Upcoming Farm Trip to MimoMex – Sun Sept 29

MimoMex Farm pic by Ryan Kuonen

On Sunday Sept 29th we will travel up to Goshen to hang out with our farmers, the Rodriguez Family,  and check out where our vegetables come from. SIGN UP DEADLINE TODAY – SEPT 23rd.

Tickets to ride in the rental van = $25 per person. This includes gas & tolls & van rental. Typically this is the cost. If total cost comes out cheaper, you will be refunded $$. Open to non-members – friends & family, etc

Buy tickets at Info Desk. Sign Up to Car Pool – drive your own car, can drive others, etc.

Rental Van pic by Ryan Kuonen

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Learn more about MimoMex Farm

MimoMex has a new website – www.mimomexfarm.com

Check it out and learn a little more about our amazing vegetable farmers!!

PS – Whose ready for a trip out to the farm??!!??

MimoMex Farm. June 2011

A few Just Food staff had the chance to go out to Orange County a couple of weeks ago and visited our fab farmers, Martin and Gaudencia. They have shared some of the pictures that they took that day.  MimoMex is looking amazing! Alright people, who is ready to help organize a trip/workday out at the farm some Sunday in August….

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News from the Farm. Pictures from MimoMex

Back on June 12th the farmers sent me these lovely photos from the field. Beautiful!

So, who is down to help plan a trip/workday out at the farm?

Red onions from the black dirt fields of MimoMex farm

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Week #2 Distribution. Veg & Egg. June 21

Martin from MimoMex dropping off the veggies. Tito helping out.

Week #2 was another beautiful distribution. It is always a pleasure to see Martin & Gaudencia. If you are ever interested in lending a helping a hand with unloading the veggies, drop by the Woods around 5pm. It is a great chance to talk with the farmers and learn more about your food. Continue reading

Eggs – additional November shares

Janet & Mimo with Mabel the hen

Janet & Mimo with Mabel the hen

Quick heads up about the extra eggs. The farmers are going to have eggs available through the month of November (4 weeks) – yippee!

The eggs for our CSA are collected on the Saturday and Sunday – so they are literally a day or two fresh when we get them, perhaps that’s why the shells are so soft. They are so fresh in fact that they will last for at least one month out of the fridge. They are not given any antibiotics or hormones and they range free. Janet, the eldest daughter of Martin & Gaudencia, is the primary carer of the hens. She’s actually been at school more over the last few weeks rather than at the farm, which has ruffled the feathers of more than a couple of hens. They like continuity with their handlers and feeders (who knew?!)

The cost is $5 per dozen (which is one pick up) – so for a full share will be $20 and a half share will be $10. We have limited numbers – approximately 35 shares – so if you would like to do this, please shoot us an email and bring payment on Monday.

If you have friends that didn’t manage to get into the CSA this season and who would like to try a mini egg share, please simply add them to your share and I’ll add their names and emails onto your membership. It’ll help with our book keeping.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers!

W1 - Eggs

Weekly Blast – Monday 22nd Distribution

mimomex farm

Help! Bouncing emails

…we still have a few emails coming right back at us. If anyone knows of anyone not receiving these emails, please shoot us a note. Ta!

Monday pick up

Our first pick up – eek, we’re SO excited. This pick up is for full share and “A” week members. All you “B” members out there – think of this as a heads up to the 29th.

  • Vegetables - we do not yet know what veges we will be getting – we’ll update you as soon as we know (this might be Monday!). As the season progresses things will get a little smoother and our farmers will get a little more used to giving us a heads up in good time
  • Fruit - the fruit share has a bit of a lag and doesnt start until weeks 3 & 4
  • Eggs – 1 dozen of the most delicious pastured eggs. (ps the farmer just told us that more eggs are available. Let us know if you want to get in on the cheapest, healthiest, organic protein out there!)
  • Wine – this week we have a bottle of the Bridge Vineyards 2007 Chardonnay. This light Chardonnay with crisp apple, elegant fruit, slate and a mineral finish will go superbly with a light lunch, spring time dinner or a chilled afternoon sip.

Remember – the wine share is open enrollment – so if you’d like to join shoot us an email or ask at distribution. The cost of the wine share is $360/ 180 for full / half share, or it can be pro-rated. Alternatively, if you’d like to just pick up a bottle of the wine share on the spot – we can pop it through for you at $18.

The growing season thus far – news from the farm

Ok. What is one of the coolest things about being in a CSA? The direct relationship you develop with your food. You get to know the family that grows it and the land which nutures it and the weather which affects it. Weather plays a BIG role in the harvest; too much sun, too much rain, too little rain, late frosts, early frosts can all change the size and amout of produce we see in our share.

Well, it’s been rather wet these last few weeks. Needless to say, its taking its toll on New York State Farmers… This basically means that we will begin a little slow but panic not! Remember that when the sun finally comes out (next week) those veges will grow like crazy and our farmers will do their best to make sure that when harvest becomes bountiful, your shares will beef up accordingly.

Williamsburg Walks

…we’re still walkin’! We’ll be on Bedford @ N.8th on Saturdays between 12 noon  – 8pm for another few weeks yet. If anyone is up for helping out, doing a demo or just chatting up local food – come check us out. For more info and a great video:  http://www.billburg.com/walks/

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