Sunday, May 31, 2009

2009 Season, Week Two

May 30, 2009 newsletter

This week's harvest:

lettuce -- "Buttercrunch" &/or "Deer Tongue"
orach -- "Mountain Spinach"
salad turnips
swiss chard
garlic "pigtails"

This week's news:

First off, just in case any of you are looking for a getaway in the country, we wanted to mention that we listed the house that was part of the "new farm" purchase last spring. We are asking $25k for the 2 bedroom, 1 bath house on one acre. It has 2 mature apple trees, big shade trees, room for a small garden, spring water, & is within walking distance to our gardens & pastures! Let us know if interested.

On the farm this week we hosted two extra helpers from So. Illinois, a woman and her 14-year old daughter. They have great positive energy & the daughter seems to share Ira's enthusiasm for exploring the creeks & catching critters. We hope it works out that the can come for many more visits throughout the summer!

Even though it rained practically every day this week, it never amounted to much so we were still able to get lots done in the garden. Many more transplants were set & all of those seeds that were planted last week are up & growing!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

2009 Season, Week One

May 23, 2009 newsletter

This week's harvest:

"Cracoviensis" lettuce
salad turnips
green garlic

This week's news:

Welcome to another season with Bugtussle Farm CSA! For some of you, this is the beginning of your eighth season with us! For others, this will be your first CSA experience so we hope you thoroughly enjoy it!

The spring season thus far has been remarkably cool & wet. We've found it challenging to find big enough windows of dry weather to get the gardens planted! We certainly had to seize the opportunity when it arose! This past week was a different story however! Crystal clear blue skies for days in a row made this a very busy week! In addition to cultivating all the crops already growing in the garden -- like potatoes, zucchini, squash, chard, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, peas, orach, beans, beets, etc. -- we also planted corn, more beans, okra (yes, Bruce, okra -- 400' of it!), most of our main season tomatoes, & edamame. If we can make it back to the farm today before it rains, we hope to set basil, cilantro, & swiss chard transplants! The spring season may have started a little slow but it looks like we're in for an abundant summer!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Email delivery problems

It sounds like some people have been having problems with email from our farmers being treated as spam, especially folks using Comcast and Hotmail. If you add to your address book, I believe that may help solve the problem.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1st Delivery this Saturday!

Hooray! Just received this email from our wonderful farmers and am posting it here in case anyone's email slips through the cracks:

Well, the time has finally arrived! The first delivery of the Bugtussle Farm Harvest Share Season will be this Saturday, May 23. Please come to the Friends Meetinghouse in Nashville between 7 and 11 am to pick up your first share of 20! We are eager to see each and every one of you.

Please confirm receipt of this email and let us know for sure whether we will see you on Saturday. For all other communications or questions, please call the farm directly at 270-457-BUGS (2847). Please also visit our website at for more information on our farm.

For those of you not yet signed up, for the first time ever, we are starting the season with a few shares still available. The reservation form is attached if you still want to sign up.

See you soon,
Eric, Cher, Ira and Opal

The meetinghouse is on the west side of 26th Avenue North just 2 blocks north of Charlotte Avenue (on the Southwest corner at the intersection of 26th Avenue North and Torbett Street).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

1st Delivery NOT this Saturday

Looks like the first delivery this season will be on the 23rd or 30th. Stay tuned for details...

Hello Everyone,

We just wanted to confirm that the first delivery of the Bugtussle Farm 2009 Harvest Shares will NOT be this weekend. At this point, we are aiming for the 23rd, but we will confirm with you by early next week as to whether it will be the 23rd or 30th.

If you have questions, please phone the farm directly at 270-457-BUGS (2847).

Be well,
Eric, Cher, Ira & Opal

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Belated Eggs Confirmation

Sorry! Wasn't able to get this email from Cher and Eric up last night. They're on for delivering eggs today and will be bringing extras so head on over even if you didn't call. There's their email from yesterday:

Thanks, everyone, for your responses. We have enough requests for eggs to make a trip to Nashville! If you did not confirm, please stop by as we will have extras.

Just a reminder of the details: Nashville Friends Meetinghouse. The meetinghouse is on the west side of 26th Avenue North just 2 blocks north of Charlotte Avenue (on the Southwest corner at the intersection of 26th Avenue North and Torbett Street).

10-12 tomorrow (Saturday, May 9)
1-4 dozen: $4.50/doz
5 or more dozen: $4/doz

Please note that, because we do not remove our eggs' protective shell coating, our eggs will keep in your refrigerator for several months and this can be lengthened if you have a high humidity drawer.

See you tomorrow, Eric & Cher & Ira & Opal
Please phone the farm directly with any questions: 270-457-BUGS (2847)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Eggs & possibly spinach

Another email from Hannah I thought I'd share here:

Hello Bugtussle Friends and Family!

Eric and Cher would like to come to Nashville this weekend, loaded up with eggs. As with last time, if you are interested in eggs, please let us know by Friday morning at 10 am. We will confirm whether we are coming or not by Friday afternoon, based on interest. We will still have eggs available for folks who stop by (until we are sold out), but we really need to know for sure that we have sufficient interest to come at all (at least 100 dozen eggs).

Cost is same as usual: $4.50/doz or $4/ 5 or more dozen

Our plan is to be at the meetinghouse from 10-12 on Saturday, May 9.

We hope to see you there,