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Warner Farm CSA
2014 is here! And CSA sign up is now open!
Dear Friends of Warner Farm,
It's that time again! Time to sign up for the 2014 CSA season at Warner Farm. We have been very busy so far this winter. After receiving two significant agricultural enhancement grants last year, we have been working feverishly to put them to good use. Last year, we installed both solar panels and a walk-in freezer, and we have been busily planning to start processing and freezing produce this coming year! We've also been installing a new cooler, buying new equipment, moving greenhouses, picking out new vegetable varieties to grow, and planning a wedding! There always a lot going on at Warner Farm, and so far, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year!
If you were a member last year, we appreciate your participation in the feedback survey. We were so pleased to hear such positive reviews of our farm! Every year we've strive to make your CSA experience to best it can be, and I think this up coming year is going to be our best yet!
More good news: we are again sticking to our prices from last year, AND we are offering an "Early Bird" discount! Just enter the coupon code GOTTHEWORM when you check out. But don't delay because this offer will expire on February 10th.
Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:
***We are hoping to expand our CSA membership this year, and we need your help to achieve this goal! We encourage you to tell your friends, neighbors, and coworkers about our farm. If you recruit a new member, we will give you a $15 discount off your share. We have promotional materials available to help you spread the word. Contact David@warnerfarm.com if you are interested in helping out!***
We look forward to having you back this season!
Dave Wissemann, CSA and Organic Field Manager
And the rest of us at Warner Farm!
You asked and we are answering:
Warner Farm pick-your-own will be opening Wednesday June 12th at our farmstand on Old Amherst Rd in Sunderland.
As we prepare for the September start of Mike's Maze, let's take a look at all the fun we had back in June at Strawberry Fest!
There was plenty of strawberry pickin'
...Fiddle Playin' and Banjo Pluckin'
Potato Sack Hoppin' (and fallin')!
And delicious strawberry shortcake!!!
We can't wait to see you at the Maze this fall for more good times!
Come celebrate the start of a sweet summer with:
- games and activities for kids
- farm tour
- wagon rides
- live music
- pick your own strawberries
- and strawberry shortcake
Invite your friends! All are welcome!
Please RSVP to:
413 695 8411
suggested $5 donation
Things are looking a little different here at warnerfarm.com!
These days farmers wear many hats- and daily tasks can range from weeding, setting up irrigation, taking photographs of the farm, and doing a little web design!
I took the opportunity to escape the 90 degree heat for the afternoon and freshen up our website.
I've included a few more pictures of our beautiful farm, and you can look forward to many more pictures, recipes, and farm updates this summer!
Enjoy the weather,
CSA Manager Jess
JOIN OUR 2011 CSA TODAY!
20 weeks of fresh, local, sustainably grown produce from our farm, to your table!
Sign-ups will be open until we meet capacity, so don't delay. This year is promising to be our BEST CSA SEASON YET! We have greatly expanded our market garden and will be growing new and exciting vegetables in addition to the staples you know and love. You can look forward to tasting over 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes as well as purple and red carrots, striped beets, multi-colored baby potatoes, thai basil, and two types of gourmet salad mix.
You can also expect:
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, carrots, asparagus, onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, fennel, potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, salad greens, spinach, a variety of herbs, kale, chard, cabbage, cucumbers, peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, summer and winter squash, celeriac, turnips, radishes, beets, and more!
We hope you had a wonderful holdiay season and a joyous New Year celebration! Dave, Jess, and Rosemary have been working on an amazing crop plan for 2011 featuring...
20+ VARIEITIES OF HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!
PLUS MANY OF YOUR OLD FAVORITES AND NEW VARIEITIES OF:
STRAWBERRIES · RASPBERRIES · BLUEBERRIES · MELONS · SWEET CORN · CARROTS · ASPARAGUS · ONIONS · SHALLOTS · GARLIC · LEEKS · FENNEL · POTATOES · BELL PEPPERS · EGGPLANT · SALAD GREENS · SPINACH · HERBS (including dill, cilantro, basil and more) · KALE · CHARD · CABBAGE · CUCUMBERS · PEAS · BEANS · BROCCOLI · CAULIFLOWER · SUMMER AND WINTER SQUASH · CELARIAC · TURNIPS · RADISHES · BEETS · AND MORE!
we can't wait for spring (and neither can you)!
STAY TUNED! Sign ups start within the next few weeks! We will send you another e-mail when we open up registration on our website.
Stay warm and dream of summer veggies!
Your friends at Warner Farm
Visit www.mikesmaze.com for more info!
Hi to all of our friends out there!
We hope that your summer is going well, and that you're not wilting in the heat we've had! We're doing our level best to keep our plants from wilting- it's been quite the battle. We have just started picking field tomatoes (early this year like everything else) and we're in full swing with corn, beans, zucchini, summer squash, and many other crops.
We are still accepting CSA members even though we're 6 weeks into the 20-week season. We offer pro-rated prices, so you only pay for what you get! Please email us for more information about the CSA and pricing.
We've ended up at two farmers markets this summer, Winchester and Cambridge Center, and they're both working out very well for us. Please come to visit, say hello and check out all of the other awesome vendors at these markets! Winchester is Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm and Cambridge Center is Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:00pm.
Keep on enjoying the summer!