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Monday, October 26, 2015

Share Report, Goodbye Parties and Fall Hours!



Powisset Farm 2015 Share Value Report


Our 2015 farm season ran for 19 weeks, beginning on June 9th and ending on October 17th.  The value of the share distributed at the barn (not including pick-your-own crops) for the full share totaled: $866.05.  The value distributed at the barn (not including the pick-your-own crops) for the small share totaled: $510.76.

That is an average of $46 per week of Powisset veggies for the full share and $27 per week for the small share.  

We compiled our share data by tracking the amount given each week in the share multiplied by the price of each vegetable.  In our report you may see a range or a fraction of a bunch or pound given—this represents when a vegetable was part of a choice—maybe you could choose between kale or swiss chard, we would enter that in our records as distributing a half bunch of each item. 
As you can see, we exceeded the amount that you paid for your share!  Each season, we strive to provide you with the produce that you paid for (this season our share price for TTOR members was $650 for a full share and $400 for a small share).   

Our produce is grown in accordance with all organic standards and growing practices and our prices are set based in comparison to organic and conventional prices at nearby supermarkets, farmers’ markets prices and neighboring CSA prices, also taking into consideration the cost of running our farm.  This season, in response to your feedback, we strove to provide you with a well-rounded bounty each week that would feel plentiful without being overwhelming.   We also continued to offer the small share option, providing you will an opportunity to choose the size of the share that you took home for the season.

One of the things that we were most excited about season was the wide variety that we were able to distribute week after week.  We strove to offer both sizes of shares produce that matched your expectations, along with variety and flexibility to make some choices.  By looking at the share report and the tables each week, I am confident that we provided great value, choice and variety.  

Some of the highlights for us include the consistent distribution of lettuce and carrots throughout the season, a high quantity of broccoli (most peoples’ favorite), plenty of cucumbers and an abundance of tomatoes.  Throughout the season there was a variety of roots and greens to round out the share and we were pleased to offer so many fresh herbs in the share this season!

With every farm season, we learn more about how to streamline our CSA and make it abundant, satisfying, fun and not too overwhelming.  Thank you for your feedback along the way and for helping to shape our CSA year after year.  As usual, please send any helpful feedback our way as we begin the planning for next season to: mlatronica@thetrustees.org

Our report below shows you how much of each item you received during the 2015 season:

CROP
Price per Unit
Units Distributed
Units Distributed in Full Share
$$ Value in Full Share
Units Distributed in Small Share
$$ Value in Small Share

Apples
$1.00
#
5
$5.00
2.5
$2.50
Beets
$2.75
bunches/#
10.5
$28.88
6.50
$17.88
Broccoli
$2.75
#
13
$35.75
8
$22.00
Broccoli raab
$3.00
bunches
1.5
$4.50
1
$3.00
Cabbage
$2.00
Heads
7.50
$15.00
$6.50
$13.00
Carrots
$2.50
#
22.5
$56.25
12.75
$31.88
Cauliflower
$2.00
#
0
$0.00
0
$0.00
celery
$2.25
stalks
.5
$1.13
.5
$1.13
Celeriac
$1.25
#
0
$0.00
0
$0.00
Cucumbers
$1.50
#
17
$25.50
8.50
$12.75
Diakon
$1.50
#
0
$0.00
0
$0.00
Eggplant
$2.25
#
9.5
$21.38
4.75
$10.69
Fennel
$2.25
bunches
1.5
$3.38
1.50
$3.38
green garlic
$3.00
bunches
2
$6.00
1.5
$3.00
Garlic bulbs
$1.50
#
6
$9.00
3
$4.50
garlic scapes
$3.00
dozen
2.25
$6.75
1.25
$3.75
corn
$0.75
ear
21
$15.75
12
$9.00
Cooking Greens (various)
$2.75
bunches
5
$13.75
2
$4.13
tatsoi
$2.75
bunches
1.5
$4.13
1
$2.75
bok choi
$2.75
Heads
4.5
$12.38
3
$8.25
Swiss Chard
$2.75
bunches
8
$22.00
5.25
$14.44
Kale
$2.75
bunches
6.5
$17.88
3.50
$9.63
escarole
$2.75
Heads
2
$5.50
2
$5.50
Salad Greens:






Arugula bunches
$2.75
bunches
6.5
$17.88
5
$13.75
Spinach
$4.00
#
3
$12.00
2.25
$9.00
lettuce mix
$5.00
#
5
$25.00
2.50
$12.50
Lettuce, heads
$2.95
heads
32
$94.40
16
$47.20
Herbs:






Basil
$2.25
bunches
5
$11.25
4.50
$10.13
Cilantro
$2.00
bunches
4
$8.00
3
$6.00
Mixed herb choice (sage/oregano
Cilantro/thyme/ parsley)
$2.00
bunches
7
$14.00
5
$10.00
onions bunches (fresh)
$2.50
bunches
4
$10.00
1.5
$3.75
Kohlrabi
$2.75
bunches
2
$5.50
1.5
$4.13
Leeks
$2.75
bunches
5
$13.75
3
$8.25
Onions
$1.65
#
8
$13.20
4
$6.60
Parsnips
$1.50
#
2
$3.00
1
$1.50
Peppers, mixed Bell/sweet
$2.50
#
14
$35.00
7
$17.50
specialty crops: 
 mixed tomatillos, hot peppers, lunchbox peppers and fairytale eggplant
$2.50
pint
12
$30.00
7
$17.50
Potato
$1.65
#
15
$24.75
8
$13.20
Potato, Sweet
$2.75
#
3
$8.25
2
$5.50
Radishes, red salad & winter radishes
$1.65
bunches
11.5
$18.95
6.5
$10.70
Scallions
$2.25
bunches
10
$22.50
8.25
$18.56
summer squash
$1.50
#
21
$31.50
11.50
$17.25
winter squash
$3.00
pieces
7
$21.00
4
$12.00
Pie pumpkins
$1.50
Mini pumpkins
1
$1.50
1
$1.50
Tomatoes, Slicing
$3.00
#
32
$96.00
17
$51.00
Tomatillo
$2.50
pint
2
$5.00
1
$2.50
salad turnips
$2.75
bunches
9
$24.75
7
$19.25
Turnips, storage
$1.25
#
0
$0.00
0
$0.00
Watermelon
$3.00
piece
2
$6.00
2
$6.00
popcorn
$1.00
each
3
$3.00
2
$2.00







Total Share Value:
(without Pick-Your-Own)


FULL:
$866.05
SMALL:
$510.76



Our Pick-your-own Crops:

This season, many of you visited our pick-your-own fields, week after week.  There were some amazing Saturdays that yielded some of the busiest days of picking that our farm has ever seen!  In the pick-your-own fields this season we offered: bush beans (green/yellow/purple), fava beans, peas, cherry tomatoes, husk cherries, strawberries, raspberries, sunflowers, herbs, chard, kale & flowers!  On average, we offered $8-$15 of pick-your-own crops each week.   We know that you didn’t always make it out to the fields to participate in the pick-your-own part of our CSA, but most of you spent lots of time picking and we are proud to have a CSA that continues to provide the opportunity for you and your friends and family to get your hands dirty, find joy in picking a perfectly ripe raspberry, and bending low to get that last pint of husk cherries.


Say Goodbye with me!!
i'm gonna miss this farm cat!  (and all of you too!)

After nine years, I am saying goodbye to this amazing farm and moving on to my next adventure!  There is lots to celebrate after so many years at this wonderful farm!  Come celebrate with me & our farm community!  November 14th!  party starts at 4pm...till we get tired!  Parade at 6pm!! music and food all night!  here's the link to the party description:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1672182709734686/

Fall Hours!

Yes!! Our farm stand is open all this week during our regular hours! come get your powisset pork, and all the beautiful veggies!!!  And YES!! please sign up for the winter CSA! There are still a few spots left!  to sign up, contact me at: mlatronica@thetrustees.org


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