Meat Share Week 25 - Last share of the 2014-15 season!!
Thank you so much for you support over the last 50 weeks and we look forward to working with for you many more to come!
This week your share contains:
TapRoot ham - steak or roast @ $7.00/lb varies
TapRoot Chicken - whole @ $7.50/lb varies
TapRoot Herb Sausages - @ $7.50/pack $7.50
Total: within $1 of $37.50
The chickens and hams varied so much in their weight, so we made up each share individually, matching up larger chickens with smaller hams and vice-versa.
Winter weather continues to be challenging. There is always snow to be moved, and water containers to de-ice, but the animals don't mind the cold and they always have a dry place to lay in for the night.
We've received our first batch of free range chicks for 2015. With any luck, by the time these chicks have feathers, there will be some green grass for them to munch on. For now though, they are snugged away in the barn, living the life of luxury under the warmth of the heat lamps.
This week we expect many many many baby bunnies to be born! Some of the mothers are already starting to show some nesting behavior. A few days before babies are born the mother rabbits pull our their own fir to use as a material for nest building. Baby bunnies are born completely hairless, so they need a nice cozy nest to thrive.
After Wednesday's snowy, slushy weather, the driveway at Bloom is not safe. The gracious folks at Cornerstone Wesleyan have agreed to let us use their parking lot this afternoon so pick up will be at the church in the upper parking lot.
Happy Friday! :)
Good afternoon, everyone!
Just a reminder to all of our Wednesday share picker uppers that your deliveries are happening today. Same time, same place. Different weather! :)
(Except Bloom deliveries--you are picking up your shares in the upper parking lot of the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church.)
You've seen my name on newsletters and on Facebook and in replies from the CSA desk, but who's Denise? :)
I was hired late in November to work with Patricia in an executive support capacity. It's an exciting time of growth on the farm, with HarvestHand CSA Software Program rolling out and the TapRoot Fibre Lab coming ever closer to fruition. And the farm itself is growing--we're implementing more community events and education programs and expanding the CSA. Lots of cool stuff! But too much for one person to manage. And so here I am, supporting Patricia by doing the things that need doing and having a great time working with great people. :)
A big chunk of what I've been working on has been the business plan for the TapRoot Fibre Lab and a grant funding proposal to submit to the Industrial Research Assistance Program through the National Research Council. This funding will be key to getting the project off the ground. I'm so excited about this! And really, I'm excited about working for an organisation like TapRoot who holds so true to their values around sustainability and environmental stewardship and the local economy.
My background is in music and publishing. I'm a conductor who is currently on the bench with a concussion. I'm a writer and have worked in publishing as a marketing manager and editor. I'm the grammar police. :) I'm also a hiker/adventurer, a boxer, horseback rider, back to nature-er, a (very) novice gardener, and lover of good food and drink.
You can find me in Bishop Hall in Greenwich
P 902 542-5310