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Sign up now for the 2016 season as Roxbury Farm CSA celebrates its 25th year as a CSA community. Since 1991, Roxbury Farm has delivered fresh, high quality produce at an affordable price to our CSA members. Through our partnership with our CSA members, Roxbury Farm has trained many new farmers, improved soil fertility for the next generation of farmers, protected farmland in perpetuity, provided online resources and other assistance for beginning and experienced farmers, and is recognized all over the United States as a farm with innovative practices. In addition the Roxbury Farm CSA community donates over $100,000 worth of produce each year to the food pantries and community kitchens in the neighborhoods where members pick up their CSA shares. When you sign up for a CSA share with Roxbury Farm your food dollar supports a thriving farm and gives back to the community where you live.
We look forwards to working in partnership with you during the 2016 season!
Roxbury Farm CSA members sign up now to reserve your share for 2016. On February 1st new members can begin to enroll. Go to CSA Membership and click on your community to sign up online or download a paper form. If you download a paper form don't forget to down load the meat share form, too.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year! We spent the day introducing our nephew, Jackson, to the farm animals. It is a joy to introduce the next generation to the farm.
Current Roxbury Farm CSA members can now sign up for 2016. If you pay in full by December 31 for your vegetable share (you can pay for meat, fruit, and winter shares in installments) pay the 2015 share price. Current members have until January 31 to reserve their shares. On February 1 new members can begin to sign up. You can sign up online or download a paper form under CSA Membership. Sign up today!
Thank you all for your partnership this season. We hope that through the vegetables you felt a connection to the place and people who grow your food.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Some of our sheep pastures are far from our barns along the creek. We often hear coyotes at night so we need a livestock guardian animal to protect the sheep from predators. We tried using livestock guardian dogs but with so many visitors to the farm, the guardian dogs barked too much. So, we were lucky enough to have Liz Neumark, from Great Performances Catering company who owns Katchkie Farm across the road from Roxbury, give us a llama. We picked up the llama yesterday, her name is Cassiopeia. In this photo the young steers and heifers are trying to figure out what kind creature she is.
We are expecting our first frost this weekend so we will busy harvesting the remaining tomatoes and peppers still growing in the field. The garlic is now in the ground and the sweet potatoes are out of the ground so we are prepared for cold temperatures. Cold weather makes the kale and broccoli sweeter so we can look forward to that next week. Time to get out the warm sweaters and wool sock for the early morning harvest!
Fall is here. Cold temperatures in the mornings and afternoons spent harvesting root crops. Fall means garlic planting. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 am to split and plant garlic. We will have a BBQ of our own grass fed hamburger at 1:00 pm. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. You may want gloves, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Hope to see you on Oct. 10th at the farm!
For many of you summer is coming to an end. Labor Day marks the beginning of fall and many of you are returning to school. Our days will soon get a little bit shorter as the sun comes up later every morning now. It is difficult to harvest salad by the light of the moon so we start when the sun comes up. We wish those of you who are in school a great year and happy Labor Day to everyone!
The tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, and melons are ripe in the fields. We are in the thick of hot summer weather making those crops sweet and delicious. Hope you enjoy the bounty of summer as much as we do.