Week 3 TapRoot Farms 2014 CSA Newsletter

Welcome to a gorgeous, springy CSA Week 3!

Yesterday we sent out an invitation for you to come to the farm this Saturday:

Spring has arrived on the farm.  It is gloriously muddy!

Come by for a self-guided tour anytime, or

Patricia and Josh will be on hand for a guided tour of the farm at 2 PM on Saturday April 19.
Wear rubber boots.
1736 Church Street, Port Williams, NS
Open to all CSA members in celebration of spring:)

Note from Noggins

This is Erlene -->

She works at Noggins, and is the main person responsible for making your fruit shares each day.  Every morning I call her and we discuss the number of shares needed that day.  Erlene works quickly and takes pride in the fruit shares being filled with great quality apples and other items for you!

This week's fruit share Cortland Apples are straight out of a newly opened CA (Controlled Atmosphere) storage room... So they are beautiful, and nice and crunchy!


I went digging in the blog archives Saturday morning for a member and friend, Nancy, who asked for some support with rabbit recipes the other day.... Here are some of the rabbit recipes that we've posted in the last year, as well as others from members (posted in the comments on some of the blog posts)

Two Rabbit Recipes (July 15 2013)

Rabbit for Supper (Feb 6, 2013)

Rabbit Stew (Feb 4, 2013)

Rabbit in the meat shares (Dec 18, 2012)

Rabbit Recipe from Michelle (April 14, 2014)

<-- Photo of "Blackberry Pea Shoot Goat Cheese Baguette Bites" from member Krista

My Weekend Bacon AdventuresBy Teri

About the new TapRoot Nitrate-free bacon, I tried it this weekend!

Some Meals at our house lately By Teri

With links to recipes, or descriptions of recipes :)

Note on the shares:

We had a bit of a hiccup with the mini cukes, so some of today's veggie shareholders may get slightly less or a substitute of frozen basil.  Apologies, thanks for your understanding!

Shares Deliveries: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014

50 Week Veggie Share 2014 -->

Egg Share 2014

Staple Share, bi-weekly 2014

Fruit Share 2014

A common sight on the farm these days... The guys (Courtney, Patrick, Kingsley, Steve, Michael, Garfield, Calbert) have been busy putting the plastic back on our high tunnels.  The plastic is removed each winter, as the structure is not designed to handle a snow load.  These 3-season structures help us extend the growing season a bit earlier in the spring and a little later into the fall.  Also, they help control blight in the tomatoes by keeping the foliage dry, as well as allowing us to regulate watering to prevent cracking of tomato fruit and making it possible to "fertigate": fertilizing the tomatoes organically directly through their water drip line.  All of these tunnels have moved into the organic certification of the farm, beginning this season!

Have a great week!

--The TapRoot Team