Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pick-up as Usual on July 4th!

We will be running our CSA as usual on this coming Saturday, 7/4. If you will be out of town, feel free to have a friend, family member, etc. pick up your produce for you. We can also donate your bag to a food pantry in Buffalo or Rochester. If you would like to donate your produce, please let us know by Wednesday, 7/1. Enjoy the holiday!

If you split a share with a friend, please only take one bag of produce from your pick-up site. You can split it between yourselves as you wish!

We hope everyone enjoyed the first week of produce!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

In The Bag: June 27

Red Oak Leaf Lettuce
Boston Lettuce
Romaine Lettuce
Swiss Chard (red or yellow)
Bunched Sweet Green Onions

More variety is on the way! Hoping we don't get any damaging hail in the storm that's coming through...
Looking forward to seeing Buffalo and local members on Saturday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Starting Date: June 27!

Our CSA will begin Saturday, June 27. Postcards with group and coordinator information are being sent out tomorrow. We're so excited for the season to begin!

It is not too late to sign up for a share! If you are interested in joining, please call the farm at 585-757-6823 or email us at porterfarmscsa@gmail.com. We will continue to accept new members throughout the season at a pro-rated price.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The Feel-Rite (Group H) drop-off site in Buffalo has gotten too big!! Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept new members at this site--we've overgrown our capacity at this store! However, we have been able to start three new groups in the Buffalo area-- Akron (Group O, located on Crittenden Rd), Clarence Center (Group N, located on Long St), and Depew/Cheektowaga (Group M, located at Como Park). If anyone would like to switch to one of these groups, please call the farm or email us to let us know.

The Auburn Ave (Group A) drop-off site has also just about reached capacity. Fortunately, a member has volunteered her home as a drop-off site just around the corner on Lexington Ave (Group L). We're working to split the Auburn Ave group up a little, and are still accepting new members to either location.

Sorry to keep everyone waiting to hear about the start date of our program, but we're really struggling to get things growing here on the farm! Everything was planted according to schedule, but the cool night temperatures are not encouraging the veggies to grow at all! Post cards and emails will be sent soon, we promise!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Postcards, Farm News, etc.

We still do not know when we will start our 2009 season. Postcards have NOT been mailed yet. These postcards, which will tell you the starting date and give you the contact information for your site coordinator, will be mailed once we know when we will start.

Today we transplanted cucumbers and watermelon. Cantaloupe and zucchini were transplanted last week. We're hoping the heat that is expected in WNY over the next few days will speed up the growth of our crops!! The cool weather at night has really slowed them down.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CSA 2009 Starting Date

We do not yet know when we will start our program this summer. It has been extremely dry at the farm, and we have finally received some rain! Hopefully this will help our crops grow a little faster!

We will be mailing out postcards shortly! These postcards will tell you the starting date and also the contact information of your group coordinators.

Thank you to everyone who responded about splitting up Group H. We are working towards establishing these new groups. If you are in Group H and did not receive an email, it is because we do not have your email address. Please email us and let us know! Thanks!