One week away from the 2011 CSA Kick off invitational. The growing season is going great so far. At the Kick off, we will be announcing when we will start the CSA season. I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait for the harvest to begin. This year we designed the payment schedule a little different than last year. In order to alleviate confusion later in the season, we asked for payment at the beginning of the season. Since the season is about to kick off, we would like members with a remaining balance, to be prepared to pay the balance at the Kick off invitational. This will also allow us to confirm all information that we have for your account. We are expecting a great turnout for the Kick off; please bring your questions, walking shoes, and an appetite for fun.
Don’t forget about the Blood Drive! please follow this link to our own Griggstown Farm Market Blood Donation Website, hosted by the Red Cross.
If you have a garden at home like I do, you might be looking for something new and interesting to plant. I’m always trying new plants to see what does well. We have starter plants that can easily be planted in your home garden or to keep in the pot. Nasturtium - these plants are related to garden cress and mustard, noteworthy for a peppery, tangy (pungent) flavor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasturtium
We also have a few types of Sun flowers, Johnny Jump ups (pansies), Herb mixes, and
I am also happy to announce the start of Griggstown Catering. Everyday our Chefs are hard at work creating great food for our prepared food case. With their culinary expertise Chef Mike and Chef Alyssa would love to cater your next event. Come in today to talk with them and receive information about what we have to offer.
If you like local events, there is one this weekend that you may be interested in
Join Slow Food Northern NJ on Friday May 20th for a tasting of American wines and artisan cheeses at the beautiful Van Vleck House
The Red Cross is coming to Griggstown Farm Market June 1st!
The Red Cross is coming to Griggstown Farm Market June 1st! Sign up today to get a good time slot. If you want to give, please follow this link to our own Griggstown Farm Market Blood Donation Website, hosted by the Red Cross.
When you donate we are offering 10% off your entire purchase in the farm store on June 1st. You will also receive a gray long sleeve Red Cross shirt for donating.
We need 50 donations, so please do not wait to hold an appointment time. The bus will be here from 12 to 5:0pm on Wednesday June 1st. You must sign up for an appointment in order to donate. Appointment times will fill up fast on the site, so please sign up as soon as possible.
CSA Kick Off May 25th or May 26th @ 6:00pm
The 2011 CSA Kick invitational is going to be on two days. Members can come either of the two days. Please come Wednesday, May 25th or Thursday, May 26th. The event starts at 6:00 pm both days. Please check your email for the Evite invitation. Please reply to the invite if you would like to come. No Pets please!
What is a CSA Kick off??
- sampling from the Farm Market Kitchen
- explaining CSA procedures
- going over expected CSA crop list
- playing Games
- having Contests
- Q & A
Please bring good walking shoes. No Pets Please! We hope you are excited about the new season, see you soon!