Walnut Run Farm

Walnut Run Farm

certified organic CSA in Williamsport, PA

Archive for January 2013

Seeds

Our seeds have arrived and we are excited about getting started for this season.  We still have greens in our greenhouse and will start preparing beds for spring crops soon.  We will start onion transplants in a few weeks!

The seed companies that we order from are High Mowing Seeds, FEDCO, and Johnny’s Selected Seeds.    High Mowing Seeds is a small company out of Vermont.  All of their seeds are organic. Several years ago they were involved in a lawsuit with Monsanto and won, so they are definitely on our hero list.  Johnny’s is located in Maine and is employee owned.  FEDCO is a co-op also located in Maine. They have a very entertaining catalog and an incredible business ethic.  At the end of each year they pay dividends on their profits back to their customers!  Who ever thought of doing that!  Supporting your customer with your profit margin…. This is on top of great bulk discounts that they provide when you purchase.   So yes, again on our hero list and we would love for them to become business models for the future.

Happy New Year!

View from our field.

Grazing last summer

Basil Transplants

spring

spring

 

 Looking forward to the 2013 season!   There may be a foot of snow on the ground but we are looking through seed catalogs and planning for this next year.  So exciting !!!
    This is just a reminder that we are offering a 10% discount on shares that are paid in full by January 31.  Your early commitment helps us plan and allows us to take advantage of discounts from our seed suppliers.  In return, we can pass that savings on to you.
  We are also offering a flower share this year.  Every week you will receive gorgeous flowers delivered to your door(Nippenose Valley and in town Williamsport).  Our flowers change throughout the season, are grown without pesticides and are harvested 15 miles from your door rather than 2000 miles away or more!
  Please feel free to share the discount information with any who might be interested.  Although we do not have an official referral incentive, please let us know or have a new customer let us know how they found out about us, and we will gladly make it worth your while with additional produce, lamb or flowers in season.  As always, if you know farmers or chefs you will always have amazing food around you.
  This is a great way to commit to eating incredible, healthy meals in 2013!
   We are offering new drop off points with extended hours– Tuesdays and Fridays- probably 2-6– at the Pajama Factory and probably Lycoming College.  Exact day and time for each place will be decided in April/May, but you can plan on Tuesday and Friday afternoons as are drop off days.
  Please let us know if you have any questions.  Our website has been updated, but we will further update and include pictures from our first season in the next few month or so.
Following is a list of our crops for 2013.

Planned Crop List for 2013:

 

Garlic

Garlic Scapes

Leeks

Onions

Scallions

Shallots

Piricicaba

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Radish

Turnips

Arugula

Collards

Kale

Mizuna

Osaka Purple

Tatsoi

Turnip Greens

Broccoli Raab

Cucumbers-slicing and pickling

Melons

Squash Blossoms

 

 

Summer Squash

Winter Squash

Pumpkin

Beet Greens

Chard

Lettuce Heads

Sorrel

Spinach

Salad Mix

Basil

Cilantro

Chives

Chervil

Dill

Mint

Oregano

Parsley Sage

Thyme

Lavender

Anise Hyssop

Beans

Pea Shoots

Shell Peas

 

 

Sugar Snaps

Snow Peas

Fava Beans

Dry Beans

Beets

Carrots

Eggplant

Peppers

Potatoes

Tomato (Heirloom)

Tomatoes (cherries)

Tomatoes-Paste

Artichokes

Fennel

Sweet Corn

Popcorn

Okra

Celery

Celeriac

Sweet Potato

Ginger

 Thank you so much for your interest and support and we look forward to the 2013 season!
Thank you.
Lara and James