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6/19/14 Newsletter

posted Jun 19, 2014, 9:07 AM by Trogg's Hollow   [ updated Jun 19, 2014, 9:07 AM ]
Well here we are - the first week of shares! Let me start by apologizing for the delay in this week’s newsletter. Our truck got stuck in the mud out in the field - and after hours of trying to get it out, it’s still stuck. As a result, we will not be at the Elgin Market tomorrow, except to deliver CSA shares. We’re really sorry about that, but things happen.

By now all shareholders should have their drop schedules. If you have any questions please let us know! The thing to remember is that shares start TODAY, THIS THURSDAY, JUNE 19. Not all of the half-shares will start this week though, so make sure you know if this is your start week.

Things to remember - pick up your food!Please bring your own bags to fill, and leave the bins behind. It’s one less thing to keep track of, and we don’t have to keep buying new bins. Also, pick up your shares before 8PM if you’re picking up at someone’s house. Elgin, for you we’re in town until 7PM. As the number of shareholders increases (thank you!) it becomes harder for us to keep track of who did or didn’t collect their shares, so please mark it down and remember and don’t make us call you. Any unclaimed food will be taken by the drop site hosts to do with as they please. So write it on a calendar, program a reminder into your phone, put a post-it on your forehead. Come get your food!

That should cover the basics, and as I mentioned, you will all receive emails. BUT READ THIS NEWSLETTER EVERY WEEK!!! It contains important information, including a list of (and links to images) of what’s in your bin, and recipes.

On to on-farm news -  check out our new sign! 

Speaking of farm events - the next event is THIS WEEKEND! -  our Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21. Elgin’s own  Be Clean All Natural Soap  will be there, as well as Tiffany McAllister from Macs Marinara, who will be doing a pickling demo. 

And farmer’s markets continue. As I mentioned, we won’t have a booth at the Elgin Harvest Market on this week, but we’ll be at the Huntley Farmers Market on Saturday from 8-1. 

I will put a different bug in your brain though - another month and we’ll be talking Southern Illinois peaches! Yes, it’s almost time, and we’ll be taking pre-orders soon.

Finally, we want to welcome our newest farm family member, Christopher. He specifically told me he loves it when people honk when they drive past while he’s working out in the field.

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