Notes from Fred: Report back from the Farm Visit
Meet the Farmer
Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
50 Jay Street, Brooklyn (Phoenix House)
Fred of Sang Lee Farms will be in town to talk about the farm and the CSA and share some tasty veggies. Join us and learn more about where your CSA deliveries come from.
We haven’t heard an update directly from Sang Lee Farms, but it sounds like they have weathered Hurricane Sandy and are open for business again. We’ll keep you posted as we hear news about how the farm was affected by the storm.
Watermelons are back in season!
Those of you who’ve been CSA members for a few years may know that watermelon is one of Farmer Fred’s favorites:
“This really is the best time of the year for me because……….. the watermelons are ready! Our crop of watermelons is perhaps the most favorite thing on the whole farm for me, (possibly the whole world). It pretty much makes the whole season’s work worthwhile just to munch those guys every chance that I can. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.”
July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year, so we will be moving the pickup to Thursday, July 5. Pickup time will be the same (5-8 p.m.) at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street.
The first pickup of the 2012 season is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our annual visit to Sang Lee Farms is coming up on Saturday, May 19th.
It’s a great chance to meet Fred and Karen and see where your vegetables come from, not to mention farm tours, gardening skills learning, and live music! Visit the Sang Lee Farms website for more details.
The day at the farm will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., not including travel (around two hours each way).
Please RSVP at the link below and let us know if you’re planning to attend, so that we can get a count for possible group transportation: http://bit.ly/FarmVisit2012
Tomorrow Wednesday November 9th, 2011 is your last CSA delivery for the regular 2011 summer season. Below is the list of expected harvest items for your shares.
I can hardly believe another summer season has passed so quickly. Like every other season that I’ve farmed, it is always a little bit different each year. This season has of course, had its interesting twists with the weather. It’s sobering to reflect on the variability of weather that we’ve experienced, from the heat of 90+ degrees days during the middle of the summer to the killing frost of 28 o F two weeks ago. We’ve had very dry weather during which we irrigated into the late night hours every day for some stretches and we’ve had our share of very wet weather with extended periods of consecutive days with rainfall. We had Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee along with other wind and weather events.
In spite of everything, we’ve been blessed to have the bounty and variety over the course of the CSA season that we did. We want you to know that we are grateful for your support and participation in our CSA program and hope that you have enjoyed the fruits of this season.
Fred & Karen