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Nov. 23, 2014

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Nov. 23, 2014

 

Hi all,

 

I finally can rest a lot easier now that I know the President removed the threat of deportation off my head. Years ago, when I came to the Cape, I was fleeing a life of poverty; forced every day  into a noisy and smelly underground chamber and transported miles to slave away unpaid. Until this amnesty I lived every night in fear that someday THEY would come for me and take me back to New York City and force me again to take the subway at 6 am to high school. Yes, I could have been selling hot dogs and soft pretzels from a push cart upon graduation. Yes, how far I have risen, now pushing turkeys and pies from a farm stand; savoring roosters crowing and the sweet smells of manure from the chicken barn while actually losing money. Only in America!

 

Let’s talk gingerbread house construction; these will be quaint Cape Cod cottages and not the six-story projects of my youth. We will have sessions during the day on Saturday the 6th and the 13th from 1 to 3 pm. We will have one evening session, complete with wine and hot buttered rum, on Thursday the 11th from 6-8 pm. Tree sales will also occur that evening as well as everyday from 9-5. The gingerbread house workshop costs $25 per house; if you bring friends BYOB to help supplement stocks. Call to reserve a spot; 508-563-2560 or email. Consider this Habitat for Sanity.

 

We are going to have a special winter meat CSA offer as long as supplies last; buy a 20 pound meat share for $150. This will be an assortment that will be 20% off or our regular retail price. The meat share will be available for pick-up on December 13th; please call or email your order before December 4th.

 

We are busy baking pies and many are available, but to be sure, please call ahead to reserve pies. We have another special deal; with each pie you can get a quart of ice cream for only $6.95- that is $2 off the regular price. Call in your oyster orders; we have a great recipe for oyster stuffing available at the store freshly printed from the Internet.

 

We have quite a few specials for the Holiday season as we try to empty the store. Alpaca goods are on sale to members; 15% off. You can buy a Bolga basket at regular price and then fill it with food items at 20% off. We will be clearing our shelves and will have other specials on a daily basis. This is a great opportunity to cut your expenses so you can take a vacation this winter; there are some great deals in western Africa right now.

 

Speaking of Celia; she is back making her plain or customized wreaths now available until Christmas. This year we are again offering a “decorate your own” workshops on weekends, from 12-3. Join Celia in the greenhouse and she’ll give you what help you need to decorate your own wreath, swag, or arrangement. Fun for all ages!  Purchase a 12in or 16in sized wreath from the farm then decorate it for only $10. The bigger the wreath the greater the room for creativity but small wreaths are fun too. For $10 you get a  any bow of your choice, and a wide selection of fun things to decorate with including glass balls, fresh cut greens (from yards of summer residences), pine cones, cement blocks, scallop shells, and other stuff. Celia has other activities planned for these workshops as well.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Farmer Ron