Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Herbal Wreath Class - December 6, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30PM

We recently met Suzanne Graves, who owns Nellie's Lavender Farm in Grass Lake, MI. She grows herbs and creates wonderful herbal products that we are now offering through our online sales. Suzanne has agreed to teach us how to make an Herbal Wreath on December 6th here at Stone Coop Farm.

If you cannot attend the class but would like to purchase one of these beautiful wreaths, they can be ordered through Stone Coop Farm for $24.95.  These are fresh herbal wreaths that can be used fresh or dried, so please let us know when you would like to pick yours up.

Herbal Wreath Making Class
Learn how to craft a "tastefully simple" herbal wreath for the upcoming holiday season. This assembled 12" diameter living wreath of fresh herbs is a unique gift for that budding or professional cook to prepare holiday meals.  Makes a great hostess gift!!  Perfect for a unique entryway greeting or can be used as a candle wreath to adorn the holiday table.  

This class includes:
6" Oasis wreath form

Fresh herbs -- (all grown in pesticide-free, organic soil)
 - lavender foliage
 - dried lavender buds
 - thyme
 - rosemary
 - sage
 - marjoram 
**may also include oregano 

Date & Time: Saturday December 6th from 1:00 to 2:30 PM
Where: Stone Coop Farm in the Greenhouse
Cost: $45

The class will be limited to 25 folks.  To register, please either call Joannée at 810-599-2616 or email her at joannee@stonecoopfarm.com. We can take credit, checks, or cash to reserve your spot. 

CANCELLATION POLICY  Notification Received: 3 days before the class – 100% refund 2 days before the class – 50% refund 24 hrs or less – nonrefundable

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Share for 2014

Our Fall Share is now available to purchase.  It will start on November 5thand will be a 7 week share this year, ending on December 17th.  It is a smaller share than the Summer Share - only 5 items each week - and it is less expensive.  If you loved your Summer Share and still want a weekly basket of fresh produce, this is your chance to continue. If you have a Market Share and still have funds left, we can apply those funds to the Fall Share.  If you aren't a member, but want to try out a share for only a 7 week commitment, then this is a great place to start.

Details of what will be in the share each week and the dates when you will pick up the share are below.  I have included the Fall Share membership agreement too.  Please let me know if you have any questions, 810-599-2616.

Fall Shares
Cost: $175
Payment Deadline:
 $100 when you sign up, balance of $75 due by November 5th.
Pick Up Dates:
 Wednesdays – 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17
Time: 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Location:
 Stone Coop Farm – 9615 Musch Rd., Brighton, MI 48116
What will be in the share? Here is a sampling of the possibilities:
1. Root Crops – radishes, turnips, carrots, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, rutabaga, celeriac
2. Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes
3. Pumpkin or Winter Squash
4. Leafy Greens – salad mix, arugula, spinach, lettuce, kale, chard
5. Miscellaneous veggies – kohlrabi, onions, garlic, frozen tomatoes, or frozen garlic scapes 

To sign up for a Fall Share, please email me joannee@stonecoopfarm.com and I will get you the member agreement.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Crops in the Hoop Houses are Happy - and So Are We!

The pole beans are huge and climbing to the sky! The cherry tomatoes are almost 7 feet high. The crops in the hoop houses are loving the extra heat and protection from the cold nights we have been having.

We harvest about 6000 bulbs of garlic last week and they are curing and drying out in our pavilion. In about 3-4 weeks they will be dry enough to trim off the stems and clean off the outside skins. Then we will have garlic bulbs for sale.

We moved the baby chicks into the portable coop and they are loving the extra space. Soon they will be large enough wander around in the outside fenced area. We'd love to show you their new home if you or your kids want to see them during your next visit to the farm during our Wednesday evening Farmers Market from 4-6PM.