CSA Harvest Starts

Attention CSA Members!  It's about time... Save the date!  We will start harvesting on June 17th for you CSA shares.  Please check your email inboxes for details and information on claiming your CSA shares.  

Please don't forget to join our exclusive CSA Member group page on Facebook where you can find recipe ideas and other tips about the fresh veggies you will be receiving from our farm.  The link to the Facebook page will be sent to you via email.. 

With the fresh certified organic produce you will receive from our farm and a good farmer-member communication, it will make the CSA experience great.  So please don't hesitate to contact us or send us an email about any CSA concerns.

 

June Newsletter

What’s happening …
(Photos available if viewed on a web browser via this link)

We recently had our CSA farm tour this year and it was a great turn out! The quick moving shower the morning of gave us a breezy sunny perfect day.  It was so nice to see familiar faces and new ones.  Thanks to all our CSA members who were able to come meet us at the farm, for you were able to see where your fresh produce is coming from and learn what it entails to grow it.  

And to our CSA members who weren't able to make it, we thank you the same for supporting our farm by being part of our CSA program. We hope that those who had previous engagements this year will be able to make it to our next annual farm tour.  

We hope everyone had a great and informative experience about us, our farm and farming practices.   (To view photos, view our newsletter in your web browser here)

At the end of our Farm tour, Mr. Rex Farr of The Farrm  graced us with his presence and a surprise wine tasting of his Reserve and Rose' blends from his certified organic vineyard.  What a treat!

Attention CSA Members

Our CSA membership is FULL for the season.  Thank you so much for all who joined!  Your vegetables are still growing and we just need a couple more warm days till it's ready for harvest.  We will be sending out a separate (and exclusive) email to all our CSA Members on when we will start harvesting and distributing your shares.   We will start harvesting probably, a week or 2 more depends on how the weather is. Please make sure all balances in your account is paid to received your shares.  Please contact us via email for any questions.  Also, please make sure that you are receiving our emails and it's not going to your spam folders.  
 

National Eat Your Vegetable Day


June 17th is National Eat Your Vegetables Day.  Although most of us eat vegetables everyday, let's all encourage everyone to try to get into eating more fresh organic veggies. Most of you already made the first step by joining our CSA Program, which will introduced you on having vegetables in your daily meals. Let's promote to our friends and families that eating fresh, knowing what's in season, and opting for organic would not only help us be healthy but also helps our environment be more sustainable.  
For those who weren't able to join our CSA Program, find us at our participating Farmer's Markets where you can get our fresh, organic, in-season produce.   

We are hiring!
We are still accepting applications for Harvest Crew.  Do you live locally from our Calverton Farm?Would you like to be part of our team this season?  Contact us immediately!  Experience is not necessary but a plus!  This is a part-time job opportunity from June to November.  Send us your resume with contact information at farmer@naturalearthfarmsny.com. 

Find us at a Farmer's Market:
Watch out for our announcement on Facebook when you can start finding us at local Farmer's Market this season.

June 19 is Father's Day! Happy Father's Day!

May 2017 Newsletter

WHAT'S HAPPENING...
We have started transplanting out in the field only to be graced with a couple of days of rain.  Rain is a good thing but it also made the field so soaked that we have to wait until our tractor can run thru without sinking in the middle of the field.

The rain held us back from field work but kept us busy for more greenhouse transplanting and seeding.  We transplanted tomatoes, peppers and eggplants in bigger cell trays and sowed a couple more seeds: zucchini, cucumbers, melons, more beets, tomatoes and a variety of greens.  There’s more to seed and plant in the next couple of days...

CSA MEMBERSHIP
Our CSA membership is almost full but there’s a few more spots left in some of our pick-up sites.  So if you want to join our CSA program this season, now is the time.  Click here to sign-up
Please make sure that you received your CSA membership confirmation email.  Contact us if you did not get the email and for other questions.
If you have already joined, please make sure you send in your membership balance by the due date indicated in your confirmation email.   

FARM TOUR
Stay tuned for our invitation to this year's Meet the Farmer and Farm Tour event.  This is an exclusive event only for our CSA Members.  So we can meet you before the busy harvest and distribution starts.  You will be able to know who is growing your food, where it's coming from and how it's grown.

MAY IS NATIONAL STROKE AWARENESS MONTH
(www.strokeassociationg.org)
Did you know that most strokes are preventable?  Making sure that you have a normal blood pressure reduces the risk of a stroke.  Healthy life choices maintains a healthy living.  A healthy diet, healthy weight, physical activity, no smoking and limited alcohol helps prevent stroke. 
Eat a better diet with more fruits and vegetables, and less salt intake.  Watch the saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and excess calories.  Be more active, at least 30 minutes a day of recommended activity helps, this includes simple walking.   
Go with fresh produce as much as possible.   Take advantage of the upcoming harvest season when you can get locally grown produce directly from us, your farmer.  Join our Organic Vegetable and Fruit Share Program or support us at our local participating Farmer's Markets where you can get the freshest organic produce grown here in Long Island. 
  

 

OTHER NEWS

  • We are still accepting applications for Harvest Crew.  Do you live locally from our Calverton Farm? Would you like to be part of our team this season?  Contact us immediately!  Experience is not necessary but a plus!  This is a part-time job opportunity from June to November.  Send us your resume with contact information at farmer@naturalearthfarmsny.com
  • Watch out for our announcement on Facebook when you can start finding us at the local Farmer's Market this season.
  • We found some kale growing out in the field from last Fall, so we made ourselves some lunch.  Click here for recipe...