Salamander Springs Farm/Permaculture Organics

  (Berea, Kentucky)
Permaculture in Practice: Shopper's Basket CSA
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Fill your Shopper's Basket CSA this Tuesday May 27th! (Come early or let us know what YOU want)

Time to fill your CSA Shoppers' Basket, CSA members!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Tuesday's Farmers' Market (3-6 p.m. beside the Berea College Farm Store on N. Main Street).   Use any amount of your share you want.  We'll weigh & add up your selections for you and can keep the tally at the market if you like.  We'll have:

-Green onions (both scallion & knob onion size)


-Garlic scapes!

-Spring salad mix


-Stir fry greens - flavorful mix of PacCoy, Tatsoi, Kale, Chard, Radish, Pea shoots, scallions & herbs

-Kale & Chard

-Snap peas! (5 oz. bags)



-Nettles (fresh)!

-Fresh herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, peppermint, etc.

-and our dried grains & beans and other processed, dried & value-added products...

Several items are limited so come early for the best selection.  Based on last season's preferences, we will hold back a bag of salad plus some other greens for each CSA shareholder. If you want more than one bag or want us to hold back any other items until you arrive, call us at (859)-893-3360.    

Let us know at the market which items you'll "always" want, if available.  Last season's blog posts are a good reference for the produce in season each week (along with great nutritional info & recipes).  If time is limited, we may only bring some those items at the request our CSA members.

If you have any questions about your Shoppers' Basket CSA share this season, let us know (also see our previous blog post).

We have been busy busy busy with planting!  We are planting the cornfield and the dry beanfield this week.  Most other crops are in the ground now, except the heat loving okra, eggplant and sweet potatoes, which are still hanging out in the cold frame until the cool nights are a bit less cool...

Look forward to seeing you Tuesday,

Susana, Jacob & Faye


First Friday evening in Old Town + Saturday Farmers' Market Opening Celebration

"Shoppers' Basket CSAers,

Its been a busy week--everything is wanting to go in the ground at the same time

We will be at the First Friday celebration tomorrow night in Old Town from 5-8 p.m. with spring salad greens, scallions (green onions), fresh nettles, the much coveted & delicious ramps (wild leeks) from our forest.  We'll also have some plants for sale and our dried goods.  If you miss the First Friday event, come Saturday morning for the Grand Opening of the Farmers' Market from 9-12 a.m., which is now on the lawn beside the Berea College Farm store on north Main Street.

You are welcome to begin using your "Shoppers' Basket" CSA share this weekend even if the official season is May 27 to October 21.  Over the 5 month season, your $650 investment gives you about $130 worth of produce each month (we're not factoring in the discount for those who paid by April 1).  Months vary between 4 or 5 weeks.  You don't need to use your share equally each week, since less is available during the first weeks of the season, and some of you expressed interest getting more produce to process for winter use.  We will weigh out your items for you and can keep your tally at the market if you wish. 

Because some items are limited, you will want to get to the market early each Tuesday.  If you can't be there early, just call and we'll set aside produce for you.    

You have entrusted us to grow your food this season and likewise we entrust you to equitably divide up & tally your use of your investment over the season!

from your Salamander Springs Farmers,
 Susana, Jacob & Faye, and our newest WWOOFer, Becca


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