Hello from snowy Little Bear Farm,
Thanks to everyone who subscribed and/or purchased from our farm last season, we feel like we had a great year distributing vegetables all the way until December 18th! Even though it was -4 degrees this morning, we know people are starting to make decisions about the 2019 CSA and farm season, and we wanted to let you know what our plans are for the year.
It has been three seasons since we've started selling food from our little farm, and each year as seen improvements, challenges, successes and opportunities for learning. We are excited to keep improving our farm and methods towards sustainable food production, and view it as our life's work. This year however, we are planning on taking something of a break, focusing on some time consuming farm projects that improve the way we use energy and water in our changing climate, pursuing some travel and work opportunities, and prioritizing time with our young family. It's been a fun challenge balancing a farm, multiple jobs, and a 5 and 2 year old (as well as a dog that increasingly wants to bark at the wind) and we are feeling a little stretched and are looking forward to a year focusing on some simpler things.
This doesn't mean we are not growing this year -- we still will have eggs for sale this season on a first come first serve basis, (at a location to be determined) and will be focusing on producing a large "Harvest Basket" available for purchase in October and November in preparation for Thanksgiving and other holidays. We are also currently coordinating with a local producer of turkey and pork to have available alongside our Harvest Baskets, so stay tuned for more details about that if you are interested.
We are grateful for each of our customers and have been honored that you have eaten food that we have grown. We hope you will stay interested in our farm this year and in years to come. If you are interested in subscribing to a CSA from another farm, we definitely have some recommendations, so please feel free to ask us.
Jesse, Kate, Charly, Flora and Fern Dog.