Hello Two Toad Farm Community!
Despite the cold, we have thousands of plants started and the CSA plans have been finalized for 2017. We have enclosed the “one pager” explanation of the 3 CSA options (same as last year) as well as a copy of this year’s signup sheet. Please share them with your friends or anyone interested in learning about Two Toad Farm. We also have flyers we can email if you have good places to hang them up. Please help spread the word.
Veggie shares will begin on Monday, June 12 and continue EVERY Monday ending on September 18. The Seedling CSA will begin on Saturday May, 13 and continue every other Saturday until July 08. Marketshares will run the same as always, but we have dropped the Somersworth Market and ADDED the Rochester Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays from 3:- 6:pm at the Rochester Commons. Please stay up to date on what Two Toad Farm is doing by using our Facebook page and checking your spam email folder. Replying a quick “got it” to emails helps ensure they go to the right place.
Don’t forget our yearly bonuses: if you have ever been a member of any of our CSA programs you get a $20.00 discount on your veggie share, and the yearly pay in full by March 15 discount (also on veggie shares) is available to everyone as always. Tell your friends!
WE HAVE PORK! Our Organic fed, pastured pigs did a lot of work for us this fall at the farm digging out and eating perennial weeds in Garden III, and they are so tender and delicious. These guys were spoiled with thousands of pounds of apples, acorns, and were finished with whey (from Mb’s cheesemaking) fermented Organic barley, corn, and oats. The result is that our hams, ham steaks, Canadian bacon, BACON, breakfast sausage, porkchops, rib steaks, roasts, and ribs are amazing, and we will have them for sale at the Berwick Winter Farmers’ Market Sunday 3/19 and 4/23 at the Berwick Town Hall from 10:- 1:30. Please invite all of your friends!
We are excited about this coming year. We are opening new ground, and installing a walk in cooler along with remodeling the old, cement block hatchery on the farm to accommodate veggie storage, indoor wash/pack, and maybe even a cheese room for Marybeth. We are also in the beginning stages of contacting well drillers to put in a high capacity irrigation well. Our soil has improved so much just in the 3 seasons we have leased Red Wing Farm, and we anticipate even better yields in 2017. In a completely new topic, we have for years been wanting to start a wholesale and bulk buying club for foods that we don’t produce. We will be reaching out to folks for help running this because we are just too busy once the farming season gets underway to administer it. Let’s do it!
So thank you all, and we hope to be hearing from you. Cheers to 2017 being a great year!
Jordan and Marybeth