You can access our online store using this link, log in by clicking the icon of the person in the top right hand side of the web page. All orders need to be placed by Thursday at 8 AM so that we will know what to harvest for your share! Please return your boxes because we re-use them!
Last week after being completely booked, it is sinking in that we won’t be able to follow our production plan as closely as in years past, that’s because we’ll be prioritizing our guests over crops. Over the years, we’ve adapted our production plan to deal with climate change. That means we’re constantly trialing new cultivars that have traits for being heat tolerant tolerant, or can handle large amounts of precipitation that may fall periodically throughout the season. In addition to trialing new cultivars, we’re constantly modifying our production schedule so that we have a continuous harvest throughout the season. However, in prioritizing farm-stays, we aren’t as easily able to follow our plan. That means we may have gaps in the weekly shares for produce such as lettuce or beans. It is our hope that your weekly shares will continue to have the diversity as we’ve had over the years. For example, we are a bit late planting our most recent succession of lettuce, so we are anticipating a gap in that. Of coarse, then there is the groundhogs and crows who are also incredibly challenging to us, because they want their CSA share!!!
So far this season, we’re considering our sweet potatoes a crop failure because the groundhogs have destroyed that crop. They’ve also destroyed a crop of beans and are working on the winter squash. That makes us especially thankful that we’ve diversified into offering farm-stays, because the groundhogs and crows can’t eat our accommodations!!!
You will probably need to white list our email to receive correspondence from us because we have hanged our email from farmer@MountainHarvestOrganic.com to Farmer@MountainHarvestOrganics.com (our email is organics plural).
Your Farmers (and maids),
Carl and Julie