Maysie's FarmMaysie's Farm Newsletter: Fresh from the Fields
March 2008

March 13, 2008

Ben Stoltzfus will not be delivering to Maysie's Farm next week, March 21, because of Easter. Because of that, he will be accepting orders for THIS FRIDAY (March 14) up until 6:00pm Thursday. You can order through our website,, or by calling Ben at 717-768-3437 and leaving a message. After this week, orders to Ben have to be received BY 5:00PM on WEDNESDAY. Orders coming in after that will be subject to a $5 surcharge.

We are making arrangements for adding even more cooperative marketing partners this year - organic breads from Sweetwater Bakery, artisanal raw milk cheeses from Birchrun Hills Farm, and perhaps award-winning wine from J. Maki Winery. We'll hopefully be using the "office" next to the barn for these products as we are outgrowing the barn distribution area! We hope that you take advantage of this convenience to support the other local, sustainable farmers in our area!

If you haven't already, please try to get your 2008 membership form in as soon as possible. Some dates to keep in mind:

Tuesday, May 27 at 7pm - New Member orientation
Friday, May 30 noon-6pm - First FRIDAY pick up
Monday, June 2 1-7pm - First MONDAY pick up
Friday, June 20 at 6pm - Summer Solstice Potluck Dinner

Spring is coming...there are trays of seedlings in the greenhouse, some beds have been plowed and composted, there's the faintest hint of green in the hedgerows...

See you (soon) at the farm!

~ 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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