January News: 2019 CSA Registration Open & Fun Facts about the farm!!

Hello Farm Friends!
 
It sure has been awhile… One moment is was August and then poof!! the fall is gone and we’re well into January… We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and New Year!

After some much needed rest, we are jumping right into the 2019 season having just released the opening of our CSA program for this year! Many thanks to those of you who supported us last year! For those who are unfamiliar with our program, you can learn more on our CSA page.

Now really is the best time to purchase your CSA share for the upcoming season – here are some details:
 
·     Sign up before February 28 to receive a 7% discount.
·     All CSA balances from the 2018 season will rollover into this next season. In fact, we’ll be emailing all CSA members with balances over $50 in the next few days.
·     Crossroad Farm offers a CSA model using credit instead of a bushel basket pickup — it’s the best of both worlds! This system gives you the flexibility of shopping anytime and choosing exactly what you’d like.
 
You can visit the CSA page right here on our website to sign up! You'll find two methods there: a mail-in option paying by check or an online option paying by credit card. We prefer that you sign up with a check and the mail-in application as it avoids the fee our credit card online processor charges us... 


In addition to kicking off our CSA program, we’re also excited to share a few fun facts with you! One of our goals this year is to increase our online presence, sharing more of what we do and how we do it! So we’re taking our first step in achieving that goal by giving you a glimpse of what we're currently up to!

Did you know??
We grow a majority of our flowers (and veggies) from seed! In January Janet and Allison are busy with seeds, planning their planting schedule and preparing the greenhouses. The pictures above are just a few new varieties of annuals that we'll be growing from seed - most destined for our cutting garden to make beautiful bouquets in July and August. 
With the long, cold days of January the thought of bright colors and sunny skies keeps us going!


Did you know??
In the farming world January can also be known as "Conference Season." Tim, Phil and other folks from the farm have been attending, participating in and speaking at conferences all across the state. It's the perfect time for farmers to connect; knowledge, experience and lessons-learned are all shared as we review the previous season while looking forward to the next. A few things we've been focusing on are learning more about efficiency in the field and in our packing shed - how to streamline the magic of bringing our produce to you!
At one of these conferences, Tim recently gave a presentation that combined his knowledge of farming and VT Act 250, a law on land use and development control.  


We're really looking forward to our 39th season farming in Post Mills and our 3rd season with the Norwich farm stand as part of our business! As we venture into this new year, tackling many goals and learning knew things, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We welcome any feedback or suggestions you’d like to share!