Good afternoon, everyone!
Just a reminder to all of our Wednesday share picker uppers that your deliveries are happening today. Same time, same place. Different weather! :)
(Except Bloom deliveries--you are picking up your shares in the upper parking lot of the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church.)
After Wednesday's snowy, slushy weather, the driveway at Bloom is not safe. The gracious folks at Cornerstone Wesleyan have agreed to let us use their parking lot this afternoon so pick up will be at the church in the upper parking lot.
Happy Friday! :)
You've seen my name on newsletters and on Facebook and in replies from the CSA desk, but who's Denise? :)
I was hired late in November to work with Patricia in an executive support capacity. It's an exciting time of growth on the farm, with HarvestHand CSA Software Program rolling out and the TapRoot Fibre Lab coming ever closer to fruition. And the farm itself is growing--we're implementing more community events and education programs and expanding the CSA. Lots of cool stuff! But too much for one person to manage. And so here I am, supporting Patricia by doing the things that need doing and having a great time working with great people. :)
A big chunk of what I've been working on has been the business plan for the TapRoot Fibre Lab and a grant funding proposal to submit to the Industrial Research Assistance Program through the National Research Council. This funding will be key to getting the project off the ground. I'm so excited about this! And really, I'm excited about working for an organisation like TapRoot who holds so true to their values around sustainability and environmental stewardship and the local economy.
My background is in music and publishing. I'm a conductor who is currently on the bench with a concussion. I'm a writer and have worked in publishing as a marketing manager and editor. I'm the grammar police. :) I'm also a hiker/adventurer, a boxer, horseback rider, back to nature-er, a (very) novice gardener, and lover of good food and drink.
You can find me in Bishop Hall in Greenwich
P 902 542-5310
Meat Share Week 23
This week your share contains:
1 pack pork chops 2/pack - $6.25/lb average weight 1.36lbs $8.50
1lb TapRoot lean ground beef $6.50
Assorted TapRoot Free Range chicken - whole or pieces $22.50
Total value: $37.50
Sundays storm presented some real challenges. There was so much snow that not even the farm tractor could make it to the barn, Sunday afternoon. On Monday morning, although the snow had stopped, it was still quite windy and there was lots of blowing snow. Josh tried for three hours to clear a path to the barn from church street, approx 2kms away. Only to discover the wind was filling in his path with snow almost as fast as he could clear it. Meanwhile, knowing the animals would need some attention, I snowshoes over. The door to the barn was completely buried, so I had to crawl in a window. The power was out in the barn, other than that everything was OK.
We are getting our first batch of chicks in 2 weeks, I'm clearing out the room in the barn where the chicks will brood, I'll lay down some shavings and make sure the brooder lamps are working.
Thank you very much, and we hope you have a warm week, without too much shoveling.