Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good Eats Spring CSA Begins Feb 20th!

Good Eats Spring Share Begins Next Week!     Learn more
Procrastinators, the time to act is now! 
Pete's Musings
We hope you join our rapidly approaching spring share!  The bounty coming your way includes tender baby sweet salad turnips, succulent chard, super sweet overwintered kale, the old Vermonter's favorite beet greens, crunchy napa cabbage, mild and sweet head lettuce, sweet stored carrots followed by new spring tunnel carrots, flavorful and nutritious greenhouse celery, baby beets in all colors, long tender euro cukes (my favorite spring veggie), greens of every shape, size, color and flavor, sweet crunchy pac choi, everybody's favorite spring kohlrabi, scallions and baby onions, baby zukes, and of course plenty of potatoes, cabbage, and other stored crops from last fall's epic harvest.
Fresh Greens end of March Last Year

There are many exciting things happening at Pete's Greens these days. We have our best crew ever with lots of young folks stepping up and taking on leadership roles.  We're buying the neighboring farm which will give us more crop land and the possibility of using the new barn for raising lots of critters for meat and manure (more to follow on this development).  We're in the midst of a careful 6 month long analysis of the business that will lead to a better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses.  We appreciate your support and are excited to see what the year to come will bring. ~ Pete
In the washhouse today (with spinach harvested this week!) left to right: 
Cori Jean, Greg, Dan, Todd, Andrew, Annie, Melissa & Iris with Isaac in the background, and Molly. 
Missing from the photo: Pete (busy somewhere!), Amy (writing this now), Tim (taking the photo), Sara (doing Good Eats Spring share data entry!), Steve & Kevin (working on equipment), Deb (in the kitchen).
The Spring Share begins NEXT WEEK
February 20th thru June 12th
Payments must be received by Friday to receive first share next week!
(Late starts will be prorated)
Sign-up now and feed yourself and family
 local goodness that supports your health and community.
Spring is an exciting time at Pete's Greens!
The Spring Share begins with weekly deliveries of winter greens from our greenhouses and shoots house, lots of staples like potatoes, carrots, onions, beets and cabbage, plus frozen summer goodies like corn, sweet peppers, spinach and squash puree that round out the diversity. Although it is  very much winter it is our intention to provide something fresh and green every week!
By the end of March/early April, with increased daylight crops begin to vigorously grow and winter greens, mesclun, baby spinach and arugula, chard pac choi and various varieties of Asian greens begin to appear in shares along with herbs.  From late April into May you can expect a wide variety of these baby greens plus spring vegetables like salad turnips, baby beets, scallions and hardy herbs like dill and parsley.
And soon afterward come European cucumbers, basil, and spring onions make their way into the share along with tender greens harvested from the field. Throughout the spring months we will continue to include preserved and frozen items to keep things interesting. 
Visit our Spring Share page for more info.
Please visit our delivery page for a listing of Spring Share delivery sites.
Experience the difference
eating great local, organic produce can make on your health and well being!

Have questions about the Spring share?  Visit our FAQ page or send us an email.

Localvore Share - Our most popular share is a great mix of organic vegetables and high quality locally produced staples like cheeses, eggs, flours, grains.  This share is designed to fill your fridge and pantry with enough veggies and local staples to cook healthy and well each week. $46/week.

Veggie Only Share - Provides a great mix (8-10 items weekly) of seasonal organic vegetables from our farm.  Great for households of 2-4 people. $29/week.
Small Veggie Only Share - a smaller selection (5-7 items) of weekly vegetables designed for households of 1-2 people.  Just $22/week.

Pete's Pantry Share  - NO vegetables.  A weekly delivery of
high quality locally produced staples like cheeses, eggs, flours, grains, cooking oils and more  $17/week.
Meat Share - a MONTHLY selection of locally raised, pastured meats.  You can expect Pete's Greens pastured chicken along with a great mix of beef & pork cuts and sausages from local producers we know and love, plus occasional inclusions of salmon, or lamb or goat. $200 for four $50 monthly deliveries

See website for more info or to sign up!
Questions? Email or give us a call 802-586-2882 x2]
Help Support the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program. 
Farm Share assists limited-income Vermonters in obtaining fresh, local produce directly from family farms. In partnership with NOFA VT, we will be offering subsidized CSA shares to qualifying individuals and families within our delivery area. If you, or someone you know, may be in need of this program, please checkout NOFA's Website, as well the Pete's Green Farm Share web page. Farm Share relies on donations from CSA members to help fund those who might not otherwise be able to afford a CSA share. Please consider making a donation to the program when you mail your checks!
Traveling some weeks of the share? 
No problem.
Just let us know the week before. You will receive a credit for your skipped week which you can use toward next sign-up.  
Or donate your share to the Food Shelf!
Spring Share Delivery Sites
Wednesday Deliveries to:
Burlington (5 locations)
Thursday Deliveries to:
St Johnsbury
By being a member of the Good Eats CSA you will also receive a weekly subscription to our weekly Good Eats Newsletter. In the newsletter you can find helpful storage and use tips with interesting tid bits of information for the veggies you have received, localvore item descriptions about quality, production and storage, recipes that include that week's share offerings. You will also find farm updates and photos from around the farm, highlights about our employees and happenings around the area that we are affiliated with. It is a great way to learn about your food!

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