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Tips for CSA Members

A few general tips for being a good Hermit Creek Farm CSA member.

 

  • Read your newsletter.
  • Check out Notes From the Farm Kitchen for news about your farm, tidbits on what to do with all your bounty, recipes and more.
  • To keep your share as fresh as possible pick it up promptly (different drop sites have different pick-up times so get to know yours).
  • Once home, remove all of the items from the box and store appropriately (more tips on that below).
  • If you can’t pick up your share let a friend pick it up for you, or let us know and we’ll donate it to an appropriate person.
  • Keep in touch and let us know about any problems. Constructive criticism and new ideas are great, we're only as strong as our collective membership!
  • Return your empty box to your pick-up site each week; this saves us time and energy on delivery days. When you return your box, please flatten it out. This can be a bit tricky, believe it or not, so take a look at this short video to get the idea.
  • In general, refrigerators dry food out causing greens to wilt and fruit and roots to get rubbery. Cold is good, but keep the humidity high with damp cloth wraps or paper towels inside plastic bags or containers. A little water is ok but too much water will cause mildew and mold with longer storage so pay attention to those veggies! As a note, save plastic bags; we do not pack all veggies in plastic in an effort to save time and $$ so keep a few spares on hand.
  • There are a few vegetables that keep better or have added flavor without cold such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and potatoes. A basket on your kitchen counter works well for onions and garlic, a window sill for the tomatoes, and for potatoes, a cool dark spot is just the trick.
  • If you have questions on particular vegetables, please ask; we just happen to have lots of experience in this area! Also check out this great article on BuzzFeed regarding those odd veggies you just aren't sure about!

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What's up at Hermit Creek?

 

Where has the time gone? Seems like the seasons just keep rolling along; one day you're busy getting started in the greenhouse on a cold February morning and the next it's October with orange leaves swirling around our ankles as we wrap up harvest! 

 

The HCF pups out enjoying a beautiful October afternoon.

 

 It may be mid-October but we're still harvesting some amazing peppers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We believe in the old adage, "you are what you eat!" and besides our belief in organic food being healthier for you, it's also healthier for your farmer and the land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Hermit Creek, we're serious about how we farm, we're serious about our health, and we're serious about your health as well. Certified organic, it's simply plain old common sense.