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It is hard to believe that it is time to start sign-ups for our spring/summer CSA. We had a wonderful Fall/Winter CSA and we cannot thank you our members for their encouragement and support. We are so lucky to work with so many wonderful people.
We will be taking a 2 week break from the CSA before we begin our spring/summer so we can adjust to the farmers markets and to allow the fall/winter CSA members to finish up any meats that may have gotten pushed to the back of their freezers over the winter. However, during that time you can find us at 2 different local farmers markets to satisfy all of your meat needs! Product purchases off the farm are always encouraged too!
The spring/summer CSA will run for 20 weeks beginning on May 25 and will go until October 12. Drop offs locations will be at the Pittsboro Farmers Market on Thursdays, Chatham Market Place on Saturday mornings, and the Holly Springs Farmers Market also on Saturday mornings.
We are offering four different share sizes, small ($20), medium ($30), large ($40), and X-large ($50). The weight of the meat for each share will vary depending on the cuts you will receive that week.
All CSA shares, regardless of size, will be able to choice from beef, pork, and chicken, as well as veal and goat when available. We almost always have beef, pork, veal and chicken. CSA member will get to choice what variety and cuts of meat they would like for the week depending on meat availability.
If you are interested in signing for the 2013 spring/summer Lilly Den Farm CSA, email us what share you would like to purchase into, your name, your address, phone number, and email address. The first payment will be due on or before the first day of pick-up, the second, and final payment, will be due on or before August 8. Payments can also be made online. We understand that it is hard to come up with the full payment for 20 weeks so we have no problem splitting the payment to make it a little more manageable. We are also understanding and are willing to work with you on payments, share size, or any other things that might arise. With that said, if you decide to become a member we are asking for your 100% comment for the entire 20 weeks. The CSA is a great opportunity for Lilly Den to budget finances and product volume. Dropping out in the middle makes it difficult for our business to succeed.
CSA shares are limited. If you are a current CSA member we will be sure not to give up your spot. Just let us know if you do not want to resign for the summer. We will have another 30 week fall/winter CSA starting the end of October. If you have any questions email me or call me at (919) 356-5330.
We can’t thank you enough for all of your support. Lilly Den Farm has grown tremendously in the past years. Our success is simply because of the wonderful and loyal customers that support us. We will be hosting a Customer and CSA Appreciation Picnic on June 2 at 1:00 at Lilly Den Farm. This is a great opportunity for everyone to visit the farm and our way to say thank you. We will have the BBQs going and the keg full, not to mention all the local side dishes we can get our hands on. Mark it on your calendar and save the date!
I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming markets. As always we are there to “meat” your needs!
Your local farmer,
W. Tucker Withington