I think the air has a certain special smell in the spring. I think it comes from sun hitting wet soil and baby plants, but who knows. But the first wafts of it finally hit my nose this weekend!
Unfortunately we can't bottle this sweet smelling air and put it in your CSA boxes, but we are offering the next best spring treat: maple syrup! Baer Brothers Maple Syrup is a family farm in Southern Pennsylvania that makes the tastiest maple syrup we've ever had. They offer group orders with pick ups in Baltimore, and we're offering their syrup through our CSA this year.
To place your order, go to the Other Farms section of Small Farm Central. You will "purchase" your syrup this week, and it will be in your box on May 2nd or May 9th (it's getting delivered to Baltimore on the 2nd so we're not sure if it'll arrive quite in time for CSA delivery that day.) Orders are due on April 26th so you can only order this CSA ordering period.
SIGN UP FOR YOUR SUMMER CSA SHARE!
Keep getting your personalized box of weekly vegetables this summer by signing up for a Summer CSA share. The lowest buy-in rate is $180 with payment due before the first pick up (late May.) We've added two new pick up locations that you're welcome to switch to once the main season starts in May: Charles Village and Ednor Gardens! There are a limited number of shares available for pick up at HEX Ferments, so sign up ASAP if you want to keep picking up your share there!
To complete your summer sign up on Small Farm Central, click here. In the green box at the top of the page, select 2018 season. Select "2018" on the next page. Next, under "Main Season CSA,"and choose your share size. Let us know if you have any questions or issues.
20% Discount at HEX Ferments this summer!
Another great reason to sign up for your summer CSA pick up at HEX Ferments is that you'll get 20% off your entire order when you pick-up your share. This discount only applies to the time that you are picking up your share and not outside of it. Our vegetables are featured in many of HEX's products, so you'll get to taste them in many forms when you pick up your share at HEX each week!
That's all for this week! Cheers!
- Joanna and Bryan