June 5, 2017
Week One: June 6 & 8 2017
The time is finally here! We have been working hard, playing leapfrog with rainy and sunny days, to get our field tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant in the backfield and our potatoes in the ground. Cucumber, summer squash, and zucchini seeds will also soon find their way into the ground and shortly after—our winter squash. In your first CSA pickup, we have included a complimentary 8oz bottle of Fire Cider, an herbal tonic made from onions, garlic, honey, apple cider vinegar that is delicious, promotes overall wellness, and is great to cook with in the kitchen!
Our PYO fields are shaping up with cherry tomatoes, hot and miniature sweet peppers, basil, parsley, dill, and the most darling flowers you will ever see. Expect these crops to be ready later this summer. But for now, here are your fresh shares for this week!
Kohlrabi: Tip–Cut off tops to keep bulb firm and fresh longer
1 (8oz) Bottle of Fire Cider
Washing and Storage Tips: We wash all your green and root veggies here at the farm. However, we encourage you to also wash your veggies thoroughly at home to rinse extra naturally occurring debris. Greens do best stored in a container or Ziplock bag in your crisper after a good wash and spin.
Fire Cider in the Kitchen: Watch this cool video to discover how Fire Cider is made and to learn more about its fiery taste! Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBZaZMAYBSo
Fire Cider Recipes: https://firecider.com/blogs/news
See you all really soon!
May 30, 2017
Nigerian Dwarf Goats babies and adults available
Does, Bucks or Wethers, Breeding pairs available as well
They will be up to date on CD&T deworming and dehorned. All pet male goats will be castrated before going to their new homes.
We will teach you how to care for your goats. You can call or email us throughout your goats lifetime for coaching and advice!
Breeding Males $200
10+ Male Babies Available
Contact is for availability: (860) 662-9124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep River Farms
362 W Elm Street
Deep River, CT 06417
May 25, 2017
Deep River Farms CSA Member Exclusive
Friday, May 26: 12-6
Saturday, May 27: 8-12
We have some jaw-dropping beautiful heads of lettuce in our field. These gorgeous babies have been loving all the rain and are ready for you to take home and enjoy in a salad, on a burger, as a wrap, or however you like to dine with lettuce. Crunchy, sweet, and loaded with vitamins—we suggest washing head lettuce well, drying with a salad spinner or placing on some paper-towels—and then storing in a bag or container in your crisper for long shelf life
Come to our farm stand at 362 W. Elm St. in Deep River, CT. Farm stand doors will be open and head lettuce will be in our stand coolers. Go ahead and take 2-3 heads per share. Farmers will be onsite if not directly in the stand. We will have machinery and other moving pieces operating and will be working hard getting crops in the ground—so we kindly ask that folks do not take tours beyond the front fenced-in field directly behind the farm stand with garlic.
Please call 860-662-9124 or email email@example.com with any questions!
Happy Crunching 🙂
May 25, 2017
Hello Farm Friends,
Farm manager Amy here…I wanted to begin to share field-notes with you—as you are not only customers here at Deep River Farms—but also integral members of the farm. To share the seasons as they unfold here is a small but meaningful way to also the farm with you. As farm members, you are so important to the conservation and careful, intentional cultivation of healthy, ecologically robust local farmland.
Our spring greens, which make up the bulk of the first few weeks of shares—have been sizing up quite nicely and are lovely and sprite. We’ve got several varieties of Kale, Chard, Head Lettuce, and Kohlrabi, and Asian Greens squared away for our first week of pick-ups.
Because we are mindful farmers here, we’ve created a haven for all sorts of wildlife. A piping plover has created a nest right next to one our chicken runs! We see cranes, birds of prey, snapping turtles, water snakes, praying mantis, ladybugs and more every day.
Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events in our growing learning gardens, PYO fields, and more.
First Week of CSA Pick-Ups
Tuesday, June 6, 3-6 pm
Thursday, June 8, 3-6pm
Please choose a “tentative” set day for pick-ups and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These selections are not firm—just a ballpark for harvesting schedule.
May 10, 2017
DEEP RIVER FARMS ANNOUNCES AMY KOUSCH AS NEW ORGANIC FARM MANAGER
Deep River Farms, a local organic farm specializing in organic produce that has a vastly growing and expansive community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, announces that Amy Kousch has begun her role as the new Organic Farm Manager. Amy Kousch relocated from Colorado with her family and joined farmers Kelly Simpson-Angelini and Marissa Mathews at Deep River Farms in mid-October 2016. Since then Amy has become a vital member of the Deep River Farms team and manages the day-to-day responsibilities of the growing farm. She has begun to foster new relationships with both our CSA members and our local Deep River community.
Deep River Farms is very excited about the experience and knowledge base that Amy Kousch brings into our community, which will enrich the organic farming programs at our farm. Amy brings great energy and momentum to the table as the organic farming lifestyle is one that she passionately lives by—and will be working to actively empower others to become engaged with through organic farming experiences and educational initiatives.
Amy Kousch earned her farming legs in Connecticut seven years ago and fell in love with the seasonal rhythms of producing healthy food. Growing up in western Massachusetts, Amy spent many a childhood summer exploring the flora and fauna of her aunt’s dairy farm. After working in education, Amy returned to her agrarian roots. She has managed a university market farm and a family CSA program in Colorado for the past four years and earned a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences from Colorado State University. Amy is passionate about exploring the interface between local biota and vegetable production, sustainable agriculture education, and using local farms as a template for collaborative community development.
Please join Deep River Farms in welcoming Amy Kousch as the new Organic Farm Manager as she is so very excited to have joined the Deep River Community.