Hello CSA Members! We have quite a week’s worth of veggies ahead for all of you, as we’re really starting to get into the height of the summer season’s best produce.
Without further ado, here’s what to expect this week:
- Heirloom slicer tomato!
- Red cabbage (medium)
- Hot peppers! (2 – jalapeño and Hungarian hot or 2 jalapeños)
- Cucumbers (1 green + 1 lemon, or 2 green)
- Bunch red kale
- Summer squash (2)
- Patty pan squash
- Beets (1 medium or 2-3 baby)
- Parsley bunch
- Thyme bunch
- Fresh garlic
- Sweet onion
Hot peppers and tomatoes are joining the lineup as some of our newest items, and the bounty of summer squash and cucumbers continues! This is the beginning of tomato and pepper season for sure, and these delicious summer veggies are likely going to be available to our members most of the upcoming weeks to come. Cherry tomatoes are ripening and being picked already, while eggplants are getting larger and sweet peppers are well on their way, too (only green now, but sweetening up and ripening soon!)
Farm share boxes are back!
This week is our return of farm share boxes for non-CSA members! This option is great for folks who don’t want to sign up for a full season CSA share (and pay the large upfront payment), but who still wish to get veggie boxes…just maybe not every single week. (Only some weeks….you choose which ones! That’s the beauty of it.)
HOWEVER, even if you’re already a CSA member, we’re offering a referral incentive! If you refer someone you know to purchase a farm box (and get them in touch with us by email so we can track the referral), you get first dibs on a free *exclusive* item of your choice in your week’s share from a list of items not yet available to CSA members yet this week (for example: our season’s very first cherry tomatoes, sweet yellow cooking peppers, and more – email us for your referral options!)
Delivery is ONLY available to Dyersville, Colesburg, Peosta, and Dubuque areas at the moment.
If you’re a regular farm share box buyer, email us for our coupon code to get a referral discount on the next farm share box you buy!
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What are farm share boxes? These veggie boxes are delivered direct to your doorstep, just like with our CSA. Delivery cost is built into the price of these individual non-CSA boxes ($35/each) and will feature all the same items that will be in the CSA the same week according to the newsletter – with some exceptions! (For example, farm share box buyers will not get tomatoes this week – this item is priority reserved this week for our paid members, though that’s not to say they won’t be available for farm share box buyers soon!)
Are you not a CSA member with us, but interested in a home delivery farm share box? Visit this link and you can pre-order and purchase a direct delivery share for yourself, completely online – no cash, no contact, and completely secure!
For now, our farm share box delivery routes are (but may be subject to change):
- Dyersville: Wednesday Mornings
- Colesburg: Wednesday Mornings
- Peosta / Dubuque : Saturday Mornings
We also have a farm share box pick up options! Purchase this option online by following this link: same contents, same price, minus the $5 delivery fee (in other words, $30 per box).
Available pick up locations and and dates:
- Cedar Rapids Pick Up: Rodina Restaurant in the Czech Village Wednesdays (1 PM-10 PM)
- On-Farm Pick Up: Friday Afternoons (12 PM-6 PM)
- Dubuque Farmers Market Pick Up: At our market stand at the corner of 10th and Iowa, 7 AM to 12 PM Saturdays
- Park Farm Winery Pick Up (Date + Time TBD Depending on Demand)
Since we have A LOT of updates on kicking our farm share boxes back into full gear, we’re going to skip our recipe and wellness recommendations in the newsletter for now. But, as always, please do let us know if you have any questions! Whether it’s about our farm share box program, about items you’re getting in your CSA or farm share box this week, how to use them, what they are, or any further details about it that might make you curious. We love to talk food! | – firstname.lastname@example.org –
Thank you for choosing us to be your farmers!
Adrian & Will | Jupiter Ridge Farm