News from the Farm: Jan 20, 2015

Newsletter sent to our email list on Jan 20, 2015. See the original newsletter in full format.

Happy 2015!

While it’s only January, prep for the 2015 is well underway: planting plans are made, seeds are ordered, and equipment is being repaired. The last week of warm weather has made it much easier to get a few things done outside – and we’d welcome more mild winter weather!

The next couple of weeks involve lots of meetings and conferences – the remainder of the winter is about networking and learning from what others do well, and sometimes the mistakes that have been made. We’re actively working to grow our own operation, as well as the broader market for local foods in central Iowa. And there are many others working on this, too! We hope that you will support New Family Farm by joining our CSA. If that does not work, you can also support us by buying some of our extras through the Iowa Food Cooperative (iowafood.coop). We do not have any products listed right now, but we will likely start listing stuff there again in late May/early June, depending upon spring weather. Other farms, however, offer a variety of exciting local foods on the food coop throughout the year.

This spring there will be several opportunities to lend a helping hand at the farm. Even though CSA deliveries don’t start until June, we will start getting really busy by mid-March… starting seed trays, building fence, planting, weeding, and several other things that require much hands-on work. If you or someone you know is interested in coming out and volunteering to lend a hand for a few hours, contact me (Tony – tony@newfamilyfarm.com) to see if we can get something worked out.

Also – we’ll likely be looking for some part-time paid help starting in April. Though details are still being explored, if you know someone that might be interested in working at the farm this summer, please have them contact me. General tasks are likely to include planting, weeding, harvesting, and helping prep for deliveries.

Need a birthday or Valentine’s gift?
Consider gifting a CSA Share! 

Our 10-week Sampler shares are only $225 and come with all the benefits of giving a healthy gift that supports the local economy!

We would appreciate you passing on this newsletter or information about New Family Farm to anyone who might be interested in joining our CSA next year! We are looking forward to providing you with safe, healthy, yummy food in 2015.