Happy May Day!

While the rain and cold temperatures of April kept slowing us down, we are looking forward to the month ahead: a frenzy of planting and preparation for the CSA start in June.

Working through this shut down has been confusing and fraught. Time will tell if we will be able to run the CSA pick ups as we always have, or if we have to pre-bag shares. I will do my best to make sure that pick ups are run safely. But right now I don’t know precisely what that will mean!

And lately I have been getting inquiries about whether or not I am still selling shares. The answer is YES. Restaurant sales were always a large part of my income but the pandemic is likely to cause a big change to the restaurant culture of Providence. Fewer vegetables to restaurants means more into CSA members homes. Spread the word!

I feel extremely lucky to have my small and mighty team from last year returning, plus some new worktrades. Here’s Kendra and Kim cleaning onions last August:

Kendra is in her second year of apprenticeship, and Kim has been working with me for even longer. Maybe this year I will remember to take more pictures!

That’s all for now, the rain is slowing down and I need to get out there.

Stay safe & healthy, friends.

13 thoughts on “Happy May Day!

  1. Catherine I signed up and paid for a half share.  I would like to change this to a full share if you are still takingapplications.  How much would I owe and would you like me to send you a check rather thanpaying on line where they take a percentage of the payment. Please let me know. Janice Hannert401-338-5171

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    1. Janice, sure! it would just be another $275, and you could send a check or Venmo me, I’m
      @Marsfarmer

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  2. Red Planet –

    Whereas I am a long time fan of organic veggies, I am thinking that the ½ CSA would still be too big for me, is it possible to come from time to time to purchase – or get a smaller basket of goodies?

    Grayce

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    1. Grayce! Nice to hear from you. I think that will be fine, especially if you are able to come towards the end of pick ups. Starting early June, they will be at the farm from 4 to 6 on Wednesdays.

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  3. Catherine: It was so nice to hear from you – happy all is well – healthy, etc. with you. I am looking forward to picking up your vegs/greens soon!! I will plan on coming to the farm on Wed.It took a pandemic to get me to retire!!
    Best,
    Christine

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  4. I’m considering a half share, but due to my disability sometimes it is hard to get out and about. do you or any of your members offer delivery to Woonsocket? I’d love to be able to eat healthier foods this summer, and support a local business.

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  5. I’m sorry but I don’t have the staffing to deliver to Woonsocket. If I find out a member could do that I will be back in touch, but most of the members are close by, in Providence/Cranston/Johnston. Thank you for your interest and I hope something works out!

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    1. I appreciate your fast response and I’m going to try to work out something. Your offering is very attractive and I’d love full bountiful table this summer.

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  6. Hi Catherine

    I sent an email last week but didn’t get a response. Are there still full shares available?

    Thanks
    Jackie Wicks

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    1. Hi Jackie! I don’t think I received it, but I have been totally buried under these requests and I’m getting worried that I won’t have enough for everyone! can you wait a few weeks and if its looking good I’ll get you in minus the weeks you missed?

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      1. Hi Catherine! Absolutely. I am also good to go with a half share if a full isn’t possible.

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