Sunday, January 30, 2011

News From Cedarmore Farm

I received word from Andy that is is a cold and wintry day at Cedarmore Farm.  So far their wood stove is doing a good job in keeping us warm during these cold winter months.  This winter they are working on their new house.They are trying really hard to finish the upstairs so they can move up from the basement sometime in February
Looking back over our first three years with CSA, they definitely feel things are headed in the right direction. They thank everyone for their support in  these first three years. They feel strongly that we are the ones that make it possible for them to make a living as a small family farm.They promise to  do their best to provide us with healthy, good tasting, quality food right from the farm.

They have been able to make a few small changes again for 2011. They have added two weeks to both the Spring and the Fall shares. This means the season will be 4 weeks longer that it was last year. The price per week will stay the same as it was last year. To those of you that pick up in the Cincinnati area, they are happy to be able to drop the delivery fee from $4.00 to $3.00 per week. They have also added a surprise Can Goods Share, so if you want, you can buy one of these shares and get a jar of canned goods with each box of produce during the season. These canned goods are processed  on the farm. They have been able to add a few more pick up locations again this year. They are located in the Northern part of Cincinnati.

Please be prompt in buying your shares. This is a big help for them when planning things for the upcoming year. This also insures you a spot on the program. They sign their customers in on a first come first serve basis. Last year they sold out and they expect to sell out again this year. They would encourage you to sign up as soon as possible in insure yourself a spot in the program. Also please notice the sign up deadlines on the sign up sheet. They are beside the share dates and prices.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Fresh Produce Club

Eat Better: Join our CSA Produce Club
  • Get fresh, locally grown vegetables each week, all season long
  • Feed your family healthy seasonal vegetables
  • All our produce is grown in Highland County, Ohio
  • Produce is grown using organic methods. No chemical pesticides or fertilizers!

Cedarmore Farm 2011 options:
  • A ''Fresh Egg Share" is available for you to receive pasture range eggs each week with your produce share.
  • A "Weekly Canned Good Share" includes a surprise jar in your produce box"
  • Delivery options have been expanded to serve more of the Greater Cincinnati Area. A modest delivery charge has been added to help offset the expense of hiring a driver.
  • We continue to offer the option to pay your full amount due when you sign up, or to pay 50% up front and the balance by July 1.
  • We will take orders for fresh baked pies, cinnamon rolls, wheat breads, and homemade jams throughout the season. Also grass-fed chicken will be available on specific dates. All can be picked up with your produce share.

Crops Planned for 2011
Spring: beans, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onions, radishes, strawberries, summer squash, tomatoes, zucchini
Summer: broccoli, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, garlic, green beans, onion, peppers, potatoes, red beets, sweet corn, tomatoes,watermelon
Fall: broccoli, cabbage,cauliflower, chard, lettuce, onions, radishes, carrots,squash (sweet dumpling, acorn, butternut), garlic, potatoes, red beets, kale, Chinese cabbage, sweet potatoes


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cedarmore Farm CSA

Welcome to Cedarmore Farm CSA. All of the produce grown here at Cedarmore Farm is grown using organic methods. Cedarmore strongly believe that it all starts with the soil. They are determined to focus on building healthy soils in order to grow healthy plants. Healthy plants are just like healthy bodies, they are able to fight off disease and insects much better than unhealthy ones. By building healthy soils they are producing healthy plants, which produce healthy food, which is then consumed by healthy people.

When you buy into the CSA program you are buying a weekly share of produce that is grown  on the Cedarmore Farm in Hillsboro, Ohio. Your produce will be packed in half bushel boxes. The goal is to fill these boxes completely full. However, how full your box will be depends some on the weather and also on what is or is not in season. This will also determine what goes in your box. Basically they try to grow what their clientele is asking for and then they will fill your box according to what comes in season. It is like subscribing to a magazine. You don't know exactly what you'll get but hopefully you'll get enough of what you like to make it a good buy for you. They will also have baked goods, canned goods, and maple syrup available. They will send you information on these products whenever the season begins. You will be able to order these products by email and they will have them delivered to your pick up location along with your CSA box. Then at the end of each month they will bill you for these extra items. Baked goods will need to be ordered at least three days in advance.

If you are going to be out of town and are unable to pick up your box on a certain pick up date you can notify them ahead of time. They will skip your share that week and double your share the following week. You are allowed to do this up to three times during the 2011 season.

When you go to your pick up location to pick up your CSA box, eggs or whatever else you have to pick up, please take time to be sure to pick up your stuff and leave the other peoples stuff there. This can cause a lot of confusion and problems if you pick up the wrong stuff.

Please make a copy of your sign-up form before you send it in to them so that you have a record of everything. Also please hang on to the Baked and Canned Goods Sheet wheneveryou see itin your box.
If you have any questions, please email