Introduction to the CSA
Welcome to all of you who are a part of the Shady Apple Goats CSA for the 2012 season. I just want to take a moment to thank you for your support of what we are doing here and to give you all some basic information about the 2012 CSA. I am making a lot of cheese here in preparation for the CSA and am excited to share it all with you. I just got back from Vermont where I spent a day making cheese with artisan cheese makers at Cobb Hill Cheese. If anyone is interested please read the April 2012 newsletter and see the link to the video of the cheese making fun at Cobb Hill. The goats are dried off for this season and grow bigger by the day as we expect the first kids in about six weeks. We will (of course) keep folks posted with baby pictures when they start arriving. I am inclosing specifics about the logistics for the Summer/Fall CSA here and encourage you to look back on the CSA brochure if you have more has questions in general about the CSA.
When will the CSA start?
The CSA will begin in June. The first scheduled distribution for those in Group A will be Saturday June 16th and for those in Group B will be Saturday June 30th. CSA distributions are once/monthly and I will send out a reminder of your scheduled pick up one week prior to the pick up date each month. Group A will always pick up the first part of each month and CSA Group B will pick up the second part of each month.
Which CSA group am I in?
The CSA groups are divided as follows:
|Group A||Group B|
|Beth/Dan Mittica||Ron and Carolyn Denzel|
|Stacey Mogul/Melissa Koussis||Kristina Denzel/Andrew Bickford|
|Kim Paschen||Amy W. and Jordan Max|
|Anna Herman and family||Mike and Jen Kolodner|
|Laurie Conrad and family||Joe and Bernie Madden|
|Julie Markovitz||Rob and Meghan Campion|
|Mary Anne Piecnoski||Megan and Bob Greenwalt|
|Beverly and Grahame Maisey||Susan Von Medicus|
|Carol and Will O'Donoghue||Stephanie and Richard Abraham|
|Brie Radis/Shelley Hedlund||Jean and Fred Ruttenberg|
|Amy Hsu/Nathan Fong||Marie/Rich Crawford|
|Chris/Hannah/Martha/Ruth Roberts||Sandra Folzer and family|
|Mindy Silver||Nancy Dearden|
|Josh and Karen Angotti||Tonia Uffner|
|Sue Wasserkrug||Hope Punnett|
|Jean Hurd||Anita Leva|
|Martha Cross/Josh Roberts||Cathy/Rick Bean|
|Megan Haupt & Karin Alsentzer||Carol Sudtelgte/Daniel Rouse|
|Dorothy (Dory) Bloy|
|Dick & Hadley Ferguson|
CSA Distribution Pick Up Information:
|Month||Group A Pick Up||Group B Pick Up|
|June||June 16th||June 30th|
|July||July 14th||July 28th|
|August||August 11th||August 25th|
|September||Sept 8th||Sept 22nd|
|October||Oct 13th||October 27th|
|November||Nov 10th||Nov 17th|
|December||Dec 8th||Dec 22nd|
What if I cannot pick up on my scheduled day/time?
Email me and we can work out an alternate time/date for your pick up.
What about the classes?
The class schedule for the Summer/Fall 2012 is now posted on the website. Some of the classes are already almost full. If you are interested in participating in a CSA class let me know ASAP. FYI there is a discount for any CSA member that is taking a class.
This year I would love to have a CSA picnic. The members of the CSA are fantastic and I get to know everyone but you all do not always get to know each other. This year we will have our first annual Shady Apple Goats CSA picnic for past and present CSA members and their families. The picnic will be Saturday August 25th from noon to five. Please mark your calendars and there will be more information as we get closer to the date!
If you have any other questions please let me know! Look for the article on Shady Apple Goats in GRID magazine (the June issue).
Thank you all again and I look forward to the CSA!