Hello from Reimann Family Farm!

Winter is the season of making plans, and we have been doing some thinking and talking this winter here at Reimann Family Farm.  With mixed feelings, we have decided to mostly take a sabbatical this year.  We will only be taking-on a handful of CSA members who can pick up their box at the farm in St. Francis.

In lieu of doing the usual bigger CSA this year, we hope to focus on longer-term farm projects like orchard planning and building up even more fertility in our very sandy soil.  We are also looking forward to re-stocking our own pantries and freezers, and to taking more time to enjoy cooking with all these amazing fresh veggies we are growing!

To our Anoka and Minneapolis members, we will miss you and our weekly visits this year!  We sincerely thank you for your past support, especially to those of you who have been with us all five years.

We hope that you will keep us in mind for CSA membership during the summer of 2012 and beyond.

***If you are interested in 2011 on-farm weekly vegetable pick-up, please let us know in a comment on this post.  We will finalize the details of price and pick-up times very soon.***

If you are interested in trying a different CSA for this summer, 2011, the Land Stewardship Project has a very helpful CSA directory and map.  The map is perhaps the most useful part, since you can zoom in to where you live and look for the closest farms and drop-off sites.

The website is:
http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/csa.html

Also, this link provides some resources to find the farmers’ markets in your area:
http://www.landstewardshipproject.org/farmers_markets.html

Sincerely, and with many thanks for your support and interest in our family farm,
Chris,
on behalf of everyone at Reimann Family Farm:
Vangie, Darwin, Carol,
and our 11 chickens.

PS: I made the following video last fall while we were putting everything away.  After the season ended we let the chickens loose to scratch around in the garden as they wanted; I was trying to record our rooster who has never quite figured out how to do the whole “cocka-doodle-doooo!”  Instead, he goes, “cocka-doodle-ertch,” and it makes me chuckle every time.  My niece Alyssa makes a poignant cameo at the end.

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