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Posted 2/29/2012 6:20pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday March 2nd through Sunday March 4th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

I cultirotated our first small planting plot on Wednesday for the 2012 season.  This 34' by 200' area has been in constant cover crop since the Fall of 2009.  Then is has not been mechanically touched since the fall of 2010.  From it's dense seeded diversity of rye grain, hairy vetch, & clover left to mature and break down and then reproduce a second cover within from it's own seed, this area  was allowed to flourish for the whole 2011 year.  Cover crops are wonderful in the sense that they pull up minerals from the soil and thus making them available to future crops.  They also add organic matter, and if legumes are used like vetch, then nitrogen fixation is occuring as well. Their roots also aerate the soil.  They even help create good and appropriate soil balance. Oh I think they are wonderful and only wish all farmers could understand the importance of them and how they should and could be used in substitute for chemical fertilizers. Also, if cover crops were part of a long term healthy soil life plan one could then omit out of the equation chemical pesticides.  Imagine if this was the way all produce farmers grew.  If this was the case then the link to chemical water/air pollution and farming would not exist.  

There will now be a few extra dozens of our chickens eggs placed in the rocket for anyone to purchase on a first come first serve basis when you are picking up your produce order.  They are $5.00/dozen. 

White and Red Russian Kale Mix                                           Bulk l lb = $3.25

Young Champion Collard Greens                                           Bulk 3/4 lb = $3.25

Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50

Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $1.75

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bunch =$4.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.25





Posted 2/22/2012 12:05pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Friday evening, as harvesting starts early on Saturday**
    Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Saturday and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Saturday Feb. 25th through Sunday Feb. 26th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

**Please take note of this weeks pick up day change.  Instead of it starting on the normal Friday at 2 pm, it has been moved to Saturday at 2 pm.  For this week you will have till Friday evening to place an order, since pick day will not occur till Saturday morning*

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Oh it is such a sight to see the Russain kale turn to its brilliant and vivid color of green when steamed.  We enjoyed just last night the kale prepared in this fashion.  The flavor of it with just og olive oil, og white wine vinegar, salt, and of fresh cracked pepper is enough to win most.  We even had ours topped with roasted Rutabaga cubes and Leeks, topped of with a dollop of og sour creme and then sided with a toasted homemade four grain English muffin and hard boiled eggs. 

There will now be a few extra dozens of our chickens eggs placed in the rocket for anyone to purchase on a first come first serve basis when you are picking up your produce order.  They are $5.00/dozen. 

The Asparagus patch has just gotten its annual dose of leaf mulch, forest soil, and burming of hills.  Here within the next few weeks the Asparagus spears should start emerging out of their tall dark soiled loamy hills.  This year of 2012 will mark their third year from being started back in 2009.  We have 300 row feet of this perennial Asparagus crop that you will have to look forward to as one of the first early spring crops.

White and Red Russian Kale Mix                                           Bulk l lb = $3.25

Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50

Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $1.75

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bunch =$4.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.25





Posted 2/15/2012 3:34pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Friday Feb. 17th through Sunday Feb. 19th  On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

Well since last week, we have had our two coldest nighttime low temperatures.  On the 12th it was 10 Degrees and on the 13th it was 14.7 degrees.  Will this be the record for this winter season or will we have some colder nights to come??

 All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

White and Red Russian Kale Mix                                           Bulk l lb = $3.25

Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50

Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $1.75

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bunch =$4.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.25





Posted 2/8/2012 9:01am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Friday Feb. 10th through Sunday Feb. 12th  On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

 All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

White and Red Russian Kale Mix                                           Bulk l lb = $3.25

Young Champion Collards                                                      Bulk 3/4 lb = $3.25

Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50

Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $2.00

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bulk 1 lb =$3.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.25

Celery Leafy Tops (Great to chop and add into dishes for        Bulk 1/4 lb = $2.50

                                 celery flavor)




Posted 2/1/2012 10:47pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

Here we have entered into February with 70 degree temperatures, shorts and all.  As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Friday Feb. 3rd through Sunday Feb. 5th  On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

As all good seasonal farm items have to come to an end, the final reserve of potatoes has almost come to an end.  We officially grew enough potatoes here in 2011 to have them as an offering every week from July till now. So hats off to the potatoes! Their skins have gotten more and more wrinkly and the feel of the potato is not as firm...the aging process in storage. Nonetheless, they still perform just fine in the kitchen, so no worries there. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.00
White and Red Russian Kale Mix                                           Bulk l lb = $3.25
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50
Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $2.25

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bulk 1 lb =$3.50

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50




Posted 1/25/2012 12:01pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

January of the new year has arrived, and a handful of items are still hanging on well.  As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Jan. 27th through Sunday Jan. 29th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

Out of all the available items right now, the Rutabaga is my favorite.  It seems as if we are consuming this vegetable at least 5 days of the week.  It is wonderful mixed with potatoes, then steamed and mashed.  This vegetable is so sweet it can even be eaten raw like a carrot and enjoyed.  It can be diced and roasted, it can be sliced and sauteed.  Infact, I find the Rutabaga to be a "jack of all cookeries".  Please give the creamy, golden root a try, you will be thankful!

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                 Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.50
White and Red Russian Kale                                                  Bulk l lb = $3.25
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50
Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $2.50

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bulk 1 lb =$4.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50

Tiger Eye Unshelled Dry Beans                                                Bulk 1 lb = $2.75



Posted 1/18/2012 2:51pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

January of the new year has arrived, and a handful of items are still hanging on well.  As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Jan. 20th through Sunday Jan. 22nd On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                 Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.75
White and Red Russian Kale                                                  Bulk l lb = $3.25
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50
Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $2.50

Small Dottenfelder Cabbage Heads                                         Bulk l lb = $1.85

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bulk 1 lb =$4.00

Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50



Posted 1/11/2012 2:21pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

January of the new year has arrived, and a handful of items are still hanging on well.  As there are still fresh and hardy organic vegetables out in the garden field we will be sending weekly e-mails out on a weekly to every other week basis through these up and coming winter months. Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or e-mail **
**Please place orders by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Fridays**
   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the winter months will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

Available Organic Items for Jan. 13th through Sunday Jan. 15th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                 Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.75
     (Can request either Large or Med/Small Potatoes)
White and Red Russian Kale                                                  Bulk l lb = $3.25
Rouquetta Arugula                                                                 Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.50

Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                         Bunch = $3.50
Joan Rutabaga Roots                                                              Bulk 1lb = $2.50

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root                                                   Bulk 1 lb =$4.00

Young Collard Greens                                                             Bulk  1/2 lb = $3.00
Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50



Posted 12/14/2011 9:03am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

We are going to keep the New Annoncement posted in the weekly e-mail for the next couple weeks just to help remind everyone, and to help new comers.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday**
Announcement... PLEASE READ... As we are moving into the cool Fall time of the year we have decided to permanently change the way pick-ups work here at the farm.  In the past, the selling season has ended around the first of November, but this year we are going to extend on-farm pick-ups until there is really nothing surving still in the garden. Generally, items can hang on really well till January, depending on the extremes of the cold weather.   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the year will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  This will give everyone a very large window of time to be able to swing by and pick-up.  This allows everyone to not have to abide to a 1 hour specific pick up time and it also keeps us from having to make alternative arrangements when the Thursday 1 hour pickup time does not work for the customer. We really appreciate the couple handfuls of people that have picked up this year and hope this can be beneficial to you all.   

Available Organic Items for Friday Dec. 16th through Sunday Dec. 18th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

As the December holiday season is upon us, we thought we would pre-post all the potential pick-up weekends for the whole month of December to help you know when Arugula's Star Farm organic vegetables are just an order and pick-up away.

2.)  December Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th  

3.)  December Saturday the 31st, starting at 2 pm, through Sunday Jan 1st

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                 Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.75
All Blue Potatoes                                                                  Bulk l lb = $2.75
     (Can request either Large or Med/Small Potatoes)
White and Red Russian Kale                                                  Bulk l lb = $3.00
Rouquetta Arugula                                                                 Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00

Large Pink Beauty & Purple Beauty Radish                             Bunch = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                          Bunch = $3.00
Joan Rutabaga Roots with edible Top Greens                          Bunch = $3.50

Small Feur Kugel & Cylindria Beet Roots                               Bulk 1 lb = $3.50

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root & Edible Top Greens                  Bunch = $3.50
Young Collard Greens                                                             Bulk 3/4 lb = $3.00
Chinese Nikola Cabbage Head                                                Bulk Head = $1.50 lb
Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50

Greek Oregano                                                                        Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.50


Posted 12/7/2011 11:53am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

We are going to keep the New Annoncement posted in the weekly e-mail for the next couple weeks just to help remind everyone, and to help new comers.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  
**Remember... you can only order by phone 931-682-3314 or fax 931-682-9175 **
**Please call in or fax orders this week by Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday**
Announcement... PLEASE READ... As we are moving into the cool Fall time of the year we have decided to permanently change the way pick-ups work here at the farm.  In the past, the selling season has ended around the first of November, but this year we are going to extend on-farm pick-ups until there is really nothing surving still in the garden. Generally, items can hang on really well till January, depending on the extremes of the cold weather.   Picking day, most normally, for the rest of the year will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed at the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  This will give everyone a very large window of time to be able to swing by and pick-up.  This allows everyone to not have to abide to a 1 hour specific pick up time and it also keeps us from having to make alternative arrangements when the Thursday 1 hour pickup time does not work for the customer. We really appreciate the couple handfuls of people that have picked up this year and hope this can be beneficial to you all.   

Available Organic Items for Friday Dec. 9th through Sunday Dec. 11th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

As the December holiday season is upon us, we thought we would pre-post all the potential pick-up weekends for the whole month of December to help you know when Arugula's Star Farm organic vegetables are just an order and pick-up away.

1.)  December Friday the 9th through Sunday the 11th

2.)  December Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th  

3.)  December Saturday the 31st, starting at 2 pm, through Sunday Jan 1st


All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

Desiree light pink skinned yellow fleshed Potatoes                 Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
Purple Viking Potatoes                                                         Bulk l lb = $2.75
All Blue Potatoes                                                                  Bulk l lb = $2.75
     (Can request either Large or Med/Small Potatoes)
White and Red Russian Kale                                                  Bulk l lb = $3.00
Rouquetta Arugula                                                                 Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.00

Large Pink Beauty & Purple Beauty Radish                             Bunch = $2.50
Ester Cook & King Richard Leeks                                          Bunch = $3.00
Joan Rutabaga Roots with edible Top Greens                          Bunch = $3.50

Small Feur Kugel Beet Roots                                                   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50

Superschmelz Kohlrabi Root & Edible Top Greens                  Bunch = $3.50
Young Collard Greens                                                             Bulk 3/4 lb = $3.00
Broccoli Raab Leaf Greens                                                      Bunch = $3.00
Chinese Nikola Cabbage Head                                                Bulk Head = $1.50 lb
Very Young Celery Bunch (wonderful flavor, just not huge stalk yet) Bunch = $3.00

Red Romaine Leaf Lettuce & Spinach Leaf Mix (very limited)   Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.50
Spaghetti Winter Squash                                                          Bulk 1 lb = $1.50 

Greek Oregano                                                                        Bulk 1/4 lb = $3.50



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