Greetings CSA Members – to our Cedar Rapids members, you’re all in our thoughts right now as we hope you have power return to your houses soon (if it still has not returned), that things return to normal more and more, and that you’re finding some time and mental space for relief after last week’s awful storm event that hit the city.
We’re going to keep this newsletter short and simple. We sent an email out to our CSA members already about how we can work with you to get you your CSA share, if you have power back yet and if you need it and can hold it in your fridge at this point!
Here’s what shares will contain this week:
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Tomatoes (either red slicers, speckled Roma, heirloom, or cherry tomatoes!)
- Delicata squash
- Small head cabbage
- Summer squash
- Carrot bunch
- Onions (red and white)
We are doing home delivery to ALL our members on Wednesday (Cedar Rapids and Dyersville – Peosta delivery will still take place Saturday morning) this week (time TBD) while we wait for our pick up location in Cedar Rapids (Rodina) to get back on their feet. That said, if you are still without power, can’t hold food, or for whatever reason your share this week would overwhelm you, let us know and we will add yet another credit on to your subscription! (Either a double share during the upcoming weeks (yes, even this week!) or another credit in November/December).
If we don’t get a response from a member we will assume to deliver at your doorstep! The last thing we wish to do is pressure you during this stressful and uncertain time, but do let us know if you have any preference by the end of day tomorrow.
Another option: some of our members have been kind enough to donate their shares! If you’re not in a position to take your share at this time or still don’t have power, a couple of our members have been so kind as to contribute their veggie shares this week to folks in need. If you decide to do this, we will be delivering your CSA share to Feed Iowa First, an amazing nonprofit doing very important work feeding the needy in Cedar Rapids.
If you’re a farm share box buyer, deliveries will still take place on their usual schedule! Dyersville/Colesburg deliveries will be Wednesday AM, Peosta Saturday early AM, and Elkader boxes can still be picked up at Schera’s Algerian Restaurant Friday evenings (or Thursday evening if you want it early).
Stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of yourselves during these uncertain times! And please do let us know how we can help and support you if we can, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Will & Adrian | Jupiter Ridge Farm