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Posted 2/22/2013 1:52pm by Jennifer Lamonaca.



 

Dear Member,
 
We are requesting a payment as indicated below.  If we have received your payment in full please disregard this message.

Payment terms:  1st due at sign up, 2nd due Feb 28, and 3rd/final due April 30. 
 
Regular-priced share @ $525: payment in 3 equal installments of $175.

Early birds @ $495: payment in 3 equal installments of $165.

Checks made payable to "Sea Salt CSA"
PO Box 832, Oceanville, NJ 08231 - 
 
Renewing members, please note the change of address!  
 
If you have questions or if you would like to discuss your payment, please let me know.

Thank you for your payment. 

Jen

Posted 10/24/2012 1:03pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
Week 20... 
Last one!  Increase the size of your share and stock up, great prices for organic.  Perhaps you have a freezer full of peppers.  If not, it is not too late!  We still have a good supply of peppers for additional purchase.  Greens too - blanch and freeze escarole and kale for later use in soups and stews.  Also, bulk potatoes - they will keep well in the basement or pantry for awhile.  Cabbage, carrots and celeriac are good storage crops as well, make room in the veggie drawer in the fridge and have these gems around for Thanksgiving, or longer.  Beets will be on the table, but for additional purchase.  We do not have enough to distribute fairly to all therefore we will offer at a discount if interested.  Again, thank you for supporting the CSA this season and we hope to see you (and your friends and family) back next year!
 
Renewals:
Although the renewal sign ups have expired and early bird discount, you may sign up for a share next season until the slots are full.  Information for 2013 and sign up can be found on the website.  Also, check out the End of Season Newsletter for a recap on 2012 including the seafood program.
 
Veggies on the table:
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Potatoes*, Carrots*, Cabbage, Celeriac*, Peppers*, Escarole*, Kale*, Garlic. 
Also Beets and Apples for additional purchase, see below.
 
***Bulk Sales***
Apples, $4/quart
Peppers, $1/lb - bells (green and colored) and red italias
Potatoes, $1/lb - reds
Escarole, $1.50/hd - blanch and freeze for later use in soups
Kale, $1.50/bu
Carrots, $1.50/lb loose w/o greens
Cabbage, $ 1.50/hd red, $2/hd green
Celeriac, $1.50 ea
Beets, $1/pint
 
Seafood share: 
Canned clam products, LaMonica Fine Foods, Millville NJ - we have extras for additional purchase.
For the share, you will receive clam chowder (1 51 oz can), chopped clams (2 29 oz cans) and clam sauce (2 10.5 oz cans).
 
Clam Chowder, $6
Chopped Clams, $6.50
Clam Sauce, $ 3.50


See you on the Farm!  
Posted 10/19/2012 8:51pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
Click here for the End of Season Fall Newsletter. 


Also, renew your share for next season by Saturday and get the Early Bird discount.  After Saturday, memberships will open to the waiting list and new members.  You may sign up for a share at any point from now until closed, but we can not predict how quickly the available slots will fill.  We are expanding the program to accomidate the growing interest.
 
From all of us at B&B Farms, we thank you for supporting the CSA!
Posted 10/19/2012 9:36am by Jennifer Lamonaca.
Week 19, and 1 more to go!
Veggies:
Cabbage (red and green, your choice), Carrots*, Escarole*, Bok choy, Peppers* (sweet colored bells and red italias), Potatoes, Cauliflower/Broccoli (your choice).  New this week, Celeriac (also known as celery root).
 
***Bulk Sales***
Apples, 5 for $4, sold by the quart
Griggstown products: (sausages sold out for the season), but we have gourmet hot pockets - Spinach/Feta, and Chicken/Sundried tomato/Fennel
Carrots, $2.50/bu
Escarole, $1.50/hd
Peppers, $1/lb
Potatoes, $1/lb
 
Renewals:

A reminder to current members, CSA membership sign up for the 2013 season is in progress and you will have until Saturday October 20(CSA Week 19) to decide if you would like to secure a slot for next season.  After this date, the renewal sign up period will expire and memberships will open to the waiting list and new members.  Discounts* apply for early bird sign ups and payments received in full!  For current/renewing members, if you sign up and make a payment before/on October 20, receive the early bird discount, $30 off the total cost of a share.  For renewals after this date and new memberships, if you pay for the season IN FULL, receive a $30 discount.

Sign ups will remain open until the slots are full, and are first come first serve.  You may sign up for a share at any point from now until closed, but we can not predict when that will be as the waiting list has grown over the season and new members are eager to join. To our current members, we do appreciate your business and continued support, and as a thank you we extend an early bird discount to those renewing.  A CSA membership is an investment in your farm and community.Local farms need your support to keep the agricultural landscape thriving!
 
*Discounts cannot be combined.  Discounts apply to vegetables shares only.  Seafood shares will be sold separately.  We will keep members updated via emails and the website as we evaluate this pilot program.

See you on the Farm.
Posted 10/10/2012 2:08pm by Jennifer LaMonaca.
Week 18, and 2 more to go!
On the table in Farm Shop...
 
Veggies:
Carrots, Cabbage (choose red or green), Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, Potatoes (reds), Sweet potatoes, Garlic, Winter Squash (choose from Butternut, Acorn and others).
Greens - Lettuce, Kale, Escarole (game time decision) and Bok choy.
 
Cauliflower will be a mix and match item this week with the Broccoli.  We do not have enough cauliflower to offer it to everyone as we are waiting for the next round of this crop to head up.  Therefore you can choose to take it or not.  If you just want the broccoli, we have plenty.  If you choose cauliflower, there is a 1 head limit.  Thanks! 
 
***Bulk Sales***
Apples, Jersey Fresh! $4/quart, 5 apples/per quart (apx .80/lb)
Potatoes (reds), $1/lb
Peppers, sweet, $1/lb
Kale, $1.50/bu
 
Seafood on Saturday: 
Oysters!  1 more to go.  I like to steam open (scrub them first to remove grit).  To steam on the grill, use a big pan and arrange oysters in a single layer or 2, close the grill and steam for a few minutes until just opened.  Once open, pull off the shell so that you are left holding the shell with the oyster, try to retain the liquid, lots of flavor.  Scrape the oyster from the shell to loosen and use the same shell for serving.  Add a little Tabasco and lemon juice and enjoy.  I could eat the whole share myself! 
 
Renewals:
Currently, CSA membership sign up for the 2013 season is open to current members.  The renewal sign up period is in progress and you will have until Saturday October 20 (CSA Week 19) to decide if you would like to secure a slot for next season.  After this date, the renewal sign up period will expire and memberships will open to the waiting list and new members.  Discounts* apply for early bird sign ups and payments received in full!  For current/renewing members, if you sign up and make a payment before/on October 20, receive the early bird discount, $30 off the total cost of a share.  For renewals after this date and new memberships, if you pay for the season IN FULL, receive a $30 discount.  For details and sign up, please go to the website Sign Up page. Check out links to "Why Our CSA?!", 2013 Share Info and our Renewal Newsletter.  Any further questions, we will be happy to discuss in Farm Shop, or send us an email.
 
See you on the Farm.
Posted 10/4/2012 9:36am by Jennifer LaMonaca.
On the table in Farm Shop...
 
APPLES!  Jersey Fresh!  5 for $4.  Great value and quality.  We have a mix of varieties - winesap, crispen, red and golden delicious.
 
CSA Week 17 Veggies:
Broccoli*, Cauliflower, Sweet potatoes*, Potatoes* (white), Peppers* - mix and match varieties (Sweet Red Italias and Colored Bells), Garlic.
Greens - Lettuce, Kale*, Asian mix (good raw in salads and on sandwiches; or cooked in a quiche).
Winter squash - your choice (butternut, acorn, pumpkin, delicata, buttercup).  Uses - stuff and bake, pies, breads, soups, risotto.
 
***Bulk Sales***:
Broccoli, $1.50/lb
Peppers, $1/lb
Kale, $1.50/bu
Potatoes, sweets and whites, $1/lb
 
See you on the Farm.
Posted 9/27/2012 9:27am by Jennifer LaMonaca.
CSA Week 16
Veggies:
Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, Winter Squash (Butternut), Potatoes (Reds), Garlic, Leeks or Onions - your choice, Peppers, Eggplant.
Greens: Lettuce and Greens mix (Tatsoi, Mizuna, Red Kale).
 
Seafood:
Swordfish, more information to follow.
 
Renewals:
 
See you on the Farm.
Posted 9/20/2012 10:32am by Jennifer LaMonaca.
CSA WEEK 15:
On the table in Farm Shop...
Broccoli, Sweet Potatoes, White Potatoes, Winter Squash (Delicata), Garlic, Onions, Tomatoes
Mix and Match -  Peppers (Sweet Red Italia, Colored Bells) and Eggplant
Greens:  Lettuce (red leaf), Kale (toscano), Asian mix -  use raw or cooked
 
Flowers:  Due to weather over the course of the season, our flowers are no more.  We will miss them and look forward to next season. 
 
Bulk Produce and Sales:
Peppers, $1/lb
Eggplant, $1 ea
Potatoes, white, $1/lb
 
Also, Griggstown Farms products:
Chicken Sausage (Granny Smith Apple, and Spinach/Feta), $6.50/package
Gourmet Hot Pockets (Spinach/Feta, and Chicken/Sun dried Tomato), $7/package
 
Farm Tip: Pasta with Greens and Sausage.  Add Asian greens mix to cooked sausage and wilt down. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss with penne pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
 
See you on the Farm,
Jen
Posted 9/14/2012 3:24pm by Jennifer Lamonaca.
CSA Week14 Veggies: 
Beans mix (greens, yellows and purple streaked), Potatoes (whites), Leeks, Garlic, Kale, Winter Squash (Delicata), Tomatoes (maybe 1 more week), Peppers (sweet Italians, great for roasting!), Herbs (Parsley, Dill).  Also mix and match Peppers (bells - greens and colors) and Eggplant (Italian).  For hot peppers, please just take what you need, thanks!  Check out the website for recipes, tips and preserving the harvest.
 
Bulk Sales:
Peppers, sweet Italians and colored bells, $1/lb
Eggplant, Italian, $1 ea
Eggplant, Asian, .50 ea
Potatoes, $1/lb Kale, $2/bu (or 5 stems)
 
Farm Update cont... On our Farm, we are committed to ensuring farm fresh produce on the table in Farm Shop every week throughout the season and plan to harvest through October.  As valued customers and supporters of the program, it is important to us to keep our members updated on their CSA investment.  We added an entry to the blog last week, check it out for more information on our crops if you have not had a chance to read it.  In addition to last week's posting, on the positive side, we are digging sweet potatoes!  Look for them in the next 2 weeks, along with broccoli.  Also, coming up, back to greens!  With the cooler temperatures, we should have a nice selection of stir fry mix, lettuce, broccoli rabe and escarole soon.
 
Seafood shares:
On Saturday look for Scallops!
 
Here's to dry skies and pleasant weather!  See you on the Farm.
Jen
Posted 9/14/2012 3:20pm by Jennifer Lamonaca.
CSA Week 13:
On the Table in Farm Shop...
Spaghetti squash, Tomatoes (slicers and plums), Kale, Beans, Potaotes, Peppers, Eggplant, Garlic, Scallions.
 
Also, visit the blog for a crop update.  Read on for details.
 
See you on the Farm.
Jen