A big farm-fresh ‘howdy’ to all you wonderful CSA members, I am so pleased to meet you! My name is Traci and I am the 2013 Red Wagon CSA Manager. I did get to meet many of you in person at our first CSA pickups last week, and I look forward to meeting the “Biweekly B” members this week as well. I am new to Red Wagon, and feel privileged to be working with our awesome farmers, Wyatt and Amy, and Red Wagon crew, all of whom are really dedicated and make the workdays fun. I look forward to a wonderful season of learning, experiencing, and sharing in our local bounty with you. If there is anything I can do to enhance your CSA experience please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I grew up on my grandparents’ farm in rural Arkansas, but I can already see many fascinating differences between our 120-acre monocrop cotton farm and this organic produce farm. All farms require significant management expertise and a lot of hard work, but even after only 2 weeks of working at Red Wagon I have acquired a new level of respect and admiration for the small organic vegetable farm. The management acumen required to plan and oversee the planting, production, harvest, and distribution of over 100 varieties of produce (not to mention all the terrific add-on options available this year!) is nothing short of INCREDIBLE. Hats off to Wyatt and Amy, I am truly impressed with Red Wagon Organic Farm!
Every week throughout the season I will be sharing brief stories and experiences from Red Wagon through this blog. Join me for what I hope will be a fun and interesting adventure!
Check out this special treat I found at my family cookout this weekend! My sister-in-law – by sheer coincidence and luck – is a Red Wagon CSA member, and she found a delicious way to use our spinach, arugula, walking onions and green garlic from last week’s share: Spanakopita!
She happened to find this recipe online here – but don’t forget to check out the amazing yet simple gourmet recipes from our in-house farm share recipe master, Mo, HERE! Mo includes lots of great photos and helpful insights into our week’s produce on our weekly blog, plus the recipe section of our site is organized by ingredients – it’s so easy to use!
See you soon!