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Posted 6/27/2013 7:15pm by Andy Watson.

Thanks for waiting for the recipes. I only had to wake up at 2:00 and 4:00 to pump the basement out. Both times feel like I was dreaming. Here is the added page with recipes for the newsletter. The garlic in the box is fresh garlic. It can be used like regular "cured" garlic. It is not as strong as cured but is delicious and fresh tasting. If you leave it out on the counter it will dry in a week or so. Or toss it in the fridge to keep it from drying as fast. 


Here is the 2nd half of the newsletter.

 

http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/newsletter5addition.pdf

Posted 6/26/2013 11:16pm by Andy Watson.

Welcome to week five. We are busy bailing out water in the farm basement(folks out of town, trying to save furnace) so check back tomorrow for recipes and more news. This week is an ODD EOW so you will be picking up an EOW box if your site is Stoughton, Farm, Oregon, or Dean clinic.


We have a lot of plants growing quickly with the water and heat and hope for some new veggies over the next couple weeks. Bear with us as we try to dry out and send some of this water back in time to last season. That would be nice. Have a great weeknd and remember, next week's boxes will be delivered on Wednesday the 3rd instead of the 4th of July. You will get a couple more reminders about the switch next week.

 


Thanks


Here's the newsletter.


http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/newsletter5.pdf

Posted 6/19/2013 10:37pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week 4. We are still busy catching up on the farm but we have pretty much caught up to where we want to be. Now it's maintaining what we have in the groung. Trimming our hoophouse tomatoes so they can grow 8' feet tall. Tying up all the tomatoes so they don't hit the ground, ever. Keeping all the beds free of weeds and getting them when they are small and easy to hoe(we have a hoe attached to a big wheel that make it easy). Replacing plants that deer, rabbits, mother nature, and mysterious other reasons have dissapeared. Seeding in the greenhouse every week trying to keep up with lettuce and greens successions. Getting our fall transplants nice and big so we can put those out in a few weeks. You name it, we are doing it, every day, all day, all week. We did put the asparagus bed to rest finally and our backs are happy for doing so. The strawberry plants are starting to send out nice big runners so we can have a big harvest next spring. Our to do list never ends, there is always work to do on the farm, but we love doing it. Well, most of it. I could do without the weeds. 


Remember it is an even box week. Have a great weekend and enjoy your veggies. Also, let us know what you liked over the last four weeks and tell us what you have been making. We really like to know. Just send us an email or post on facebook.


Below is the newsletter.

 

Andy


http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/newsletter4.pdf

Posted 6/12/2013 9:49pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week three of the season. I ran out of room on the newsletter for some info. First, it would really help us out if you picked up your veggies with a bag of your own and left the boxes at the sites. We are running low and don't want to order more this year if we don't need to. Thanks. Also, I teach cooking classes at All Through The House kitchen store in Stoughton almost every Monday and we still have spots available for some classes in the summer session. You can visit www.shopthehouse.com to learn more. They are a lot of fun, I promise, and Kim likes to pour wine! You will learn more than you think. 


Have a great weekend and we hope you enjoy this nice weather coming our way.

Please check your status on the website to see if you need to shore up any payments and if you think there is an error please email me and we can figure it out. Springtime is crazy and even I make mistakes:)


Below is the link. Let us know if it doesn't work. You can also cut and paste it into your web browser and it is also available on the website. 


Also, let me know if you didn't get your cookbook if you ordered one or if you would like to order one. We will begin selling the new cookbook from Fairshare next week. 


http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/newsletter%203%202013.pdf

Thanks again for making the farm possible.

Posted 6/5/2013 10:54pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to week #2 at Sprouting Acres. The weather is getting us down other than it's great for working outside, just not for heat loving summer crops. Oh well, we will probably be complaining in three weeks that it's just too hot and dry. It's Wisconsin. Enjoy your veggies, more are on the way.

If you are picking up at Dorchester, First St., Regent, or Vilas, you will be picking up on EVEN box numbered weeks. You will need to pick up your boxes on the 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20,22 weeks. That means you will start with the 2nd the box of the season and end with the last (the 22nd)


Those dates are....

June 6th, June 20, July 3*, July 18, August 1, August 15, August 29, Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, Oct. 24


If you forgot to pickup your purchased cookbook last week, send me an email before 12:00 p.m. tomorrow and I will be able to drop them off at the site again. Otherwise we will get it to you soon. We will be posting about the new Fairshare cookbook in the near future. It's a pretty neat book. We will have those available for sale as well as the A to Z cookbook all season. 


If you are picking up an EOW box this week, please take one bag with asparagus and herb plants. There will be a note on the pickup checkoff list. Also, please check off your name when you pick up your full share or EOW share. This helps us get ahold of you if you forgot to pickup or if there is another problem.


Below is the link to the newsletter. If you can't just click on it, then cut and paste it to your web address bar. You can also check out www.sproutingacres.com and it will be the latest news on the front page.

 

http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/newsletter%202.pdf

Have a great weekend. 

Posted 5/31/2013 10:52pm by Andy Watson.

We will not be at the market tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend. 

Posted 5/30/2013 6:50am by Andy Watson.

Good Thursday to you,

The box pick up times haven't changed much except the addition of the Vilas and Oregon sites. Vilas pick up is anytime after 3:00 but no later than 9:00. The Oregon pickup is anytime between 4-9. Note that some days boxes may be earlier, if you are passing by and see them, you are more than welcome to pick up early. 

Farm pick-up is located at 1746 Hwy 73 Cambridge, WI 53523 anytime after 1:00 pm. Boxes are in the walk-in cooler at the end of the driveway. Door is on the left.



The Stoughton pick-up is located at 116 N. Morris St. anytime after 2:00 pm. Boxes are on the front porch. 



The Near East side pick-up is located at 18 South First Street anytime after 2:30 pm. Boxes are behind house next to garage.

The Vilas pick up is at 1326 1/2 Vilas Ave. Boxes will be on porch on the right side. 3:00-9:00 p.m.

The Near West side pick-up is located at 5110 Regent St. anytime between 3:30-9:00
p.m. Boxes are to the left of the garage.



The South West side pick-up is located at 3414 Dorchester Way anytime after 3:45pm. Boxes are in front of the garage.


The Oregon pickup is at 126 West Lincoln Street. The boxes are on the front stoop anytime between 4:00-9:00.


Have a great day!

Posted 5/29/2013 10:18pm by Andy Watson.

Hello and welcome to the main growing season at Sprouting Acres. Every Wednesday night you will get an email reminder about the box as well as our E-newsletter. The newsletter has box contents, news, and delicious recipes. Click on the link below to read the newsletter. They will be posted on the website as well under the news/blog area. If you have any questions before you pick up tomorrow, please email or call. Check back an email or two from me to find out if you pick up your EOW box tomorrow or if it starts next week. Also, if you got an AtoZ  cookbook, it will be at the site for you to pick up tomorrow. If you pick up your first EOW share next week, look for your cookbook next Thursday.


Thanks again for making our farm possible. We love being your farmer.

 

Here is the newsletter.
http://sfc.smallfarmcentral.com/dynamic_content/uploadfiles/1320/20131.pdf

Posted 5/28/2013 9:24pm by Andy Watson.

Hello,

 

I am again writing to remind everyone that we had pushed the Spring Shares and main season shares back by one week because of weather. This week is the begining of the main season.  Full 22 week shares start this Thursday and everyone will get a newslettter/email on Wednesday night. EOW boxes have received a separate email as well as this one. 


If you have any questions at all, please send them our way. We want this week to go smoothly for us and for you. If you are unsure about your pickup location, check out your status at the website. An email will be sent with your info. If you purchased an A to Z cookbook from us when you signed up, they will be at the pickup sites for the first box this Thursday and for Even EOW boxes, they will be at sites next week. 


Thanks.


Andy

Posted 5/23/2013 8:14am by Andy Watson.

Hello,

 

I am just writing to remind everyone that we had pushed the Spring Shares and main season shares back by one week because of weather. Today is the last Spring Share and next Thursday is the begining of the main season. An email was sent out about EOW shares and it will be sent out again early next week as a reminder which weeks to pick up. Full 22 week shares also start next Thursday and everyone will get at least two reminders via email as well as a newslettter/email on Wednesday night. 


If you have any questions at all, please send them our way. We want this next week to go smoothly for us and for you.

 


Thanks.


Andy

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