Work Day This Sunday!

We’ll be there from 9 am til 4 or so this Sunday, July 8. Feel free to stop by for any length of time during the day.

Come out to the farm and lend a hand on a variety of projects! The two at the front of my mind are picking blueberries and hacking at/pulling weeds. We’ll have some refreshments but please bring your own water bottle, sun protection and gloves (though we’ll have some on hand)

The kind of shocking heat last week gave those weeds a chance to get ahead and we need all the help we can get!IMG_1988 But I’m sure the weather has also influenced the bumper crop of berries we’re getting -for the first time ever!- from our blueberry patch.

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We look forward to seeing you! And if you know you’re coming, please shoot me an email or text to give me an idea of how many folks to expect.

Early Spring CSA ends this Sun/Mon

We had eight great weeks with you all, and I have to admit that the cold temperatures in April actually helped us with the quality of the shares this year. Also huge thanks to Little Bitte and the Worlds Fair Gallery for offering to be the pick up spot in Providence! What an amazing improvement over crowding into the front hall of our house!

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Now it’s May, and we’ve had a couple of 90+ degree days, and all those spring greens need to come out of the high tunnels.  For the rest of the month we will be planting and planting and planting to get ready for our main season.  We hope you’ll join us on the next leg of our journey!

 

2018 CSA Shares: These Deals Won’t Last!

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Our farm pond with beehives and compost piles in background

Hey folks, we know Spring has been slow to arrive this year, and the worms are barely even awake, but Early Bird pricing on CSA signups ends in 1 week! On April 24th, our Full Share prices will be increased to $550 and Half Shares to $280, so we’re hoping you all can sign up before that deadline to get a better deal on this season’s supply of Red Planet produce. Also, if you’ve been planning to join but not sure you can get the funds together for next week, just let us know you want in so we can get you on the list for the Early Bird price and we’ll just work out a payment plan.

Click here to pay online or get more info.

A snapshot from this week’s Spring CSA share

Wanna help grow some food? CSA 2018!

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Lucy has somehow herded the 2000 lb bag of dirt into the garage and is now jealously guarding it.

We just received our first ever batch of locally made potting mix today from our friends at the Compost Plant. They mixed up a custom blend  just for us to try out in our soil blocks because they are awesome people, and it seems to be working pretty great so far. We are proud and excited to be growing all our seedlings this year in this high quality potting soil made from local yard and food waste. Starting seeds is a rite of Spring on the farm and your CSA membership helps us to make it happen. img_0954

If you have already signed up, thank you. If you’re still trying to get around to it, please go get your share today to help us bring forth a bountiful farm season for 2018. And if you aren’t quite ready to make payment but want to reserve your spot, just get in touch with us at redplanetvegetables@gmail.com!

FULL SHARE ($500) 
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 Great for a growing family or a smaller household of folks who use a lot of vegetables.

HALF SHARE ($250)
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When’s a good time to join the CSA? Now.

The busy season at the farm is beginning. We’re spending time and money on sowing seeds, greasing gears, sorting through spreadsheets, and greening up greenhouses. img_0832It’s that time of year when the farm has to buy all the stuff it needs to grow seedlings, buy or fix equipment, and prepare the fields for planting and harvest.

This work is the raw material we farmers put together each year to build the foundation for a great harvest. You can invest in the success of our work by joining 2018 Main Season CSA today. Your member shares are a crucial part of our yearly building process. Join the effort! Get your share of the 2018 Main Season CSA by signing up right here: 

FULL SHARE ($500) 
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HALF SHARE ($250)
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Have questions or need more info? Go to 2018 Main Season CSA Info Page:  https://wordpress.com/page/redplanetvegetables.com/35905

Proud of my Little State!

I’m so excited that after 16 years of growing vegetables; first trying to make all our own potting mix, then buying it from Vermont and feeling the pain in our wallets every year, then buying from New York, but dealing with all the plastic bags it comes in and negotiating convoluted ways to get it shipped for less money………FINALLY! We can buy organic potting mix from our friends RIGHT HERE in RI!

We’re hoping to get our first sling bag from the Compost Plant in the next couple weeks. It’s time to start the onions, and leeks, and some of the herbs and flowers that we’ll be growing for you this year. Sign up now for your main season CSA to pay early bird prices and help us make sure we get all the thing we need when we need them for a great season.

 

Sign up for early spring mini CSA, or for our main season CSA for 2018

We have passed the halfway point of our early winter CSA, so I thought that while I sit here getting a fire going, I’d remind folks about our early spring CSA!

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popcorn cobs are great kindling.

Many of our members bought winter CSA shares with us, which includes the early winter and early spring mini csa’s.  If you did that, don’t worry, you’re in!

But if you didn’t, we have shares available! You can pay with cash, check or on the paypal. Info is here.

Winter CSA: We’ve got room for a few more

img_0272If you like your veggies, sign up to keep getting them right through the winter.

It starts next week folks! Our Winter CSA is your answer to bland store-bought kale and  carrots that taste like cardboard, so make sure you get in on the fun. If you’d still like a share but haven’t gotten around to reserving one, drop what you’re doing and sign up today (or contact us to reserve a spot):

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