Welcome To Our Extended Fall CSA 2023 Members!

As these beautiful first days of fall begin to unfold with colorful leaves forming on many trees, we are excited to remind you that our Extended Fall CSA begins this week. You are currently signed up for this Ex Fall CSA share with the first Wed. distribution starting on Oct. 4, the first Friday distribution on Oct. 6, and the first Sat. distribution on Oct. 7. The last distribution will be the week of Oct. 22-28. Each week we will try to have 8-12 items in your share, which may include one or two items from each of the following (weather and crop dependent): Cooking Greens (kale, collards, spinach), Salad Greens (lettuce, spicy greens mix, arugula), Brassicas (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts), Roots (potatoes, turnips, carrots, radishes, beets), Fruiting Veggies (sweet peppers, winter squash, pie pumpkins, mushrooms), Alliums (garlic, onions).

A weekly newsletter will be sent to you early every Wednesday morning letting you know usage and storage information of all produce in your box, including farmer reflections, u-pick opportunities, cooking classes, and recipes. Please read the Announcement section every week for important opportunities about other CSA programs and other farm notices. Please let us know if you or your share partner are not receiving emails. You may also read the newsletter on our website and subscribe to receive it there.  

Just a reminder that you will always receive a detailed Pick Up Reminder via email the night before your chosen pick up location. It will tell you exactly what to do at each location. This is automated, and it goes out to everyone. Also, if for some reason you can’t pick up at your usual place one week, you can change locations pretty easily by going online to your CSAWARE dashboard (We have provided detailed instructions to use your CSAWare account HERE).  Please make changes by the Saturday before the change is needed or just email us a week ahead of time, and we will make those changes for you. You can also find a friend to pick up or let us know to donate your share to a needy family.  If you miss picking up your share for some reason, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Usually we will be able to hold onto your share for 1 extra day for you to pick it up at the FARM or the WASHTENAW FOOD HUB, if you let us know something came up.

Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor Farmers Market (Wed. and Sat. 7 AM-12 PM), Argus-Packard (Sat. 9 AM-3 PM), RoosRoast-Rosewood (Sat. 9 AM- 11 AM), Washtenaw Food Hub (Wed. 6 PM-8 PM and Sat. 9 AM-12 PM), Honey Bee U-Pick (Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM), PRIVATE LOCATION (internally shared)

Chelsea – Tantre Farm (Wed. 10 AM -7 PM and Fri. 2 PM -7 PM), Chelsea Farmers Market (Sat. 8 AM-12 PM)

Plymouth – Pure Pastures (Wed. 9 AM-11 AM)

Please contact Deb by texting or calling if you have any questions or concerns at any of the sites, since some of our sites will not have a Distribution Coordinator every week, especially if your name is not on the list. My number is 734-385-6748.

If you know you still have some payment due, please let us know your payment arrangement. If your payment is in the mail, please let us know. If you would like to pay with a credit card and add the 3% online fee, then go to PayPal, and send $154.50 to this email address tantrefarm@hotmail.com. If you would like to pay the $150 with the Venmo app, just look for @Deb-Lentz and use the last 4 digits of the cell phone number 6748 if needed. Please let us know if you need any other payment arrangement, but otherwise we would appreciate your final payment by the time you pick up your share this week, or we will need to cancel your share.

3rd ANNUAL HONEYBEE NUT FESTIVAL – Oct. 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM
We will be hosting the HoneyBee Nut Festival this coming Sunday at HoneyBee U-pick at 5700 Scio Church Rd. Ann Arbor. Throughout the day we will be learning about paw paws, roasting chestnuts, tasting different kinds of nuts, taking nature hikes, pressing apples to make apple cider, and learning many things from local nut experts and growers. The raspberry u-pick patch will also be open for fresh, tasty, fall raspberry picking, along with Tantre Farm produce, HoneyBee honey, local eggs, and pumpkins for sale! Bring some friends and have fun helping to create a polyculture farm forest. Please feel free to go to our Eventbrite page to register for this free event and discover the schedule for the day or just show up for a fun day:

Our Thanksgiving CSA Share is just around the corner as well for those who would like to stock up on produce before the holiday or for winter storage. This share will be available for pick up on Nov. 18 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and maybe Plymouth (if we get 10 folks or more interested). More details will be coming when registration is open later in October.

Once again we will be continuing the Immune Booster CSA Share through the winter, which is a collaborative CSA Share filled with Tantre and other local farms produce, local food artisanal products, and a few special treats and surprises thrown in for fun every once in a while. This CSA has been on a short break, but will be back again in the next couple of weeks. More details are on our website and in future emails. 

Hope you enjoy your Extended Fall share box! Please let us know if you have any questions. We really enjoy sharing our food and our farm with you!!

Deb & Richard
Tantre Farm
2510 Hayes Rd.
Chelsea, MI 48118

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