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Posted 5/1/2015 5:45pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy May Day!!

Note: fifth veggie pickup of the 2015 season is tomorrow morning!!! May 2nd 9:00am to noon!!!

Fun event here on the farm..Saturday May 2..10:00 am..Come and visit with fellow CSA members Kat and Stan as they demonstrate yummy ways to prepare spring veggies..this is a good opportunity to find new ways to prepare some of the many spring veggies we grow here at Circle A..have a recipe or an idea of what to do with spring bounty in your CSA share? Let's put the community in community supported agriculture!!  Bring along a dish to share with everyone..This will hopefully be first of many such get togethers in years to come!! {we want to try 3 of these this season but need your help and participation to make them work!!} 

this will be a bit of an introduction to the next fun event the following week!!

Ouray Fork Fest..May 8th and 9th!! On May 9th about 2 pm Kat will be doing a demonstration with a share of the harvest from Circle A Garden..many other chefs will be demonstrating yummy things to do with local foods through out the day as well. There are many other fun events scheduled during Fork Fest as well. 

The weather for Saturday pickup was much more pleasant this week..a bit cloudy but warmer and no rain, snow or ice!! Our weekend storm started coming in around noon..the wind picked up and was downright cold, but the rain held off until we were pretty much all packed up. We had nice gentle rain showers all Saturday night and most of the day Sunday and into Sunday night. Monday the clouds cleared off and the sun came back. By Wednesday it was downright hot!! I had thought maybe I had spent way to much time in the tunnels during the morning, but I had still not cooled off when we did evening chores around eight!! Yesterday and today it was not quite so warm..very pleasant and sunny with a random happy cloud coming over to cover the sun. Looks like the next storm is going to hold off until Sunday afternoon..maybe a few random afternoon and evening showers tonight and tomorrow.

Outdoors..The peas are starting to pop up as well as some of the cover crop we got in. Cabbages, kohlrabi and onions are doing well. Rhubarb is starting to go nuts. Our new planting is very happy and growing well. Garlic is growing well, raspberries and blackberries are starting to leaf out, currants are blooming. This week we will be spending much more time getting early season stuff into the ground.

Sunday was an excellent prophouse day again..unfortunatly about the time I think I am caught up it is either time to start something else or prick something up. Most everything I started last week is up and growing well. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on seed starting..I think I just have melons, squashes, outdoor cucs, and tomatillos left to start!! But I am checking my list to make sure I haven't forgotten anyone!!

In the tunnels..well, this was the week..we now have tomatoes and most of the cucs in{had to wail until we harvested the bok choi to get space for the last few cucs}  All are doing well. In years past I have tries to get at least the tomatoes planted around mid-April..the weather has been so changeable and turning cold about that time..and really stressing the plants.. the last few years that I decided to try waiting a couple weeks. So far I think it's working. They all look very happy..but then they have only been in the ground for about 4 days!!

Our thanks to Terry, Dave, Chris, and Alyssa for coming out to help this week!!

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We have 30 members this night before our second veggie pickup of the season. We will still be signing folks up until we are full!!

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

New little chickies are almost 9 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They are just about all feathered out and are looking oh, so pretty!!

New duckies are 5 weeks old now..and still doing the awkward teenage thing..they now have all their tummys covered with feathers and you can see some of the rest of their feathers starting to grow more. This week they got their first real bath..they are so funny to watch. and very messy!

Both the chickies and duckies are sharing the pen under the apricot tree..

Little Miss is still hanging in..I think she is about 1/2 way there!! Coral is now definitely nesting..and Della thinks that 2 more geese are thinking seriously about setting.

Mom and Della also started an incubator of chicken eggs ..should be seeing things happening in another few weeks

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for May..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

 

What is available for the CSA?

Note: not sure what to do with your produce..check out our website..  www.circleagarden.com I keep adding more recipes as new stuff is ready to harvest.

This usually my best guess on Thursday evening..it can change as we get to harvesting.

NOTE: Food Safety..we do NOT consider any of our produce ready to eat{not even the salad greens!!} We chill it in cool water to remove the field heat and get some of the soil off but must recommend that you WASH your produce before eating!!

From the high tunnel

Greens..mizuna, mibuna, Lots of mustards,  bok choi, yakina savoy, tokyo bekana, red rain, endive, escarole, lots more chard and kale, beet greens, chinese cabbage, portuguese kale, gailon, texel greens, nettle

Salad greens..lots of salad greens!!

beta greens

head lettuces

Radishes.

salad turnips..much bigger!!

carrots..first few of the new planting..please share!!

beets..also the first few..again please share!!

Herbs..rosemary, chives, chive blossoms, dill weed, chervil

From outdoors

green garlic

green onions

Rhubarb..lots of rhubarb!!

Lovage

 

Needed..more old carpet..if you are carpeting your home or office..please keep us in mind..we can use the old carpet..just the carpet though, NOT the padding!!

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 4/24/2015 6:13pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: fourth veggie pickup of the 2015 season is tomorrow morning!!! April 25 th 9:00am to noon!!!

Fun event here on the farm..Saturday May 2..10:00 am..Come and visit with fellow CSA members Kat and Stan as they demonstrate yummy ways to prepare spring veggies..this is a good opportunity to find new ways to prepare some of the many spring veggies we grow here at Circle A..have a recipe or an idea of what to do with spring bounty in your CSA share? Let's put the community in community supported agriculture!!  Bring along a dish to share with everyone..This will hopefully be first of many such get togethers in years to come!! {we want to try 3 of these this season but need your help and participation to make them work!!} 

this will be a bit of an introduction to the next fun event the following week!!

Ouray Fork Fest..May 8th and 9th!! On May 9th Kat will be doing a demonstration with a share of the harvest from Circle A Garden..many other chefs will be demonstrating yummy things to do with local foods as well. There are many other fun events scheduled during Fork Fest as well. 

After a very wet and cold veggie pickup Saturday the week was much warmer and the sun shone a good bit of the time..but was one of those Colorado spring weather weeks..if we didn't like the weather we just waited..and it changed..sunny, cloudy, windy, rainy..but MUCH warmer and none of that white stuff!! Looks like we may have a wet veggie pickup tomorrow though and maybe pickup some moisture through Sunday..

Outdoors..got a good start on planting onions. Peas are not up yet but if we get a good rain in this weekend I expect they will be popping up!! Cabbages and kohlrabi weather the cold well..they are already sending out new leaves. Della is not sure just how much of the fruit was damaged last week..some of the trees have continued to bloom this week while others the blossoms all brown and dead looking. Amazingly enough the rhubarb pretty much came out of it's freeze well..last week the longer stems were frozen solid. Well, they thawed out and a few were a bit spongy up next to the leaf but otherwise were fine..a few were split badly..but we only had to cull less than 1/4 of what we picked. 

Sunday and Monday turned into major prop house days..we were going to plant onions on Sunday, but the soil was way too wet. So we Kicked artichokes and lettuces out of the honey house to harden off. Pricked up basil, celeriac, hamburg parsley, and something else. Seeded flats of late kohlrabi, cabbage, cauliflower and brussel sprouts. seeded the rest of the outdoor tomatoes{and backups for our freind Laura}, Aunt Molly's ground cherry, malabar spinach, okra, and quite a few nasturtiums, cosmos, and other flowering plants for our beneficials. And it looks like Sunday will be an excellent prop house day..have more stuff that needs pricked up or seeded!!

In the high tunnel most of the first succession of greens have been harvested..just have a bit more mustard and bok choi left..so the dilemma is ..do I go ahead and plant cucs and tomats or do I want to wait one more week???

Our thanks to Terry, Elizabeth, and our workshare folks for coming out to help this week!!

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We have 30 members this night before our second veggie pickup of the season. We will still be signing folks up until we are full!!

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

New little chickies are almost 8 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They have been thoroughly enjoying the great out of doors. 

New duckies are 4 weeks old now..and going into that awkward teenage stage..starting to grow feathers..when you pick them up they feel like little hedgehogs under their fluff!! Their feet are also growing faster than they can learn to use the bigger and better size..they should NOT run until they figure it out!!

Both the chickies and duckies are sharing the pen under the apricot tree..

One goose is definitely setting now..Della is pretty sure she is Little Miss..I think it's 9 days down and something like 20 to go!! Coral also seems to be settling in to her nest..has lined it with down and is staying on it most of the time.

Mom and Della also started an incubator of chicken eggs last Saturday..should be seeing things happening in another 3 weeks or so.

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for April..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

 

What is available for the CSA?

Note: not sure what to do with your produce..check out our website..  www.circleagarden.com I keep adding more recipes as new stuff is ready to harvest.

This usually my best guess on Thursday evening..it can change as we get to harvesting.

NOTE: Food Safety..we do NOT consider any of our produce ready to eat{not even the salad greens!!} We chill it in cool water to remove the field heat and get some of the soil off but must recommend that you WASH your produce before eating!!

From the high tunnel

Greens..mizuna, mibuna, Lots of mustards,  bok choi, yakina savoy, tokyo bekana, red rain, endive, escarole, a little more chard and kale, beet greens, chinese cabbage

Salad greens..lots of salad greens!!

head lettuces

Radishes..many more this week

salad turnips..much bigger!!

Herbs..rosemary, chives, chive blossoms, dill weed

From outdoors

green garlic

green onions

Rhubarb..not a great amount but decent considering how frozen it was last week!!

Lovage

garlic chives

From storage

Garlic

onions

 

Needed..more old carpet..if you are carpeting your home or office..please keep us in mind..we can use the old carpet..just the carpet though, NOT the padding!!

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 4/17/2015 5:33pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: third veggie pickup of the 2015 season is tomorrow morning!!! April 18 th 9:00am to noon!!!

Not as much wind this week until Tuesday night..then it just really howled. Cooler much of the week..some nice sunshine with a few stray clouds early on..very cloudy with snow and rain yesterday and today..much colder..low Wednesday night was 25..our high today was about 42. Nice to have the moisture but we would still like those nice gentle overnight rains!!

Outdoor adventures really picked up early in the week. Peas are in..early kohlrabi and cabbages are transplanted AND we made great strides in putting the lower portion of the garden back together!! We had much help on Wednesday from Transition Lab, some of our work share folks and an amazing class of high school kids from Vermont. We had something like 17 folks here shoveling and moving soil..establishing beds and paths, filling in holes, and doing wonderous things to our "mess". Didn't quite get it all finished but it is starting to look like a garden again rather than a mud hole!! THANK YOU all so much for helping us out!!

Haven't had a chance to thoroughly assess any damage from the cold night Wednesday..Rhubarb was very frozen..as in the longer stems were solid. We didn't pick but a few pieces because those longer stems and leaves were protecting the younger shorter stems from the cold..hopefully it will be warmer again next week. There were many very sad looking blossoms on many of the apples, plums, and quinces this morning..it was a bit hard to tell just how much damage they may have gotten..the trees and branches were all covered in snow!! Very pretty, but probably wasn't too good for the fruit!!

Didn't get much of a chance to do a whole lot of prop house stuff this week..spent a little bit in there Sunday morning. Monday looks like it will be another marathon prop house day!!

The view in the high tunnel is starting to change..many of the greens in the first succession are coming out..a few more left to harvest next week..then that bed will be ready to replant..which is good 'cause the cucumbers are just about ready!! note: greens are not over yet..we still have 2 more successions to go!! Tomatoes will be going in soon as well..I held off on planting them this year..in past years I have aimed for getting them in about now..but the last couple of years April has turned so cold and nasty. So I will see if they are happier hanging out in the prop house for another week or two before I kick them out into the hard cruel world!!

Our thanks to Terry and our workshare folks for coming out to help this week!!

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We have 30 members this night before our second veggie pickup of the season. We will still be signing folks up until we are full!!

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

New little chickies are almost 7 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They have been thoroughly enjoying the great out of doors. Not sure they really enjoyed the snow either!!

New duckies are a little over 3 weeks old..growing like weeds!! They didn't get as much high tunnel time the last couple of days..it was just too darn cold for them..they are just barely starting to grow feathers so don't have much except fluff to insulate them. 

One goose is definitely setting now..either Carrots or Little Miss..I think it's 2 days down and something like 26 to go!!

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for April..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

 

What is available for the CSA?

Note: not sure what to do with your produce..check out our website..  www.circleagarden.com I keep adding more recipes as new stuff is ready to harvest.

This usually my best guess on Thursday evening..it can change as we get to harvesting.

NOTE: Food Safety..we do NOT consider any of our produce ready to eat{not even the salad greens!!} We chill it in cool water to remove the field heat and get some of the soil off but must recommend that you WASH your produce before eating!!

From the high tunnel

Greens..mizuna, mibuna, mustards,  bok choi, yakina savoy, tokyo bekana, red rain, endive, a little more chard and kale, beet greens, fava greens

Salad greens

Beta greens

head lettuces

Radishes..many more this week

salad turnips..a bit small but greens are awesome!!

Herbs..oregano, chives, dill weed

From outdoors

Carrots..not too many..the very last from the winter..hopefully the high tunnel ones will be ready soon!!

green onions

Leeks..last of the wintered leeks

Rhubarb..none this week..got badly frozen!!

Lovage

garlic chives

From storage

Garlic

onions

carrots

 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 4/10/2015 2:30pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: second veggie pickup of the 2015 season is tomorrow morning!!! April 11 th 9:00am to noon!!!

The weather warmed up over the weekend..some awesome spring sunshine. Then the winds started to pick up on Monday..still nice sunshine, but was not as enjoyable with all the dust blowing up. The wind settled down just a bit on Tuesday but was back with a vengance on Wednesday. If it wasn't nailed down it left the farm for parts unknown!! Temperature was much cooler again on Wednesday and Thursday..highs barely in the 50's..low 26 Wednesday night. Much warmer and barely a breeze today. No moisture for us this week..with the winds we are getting dry, dry, dry. Looks like next week will be pretty much the same..hopefully not as windy!! Really need a couple of those nice gentle overnight rains!!

Got a few things done outdoors early in the week..until all the wind. 3 trellisses are up..running the sprinkler on the pea patch so we can get them in on Monday. Many fruit trees were in full bloom..plums, early apples, pear, and crab apples..not sure how they fared Wednesday night..they may have gotten a bit frosted. Late apples and quinces are not open yet so they may be alright. 

Spent the entire day Tuesday in the prophouse..fertilizing, watering, and moving trays..kicked a bunch more stuff out onto the hardening off bench..just in time for it to get cold Wed night!! After the wind died down Wed. evening we were able to pull the cover down..all those little plants made it through with flying colors!! Most everything I seede last week is up and growing...and I have a whole list of goodies that need to be started this next week..okra for the high tunnel, more lettuces, late cabbages, kohlrabi, brussel sprouts, all sorts of flowers for our beneficial insect borders, and more!! Looks like at least the basil will be ready to prick up as well.

Wednesday we spent most of the day in the high tunnel..just too darn windy to play outdoors!! Got those last 100 or so transplants in..did a lot weeding and took time to just watch things grow!! Things are sure growing differently this year than last..chard and kale were huge by now last year..this year they are taking their sweet time..growing well, but still small..same with the bok choi. The mustards and many of the asian green were slower last year..this year they are growing much more rapidly. We won't have as much orach this year..already through 2 succession of it..it is bolting already!! Favas are growing well, but I think we had already started staking them by this time last year..looks like this is the week though we need to start!! Beets and carrots are coming right along. Lettuces are just about ready to start harvesting..chines cabbage is growing rapidly. 

Our thanks to Terry and our workshare folks for coming out to help this week!!

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We have 30 members this night before our second veggie pickup of the season. We will still be signing folks up until we are full!!

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

New little chickies are almost 6 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They have been thoroughly enjoying the great out of doors. OK so they didn't totally enjoy the wind..but neither did we!!  

New duckies are a little over 2 weeks old..4 little khaki campbells. Mom and Della picked up 4 more on their trip to town Tuesday. They have been going out to the high tunnel to catch grasshoppers..while they are still small enough to not mess us the plants.

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for April..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

 

What is available for the CSA?

This usually my best guess on Thursday evening..it can change as we get to harvesting.

NOTE: Food Safety..we do NOT consider any of our produce ready to eat{not even the salad greens!!} We chill it in cool water to remove the field heat and get some of the soil off but must recommend that you WASH your produce before eating!!

From the high tunnel

Greens..kale, mizuna, mibuna, mustards, orach, bok choi, yakina savoy, tokyo bekana, a little chard and kale

Salad greens..just lettuce this week

Beta greens

Radishes..many more this week

salad turnips..a bit small but greens are awesome!!

Herbs..oregano, chives, dill weed

From outdoors

Carrots

green onions

Leeks

Rhubarb..much more

Lovage

From storage

Garlic

onions

carrots

 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 4/3/2015 6:08pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: first veggie pickup of the 2015 season is tomorrow morning!!! April 4th 9:00am to noon!!!

Our warm spring weather stayed around until Wednesday..then the winds started in{what ever happened to March winds!!!}..clouds rolled in off and on and the temps dropped just in time for harvesting and cleaning veggies!! Our low last night was 22..32 on Wed night..in the low 40's before that. Our high today was about 58..much chillier than the 70's we had earlier in the week!!

Outdoors things were in a holding pattern much of the week..spent more time getting ready for the CSA pickup..washing pans, washing tables, getting things put away from the winter, getting the shade cloth down over the veggie shed, and harvesting veggies. Earlier in the week we did get some more done on the trellises, but pea planting is still delayed..hopefully this next week?? We are in a waiting pattern on the apricots..not sure just how many we may have. Some of the plums may have gotten frozen last night. They early apples are budding up nicely and some are showing color..later apples and quinces are just starting to bud. 

I keep thinking I am all caught up in the prop house..then things grow!! I was pretty sure on Monday that I had everything that was ready pricked up..today I have more peppers and eggplant, the broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuces are now ready. And I have something like 4 more seed flats germinated and growing rapidly{mostly basil and celeriac. I got more stuff seeded this week as well..peppers, eggplant, and some of the tomatoes for outdoors, cucumbers for the high tunnel, and a succession of greens for outdoors. Was going to kick some more stuff out of the honey house, but chickened out with the wind and cold.

In the high tunnel I managed to fit in another 350 or so little green plants..just have another 100 to go..they should all fit..just have to remember not to breath!! Soon the landscape will be starting change again..we are starting to harvest cool season goodies that will make way for all those warm season delights!!

Our thanks to our Jeff, Randy, Terry, Billie, Cerra, and Mikal for coming out to help this week!!

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We have 30 members this night before our first veggie pickup of the season. We will still be signing folks up until we are full!!

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

New little chickies are almost 5 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They have been thoroughly enjoying the great out of doors. OK so they didn't totally enjoy the wind..but neither did we!!  

New duckies are a little over a week old..4 little khaki campbells. They seem awefully quiet and neat..could be the difference between 4 and 12? I've been calling them Eeny, Meeni, Minie, and Moe..Della is NOT amused!!

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for April..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

 

What is available for the CSA?

This usually my best guess on Thursday evening..it can change as we get to harvesting.

NOTE: Food Safety..we do NOT consider any of our produce ready to eat{not even the salad greens!!} We chill it in cool water to remove the field heat and get some of the soil off but must recommend that you WASH your produce before eating!!

From the high tunnel

Greens..kale, mizuna, mibuna, mustards, orach, bok choi, yakina savoy, nettles, arugula,                      turnip greens

Salad greens

Radishes..just a few

Herbs..oregano, chives, lemon verbena

From outdoors

Carrots

green onions

Leeks

Rhubarb..a very small amount

Lovage

From storage

Garlic

onions

carrots

 

Looking forward to seeing you all again!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 3/29/2015 4:55pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Springtime in the Rockies!!

Note: first veggie pickup of the 2015 season is next Saturday April 4th 9:00am to noon!!!

Spring weather has been very nice most of the time. I did get my nice gentle rain a little over a week ago..so it was pretty much all day and a good bit of the night, but at least this time it was NOT 2 feet of snow!! Had another little rain with cold winds last Wednesday..our high that day was barely above 40..our low that night was 18. The  rest of the time our highs have been mostly in the high 60-low 70 with nighttime temps mostly in the low 30-40 degree range. Very mild so far this spring!!

Outdoors things are happening!! Not too much planting yet but we finally were able to get the area for the peas tilled..still have some tweaking to do..have a few places that are VERY compacted that we will need to broad fork enough for water and roots to penetrate. It is not as bad as I figured it would be..phew!! Trellises are being worked on right now so hopefully we can start getting some pea planting done tomorrow!! Our new rhubarbs are looking great..they look so much smaller than the older plants but are rooting nicely before they start putting out a lot leaves. The apricots were blooming nicely when we had that cold night last week..some of the blossoms are definitely toast..all brown and ugly..many of the others are looking ok so maybe? this year we will have Apricots?  A few of the plums were blooming as well..mostly the wild plum and whatever that other variety is we planted some years ago{Della just told me what it was AGAIN and it is gone already!!} The bulk of our plums{the ones that have been here since before we came} are budding and showing color but seem ok so far. The apples and quince have buds that are swelling rapidly. The lilac may have gotten hit again..it has buds that have been swelling rapidly..the past few years they get to this point..get frozen..and a couple weeks later the buds start falling off. Della and I will be watching it 'cause we have really missed the lilac blooming!! Garlic is looking great..growing nicely. Our Thanks to Laura for coming out with her tiller and to our Jeff and Randy for getting our trellises back together!!

 

Prop house is starting to fill back up again. Got all the tunnel tomatoes pricked up and some of the strange little herbie things. {2 seed flats turned into something like 10 trays of plants!!} Peppers, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuces are not quite ready..celeriac is taking its sweet time germinating..it can take 3 weeks or more to come up. started more herbs..basil, marjoram, summer savory, and balmy tea herbs..most of them are already up. Which is a good thing because I have something like 10 more seed flats to get onto the heat mat this week!! Did a major kickout in the honey house..all of our alliums and early kohlrabi are now on the hardening off bench enjoying the great out of doors!! Going to have to kick somebody else out this coming week..need to make space for some of the herbs and greens in the prophouse!!

In the high tunnel I got another succession of salad greens, beta greens, arugula, and radishes in..they are already coming up!! Have about 6 more trays of greens and lettuces to fit in..it's going to be close, but I think I can get them all squeezed in the remaining space!! Then we can start on filling in some of the space outdoors!!

 Everything is growing well..one week out from our first harvest I have a better idea of what we will have..at this point..mustards and asian greens, salad greens, chives and oregano..definitely..kale, swiss chard..some but they don't grow quite as rapidly as the mustards and asian green....radishes..looks like we will have a few d'avignon{fench breakfast}... turnips..maybe..they are about the size of the end of my pinkie today..but the are in that rapid growth time..I may go ahead and do a few for turnip greens just to thin them a wee tad...lettuces maybe the second week of pickup they are looking good but still small...beets ..will be thinning them to go with the beta greens in about 2 weeks..carrots..growing well but the ones in the high tunnel won't be ready yet..do have a fall planting outdoors that we will be harvesting instead. Also from outdoors we will have overwintered leeks and onions to add to the mix..we MIGHT also have some rhubarb..it's growing well but might not be quite big enough yet.

 We are 1 week out from our first veggie pickup of the season.

{April 4th!! first Saturday in April!!}.

Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We are a little over halfway to our goal this last week of March. 

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...

Coral is now laying..even moved her nest out of the walkway..Pumpkin is hilarious..and spoiled rotten..he loves to carry on conversations with just about anyone..so long as they are of the female persuasion!! We got the rest of the geese moved up to the space in front of the house..partially because we are getting into planting mode and partially because Della and Mom want to have a couple set again this year and can keep an eye on them better. Most of them seem to be laying in their nests in the big greenhouse{their nighttime quarters to keep them safe from predators}.

New little chickies are almost 4 weeks old now{this coming Wednesday}..They did eat a lot of grasshoppers in the high tunnel..not all but certainly reduced the population. They got too big for their little brooder pen in the house and are now out in the pen under the apricot tree..and loving the extra space!! Yesterday they discovered the "jungle gym"..the trunk of the apricot tree was just made for little chickies to run and fly up and down!! AND wednesday Mom and Della have a date to go get little duckies to raise..they want a couple more of the khaki cambells..preferably one of them male and they keep talking about a couple of runner ducks.

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for April..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon.  Please let me know when you will be out!!  Can't come on Sunday? but have other days that work better for you?? Please talk to us about setting up and alternative time..Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday mornings work best for us. 

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..also have goose and duck eggs..and goose eggs for setting..call 249-9725 to get some!!

Looking forward to growing for you!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 3/17/2015 5:45pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy almost spring!!

All that snow we got is pretty much gone now..it melted off very fast!! Now we are just waiting for the soil to dry out a bit before we start getting ready to plant outdoors!! Temperatures have been very mild..mostly high 60-low 70..except for the last 3 days when it was about 80. after about 4 very cold nights after it cleared from the snow storms {12 degrees} the lows have been about mid 30- low 40...not freezing at all. Looks like we might get some more moisture y the end of the week..do I dare ask for my nice gentle overnight rain, again?? but not until we can get the area for the peas tilled!!

Our outdoor adventures are just getting started!! Now that all that snow has melted off we are able to get out in the fields again and do a bit here and there. This week we were able to start getting the area for the alliums ready for all those little plants we have over in the honey house..they are almost ready to brave the great out of doors!! We tried to start getting the area for the peas tilled{its down in that section where we had to move everything}on Sunday but it is still just too wet..We did get a good start on getting the trellises back up..we are hoping that by the end of the weekend we can get it done..today is St. Patty's day..that magical day right close to the spring equinox when we have always planted our peas. All that snow slowed us down so peas will be going in just a bit late. We got the first 3rd of the rhubarb split and moved yesterday...after splitting the crowns and transplanting them it takes about 3 years for them to be back into production so we divided the patch into 3rds so we will have some rhubarb every year. Other fun things happening..well the apricots are blooming, dutch iris and crocus are blooming..a bazillion daffodils are barely making buds. And the geese are building nests and laying eggs in all sorts of unhandy spots!! Our thanks to our Jeff, Randy, and Rylan for coming out to help with the trellis..and thanks to our young farmer friends Laura, Mindy, and Alyssa for coming out to learn about rhubarb!! 

Did a major kickout in the prop house this last week. It looks a little empty right now..not to worry..I have peppers, eggplant, tomats, celery, and a tray of strange little herbie things to get pricked up..not to mention the broccoli, cauliflower, celeriac, cucs fro the high tunnel, more peppers and eggplant for outdoors, and something else that gets started this week. It won't take it long to fill back up again!! The honey house is just about overflowing now..almost time to kick some of my babies out to harden off before they get transplanted into the field!!

After this week there will be very little room left to plant anything in the high tunnel until we start harvesting..have more lettuces and a few more greens to transplant..another seeding of beta greens, salad greens, and radishes..then we will just be weeding, watering, and watching everything grow for a couple weeks..then we will be harvesting as well!! Everything is growing well..it is hard to tell yet just what will be ready to harvest in 3 weeks..at this point..mustards and asian greens, chives and oregano..definitely..kale, swiss chard, beta greens, salad greens, radishes and turnips.. probably..lettuces maybe..beets and carrots..not likely.But..like Colorado weather this could change drastically in the next 3 weeks!!

 We are about 3 weeks out from our first veggie pickup of the season. {April 4th!!

first Saturday in April!!}. Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We are halfway to our goal this third week of March. 

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Folks in both Telluride and Crested Butte/Gunnison are looking for more folks for their pickup groups..let me know if you would like to connect with them.

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Updates on our little birdie friends...well, Della seems to think that Pumpkins mate IS Coral..her feet, bill and around her eyelids were a slightly different color from all the other geese when she hatched..but as she aged the color on her feet and bill changed..but Della says her eyelids are still more of a coral color. Regardless, both are happy as clams!! Miss Piggy{who turned out to be a male} has a new mate..last spring Babble was his mate but we definitely lost her..I think Kermit would be a good name..Della is not too sure about that!! Some of the other geese are mating up as well..I can't tell who is who most of the time..a grey goose looks pretty much like a grey gander to me..most of the time Della know who all her babies are!! About 5 of them are starting to make nests and lay eggs..in all sorts of unhandy spots..the front porch, the path out to the prop house, the doorway into the duck shed!! Little duckies are all doing fine..some of them are starting to lay..maybe more than we think..they probably have a nest out in the garden somewhere where we haven't found it yet!! The chicken are laying well now..we are getting anywhere from 12-18 eggs a day now.                  AND..Mom and Della have 12 new babies..this year they have a list of the birds and the breeds they want..new babies are almost 2 weeks old..growing like weeds..{but not anywhere near as fast as geese!!}Yesterday was their first high tunnel adventure..we have a new hatching of little tiny grasshoppers we are hoping they will help eradicate..Mom says they didn't find too many grasshoppers but had a ball chasing down ants and pill bugs!!

Fun happening we would like to get started here on the farm..a demonstration of how to use different veggies in the share. We are shooting for 3 Saturdays this season..early spring, peak season, and fall. If you have a favorite way to prepare your veggies that you wold like to share with everyone please let me know so we can get it all coordinated. Our THANKS to Kat and Stan for helping put this together!!

Workdays for March..every Saturday 9:00 am to noon. If the weather is lousy we will work in the tunnels..if it continues like it has we will be outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Please let me know when you will be out!! These will be the only Saturday work days of the season. Can't come on Saturday, but have other days that work better for you?? We are very flexible, just call or shoot us an e-mail to set up an alternative time!

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..call 249-9725 to get some!!

Looking forward to growing for you!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 3/2/2015 4:23pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Winter at last!!

Well, my request for a nice gentle overnight rain resulted in a good 2 feet of snow overnight. We can't really complain..we needed the moisture..but we would have been happier if it had been spread out a bit back there in January!! It has been mostly cloudy all this last week with a few brief rays of sunshine..about an inch of additional snow Wednesday night and again on Saturday..some overnight rain last night. Temperatures haven't been too bad considering the lack of sunshine..up around 40 during the day and 20-30 at night. I think we reached almost 50 today. About 1/2 the snow has melted off already. We are looking forward to the sun maybe coming back by Wednesday. Overnight lows are supposed to be close to zero for a couple days after this storm clears, though.

Much of the early part of the week was spent moving snow around..needed to make paths for us humans as well as all our little birdie friends!! We got so much all at once that even the geese were getting stuck if they got off the path!! {the geese think it is great fun to "bathe" in the snow and make goose angels..that lasted until they got stuck in the snow!! Della was out rescuing them and getting them over to the low tunnel until we could get more spaces cleared for them to play} Our heartfelt thanks to our Jeff, Russel, and Chris for coming out and shoveling a ton of snow on Monday and Tuesday!! 

Except for shoveling snow our outdoor adventures have been put on hold. Been looking at the calendar and it is March already..we change to daylight savings time next weekend..the spring equinox is right around the corner and we have about 15 days for the snow to melt and the soil to dry just a bit so we can plant peas and favas out doors!! Not many signs of spring this week..Thursday morning during our brief bit of sun I was sitting out in front of the pot shed watching a pair of red wing blackbirds..the little boy was calling and strutting his stuff..the little girl was sitting there telling him all this snow was HIS fault!! AND Pumpkin {one of the geese} has a new girl friend!! he lost his mate last fall and is SO proud of himself!!

Things in the prop house are growing well..I am slowly starting to kick out the next succession of greens and some of the lettuces to the high tunnel..we started another succession of greens and lettuces, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant for the high tunnel. Artichokes, parsely, celery and some of the herbs are just about ready to prick up. This week we need to get the honey house set up so we can move all the alliums, greens, kohlrabi, and any other cool season stuff after it warms back up just a bit. 

The high tunnel is rapidly filling up..beets, turnips, and favas are starting to come up..carrots are always a bit slow. Transplanted the swiss chard, the first tray of lettuces, and more greens and seeded salad greens and radishes. We will be transplanting more greens and letttuces this week. Not sure anything grew much this week..everything is looking good but looking forward to some sunshine towards the end of the week!!

 We are about 5 weeks out from our first veggie pickup of the season. {first Saturday in April!!}. Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We are not quite halfway to our goal this first week of March. THANK YOU to those of you who have been kind to your farmers and already signed up. Sorry to say but our veggies don't just happen..it takes about 10 weeks for those first spring greens and cool season roots to grow big enough to harvest.It helps so much with starting our successions of greens to know a head of time just how many folks we need to grow for.

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Workdays for February and March..every Saturday 9:00 am to noon. If the weather is lousy we will work in the tunnels..if it continues like it has we will be outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Please let me know when you will be out!! These will be the only Sunday work days of the season. Can't come on Sunday, but have other days that work better for you?? We are very flexible, just call or shoot us an e-mail to set up an alternative time!

NOTE: chickens are starting to lay more again..we are getting an abundance..call 249-9725 to get some!!

Looking forward to growing for you!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 2/19/2015 3:19pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Winter??

Note:correction on workdays..Every SATURDAY instead of Sunday 9:00-noon!! 

well, we are still saying "what winter". Much of last week I was running around outdoors in shorts and t-shirt..we had a day or two that our highs got up into the 70's..nights didn't get below about 30. I'm ok with the shorts and t-shirt thing while working in the high tunnel in early Febuary, but it is a bit disconcerting for outdoors!! Our little bit of a storm on Sunday and Monday gave us about 10 whole drops of rain and much cooler temps..I think our high was about 45..our lows were down into the low 20's. The last couple of days have been warm and sunny in the 60's but the nights have still been low 20's. Looks like that could change over the weekend. Winter storm watch out Friday night and Saturday for up around Crested Butte..above 8,000 ft. Forecast looks like we might get a good storm in "our mountains"{San Juans} by Sunday. I'm not going to hold my breath though..this is only Thursday..it is Colorado..and the weather will probably change by the weekend!! I did put in my request for that nice gentle overnight rain once a week for the rest of the season..not holding my breath on that one either!!

Putting the last touches on the garden plan..still have a couple of things to squeeze in...haven't even started planting and I am already out of room. Still have a couple more seed orders to put in..I think I am about done and someone brings me another catalog with cool stuff that I would like to try!! Some of the new things we have found so far are some new greens, 4 new winter squash, a couple of tomatoes, and a couple more purple peppers. The greens; 3 kales..2 crinkly red ones and a frilly mix with white and purple stems and viens{I think it is one that Alex had found late last year}..also a leaf broccoli, a Portuguese kale, and one called Amira which I have had before when I was in Texas.{hoping it will be a nice one that will do well in the summer}. 

Pruning is coming along..we had a pruning part Saturday..Our thanks to our farmer friends who came to help us out..George, Alyssia, and their friend from Blue Grama Farm and  Laura from High Desert Seed and Farm{not sure that name is final, yet}. It was another of those bright shiny days with abundant sunshine and good company!! More signs of spring..the maples are in full bloom..the willows are just about ready to leaf..a few more bulbs are poking up...all the birds..our flocks as well as the wild ones think it's spring!!

Things in the prop house are growing well..kicked the first succession of greens out to the tunnel to make room for the next batch. Have another batch of lettuces ready to prick up..celery and artichokes are up and happy..and started the early cabbage and kohlrabi{I said broccoli last time but meant kohlrabi!!}

The high tunnel is rapidly filling up..seeded beets, carrots, salad turnips, beta greens and favas this last week. Transplanted kales, mustards, orach, mibuna, mizuna, bok choi, red rain, leaf broccoli and more. Next week will be chard{it just wasn't quite big enough to transplant} and the first lettuces.

 We are about 6 weeks out from our first veggie pickup of the season. {first Saturday in April!!}. Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We are not quite halfway to our goal this second week of February.THANK YOU to those of you who have been kind to your farmers and already signed up. Sorry to say but our veggies don't just happen..it takes about 10 weeks for those first spring greens and cool season roots to grow big enough to harvest.It helps so much with starting our successions of greens to know a head of time just how many folks we need to grow for.

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Workdays for February and March..every Saturday 9:00 am to noon. If the weather is lousy we will work in the tunnels..if it continues like it has we will be outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Please let me know when you will be out!! These will be the only Sunday work days of the season. Can't come on Sunday, but have other days that work better for you?? We are very flexible, just call or shoot us an e-mail to set up an alternative time!!

Looking forward to growing for you!!

All of us at Circle A Garden

 

 

 

Posted 2/6/2015 5:28pm by Betsy Austin.

Happy Winter??

What winter..that has been our question this week!! It sure seems like about April out in the garden. Even days that the sun didn't really make an apperance it was fairly warm..high 40-low 50ish. The last couple of days we have had abudant sunshine with temps up into the 60's with lows just barely freezing..about 30. January snow pack in the southern mountains is about 62% of normal. In their newsletter UVWUA says the Ridgway reservoir is something like 90% of capacity..not sure what that means for water come summer, though. Looks like we might get a bit of a storm early next week. In the meantime; even though we know it's only the first week of February; even though we know we need the moisture, and we have a good many friends who are lamenting the lack of snow for all those winter activities..Della, Mom, and I are going to continue to enjoy the mild springlike weather for as long as it lasts!!

Garden planning is coming right along. The guys will be out tomorrow to finish covering the rest of  the leach field..had a bit of rain last week and somehow we didn't think we wanted a backhoe planted in the field!! So the garden is going to look a bit different in places..we are moving a couple of trellises{we had to take them down to give the backhoe room}..we've wanted to move some of them and this seems like a good time. The yarrow patch is moving..it is time to thin it out some and I would like to make a new beneficial spot farther north. We are going to move some of the rhubarb..the maple tree has grown huge and is creating too much shade in a couple of beds..the rhubarb seems to be enjoying having a bit more shade during the summer so we are moving the most westerly portion of it up more into the shade so we can use the sunny spot for plants that like more heat. 

We decided to go ahead and take advantage of the weather the last few weeks. We have been pruning trees and shrubs like mad. Usually we wait until the snow melts back under the trees, around March or so, but this year..well there hasn't been much snow!! As we are out pruning we have been seeing signs of spring..the buds on the maple are swelling rapidly, some of the willows are starting to glow, we see a lot of perennial plants starting to wake up..columbine, celandine, iris..both bearded and spuria, salad burnet, mullien, a few bulbs ae starting to poke up, the rhubarb has little red noses peeking out, AND the garlic is starting to sprout up. We even saw a woodpecker last week!! It is scary warm for this time of year..things are waking up a good month ahead of schedule..we are hoping that nothing wakes up too much..just in case we do actually get some winter weather!!

Things in the prop house are growing happily..should have chard, kale, mustards, and all sorts of asian greens ready for transplanting into the high tunnel next week..!! This week I pricked up lettuces and started another succession of greens and lettuces for the high tunnel, some fun little herbie things, celery, and artichokes and will be starting early cabbages and broccoli next week. Soon there will be no room!!

 

We are about 8 weeks out from our first veggie pickup of the season. {first Saturday in April!!}. Time to sign up for another season of awesome fresh veggies!! We need 50 members this season!! We are not quite halfway to our goal this first week of February.THANK YOU to those of you who have been kind to your farmers and already signed up. Sorry to say but our veggies don't just happen..it takes about 10 weeks for those first spring greens and cool season roots to grow big enough to harvest.It helps so much with starting our successions of greens to know a head of time just how many folks we need to grow for.

  Please sign up and encourage friends, family, co-workers, etc to join us!! To sign up..just go to our website.. www.circleagarden.com  click on member signup and follow the directions. 

Not sure if our CSA is for you?  Have questions on how it works? Would you like to schedule a tour and talk to your farmer face to face? Please, don't hesitate to contact us through the website or by phone. {be aware that we are spending much of our daylight hours outdoors away from the phone..Please leave a message and we will be glad to get back to you in the evening!!}

Workdays for February and March..every Sunday 9:00 am to noon. If the weather is lousy we will work in the tunnels..if it continues like it has we will be outdoors enjoying the sunshine. Please let me know when you will be out!! These will be the only Sunday work days of the season. Can't come on Sunday, but have other days that work better for you?? We are very flexible, just call or shoot us an e-mail to set up an alternative time!!

Looking forward to growing for you!!

All of us at Circle A Garden