Dear Rose Creek Villagers,
We hope all of you had a wonderful holiday with lots of time to rest, with some time to reflect on all you did last year,and what you feel like God wants you to do with this up-coming year.
Last year was really good for us, we learned a lot, and….made more mistakes than we ever have.
About one year ago we as a people just dreamed of having fresh produce from our field and fantasizing about fresh vegetables in the dead of winter.
This year….. we…together, now have both!
“It takes a Village” rings true again!
This year we hope to perfect the village delivery system.
We will be adding pay-pal soon for ease of ordering, or you can still pay at the store if you wish, so you can use your food stamps if need be. For now, method of payment will be same till we work out all the kinks.
We also want to continue to build the Jackson Market. Last summer we did not have produce at the Market for about 3 months due to the heat and some management problems.
We have noted those things and plan to change accordingly.
Any suggestions is gladly accepted and will be seriously considered.
The lettuces are almost back. If you take a peek in our high-tunnel you will see several hundred nice lettuces almost ready to harvest.
We have started our tomato, pepper, eggplant seedlings and they are coming up very nicely.
Thanks to our new propane heater, we do not have to stoke the heater every two hours!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with all aspects of the Farm, which MAY lead to a small part time paying job, or a nice trade of free veggies for labor.
We need help in the following areas:
-Village delivery’s (from harvesting and packaging to downloading and processing orders)
-Farmers Market (this starts in early march)
-Flowers (Ashley is going to try to grow flowers this year to help fund our adoption)
If you would like to help in any way. WE want to meet with YOU!
Just e-mail us back with what you are interested in, and we will take care of setting up an appointment to sit down with you.
Winter is a good time to train people who want to be involved.
Once spring time hits, there is so much demand from Land-Ops and the Farm that we are lucky to just stay sane! Much less train new people. If you don’t believe us, just ask some of the older work-day boys, they will tell you all about it!
This week we have Carrots!
These are a mokum carrot which is very good for snacking. We would highly recommend you try to replace a box of granola bars for one pound of carrots, your kids would love them.We could never get Asha to eat a raw carrot, until we dug up a Mokum and gave it to her…it was gone in seconds!
So here goes our list for this week:
Carrots $2.50 lb.
Arugula $2.50 container
Italian Flat leaf Parsley $1.50 bunch
Mesclun Mix $2.00 container
We would like change the deadline for produce orders from Thursday night to Wednesday Night at midnight, that would give us more time to process orders,and make adjustments if need be. This will be in affect starting next week. If there is a problem with this please let us know.
Ray and Ashley