After last weeks spring like temperatures we are back into more normal winter weather. We took advantage of the thaw to start some much needed clean up work on the farm and on some of the greenhouses we will need for early spring planting. The seed orders have all arrived (except for the back ordered items). They are all organized and the planting sheets are filled out, at least for the early spring work. In just a few days we will fire up the nursery greenhouse and spring will officially start. Until then, my kitchen is brimming with tiny of baby plants!
I mailed out the Owosso Organics 2017 brochures this week so if you were a member of our CSA over the last year or two you should receive yours in the mail soon. I’ve included an extra brochure to pass along to family and friends. We are doing Refer-A-Friend program this season where you can receive a 10% discount on your membership if you refer a new member. Make sure to write the name of your friend on your membership form and we will rebate you upon their paid membership. Friends must be new members and cannot split your share. Remember you can also get a CSA membership form right here on this website at the 2017 CSA membership form page. Just copy it (PDF file) fill it out and mail it to the farm with your membership fee.
We are pretty excited about some new items we are growing this year. (That’s called a plant-geek) We have a new summer squash called Magna that is supposed to have superior flavor over a long harvest period. A couple new sweet peppers, a big blocky orange pepper especially meant for greenhouse production and some beautiful new heirloom tomato varieties. Also we are going to try, try, try to have snap peas in your early boxes; hoping for a dry spring for that. Also stoked about some new flowers (that’s called a flower-geek) specifically Dahlias. I am trialing 15 different varieties and will use them in the bouquets as well as our wedding work. Don’t forget about our flower CSA share.
Ill be at a couple venues promoting our farm and CSA. Tomorrow February 26 at the CSA fair at Allen Street Market Place from 12-4 and on March 4-5 at Owosso High School at the Home Show. At the Home show I will be not only selling CSA shares but also selling our delicious hot sauce, hot pepper crumbles and my farm cards and prints. Sign up at either locations and you can receive either a free bottle of hot sauce or a coupon for a free flower bouquet picked up anytime this summer at one of our farmers markets.
Thank you all who have already signed up for our CSA. You have truly become what we call our extended farm family. With the early season financial demands on the farm your help is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing everyone as the farmers markets and the CSA distribution begins.