CSA INFORMATION for 2017
For Full shares, the first box will be on June 20th, AND EVERY TUESDAY AFTER THAT UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST except for July 4th, which will be on Monday July 3rd.
For Half shares (Every other week) : June 20th, July 3rd, July 18th, Aug. 1st, Aug.15th, Aug. 29th, Sept. 12th, Sept. 26th, Oct. 10th, Oct. 24th. Note, Tuesday July 4th will be on Monday July 3rd.
PICK UP: TUESDAYS 3-7PM AT THE FARMHOUSE FRONT PORCH
Please pull up and park to the side of the driveway so that other CSA members can pull up as well. Your vegetables will be packed in a reusable wooden crate. Your last name will be on the crate. If you are able to, please bring a bag or bags to transfer your items into and leave the crate. If you need to take the crate home, please return it at the next weeks pick up and we will have your veggies packed in a new box.
DELIVERY:Delivery will be completed by 3pm on TUESDAYS. Please empty your crate. Leave the empty crate to be picked up next week.
If you will be unable to pick up your box, please arrange to have someone pick it up for you, or let us know if you would like to donate it to the food bank. All boxes not picked up by 7pm at the farm, or drop sites become the property of the stop host/farmers
2017 Farm News:
We were awarded a grant from the USDA to build a high tunnel on our property for growing early and later crops. This unheated structure will give us the opportunity to grow for a longer period of time.
We welcomed 16 lambs this year from our flock of red sheep. Some of them are already close to the size of their mothers. We sell our lamb meat at the Waupaca farmers market on Saturdays from 9-2pm. (Ground Lamb, Stew Meat and Roasts.)
This is our first year growing cut flowers on a large scale. We are selling them at the market, from the farm, to florists and more. Please let us know if you would like to purchase flowers for an event. They will be ready for purchase at the end of June through summer.
We bought a new tine cultivator to pull behind the tractor which we are using between the rows of most of our transplanted crops. It has a grid of wires that drag on the ground in order to disturb small weeds from growing. This will do a whole field in minutes instead of hours by hand with our wheel hoe.
Our farm has brought us many wildlife sightings over the years, and this year is no exception. We have had two encounters with a black bear and have seen two new raptors on the farm, a kestrel, and a northern harrier. Both of these birds will help with the control of damaging insects, and small mammals. We also still have a good population of Bobolinks, and Dickcissels, prairie birds that are harder to find these days.
We know you are busy! That is why we are doing your gardening for you!
But we think our CSA subscribers should have a chance to see the farm up close and personal. Each family is welcome to contact me and get a tour of the farm this summer. We are available on Mondays and Wednesdays but other times would work too.
There is a lot to see and learn from our business and we have a golf cart for easy access for about 4-5 people. Your tour could include: petting the sheep, feeding the chickens, collecting eggs, picking vegetables or flowers, bird watching, or garden lessons. Call (715-281-0812) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Share, 20 boxes, every week, $510
Half Share, 10 boxes, every other week $270
Please note your pick up spot on your sign up form.
GRAVEL ROAD FARM,
RILEY CREST FARM or
CITY OF WAUPACA.
or HOME DELIVERY (within 20 miles of our farm.)
WORKER SHARE INFORMATION:
Please contact us if you are interested in working 4 hours a week in exchange for a CSA box.
Brigid & Ross Ferkett
Gravel Road Farm
N547 Gravel Road
Waupaca, WI 54981
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