It’s hard to believe that even as we’re winding down this season, we’re already starting on the 2019 season. While we’re still wrapping up field operations, cleaning out various corners of the barn, and continuing to wash our seemingly endless supply of Carrots, we’ve been mulling over the year ahead. Over the weekend we started the first round of planning for the 2019 season, sorting out CSA logistics and thinking about planting and harvesting windows that are months and months away.
So we’re happy to announce that 2019 CSA signups are open! If you’re looking to get a jump on next year, you can signup online or download a paper form. CSA shares also make great gifts! Check out the CSA page for lots more details and the full list of shares that are available.
We got some good news recently–SNAP’s Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) has been extended through the end of February, thanks to some great work by the MA Food System Collaborative and others. So you can keep earning HIP dollars that go back on your EBT card when you buy produce at the Farmstand or at the Original Easton Farmers Market (we’ll be selling there starting Dec. 29th).
The HIP program will be on hiatus starting March 1st, but then will resume in the Spring of 2019.
And lastly, Bushel + Crumb pies will be back at the Farmstand for Christmas this season. Their delicious pies are filled with local produce and baked in an unbelievably delicious crust (no, really, it’s amazing). This time around the choices are:
You can pre-order until this Saturday (Dec. 15th) for pickup at the Farmstand on Sunday, Dec. 23rd, or you can stop by the Farmstand that day to buy one (come early though, they sell very fast).