Happy Spring! After a long winter, we are thrilled to see the insects buzzing in the orchard, and the spring flowers (purple violets) leaping up from the ground. Like most places around the Province this year, the orchard is late awakening from its winter slumber. The buds aren’t even open yet, but we’re ready to start accepting members for the 2017 season of the Tinka Orchard CSA.
As we attempt to increase safety for all of us working in the orchard, we have had to lower many of the trees to prevent ladder falls. In the long run, this will make the orchard safer and easier to work as fruit will be lower and more easily accessible. As a result though, this year the yield from the orchard will be lower, and we have reduced the number of shares we will be offering in the CSA to 30 (down from 40 last year). As usual, returning members will have first opportunity to purchase shares. Anyone still interested after shares are allocated will be added to a list of folks to be notified if we have additional fruit available for purchase. Sign up early to guarantee your spot!
As far as shares go, we are adding an “apple lovers” share this year, consisting of 25 lbs plums, and 75 lbs of mixed apples and pears.
Details are on the How Does It Work? page. Returning members from last season will have priority until June 1, 2017
Once you’re ready to sign up, you can do so here.
To secure your share, please send payment as detailed at the completion of the form. Once we receive and process your payment, we will send you an email confirmation.
Thank you and we look forward to having you on board for the 2017 season!
-Farmer Al, Kristi, and Jana