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Posted 7/12/2020 12:43pm by Andy Watson.

Hello!

We just opened up the ordering for next Sunday, the 19th, and have some new items including a pasta salad and a calzone! We are also running a food drive for the River Food Pantry during pizza pickup. Check out the Online Farm Store for the new items and food drive info. At this time, we are still only open for carryout and we will start adding beverages(beer too!) for our August dates for carryout.

Enjoy this nice weather we have today and we hope to see ya next Sunday!

Andy & The Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 7/8/2020 10:23pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week 6! We have some new veggie this week that we hope you enjoy and make some tasty treats. Stay hydrated and stay cool!

Here is this weeks Newsletter.

Have a great weekend!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 7/1/2020 8:37pm by Andy Watson.

Welcome to week 5 of your CSA with us! The summer weather is officially here and looks like it will be overstaying its welcome over the next several days! We are staying hydrated and getting the fields ready for some heavy produce. The tomatoes, broccoli, peppers and beans are all looking great and will be making an appearance in all the boxes real soon. 

Here is this week's Newsletter

Stay cool this weekend. Maybe grill out a few veggies for your holiday meal and relax if you can!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 6/25/2020 12:41am by Andy Watson.

Happy Thursday! We hope you have been enjoying your veggies and we want to let you know that summer veggies are starting this week! We have some delicious carrots this week and zucchini is following in second place. Cherry tomatoes are turning red in the greenhouse and onions are plumping up. 

We hope you have a great weekend.

Here is this weeks Newsletter link.

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 6/19/2020 7:15pm by Andy Watson.

We still have some delicious pizzas, garlic bread, salads, and mint brownies for carryout this Sunday! Head to Our Farm Store to order.

Have a great weekend and Fathers' Day!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 6/10/2020 11:33pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week 2 of your CSA with us! This is an even box week which means Every Other Week shares are only at these pickup sites this week. Hermina, East Johnson, Randall, Regent, and Dorchester Way. Please refer back to last week's emails to view times and locations for Thursday's pickup sites. 

Here is this weeks Newsletter Link.

Have a great weekend and summer veggies are right around the corner!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 6/3/2020 9:42pm by Andy Watson.

We made it to week one! The fields are filling up fast with delicious produce and we can't wait. Please read this whole email even if you are not getting a share this week. There is information for everyone. I am reposting the pickup site and time info in this email just to make sure it is out there. Click on this link(it works this time) for all the info that was sent out earlier this week. 

Pickup information, locations and times

Ok here we go. 

First, we had a mixup with picking up cookbooks and we were not able to get to the fairshare office in time to get them so, cookbooks that were ordered will be delivered next week to anyone that is picking up a box then the rest delivered the week after. 

Second, members picking up a the farm, please walk up to the front of the new blue barn, open the front door and find your box on a table. 

3. Please do not take home the black totes. We have a limited number and need all of them left at locations so we can clean and reuse them each week. All boxes and totes will be lined. Pull the liner out and take the bag home or empty the contents into a bag of your own. 

4c. Small weekly shares are in elongated cucumber waxed boxes. They will have your name on them. Standard shares will be in black plastic totes. They will have your name on them. Family shares will be in tall 1 1/9th bushel boxes. They will have your name on them. So, all three different sized shares will all look different this year. Your only responsibility at the pickup site is to make sure you only take your box! We are thinking of doing away with having you check off your name on the sheet just to keep down the touching of the pen and such. So, if you box is still there after pickup time is over, we will know who it belongs to. With this warm weather, veggies will only make it overnight then start to decline but it is best to get them inside as soon as possible to a fridge. 

If you forgot to pickup up your box please send me an email so we can let the site members know you are still coming or planning on coming on Friday morning. Things happen, traffic happens, life is busy and wild right now. We will have to donate the box to another family if we don't hear from you by the next morning about picking up your share. Your Wednesday night reminder is this email. It will not ever be thing long again so don't worry. I'm just trying to cover everything for those of you that are new!

Please print off or take a picture of the pickup dates if you have an Every Other Week Share. I know it can be confusing. I even have a pic so I can double check which EOW shares go to which sites each week. Technology can be our friend. 

Ok, I think that is all! Oh, here is this week's newsletter link....

Week One Newsletter

Have a great weekend and contact us if you have any problems getting your CSA share tomorrow!

Thanks,

Andy & The Sprouting Acres Crew

Posted 6/1/2020 6:38pm by Andy Watson.

Hello,

I am re-sending the two pertinent emails from yesterday to make sure everyone has them in one location. I'm sorry for the multiple emails yesterday and hopefully this is the last until the newsletter on Wednesday. Please read all the information below as it is important. Also, please take a picture or print out the dates for your CSA share/location. 

We are just a few days away from the beginning of the Main Season CSA Shares. Please make sure you read this email in it's entirety as it will have info for everyone about the season. Please note, in the text below, you will find out your start date if you have an Every Other Week Share with us. 

If you have an Every Week share, the full 20 weeks, your start date for the first box is next Thursday, June 4th.  

If you are picking up your share at one of these pickup locations,

The Farm, Cambridge, Stoughton, Oregon, Amtelco, or Monona and you have an Every Other Week Share, your first box is next week, Thursday, June 4th as well. You will be picking up on ODD box dates(the actual box number, not the date). Box numbers 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19

ODD box numbered dates are ...

June 4th/June 18th/July 2nd/July 16th/July 30/August 13th/August 27th/September 10th/September 24th/October 8th

 

 If you are picking up your share at one of these locations,

Hermina St., East Johnson Street, Randall Ave., Regent St., or Dorchester Way and you have an Every Other Week Share, your first box is on Thursday, June 11th. You will be picking up on EVEN box dates(the actual box number, not the date) Box numbers 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20

EVEN box numbered dates are...

June 11th/June 25th/July 9th/July 23rd/August 6th/August 20th/September 3rd/September 17th/October 1st/October 15th

Box pickup days.

Please don't take home the black plastic totes that the shares are held in at the sites. These are pricey for us to replace. We will be bagging the shares again this season to keep the food cleaner. You can bring your own bag, use the big bag in the share or bring a box. You may also leave behind the bag we provide if it is not needed. Just leave it in the black box.

The boxes will be labeled with your name again this season. Please don't take a box unless it has your name on the label. We don't have boxes made up back at the farm and if boxes are taken on a day it shouldn't, we have to harvest the produce again to replace the taken box. 

Cookbooks, if ordered will be included in your first box. Let us know if you have any questions. Here is a link to the specific site page from our website with details about each sites location and time. Please be respectful of the sites as they are members homes. We do have a checkoff sheet at each site that we use to make sure everyone got their share. If you could please check off the box next to your name it really helps us if the wrong boxes are taken at a site. It shouldn't be a problem since all boxes have labels with names and sites printed on them. This year there will be a waxed box containing our small weekly shares. They will be labeled as well so there shouldn't be any confusion. Standard size weekly shares and EOW shares will be in our black totes again. Family shares will be in a larger sized waxed box as well. We will also have a sign out for the first couple weeks at each site designating it as a pickup location. 

If you have specific questions please email us or call during box week. I can be reached on delivery days at 608-469-2319 or by email before at andy@macwatson.net

Please take a picture on your phone if you have one of the pickup dates or print it and tape it to your forehead or fridge, car, etc. so you know which dates you pick up. With schedules out of whack with covid_19 and all, it may be trickier this summer to remember which days are yours to pick up.

Canning shares are distributed at the end of the season and you will receive updates as we start producing them. You will receive a newsletter link via email on Wednesday nights/early Thursday morning which serves as your weekly reminder to pick up as well. This email goes out to everyone in our CSA so make sure you check with your dates to make sure it is your week. Also remember, we had a cool early May and things got slowed down that were out in the field so we may be on the lighter side as far as veggies go for the first couple of weeks then we should start seeing boxes ramp up as we get towards the end of the month. Early weeks tend to be leafy greens, radishes, etc. and the middle to the end of the CSA tend to be the heaviest. We grow what is in season, we can push some things earlier with hoophouses but we can't push everything. CSA means you eat what is in season. We are also at the whim of mother nature so cross your fingers she's feeling kind this season!

Thanks again for your support this season and in past seasons if this isn't your first with us. We are getting close to our 20th season and getting better each year. I'm sure I'm forgetting something so you may hear from us soon!

Have a great week and enjoy this weather while it lasts!

Below are the sites and times for all of our locations.

The Farm 
1746 Hwy 73
Cambridge
Thursday. 1:00 - 8:00.
 
Cambridge, The Living Well Studio
Thursday. 2:00 - 6:00
Just outside of the Living Well Studio to the left next to the bushes
238 West Main St., Cambridge
 
116 N. Morris St. Stoughton
Thursday. 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boxes will be under the tree to the left of the front porch this season

 

Madison South West
3414 Dorchester Way. 
Thursday. 3:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boxes will be to the left of the driveway under the shade of the tree
 
Madison Near West
Thursday. 3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5110 Regent St.
Madison, WI 53705
Boxes will be to the left of the driveway under the shade of the tree
 
305 S. Randall Avenue
Thursday. 2:30 - 9:00
Boxes are on the front porch to the right of the front door
 
Madison Near East
Thursday. 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2925 Hermina Street
Boxes will either be on the front stoop or on the front porch
 
 2329 East Johnson Street
Thursday. 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Boxes will be on the front stoop 
 
Monona
813 Tompkins Drive
Thursday. 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boxes will be to the left of the driveway under the tree
 
Oregon
667 Stonebriar Lane
Thursday. 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Boxes will be up next to the garage on the right. This may change.
 

 Andy

Sprouting Acres

 

Posted 5/31/2020 11:17am by Andy Watson.

Good morning and happy June!(almost) The online store is open and ready for pizza and salads, sides, and desserts. Don't forget to mention in the comments if you need a Gluten Free crust. We are still operating as before with take out only. We are waiting until we can open back up for customers on site without such a small number congregating in one place. Have a great rest of the weekend and enjoy this weather, it looks steamy this week!

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

June 7th Pizza Night Online Ordering

 

Posted 5/10/2020 4:45pm by Andy Watson.

Happy Mothers' Day! It is that time again. It's time to place your take-out pizza order for next week's Pizza on the Farm. Remember there are only a certain number of pizzas per 1/2 hour time slot so if one is full, try another!

We will have salad, cookies, rhubarb bars and spring pesto to take home too!

If you were looking for vegetable or flower transplants for your garden, feel free to place a plant order to be picked up while you get your pizza too!

Thanks again for keeping the ovens hot out at the farm.

Andy and the Sprouting Acres Crew

It's time to order for next week's Pizza Night!July 12th, 2020

Hello! We just opened up the ordering for next Sunday, the 19th, and have some new items including a pasta salad and a calzone! We are also running a food drive for the River Food Pantry during pizza

Welcome to week 6 of your CSA!July 8th, 2020

Hello and welcome to week 6! We have some new veggie this week that we hope you enjoy and make some tasty treats. Stay hydrated and stay cool! Here is this weeks Newsletter. Have a great weekend!

Welcome to week #5 of your CSAJuly 1st, 2020

Welcome to week 5 of your CSA with us! The summer weather is officially here and looks like it will be overstaying its welcome over the next several days! We are staying hydrated and getting the field

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