Abbe Hills Farm CSA

  (Mt. Vernon, Iowa)
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beef, bread, and eggs this week, getting really cold one night

Greetings shareholders,
 
I was in such a hurry to get outside Monday morning when I sent the newsletter, I forgot some key elements.  So here is the rest of this week's news. 
 
Veggie pickup is Saturday, 10:00 until 2:00.  If you can't get here by 2:00, let me know by Friday afternoon and we'll figure out what to do about it.
 
There are A LOT of eggs coming out of these new hens!!!  Bring your egg money on Saturday, or stop by nearly any time to get as many as you need out of the walkin cooler in the big shed.  $3 per dozen.  Free range, brown eggs, no hormones or antibiotics, lots of home grown, chemical free corn in their diet.  (It would be illegal for me to claim organic because I am not third-party inspected and certified, but I use 99% organic practices in the gardens and fields.)
 
Of course, Charlotte will be bringing lovely bread on Saturday, but you could also get bread from her nearly any time during the week if you need it for something special.  Her phone number is 513-659-0694.
 
Dan Specht is bringing more beef this Saturday.  Here is his note:   Hi Laura and CSA members, I will be attending the Sat., Oct. 6 CSA pick-up, and will be offering 20 lb bundles of assorted cuts for $5/lb to those who notify me in advance.   danspech@neitel.net   I will also have hamburger for $5/lb.  I am also now making a list of folks wanting to purchase half or quarter animals for $2.25/lb plus processing fees.  Harvest date is set for Mon., Oct. 29 in Arlington IA at Edgewood Locker West. Send me an E-mail or call me on my cell phone for more details or an order.  563-516-1007
 
Finally, I think some people still owe a little money for this season's share.  I just haven't had the time or mental energy to go through all the paperwork and figure out who you are, so maybe you'll all think it through for me.  The full share price this year is $420.  Would you please look back in your checkbook to see if you gave me that much money for your 20-week share?  I'll have the files with me on Saturday so we can compare notes when I can take a minute away from keeping the veggies stocked.  Thanks. 
 
We're starting to harvest for Saturday this afternoon, so I'll be able to let you know Friday morning what we will have this weekend.  We're also getting ready for big cold Saturday night - 26 degrees according to Channel 9, 28 degrees according to my buddy Schnackenberg, and 29 degrees according to the National Weather Service.  It's the Channel 9 one that's got me worried.  We're going to be hustling to get the winter squash all brought inside before it could be potentially damaged Saturday night.  The stuff is so precious this year - we can't afford to lose any of it!
 
See you Saturday,
Laura 
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