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Fox Creek Farm CSA Newsletter, week of February 16, 2022
  • Farm News
  • We're hiring!
  • Announcing Fruit, Egg, and Honey/Maple syrup add-ons
  • A few CSA shares for 2022 remaining ...

Farm News

It has happened again! We made it through the winter. And Spring has sprung at the farm. The propagation greenhouse is filling up with early season plants, and hardly a day passes without Sara planting more. The 2022 garlic crop is above ground. And the grass is turning green. As soon as the ground dries up, we’ll be out prepping the first fields of the season, to get ready for the first field plantings early April.

We’re fortunate to tell you that we’ve steered clear from COVID-19 so far, and we hope you were able to do the same! Maybe we’re turning a corner – or at least, from the last two years we learned that the virus doesn’t like summer.

But while the variants of the COVID-19 virus might be considering a summer break, the global pandemic is leaving us with quite a chaos: try getting planting trays, for example. Or parts for equipment. Lots of things are harder to find, and noticeably more expensive. And all is exacerbated by Russia's war on the Ukraine – a humanitarian crisis that might spread much further (see NYT 3/20/22, “Ukraine War Threatens to Cause a Global Food Crisis”). We, like so many, were really looking forward to a return to pre-2020 normalcy. Naïve, maybe?

So let's put our energy in what we can control. We're aching to go out to start growing some exceptional produce, sharing with you the fruits of our labor, starting the first week of June! As always, there's a lot of good to say for local agriculture!

Your farmers,

Raymond and Sara

We are hiring!

Fox Creek Farm CSA is hiring for the 2022 season. Be part of the Fox Creek Farm team. We offer competitive pay, ample vegetables, and an outstanding work environment. All positions start the first week of June, with the start of the harvests, and end the last week of October. We are hiring for the following positions:

Full time delivery driver (1): Monday through Friday. Truck leaves the farm at 8:00 AM. We are looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with a clean driver record. This job requires some (but not heavy) lifting. The delivery driver is responsible to follow route planning directions. This is a 40-hour per week position.

Part-time delivery driver (1): Tuesday, only. The truck leaves at 8:00 AM from the farm. For  this position, we are also looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with a clean driver record. This job requires some (but not heavy) lifting. The delivery driver is responsible to follow route planning directions. This is a 8-hour per week position.

Packing barn help, part-time (2): We are looking for help in our packing barn on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. This is a high-pace job, with pre-packing and assembling CSA shares with our other packing shed help. Attention to detail needed, and some lifting required. We start packing at 12:00 PM. This is an hourly position. Expect packing days to be between 3 and 6 hours.

Interested in applying (or know someone who might be interested to apply)? Please contact us either by email (farmer@foxcreekfarmcsa.com) or phone (518) 872-2375
 

Exciting news: Pre-announcing Apple, Egg, and Honey/Maple add-ons

We’ve listened and did our homework … and we are excited to announce that this winter we forged relationships with three local producers to broaden our offerings! Sign-ups for the add-ons will open the first week of April: we will let you know when we’ve updated the website.

Nine weeks of apples from Indian Ladder Farm in Voorheesville. Indian Ladder a producer of over 40 kinds of Eco and GAP-certified apples – and our collaboration will bring the right to your door!

A season of maple syrup and honey: We’ll bring you, once a month, a pint of maple syrup or a pound of honey, produced by Mickle Hollow Farm in Warnerville.

A season of eggs from organically fed chickens – from King Creek Farms in Delanson. Add a dozen of eggs to our Fox Creek Farm CSA share while supplies last. This is a small producer, with chickens out on pasture.

And we are wondering about beef … We have been talking with a local producer of naturally grown, hormone free grass-fed, grain-finished Angus beef, but before proceeding we would like to hear from you. If we would proceed, we would like to present this to you as a package – about 50% ground beef, 50% other cuts, for a total of about 25 pounds per delivery, at $ 12.50 per pound flat rate. Is that something you’d like? Let us know your thoughts – email us at farmer@foxcreekfarmcsa.com

A few CSA shares for 2022 remaining ...

What? Not yet renewed your Fox Creek Farm CSA share? It’s not too late, but act soon: with the better weather sign-ups are picking up. Reserving your share is easy: just visit our website, www.foxcreekfarmcsa.com. A small deposit will hold your share!

Reserve your 2022 Fox Creek Farm Share
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