January 2, 2018

Box Contents:

2 lbs. Navel Oranges

2 Leeks

¾ lb. Arugula

1 bu. Scarlet Queen Turnips

1 bu. Rapini

1 bu. Carrots

1 hd. Cauliflower

1 bu. Red Beets

Happy New Year from the farm! Wishing you all a healthy, happy 2018!

As you are well aware 2017 brought many changes to the Riverdog Farm CSA. We are thrilled with the new CSA software and hope it has simplified your membership as much as it has for us here at the farm.

Do to the amount of change we have undergone this past fall we have some policies we would like to go over with you. Thank you for reading the following items as they directly affect you and your CSA membership. As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

-Deliveries will continue with out receipt of payment. If you would like to suspend or hold your deliveries for any amount of time you must do so via your member profile page or by contacting the office. There are 3 available fields for holding multiple date ranges and a permanent hold option for semi-permanent or permanent holds. If you are enrolled in an auto payment plan and would like to permanently hold deliveries you must also remove the auto payment details to avoid being charged after suspending deliveries.

-Payment required reminders will be sent when your account drops below $24. Please respond to these reminders by making payment, or emailing the office to let us know payment is on the way.

-Automatic Payment Plans: If you have selected an auto payment plan you will be charged for the number of deliveries according to your payment plan. The “Monthly” payment plan will charge your account after every 4 deliveries, the “Quarterly” payment plan will charge your card after you have received 13 deliveries and the “Annual” payment plan will charge your account after 51 deliveries. This system accounts for any skipped deliveries or bi-weekly delivery schedules.

-Pick up instructions: Please sign your name next to your printed name on the sign in sheet located on the clipboard near your csa box every week when you pick up your order.  This is our only means of tracking down members who have forgotten to pick up their box. Your name will be printed on the sing in sheet if we delivered a box for you. If your name is not on the sheet, a box was not delivered for you, if this occurs contact the office right away. If you happen to take a box with out being on the delivery list, it creates much disappointment and confusion.

-Altering your delivery schedule: If you would like to hold a csa delivery or would like to add items to your weekly delivery via the web store you must make any changes to your delivery schedule 48 hours prior to your delivery day.

Box Notes: The navel oranges are from Blue Heron Farm in Rumsey. They are CCOF certified organic. This week’s veggie box contents reflect California’s winter crop harvest: roots, brassicas, and greens! All of the varieties are frost hardy and have flavors that become sweetened by frosty nights. The turnip and beet greens are good to eat too, even the cauliflower greens are edible and delicious!

Field Notes: Over the holidays, we didn’t see any rainfall so the irrigation crew worked diligently to keep the crops watered. While other parts of the US had record low temperatures, we had average lows in the high twenties and low thirties. The daytime temperatures have been warm and sunny with some days slightly overcast. The super moon was a great harbinger of the New Year, complete with a colorful aura or moon halo to ring in 2018.