Shady Apple Goats Newsletter

CSA Update, May 2011

Welcome to the 2011 CSA. I just wanted to touch base with everyone share some information that I hope will make your CSA experience a great one for all involved!

General CSA information

Refer to the CSA brochure for basic facts and structure of the CSA

When will CSA start

The CSA will begin in June. The e first scheduled distribution will be Saturday June 18th. After the initial pick up in June members will be divided so that member Group A will pick up at first of each month and the other half of members (Group B) will pick up the second half of each month.

Which CSA group am I in?

The groups are divided as follows:

Group A

  • Ron/Carolyn Denzel
  • Kristina Denzel/Andrew Bickford
  • Megan McGregor/Art Wawiernia
  • Carol Sudtelgte/Daniel Rouse
  • Amy/Jordan and family
  • Susan/Richard Von Medicus
  • John Vencius
  • Susan McGarvey
  • Madeline Nist
  • Katie/Don Dougherty and family
  • Haussman/Beerley household

Group B

  • Anna Herman and family
  • Sarah Gabriel and family
  • Sandra/Scott Donover
  • Nancy Dearden and family
  • Kim Paschen
  • Marie/Rich Crawford and family
  • Cindy/Mike Skinner and family
  • Gail Mershon
  • Judith Casale
  • Laurie Conrad/Tony Donato
  • Kolodner Family

What are the CSA pick up dates?

  • Pick up is at our house in the barn kitchen (second floor barn).
  • Pick up time is between 9 am and 11 am.
  • Pick up is the first and third Saturday of each month (Entries with an asterisk (*) are exceptions, due to the holiday weekends — Fourth of July and Labor Day)
MonthGroup A pick upGroup B pick up
JuneJune 18June 18
JulyJuly 9*July 23
AugustAugust 6August 20
SeptemberSept 10*Sept 24
OctoberOct 1Oct 15
NovemberNov 5Nov 19
DecemberDec 3Dec 17

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.

How will it work to place my CSA order?

I will send out an emai4 notice two weeks prior to each CSA distribution date providing information on CSA items of the month and listing the options available to full CSA members (third category). Please email me your choices for the month (as applicable) at least ONE WEEK PRIOR to your CSA distribution date. If you have a special order (want more of something) let me know and I will see what is available.

When are the classes?

A full CSA share includes two classes (for two people) and a mini share includes one class. Please check out the times and topics for the classes offered this year and sign up ASAP for the classes you are interested in. If classes are not full I will open them for general registration to non -CSA members for $30.00/person. Interest is especially high for the cheese making classes and more classes may be added at a later date to accommodate the interest and keep the classes small.

Please see the attached class schedule and topics. More information on what will be covered in each class will be available in the next month. If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all for your interest and support in the CSA. I look very forward to sharing all kinds of cheese and other dairy products with you over the next months. We busily are preparing the kitchen for the CSA and the barn for the kids, which are due the end of May.

If you have not read the April Newsletter check it out ... Happy Spring!