Thursday, March 1, 2007

March 07 winter newsletter

Two Small Farms March Winter Newsletter

Issue Number 387, March 1st, 2007
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Table of Contents:

1) What's coming in your first CSA boxes!
2) We start delivering in 2 weeks; a few pick up site notes
3) 2007 Events; open house this weekend in Hollister
4) Driver and office Trade positions available
5) Expanded sign up information
6) Beta Blog
7) Unsubscribe/Subscribe
8) Two Small Farms Contact Information

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1) What's coming up in the first few weeks of your CSA Box?

From High Ground: Radishes, Salad, Spinach (?), cilantro, and in
April: great Strawberries!

From Mariquita Farm: 3 colors of Carrots, Fennel, Leeks, Collard Greens, 2-3 colors of Beets, Gold Chard, Spigarello (Italian cooking green), Rapini, Gold Turnips, Green Garlic
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2) 2007 season starts March 14th and 15th Please let Zelda know if you plan to sign up but we've not yet heard from you. Thank you. 831 786 0625 or csa@twosmallfarms.com

Pick Up Site List:
http://www.mariquita.com/membership/deliveries.html

some recent changes:
We have two new San Francisco Sunset sites, one inner (on Pacheco St.between Laguna Honda Blvd and Golden Gate Heights Park) and one outer (on 28th Ave between Judah and Kirkham).

And to correct some misinformation in the February newsletter:
The Palo Alto Arastradero was closed last year and we do have the same site as last year on La Parra Ave. The Marina site (Monterey area) is open! The Escondido Village site at Standford is available from the first delivery on March 14th.
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3) Events: Events this year include an Open Farm Day at Mariquita Farm in Hollister(This Saturday March 3rd!), Kids Day, Homeschool Day, Berry Upicks, Potluck, Tomato Upicks and more. See webpage for more details: http://www.twosmallfarms.com/events2sf/events.html

March 3rd (this Saturday!) Open House in Hollister 11am to 3pm
directions: http://www.mariquita.com/events/hollisterDirections.html

Homeschool Field Day Wednesday, April 25th 9am to 1pm. RSVP required. Free for current CSA members. More information:
http://www.twosmallfarms.com/events2sf/homeschoolday.htm

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4) Two Small Farms Driver and an office Trade: positions available

We are looking for a driver for delivery routes Wednesdays and
Thursdays. 15-18 hours/week. $12/hour. Excellent driving record required; some lifting. We are looking for a 36 week commitment. Mid March-Thanksgiving. Call Jeanne B. at 831.786.0286 or Julia at 831.761.8380

also: Zelda will need a bit of help each week with phone calls: we're looking for someone interested in a work trade for a share. Again: Call Jeanne B. at 831.786.0286 or Julia at 831.761.8380

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5) Expanded Sign up Info

The 2007 season starts in just 2 weeks. There are 3 ways for you to sign up: via email/postal mail, just via postal mail, or by telephone. If you've not told us your intentions yet, please do email Zelda soon even if you're going to mail your check a little later. Csa@twosmallfarms.com Details are below:

- Here's a form for printing to send in with a check:
http://www.mariquita.com/membership/returning.memberform.html

- Via postal mail without printing out the form:
Send in your name, address, phone, email, preferred pick up site, and check to :

Two Small Farms
PO Box 2065
Watsonville, CA 95077-2065

Make checks out to Two Small Farms. Prices:
-whole season with 4% discount*: $691 (produce only) -whole season with 4% discount*: $898 (produce and a weekly flower bunch)

-first 9 weeks: $180 (produce only)
-first 9 weeks: $234 (produce and a weekly flower bunch) *The discount applies only if payment is made in full, and before the first delivery. No exceptions.

If you know you want to sign up but are not ready to send us a check, email us at: csa@twosmallfarms.com with your intentions; we would appreciate it, so we know where we stand with our planting schedules and we can start updating our database. ALSO, if you are emailing your intentions, please be clear whether you will be signing up for the veggies only or for flowers too, AND, please note whether you will be paying for everything at once, or if you will do the nine-weeks-at-a-time plan. Thanks very much.

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6) I plan to start using the Blog Format for future newsletters, updates, and recipes. Here's the beta site, let me know what you think I'm very very new to this! I will have a widget on their for you to sign up via email and Rss by March 12th, in an ideal world! Stay tuned. For now:

http://twosmallfarms.blogspot.com/

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7) Unsubscribe/Subscribe From/To This Newsletter
http://www.twosmallfarms.com/Newsletters.pdf/signup2sf.html
To see a picture of the 2 farm families:
http://www.mariquita.com/images/photogallery/twosmallfarmers.hg.jpg

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8) Two Small Farms Contact Information

Two Small Farms
Mariquita Farm/High Ground Organics
Organically Grown Vegetables
831-786-0625
P.O. Box 2065
Watsonville, CA 95077
csa@twosmallfarms.com
http://www.twosmallfarms.com
http://www.mariquita.com
http://www.highgroundorganics.com

1 comment:

julia said...

checking comment page. I'm hoping folks can comment on future posts! I plan to start sending the newsletter each week this way, that way the archives are automatic and folks can share recipes too.

julia