My father’s farm in Iowa. You can take the girl off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the girl!
CSA Newark receives our amazing veggies from John Krueger and his stellar team at Starbrite Farm. Each season, there are a number of events and work days. Here’s the schedule for 2012!
June 9 & 10 – Farm Visit – 11:00AM
This will be a potluck picnic with grills available for folks to bring hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc. to cook. There will be tours of the fields in the afternoon. Saturday the 9th will be the primary day for the CSA groups with Sunday the 10th as a rain date and for those who would like to visit but cannot make it on Saturday. I will be inviting customers from my markets on Sunday as well. There is a u-pick strawberry farm nearby if folks would like to come early to pick strawberries for themselves. We will also try to recruit some volunteers to pick some for a shortcake dessert. More details will be provided as the date approaches.
Work parties and volunteer days – I know there are many people who would like to come out to lend a hand and I certainly can use the help. We will have 2 work parties in the spring, before deliveries begin. These will be major events when we will need as many hands as possible to assist in covering my 2 high tunnel greenhouses. On weekends both before and during the delivery season we will have volunteer days. These will be to help with transplanting, cutting up seed potatoes, and harvesting labor intensive crops like peas, and beans. For these volunteer days members should notify me directly by e-mail of their intention to attend. Please send me an e-mail during the week prior to the event and not weeks or months ahead. kruegerjohn [at] earthlink [dot] net
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 AM
Work Party at Good Hand Farm to cover the greenhouse. Members should meet at – 141 Brighton Rd. Andover, NJ 07821
If you arrive late, we will be working down the street at 110 Brighton Rd. You will see the greenhouse inside the deer fence, on the north side of the barn. Please do not enter the paved driveway between the house and the barn. Bring gloves!
Saturday, May 26 – 10:00 AM
2nd Work party at Good Hand Farm to cover a high tunnel greenhouse that we have moved from it’s original location in Hardwick Twp. See info above for May 12. Bring gloves!
Volunteer days – These will be on Sundays at 10 AM (except 4/29), Meet at 141 Brighton Rd., Andover
Sunday April 29, 1PM. Help cut up seed potatoes and help with greenhouse transplanting.
Sunday May 6 and May 20, 10AM. Help with transplanting or greenhouse construction.
Sunday, June 24 and July 1, 10 AM- Help with pea picking.
Sunday, July 8, 10AM- Help with the garlic harvest.
Sunday, July 22 and 29, 10AM- Help with bean picking.
Sunday, August 5- Help with onion harvest