday July 17th and Thursday July 19th- Teacher Training
Tuesday July 27th- Down to Earth Farming Workshop  8:30 am- 2:30 pm


And, as we mentioned, we are running weeklong children's cooking camps this summer. The camps will run from 9 am – 2pm.

Below are the dates for the specific ages. More information will follow!


Week of June 28th- 6-9 year olds

Week of July 5th-   9-12 year olds

Week of July 12th- 13-16 year olds

Week of July 19th-  17-21 year olds


We will also be holding Think Globally, Eat Locally Adult Cooking Classes throughout the season, as well as workshops on canning, fermenting, and healing and cooking with herbs.



Have you checked out the CSA for Cheese Lovers??

Catherine and Al Renzi of Yellow Springs Farm Native Plants raise Nubian goats on their property. They have been producing artisanal cheeses made with the nutrient rich goat milk and are offering a Cheese CSA this season.

Members of the CSA will receive their goat cheese 2 times per month. The assortment of cheese typically includes 3 varieties totaling 12-14 ounces. The varieties include both fresh pasteurized cheeses and aged raw milk cheeses.

Maysie's Farm is proud to be a delivery location for these cheeses. If you are interested in becoming a part of the cheese CSA, please visit Yellow Springs Farm's website at www.yellowspringsfarm.com. There you will find information regarding the CSA share.

If you do choose to join, please join directly with Yellow Springs, and we will work out the delivery dates directly with them.

Jenkins Arboretum has also agreed to be a delivery location and we have arranged it so that the cheese will be available at Jenkins on Tuesday afternoons. If you pick up your vegetables at Jenkins, you will also conveniently be able to pick up your cheese!



Pleasant Pastures Delivery:

Ben will be delivering on Friday this week.  (March 12th). Please get your order in to Ben by Wednesday afternoon (March 10th).

Celebration of Community:

Saturday, March 13th, Kennett Flash in Kennett Square is hosting Mugs and Music- a celebration of functional pottery, beer, local food and music which benefits Chester County Buy Fresh Buy Local and the Chester County Food Bank. For more information on the event, go to 

http://www.downtoearthexhibit.org/mugs2010.html There you will find a link to purchase tickets!





There are still memberships available for the 2010 season. Please note that we are offering payment options:

$200 deposit; $550 by March 15th or:

$200 deposit with $285 by March 15th and $285 by June 15th.

 The membership form is easily accessible on our website. You may print out the form and mail it in with your check. Please be sure to indicate your pick up day on the form!



Sam and Annmarie


Think Globally, Eat Locally
Maysie's Farm Conservation Center
15 St. Andrew's Lane Glenmoore, PA 19343
(610)458-8129 www.maysiesfarm.org