Coonamessett Farm

March 19, 2008
HOME
FARM MEMBERSHIPS
OUR LOCATION
VISITING THE FARM
ARTISANS FAIR
OCTOBER AT THE FARM
HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION!
BUFFALO JUMP CAFE AT CFARM
PECK O'DIRT BAKERY
GENERAL STORE
FARM ACTIVITIES
WHAT'S READY FOR HARVESTING?
COONAMESSETT FARM GIFT CARDS
WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
CHILDREN'S PARTIES
EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOOL TOURS
OUR ANIMALS!
COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA)
FARM INTERNSHIPS
JAMAICAN BUFFET AND GRILL
VISIT AND SUPPORT THE SILO!
GREEN ENERGY ON THE FARM!
FARMER RON'S NEWSLETTERS
PARTNER RESTAURANTS

March 19, 2008

Hi Everyone,

 I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that we will be open this coming Saturday for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. For those that are not familiar with our egg hunt, it is really a simple PC non-competitive event for all ages. The Easter bunnies mentally deranged from inbreeding, hid eggs for some unknown reason, all over the blueberry patch. To get the blueberry plants ready for the upcoming season, we need the help of our members to find these eggs and get them out of the field. You can arrive anytime at the farm, between 11 and 3, to search for the eggs (We close at 5). The young searchers, need to find three eggs, and then bring them to the new steel building, A.K.A., Education Center, to receive a bounty of one brownie or cookie which they can decorate. They will also receive a nice gift. A simple reward, for a simple hunt, to maintain a simple lifestyle, created by a simple mind. For more advanced searchers there is our famous Triple Blue Diamond trail. If you locate two blue eggs, you will receive an even better reward which, for security reasons, can not be disclosed at this time. Again, we do not allow electronic search aids or egg sniffing rabbits. The cost to members is $0.00; non-members have to pay $10. The Montessori middle scholars will be assisting in the activities and be available to discuss the school program.

 We have received some disappointing news; the field across the street from our gate will no longer be available for planting as the owner will be selling the property. This will cut back on our production until I can locate another field nearby. Until I am more certain about growing space, I am going to close the CSA to new members at this time. If you have sent in an application but have not yet paid, please do so soon if you want to be included. I want to make sure I do not over-extend.

 I am looking for a new oil company to supply our heating oil as we will be discontinuing our service from Loud Fuel Company. If any of you have a good recommendation I will appreciate suggestions.

 We are getting clobbered with cost increases across the board; supplies, feed, fuel, labor, fees, etc. The economic outlook is bleak. The bright side of the picture is we are starting seedlings like crazy and things are growing well. When you come Saturday, plan to pick a nice salad from the greenhouse. It will brighten up your day!