FDC FRESH IDEAS
By Julie Pottier-Brown, Operations Manager
Its coming, its coming - spring is here! And our opening day is around the corner (June 11th if you are a Tuesday member, June 13th if you are a Thursday member). If you are a Chef Share member, you will pick up two plants on opening day which counts for two of the eleven deliveries. We will hold off on cheese and bread until week two, because there is only so much we can handle on opening day! Bread will continue every week until the final week and cheese will come approximately every other week. Thursday members please make note - there will be NO pick up on the 4th of July. We will shorten the pick ups to 19 weeks instead of 20 and adjust the spending accordingly, meaning you will still get your money's worth.
We are talking about having a short season for a flower share in August and September. I have been in conversation with Melissa Glorieux of Aster B flower farm in Essex, MA. We will unveil the details (price and length of season) after the hub-bub of June has died down.
A bit early to be mentioning this, but if you are new, it is good information, whenever we have produce available at the pick up location, you may also order it in bulk by emailing Julie at email@example.com. I mention this now because the bulk strawberry opportunity comes very very quickly, so I want to put the idea into your head. Some folks are ready to can, jam or freeze, others think a little to long and miss the season. As a matter of course, as soon as you know you will want to put up rhubarb, pickles, English or snap peas, blackberries, gooseberries, etc. email me, and I create a special folder, and check it weekly during the season to see if I can satisfy those requests.
Photo by Michael Wade, Melrose Depot
We are busy getting our depots in a row with staff meetings, learning how to accept credit cards and SNAP, interviewing, teaching, organizing, entering data, repairing tents, scales and more.
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Looking forward to meeting you all or seeing you again,