Greetings and Happy Holiday!
It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t shown you what the Parker Family Farm email list looks like. So along with the follow-up tutorial on field tomato trellising and some photos of the plethora of vegetables coming out of the garden, I’ve included a sample of the weekly email that we send to our customers.
Each week our members receive an email from us which lists what we have available from the garden, the root cellar, and/or from the hens. I’ve pasted a copy of the email from last week below. As you can see, it also includes all the information our customers need to remember when picking up and ordering (I’ve deleted the pick-up addresses for obvious reasons). Also note that our members receive discounts on some items. As I discussed in earlier posts, it is a huge advantage to have members prepay for their shares (one of the major advantages to the CSA model!) and these discounts are a way of saying thank you. It’s really easy for our members to order. They just respond to the email with a list of the items they would like and we take it from there.
Hello, any orders are due by Tuesday at 8pm. Thank you for your participation in our local food web.
- Bangor – Union Street. Anytime after 3pm Friday. Produce will be in a bag with your name on it in a cooler.
- Bangor – Maple Street. Anytime after 3:15 pm Friday. Produce will be in a bag with your name on it in a cooler on the porch.
- Central Street Farmhouse – Central Street (directly across from Bagel Central in downtown Bangor). Coolers will be available on Friday, anytime between 3:30pm and 6pm when the store closes (and doors are locked – no late pickups). Please be sure to pick-up within this time frame.
- Hampden – Hampden Farmer’s Market at the Town Office in Hampden. Produce will be available for pick-up Fridays from 2-6 pm. Any produce not picked up will need to be picked up at the farm in Newport the following day..
Please be sure when ordering to include your pick-up location so we can have your produce at the right spot.