12th CSA Harvest – Pears – Auction update

August 23rd, 2006

This week we are harvesting:

a few Red Tomatoes
more Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry tomatoes
Summer Squash
The Wednesday group will be receiving chard and the Saturday group will receive chard next week due to the lack of rain.
And in the pick your own you can still find plenty of fresh herbs, hot peppers and flowers to cut.

Next week we will have ripened Bartlett Pears for the CSA. These pears were offered to us by our neighbors Paul and Mary Majewski who live in Clarksburg. The growers and I were at their home harvesting these pears on Monday- we will allow them to ripen in the barn before offering them to the CSA. It is possible that the Saturday group will receive pears this week- we will have to wait and see. This was a great activity for the growers and for Paul who has never seen his two pear trees picked so quickly! By the way- the pears have not been sprayed at all – which is self evident due to some of the scaring etc. We are delighted to offer these pears to you!

As an additional update on the annual dinner for those of you who may want to think ahead about spending your vacation dollars in a way that will benefit Red Wiggler…
Keys to a Fantastic, Fenwick Island, DE Beach House for a much needed getaway!
Win the keys to a romantic or much-needed, restful getaway weekend! Not too far away, this Fenwick Island, DE Beach Home offers 6-8 bedrooms, large kitchen and family room, and is located right on the beach!

• Must be reserved for use in the fall, winter, or early spring.
• Home must be reserved early to insure availability.
• Home must also be used between September 2006 and May 2007. Reservations will not be extended past May 2007.

Market Value: $3,000
Starting Bid: $400

One week at rustic log home in Deep Creek, MD
The Log Cabin house is approximately 4 years old. It is located one house above beautiful Deep Creek Lake. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, family room, tv or rec room, fireplace and outside hot tub. The family has reserved the winter and summer months for their own use. Deep Creek is a lovely spot for hiking, biking and enjoying the change of seasons.

• The home will only be available for reservation to the highest bidder in the Fall of 2006 or the Spring of 2007.
• Home must be reserved early to insure availability.
• Home must be used in the Fall of 2006 or the Spring of 2007. Offer expires Fall of 2007.

Market Value: $1,200
Starting Bid: $150

Finally- we hope many of you will be able to attend the Annual Supper this year. It is a real celebration of the season and a chance for our supporting community to get together. For more info about the dinner click here
Thanks- Woody