FDC FRESH IDEAS
By Julie Pottier-Brown, Operations Manager
Welcome and welcome back. At this writing I am unsure if strawberries will be ready, if they will be organic, and whether they will be offered as pints, quarts or both. I know we are getting rhubarb for the fruit shares. How much rhubarb covers 1 pound each for all fruit shares? 385 pounds. For Thursday members we need an additional 319 pounds, plus approximately 50 pounds each day for bulk orders. This makes a total of 804 pounds of rhubarb!
Please check in at the administration tent before going over to get your share. If you have a bulk order of rhubarb, check in with the auxiliary or regular coordinator. If possible, try to identify and introduce yourself to your coordinator, though the first few weeks can be a bit crazy.
New this year, volunteers have natural, organic, cotton aprons with the FDC logo on them to identify themselves. Shares will be small this week but remember to bring bags, boxes or baskets to keep your shares from squishing. The Chef Share this week is 2 live plants and here after will be fresh bouquets, vinegars, dried herbs and herb salts. You may add the Chef Share on the spot if you wish. The Herb Farmacy will send extra herbs, both perennial and annual, for that reason. Bread and Cheese Shares will start next week. We will not be buying extra loaves of bread to sell at each depot this year, so if you counted on the extra loaves that were available last year, please consider ordering a share for this season instead.
This column is meant to inform you of what is happening on the farms, updates about the shares, let you know about potential bulk orders, interesting tidbits or musings of this yoga-loving manager.
In the vegetable share, we are getting broccoli, lettuce and hakurei salad turnips for all veggie shares. A few more items will be available as a choice.
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