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This page contains news, event information, and other items added by Ian and Adam, the resident farmers at Old 99. We send out a message every week, but most are set with a delete date about two weeks later. I archive some of the posts if they have content other than weekly availability of produce and meat.

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Old 99 farm, week of Oct 30 2023

brief news updates. we have lot of greens and roots in the soil, that means they are getting sweeter as the soil cools off for winter. Tonite supposed to have min4C first killing frost.

Lots of variety this week, with new plantings of lettuce, chard, brassicas, etc. Lots of tomatoes, esp yellow cherry toms and peppers. Our tree fruit: pawpaws, Asian pears and apples are still available.

The subscription plan “Let Me Be Your Farmer” is up and running. A friend asked me to clarify. You estimate what your family would buy in a 3 month period, total for fruit, veg, meat, dairy. You estimate how much of that you could commit to buying here at Old 99. Say half. So if your family buys $3000 in a quarter, half of that is $1500. Pay in advance for 3 months purchases of veg, fruit, eggs, meats and anything you buy from Old99, and get 10% discount plus special surprises. Still order a la carte. The farm benefits from a more secure customer commitment and has cashflow to buy inputs like seed and nutrient. You get the choicest items for your basket, a la carte. Typically I’d expect $1500 to $2000 per quarter. Or just pick a value to pay forward, and we deduct actual purchases from your subscription.
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What we have now: arugula, apples, celeriac, frilly kale, Nero kale, Rainbow chard, Tokyo Bekana (a succulent chinese cabbage), beets, bell peppers, sweet bulb onions, fennel, garlic, baby lettuce mix, mizuna greens, buttercrunch lettuce, potatoes, rhubarb, carrots, collards, cabbage collards, leeks, basil and herbs. And a few figs and pawpaw fruit! We have some farm pressed apple cider, not alco, from our cider day last week. Adam is firing up his freeze-drier unit to prepare freeze-dried tomatoes.

Surf to the online store here to place your order. Store pick up Thurs 4 to 6 or by arrangement. *

Healthy eating,
Ian, Cami and Adam