The Fresh Picked
Dear 2016 CSA Members,
Our Sunday CSA pickup has been changed on us by the County, we cannot be at Rock Creek Forest Elementary School this season due to another organization being at Rock Creek on Sundays until 2pm, therefore, we must change back to North Chevy Chase Elementary School on Sundays from 12-3pm.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may occur.
Please let me know if there is any issue. Thank you so much for understanding and we are excited for the season to begin!
Please note this email is sent to all CSA members, regardless of your pickup.
WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!
As of Wednesday, December 23, 2015,we are proud owners of a 60 acre farm in Woodbine, MD.
Can't wait to have everyone out to see it!
Thank you for all your support through the years and especially this past month, we truly appreciate each and every one of you.
Cheers, The Normans'
WEEK 4 OF 6
SATURDAY - WESTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL ROADSIDE STAND 11AM-2PM
SUNDAY - JONES MILL ROADSIDE STAND 11AM-2PM
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Dear Winter Share Member,
We are so excited for this final season to this amazing year! We are loaded with beautiful, delicious, and amazing produce! We are digging high and low for the best and freshest product around. We are so happy you are continuing with us.
Some details about the next 6 weeks:
1. Winter CSA starts THIS WEEKEND!
2. You have paid for 6 weeks (disregard what we may have told people about the 5 week thing...we were wrong:) and can miss 1 week with 1 makeup allowed. Remember this has to be within the 6 weeks winter share.
3. Pickups are ONLY on the weekends:
Saturdays 11am-2pm: Mass Ave at our Westland Middle School roadside stand, Bethesda
Sundays 11am-2pm: Jones Mill Rd. roadside stand, Chevy Chase
Please remember to bring your bags to put your goodies in, we are adding some new specialty products as well.
See you this weekend!
Eris & Torrey
GET READY FOR YOUR HALLOWEEN PARTY
Dear CSA Member,
We hope you are enjoying the bounty each week.
As you can imagine, it is difficult to budget our production with our farmers and to provide as much selection as we try to bring to you each week. We really try to make sure that everyone (no matter if you are coming at the beginning or end) has a great selection to choose from.
This email serves as a courtesy reminder that baskets in step 2 and 3 should not exceed 3 pounds (3.2 lbs with basket weight) for a small and 6 pounds (6.3 lbs for basket weight) for a large AND produce should fit into the basket. We realize that certain items don't fit into the baskets very well, however, these basket weights are based on the heaviest items and it is not a guarantee that everyone should get 3 pounds or 6 pounds.
The baskets are a unit of volume, not weight. Produce varies in weight by the bushel. For example, a bushel of tomatoes may equal 50 pounds whereas a bushel of peppers may equal 24 pounds. By this principal, the baskets may not weigh the same when you fill them. This is why we say, should not exceed 3 pounds for a small basket or 6 pounds for a large basket AND produce should fit into the basket.
Thank you for understanding, we are simply trying to get everyone on the same page as we know it has been confusing. Please feel free to ask for assistance at your pickup regarding weights. We are happy to help and happy to have you at our CSA.
Eris, John and Jeff Norman
This week is the last week of Early Season. Please make sure you sign up for next season online or you can email us if you are having trouble.
Eris, John and Jeff Norman
Hello May CSA member,
If you have not signed up for the next season which is our 8 week early season, please do so. We will be closing registration next Wednesday, June 3rd.
To enter your account please login here.
We hope to see you continue on with us.
John, Eris, and Jeff Norman
Dear CSA member,
We are so excited for our May season to start. I don't know about you, but I am so happy that winter is over! You are receiving this email because you are signed up to begin in May.
*Please take note of you're starting day:
Sunday, May 3rd: 12-3pm -- North Chevy Chase Elementary School
Tuesday, May 5th: 4-7pm -- Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase
Wednesday, May 6th: 11am-1pm -- Timberlawn Park, Rockville & 4-7pm Geneva Day School
Thursday, May 7th: 11am-1pm -- Bethesda Crossing (Air Rights Center) & Westland MS 4:30-7pm
Friday, May 8th: 11am-1pm -- Universities at Shady Grove (location TBD)
*Please bring bags each week to pickup your produce.
*We send reminder emails the evening before each pickup you are scheduled for, these reminders go to the primary account holder listed on your account.
*We send out weekly newsletters to all our members (regardless of which season you are signed up for). We include recipes, info on our farm and the farms we work with, a list of produce you shall see at our pickup that week (this changes daily and for each pickup, so you may not see everything listed), and watch for SPECIAL OFFERS throughout the season, such as flats of strawberries, local meat purchases, crates of peaches and apples, events and much more. If you do not receive our newsletter, please sign up here or go to our home page of our website and sign up on the righthand side of the home page.
*We are very excited to announce that we have joined forces with Liberty Delight Farms to offer fresh, local beef and poultry to our customers, keep an eye out for an order for in the coming weeks to place an order.
We are looking forward to see you in a few short weeks! Please respond to this email with any questions. If you need to review your account, you may log in here.
Eris, John and Jeff Norman
Norman's Farm Market