Monday, March 28, 2011

Good Eats Summer CSA - Early Bird Special ends April 1

Good Eats Summer Share Sign-Up

We can't wait to begin delivering Good Eats shares again in June! It feels like it has been forever since the Fall/Winter share ended prematurely with the barn fire and the last delivery. We all miss the weekly cycle of farm life geared around growing and harvesting for Good Eats and can't wait to be back on track. We are well on our way with greenhouses being planted and flats of field crop transplants everywhere. Once the snow melts we'll be planting the fields and by June the harvests will be ready for you. Will you join us?


Click here to visit website and to download a sign-up form


The Localvore Share - a great mix of organic vegetables and high quality locally produced staples like cheeses, eggs, flours, grains, cooking oils and more. Sign up by April 1: $748 for the 17 week period ($44/week). After April 2: $765 for the 17 week period ($45/week).

The Veggie Only Share - same vegetables that Localvore members receive, but no local staples. Sign up by April 1: $476 ($28/week). After April 2: $493 ($29/week).

Pete's Pantry Share - brings you NO vegetables, just the same local staples included in the Localvore share. This share costs $272 for 17 weeks ($16/wk). Prices remain the same for 2011.

The Meat Share brings you a MONTHLY selection of local meats. The Meat Share features our own chicken and our own pork with beef and lamb from other producers we know and love (and who are excellent stewards of their animals and their land). $199 for four deliveries, one delivery at the start of each month of the four month share period. Prices remain the same for 2011.

Visit our website for more details or to download a sign-up form.

Early Bird Special

Shares purchased by April 1 will receive 2010 pricing. Sign up now!

Summer Share checks will not be deposited until May 30, 2011.
Refer a Friend to Good Eats Summer CSA Share and you'll receive a credit of a one week vegetable share free! If a friend you refer to Good Eats signs up for our 2011 Summer Shares and puts your name in the referral line, you'll receive a credit on your account. Details online.

Are you Interested in Splitting a Share?

There are already a couple of members seeking share partners in Burlington and Shelburne. If you would like to split a share with someone this Summer, please check the Members Seeking page. Or if you would like to have a notice posted, send me an email.

NOFA-VT Farm Share

If you are on a limited income you may be eligible to purchase a share through NOFA's Farm Share program. To learn more, visit:

NOFA-VT Farm Share Program

Pete's Greens, About Farm Share

Good Eats Spring Share will not happen this year

We made the tough decision last week. We will NOT have a spring share this year. It's been so hard to come to this conclusion since we know so many of you are missing the shares and looking forward to deliveries starting up again. But we are committed to two things right now: building a really well constructed, well planned, and efficient building that will serve us well in years to come; and planning and planting for the best harvests we have ever had.

A Spring share would require developing interim washing & packing spaces and having coolers enough for the CSA. We'd have to commit time and resources to develop these, as well as committing the weekly resources required to run the CSA (harvesting, packing, delivering, administration). We have decided that it's smarter to focus on construction and being really prepared and geared up for the start of the Summer share June 22nd.

Pete Featured on VPT's Profile

Watch a great interview with Pete and Tom Stearns of High Mowing Organic Seeds. Pete and Tom recently sat down with Vermont Public Television's Fran Stoddard. The Profile piece aired on Sunday, March 27th at 1:30 p.m. on VPT.

Click the image below to watch the video.

Note to Fall/Winter Members

Re: Share Credits, Refunds or Donations

If I haven't heard from you letting me know what you intended me to do with your remaining share funds, I have left a credit on your account. If you are signing up for the Summer Share and need to know what your credit is, email me, I'll be happy to check it for you.

If you have asked for a refund and haven't received it, or if you need one and have not yet asked for it, please email so that I can get that done for you.

Donate to the Rebuild the Barn Fund

Or copy this link:

Checks can be mailed to:

Pete's Greens

Rebuild the Barn Fund

266 S. Craftsbury Rd

Craftsbury, VT 05826

Tax Deductible Donations

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please consider donating to the Vermont Farm Fund through the Center for an Agricultural Economy or to NOFA-VT's farm emergency fund.

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