Maysie's FarmMaysie's Farm Newsletter: Fresh from the Fields
December 2007

December 5, 2007

Just a reminder that this Friday, December 7, from 5pm-9pm, the Exton store Ten Thousand Villages will host a Community Shopping Night to benefit Maysie's Farm Conservation Center. Ten Thousand Villages stocks a variety of unique crafts from around the world. Come out and enjoy complimentary wine and cheese as well as fair-trade coffee and chocolate while you take care of some holiday shopping! Mention Maysie's Farm, and we will receive a percentage of your sale. Ten Thousand Villages is located at Main Street, Rt. 100, Exton (near Pier 1 and the State Store). We hope to see you there!

If you're like me, you're going through withdrawal from receiving your weekly supply of high quality vegetables from the CSA. Supermarket produce just isn't the same! Remember that you can still order all of Ben's products from our website (including chicken and eggs) for Friday pick up at the farm, and the Alaskan salmon is stocked in our barn freezer. Even without vegetables, it's still worth the trip!

Here's an interesting tidbit:

The word "locavore" has received the esteemed honor of being the New Oxford American Dictionary 2007 Word of the Year. The word is defined as "a person who endeavors to eat only locally produced food." It was coined about two years ago by four San Francisco women who popularized the idea of the 100-mile diet.

Happy Holidays, you locavores!!

~ Colleen

CSA memberships for the 2007 season are going fast! Spread the word about Maysie's Farm to anyone you think may be interested in joining, and register BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!

Wish List
Looking to get rid of any of the following items? Maysie's Farm will put them to good use! The first three needs are for our new "office," which is (still) under construction in the old "staff room":

• Wooden file cabinets
• Small electric range/oven
• Sink base, under-counter cabinets, wall cabinets and a short length of countertop material
• Picnic table(s)
• Large outdoor canopy
• Solar powered walkway lights (ideally to match the two donated by Martha Thomae)
• Straw bale chopper (for mulching large areas)
• Assistance building a bio-diesel production system or a compost tea brewing system
• Diesel station wagon or delivery vehicle for use as our produce hauler (for the Farmers Market and our Farm and School partnership) that we could run on bio-diesel or vegetable oil
• Housing for potential Farm Manager
Please contact Sam at (610) 458-8129 if you can donate any of these items.

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