Weekly Farm Update, 25 October 2012

Hi everyone,

Its been realy Spring Equinox weather lately!  Sunny and warm one moment and cold and rain the next. Further, winds, winds and more winds.  On top of that some late frosts and we lost our first batch of Courgette/Zucchini and our early variety potatoes that we planted have now been frosted twice. This is a real shame as many of them are very rare and it would be a shame if we lost them. 

The cherries are still doing fine, we are losing some fruit to the weather, but still more than enough to make it into a great harvest. Hopefully the weather settles soon!

A few weeks ago I wrote about our egg situation. Thank you to everyone so far who has emailed us back with feedback. Much appreciated. We look forward to as much as possible feedback!

Also, please find here the links to the Aro Valley and mt Victoria rosters: http://wefs.co.nz/mt-vic-roster and http://wefs.co.nz/aro-valley-roster to roster yourself in as a volunteer of the week.  

Linda at Aro Valley Community Centre has asked me to inform you to

1) please put the empty crates stacked in the bathroom corridoor (behind the door) so that they can be collected without disturbing people using the hall.  The full ones can be put into the storeroom as normal.

2) can the coordinator for the week please take care of any packs which have not been collected.

Your CSA Shares this week:

Fruit Share:  2 kg Braeburn Apples and 3 Hass Avocado's.

Small Veggie Share: 1.2 kg Potatoes, 1 large or 2 small Leeks (from Bas), 1 Brassica type vege (like cauliflower, cabbage or broccoli) or some Florence Fennel, a bag of baby Spinach, a bag of Frisee Endive.

Large Veggie Share: 1.2 kg Potatoes, 1 large or 2 small Leeks (from Bas), 1 Brassica type vege (like cauliflower, cabbage or broccoli) or some Florence Fennel, a bag of baby Spinach, a bag of Frisee Endive, a bunch of Rhubarb, 1 lettuce or a bag of Salad Mix,  a bag of Rocket, a bag of Baby Chard and 500 grams Swede or 400 grams Beetroot.

Have a great week,

Josje and the farm team.