McCleaf's CSA - Only 3 weeks away. Read for important info!
In case you were not aware, in a mere 3 weeks, our CSA harvest begins. The garden and orchard are looking in great shape to start the year. With our vegetables, plenty is growing right now, including: kale, broccoli, swiss chard, beets, cauliflower, and more. And after surviving wacky March and April weather, our fruit trees our set to have a really nice year. You can likely expect a bit of early fruit in your first share.
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So let’s recap how this is all going to work. We offer 4 pickups this year, all on Tuesday:
- Farm Pickup: Your share will be available beginning at 9am on Tuesdays. We will store your goods in a marked crate inside our walk in cooler. We encourage you to help yourself to your share, please making sure to close and cooler doors. You can find directions to the farm on the website. You are welcome to come by the farm anytime throughout the day or evening (at a reasonable time) to get your share.
- Capitol Hill, DC: Join us for a time of merriment each Tuesday beginning June 12th at the house of Raleigh Clemens and her gang. We will be present most weeks to hand deliver your CSA and discuss farming, what’s in the box, and perhaps even offer some cooking demos. Pickup will be available from 4:30pm – 7pm. Because this is a private residence, please make sure to set aside time in your schedule to pick up on time. 600 11th St NE
- Silver Spring, MD: Pickup your share at the Mehring’s house on Forest Glen Rd in Silver Spring. Pickup will go from 2pm until 8pm. Share can be found nestled just inside the garage, labeled with your name.
- Bethesda, MD – Long& Foster Office: This pickup is for Long&Foster employees ONLY. Pickup will be available beginning at 10:30am just outside of Regina’s office. Any share not picked up by the end of the office day will be put in the storage room.
Each share will include a letter including what’s going on at the farm, a list of what’s in the box, and a recipe. We will also email this letter to you (and may switch to only emails after the first few weeks). Please keep in mind that you can find additional farm recipes on our website.
The produce will arrive in an insulated grocery tote bag, lining a small wooden crate. We recommend you take both the bag and the crate with you for protection of your food. Please return these items the following week so that we can reuse them (they are expensive). We did not collect a deposit on any of this stuff because frankly dealing with deposits is annoying. Also, if you have yet to pay for your share, please do that ASAP. Your current balance is %%member-balance%%.
My personal contact info for all of this is:
757 642 2877
Don’t hesitate to call/email me if you have any questions. Thank you for all your support and we are looking forward to a great year!
See you all on June 12th!
Shawn, McCleaf’s Orchard