Owosso Organics CSA membership sign up extended

Hey folks, just want everyone to know that we are extending our CSA membership sign up beyond the previous May 1 cut off date. There has been a great deal of interest in our CSA this season and we want to make sure to  give folks enough time to make the decision to join. We will likely extend sign up time through the month of May. This includes vegetable shares as well as flower shares.

There has also been a lot of interest in our vegetable transplants. As things sit right now we will NOT be able to sell our plants at the Meridian Farmers market. We are brainstorming ways to make our plants available to you while still maintaining social distancing. One idea we are throwing  around is making the plants available through pre-order where you can e-mail me the plants you want and we can either deliver them directly to you (for a fee) or  figure out a central pick up site, one for Owosso  pick up and one for Okemos/ East Lansing pick up. All plants would be pre-order only. Email me ([email protected])     if this is something you are interested in.

Stay safe everyone. Thank you again for all your interest and support for our farm.   Here are a few pics

Organic Lettuce
Field of Dreams
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Dara
Organic beets
Tilling the fields
Lilacs
Standard size share

 

Owosso Organics CSA Shares amid Covid-19

Hey folks,

I know these are scary times and we feel that right with you. We haven’t left the farm but for a couple grocery runs in over 3 weeks. But I want to let you  know that we are still farming and doing all our usual spring farm chores: seeding in the greenhouse, transplanting, farm clean up work etc. We are 100% committed to growing certified organic food for your family this summer and we have never felt this responsibility so deeply. We are unsure as to the state of our current farmers markets this summer. The best way to guarantee receiving our vegetables and flowers is to join our CSA. If you are unsure about which size share you want, refer to the “What’s in a CSA Box” page to see images of a standard size box. Know that premium size boxes are approximately double the size of a standard size. We have pickups on the farm and in Okemos at the site of the Meridian Farmers market. Pick up is on Mondays from 5:00-6:00PM. We are discussing various ways to implement physical/ social distancing during pick ups. Sign up will continue until May 1 then we will reevaluate available spots. Take care my friend. We hope to have the privilege of growing your food this summer.     Pooh

Here are some recent pics.

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Standard size CSA share
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Standard size CSA share
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Baby Kale
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Cosmos
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Tractor on the farm
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Birds eye view
Planting Garlic

Owosso Organics 2020 CSA membership!

Updated 2020 CSA membership form is up and running! There is a link on the ” Owosso Organics 2020 CSA membership” page, you can find by clicking the menu option to open up the page. Just  copy the membership form, fill it out and mail it to the farm with your payment.  (Pretty old school I know) If you are wondering what will be in your CSA box and trying to decide what size (Premium or standard) go to the “What’s in your CSA box” page for pictures of previous years boxes

There is still more of winter to go but we are doing lots of planning for the upcoming season and will start seeding early crops this week. So  hoping for a DRY spring so we can get in the fields in a more timely manner.

I started a new Instagram account just for the farm so you can follow along on our season, find by searching Owosso Organics on Instagram.  As always thank you for your support.

Here are a few images

Old barn
Being the barn in winter
Tomatoes!!!
Cherry tomatoes in a frame
Sunflowers!

 

Welcome 2020!

Hello and please forgive my absence from this page. This mild winter has had us doing a number of long forgotten projects as well as some much needed R and R. As January turns to February we are gearing up the farm for this upcoming season! I hope to have the 2020 CSA membership form up on this website sometime next week. It is a PDF for you to copy, fill out and mail to the farm along with your share size, place of pick up and payment. I am currently securing the location of our Okemos/ East Lansing pick up and hope to continue at the site of the Meridian Farmers Market on Mondays from 5-6PM. We will continue to have additional pickup on the farm also on Mondays from 5-6PM.

We thank you for your continued support! I am trying to figure out if I will send a brochure of try to direct customers to they website. Many thanks for your interest in Owosso Organics.

Here are some random pictures I hope you enjoy!

Garlic Field

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In the fields
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Spring field
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Spring lettuce
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Odd shaped carrots
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The farm from above
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Field grown Zinnias

May on the farm…

We have been busy getting ready for this season and our greenhouse are busting with plants waiting to get planted in the fields. But, so much rain!!! There has been standing water somewhere on the farm for the last 5 weeks. The cold wet spring has put us behind in our planting schedule but all we can do is wait and be patient until the ground dries enough to work the soil.

We still have spaces available in our CSA so please tell your family and friends. The membership form can be found here as well as pictures of what’s is a typical standard size box. We also have flower share available.

Here are some pictures from this spring.

Old farmhouse
Old farmhouse
Selfie in reflection
Selfie in reflection
Spring tulips
Spring tulips

Seeding and CSA sign up

Seedlings
Seedlings

 

Seeds are germinating in our makeshift kitchen seeding room while we wait for this unusual cool weather to leave. It’s supposed to be 40 degrees but today only reaching 13! Once we fire up the nursery greenhouse we will be madly seeding in order to catch up.

Many thanks to all who already signed up for our CSA. There are still spots available. I know it doesn’t look anything like spring looking out the window but the weather will turn soon. If you are thinking of joining our CSA we suggest you do it soon as spots are filling up.  Many thanks!

Late winter on the farm.

So much planning and plotting going on here lately as well as tax preparation and the beginnings of our organic certification papers. Many thanks to all who have reached out to us with your 2019 CSA membership. We are so grateful for each and every one of you. There is plenty of room to join our CSA this year. I will be sending out brochures next week!

This crazy weather has kept us on our toes. The schools were closed all last week and some of this week. The farm looks like a skating rink right now and we are having a hard time moving the water with our skimmer pumps because they keep freezing on us!

Here are a few pics. Remember you can follow us on Instagram by clicking on the right side of this page.

farmhouse in winter

white pumpkins

What's in my flower garden

lisianthus

cherry tomatoes

zinnias

New look for this website and seed inventory and seed ordering!!

A new cleaner look for our website!

This site should be running way faster than in the past so the information should be easier to  access and its mobile friendly!  Many thanks to our dear friend Doug Berch (master dulcimer builder, fantastic musician, web created and all around fine human being).

Farm news:

As the temperatures fall below zero we are warm and cozy in the farmhouse working on our seed orders. First we brought all our seeds  inside and took a complete inventory of what we have on hand, also making a list of the new varieties we plan to grow this season. Now its time to cover the kitchen table with seed catalogs and get down to business. The flower plugs have been ordered and we will be growing 8 different colors of lisianthus this year.

The new 2019 Owosso Organics brochures are planned to be mailed the first week in February so look for those in your mailboxes. Remember if you want to join the CSA before you get a brochure you can go to the 2019 CSA membership form page, copy it off and mail it to the farm with your payment.

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up for the CSA; your support means a lot to us. I’m also working on a website dedicated to my photography. Hope to have that up and running in a week or so.

Here are some farm pics…

lisianthus

farmhouse

winter

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2019 CSA Membership form is up!!

Hey folks, We are starting to take CSA memberships for this 2019 season! If you go to the Page (2019 CSA Membership) and click on the link it will take you to a PDF where you can copy it, fill it out and mail it to the farm. Sorry we can’t do this online yet but think of the excitement of finding an good old-fashion stamp and putting it in a mail box! WoooHoo!

Wondering what size fits your family? There is a page that says What’s in a CSA box. All the pictures represent standard size boxes and you can get a visual feel for what’s in a box as the season changes.

We are getting excited for this upcoming season and will soon be finishing our seed orders. Here are a few vegetable images to get you all thinking of the spring.

Remember you can follow me on Instagram by clicking the link on the right of the page. I post pictures almost daily!

 

 

Happy 2019

Many apologize for being so very absent from these pages. One of my New Years resolutions is to commit to being more present here and letting everyone know what all is happening on the farm! Remember you can follow me on Instagram my clicking to the right side of this blog post where I post a picture almost daily mostly of the farm.

The holidays are winding down and we are making plans for this upcoming season. The seed catalogs are piling up and we are doing some crop planning with our CSA and farm markets in mind. In the next few weeks Ill have the 2019 CSA Membership here and folks can fill it out and mail it to the farm to be members of our 2019 CSA. (I know thats very analog i.e. snail mail etc but for now thats how we roll.)

Here are some pics I’ve taken lately. Happy New Year to everyone!