We’re still in the fall but it looks like we might get our first storm of the year this weekend. So make sure to grab what you need including all the goodies in this week’s harvest.
1. Client Spotlight – American School for the Deaf (ASD)
This week we installed a new aGrow system at the American School for the Deaf. They are going to use their aGrow system for STEM learning as well as a therapeutic learning tool. The hands-on aspect of learning via an in-class aquaponics system will hopefully engage students more so than traditional styles of teaching and offer the students a tool they can use to learn a multitude of subjects with. We will also be working with them to develop a curriculum for death students that is centered around aquaponics but will not require an in-class system to be used by deaf schools throughout the country. Stay tuned for updates on that in the coming year.
2. Company Updates: FreshCSA Resumes
This week we picked up after the holidays with week 3 of our inaugural FreshCSA program. We had another bountiful harvest of greens from our farm along with some nice additions thanks to Urth Farm in downtown New Britain. We had a couple of new members join on with our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. If you missed out on the action but want to join our program, be sure to check back in next week as we will have some announcements regarding how to join for the new year!
In this week’s harvest:
This week’s share included a mixture of fresh greens.
- Red and Green Butter Leaf Lettuce
- Red and Green Oak Leaf Lettuce
- Magenta Crisp Red Leaf Lettuce
- Tropicana Crisp Green Leaf Lettuce
- Dwarf Siberian Kale
In addition to our farm’s harvest, we will also include swiss chard, red onion, lemon, and golden and red beets from Urth Farms in New Britain.
3. Blog Updates: The 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Continues
We’re Celebrating Our 5 Year Anniversary – Part 3 Life After Robbs and reSET – In this first blog post this week we continued where we left off after the decision to close down the farm and the operation at Robb’s farm in South Glastonbury, CT. We look behind the decision for the move, the rocky months that followed, and how we had to get creative to maintain appearances while we were without a farm for months.