Thursday, June 11, 2020

Available from Genuine Faux Farm June 11

We will be putting our available items up on the web the day of a delivery each week on the blog in addition to our email newsletter list.  The email list goes out the day prior to the blog posting, so if you wish to get in on the earlier version (and avoid having things sell out) then contact us at our email address.

Available This Week:
  • eggs - $3.50/dozen (limit 2 doz per family)
  • asparagus - $5.00/lb (our final week for asparagus this season!)  
  • lettuce - $4/bag 
  • starter plants - $2.50 each

Pick Up Locations Today
  1. 5:00-5:15PM  Cedar Falls - Jorgensen Plaza West parking lot
  2. 5:30-5:45PM  Cedar Falls - Hansen's Outlet back parking area
Drive by delivery.  Drive up/park, open your trunk or tailgate, stand aside and we'll put your order in your vehicle.  Do not approach us, even though we would love to see you. 
If you are biking/walking, we will place your order where you can get it after we step back.

We will NOT take payment at delivery, please see below for how payments will work.

Thank you so much for tolerating this process to help keep everyone safe and healthy.  We will modify the process as the season progresses and available product dictates the need to do so.

How Do I Order?
For the time being, we are taking orders via email.  We are asking those who wish to place orders to participate in our Pre-Paid Farm Credit Program.  The program is simple and easy to join.  You get better prices and you will help us to limit transactions (and remove the process of passing money back and forth during deliveries).

How Can I Participate?
2020 Pre-Paid Farm Credit Program
We will run the system in $50 increments.  In other words, you can purchase a minimum of $50 of farm credit at a time.  We will cap the maximum amount of credit at $200 and you can refill your farm credits at any point.

Like the CSA program, this gives you the advantage of not having to pull out money at each delivery.  Instead, we will have a ledger with tracking for your current credit balance. Farm credits can be used for ANY farm product the Genuine Faux Farm offers.  If you buy farm credits, you can apply them to purchasing meat chickens, vegetables, eggs or any other thing we offer this year.

If you want to send us a check via mail - email us for our farm address. Want to use Paypal? You may send cash to We are accepting purchases of credits now and throughout the season.

Upcoming Schedule
  • (Thus) June 11 - Cedar Falls, Jorgensen Plaza and Hansen's Outlet
  • (Wed) June 17 - Waverly, St Andrew's Church & Yogi Life
  • (Thus) June 25 - Cedar Falls, Jorgensen Plaza and Hansen's Outlet 
  • (Wed) July 1 - Waverly, St Andrew's Church & Yogi Life
Tammy and Rob's Weekly Challenge
Send us your favorite joke or pun!  We are in desperate need for a laugh or two to regain some balance at the farm.  Thank you!

Crop and Poultry Report
There is so much going on right now that it is difficult to figure out what to tell you. But, you can learn much more by just reading our daily posts on this blog.

We had this very short window of dry fields that allowed Tammy and I to work some long days on the farm Saturday - Monday.  We topped it off by getting up early on Tuesday and working until the rains got serious enough to push us inside.  We cultivated and weeded a plot.  To give you perspective, one of the plots is about 110' x 75'.  To be perfectly, fair, some of the plot was not yet planted.  So, we remedied that by finishing planting in that plot.  We also worked in the much larger East fields and put in about 700 feet of winter squash.

We are really beginning to realize what it means to have no hired workers on the farm this season.  We're still figuring it out.  But, we also realize we wouldn't be much further along with the planting even if we did have the workers.  You can't plant when you can't work the soil.

Even so, we remain optimistic and we'll keep plugging along.  Be well everyone!
If you are new to this email newsletter for the Genuine Faux Farm, we would like to welcome you.  If you are an 'old hand,' we want you to feel welcome too - but we were gently reminded that we need to introduce people a bit more to the system.

The basics are as follows:
  - we deliver once per week - alternating between Waverly and Cedar Falls locations.
  - Waverly is on Wednesdays
  - Cedar Falls is on Thursdays
  - anyone with farm credits can order from either location, you just have to arrange to get what you order.
  - to order, you only need to respond to this email - sent the day prior to the delivery.
  - a "gentle reminder" email is sent the day of the delivery.  This email confirms that we have received orders by listing those from whom we have received orders.
 - delivery instructions will be in this email each week.  Please pay attention as circumstances may require a change.

Starter Plants
We do have extra plants and we are listing them below and will add to the list as we work today (the gentle reminder will likely have more for you to view).  for now, it is mostly heirloom tomatoes.  If you wish a certain plant, please include that in your order.  You may use farm credits to purchase these, just as you may for any other GFF product.
  • Silvery Fir Tree (5)  - red, good for pots
  • Cosmonaut Volkov (3) - red, intermediate size, great taste
  • Nyagous (4) - salad to small slicer size, brown/red, a hint of brown sugar taste
  • Dr Wyche's Yellow (3) - large yellow beefsteak, big plants
  • Trophy (3) - flattened globe reds, standard slicer taste and texture
  • Wapsipinicon Peach (5) - salad size, the sweet, fuzzy yellow tomatoes
  • Jaune Flamme (3) - salad size, orange, prolific and very tasty
  • Tommy Toe (10+) - cherry tomato
  • Speckled Roman (6) - red and yellow striped paste tomato
  • Italian Heirloom (20) - larger reds, smaller, wispy plants.  meaty tomatoes
  • Dester (3) - large pink, haven't done these before, so can't say much else
  • Mortgage Lifter (3) - similar
  • Black Sea Man (3) - larger black type, great taste, likes drier conditions
  • Pintung Long (2) - long thin Asian style eggplant.
Broiler ChickensOur first flocks of broilers are scheduled to go to "the Park" on July 6, which means they are available beginning July 7. 

On-call worker list
Are you interested in helping out at the farm on an "on-call" basis?  We are creating an on-call list of people who are willing to provide a helping hand at the farm.  We would be cognizant of physical distancing for safety reasons, but the outdoor environment will help with much of that.  Please let us know if you are interested as either a volunteer or if you are interested if you receive compensation. 

Be Well!
Rob & Tammy


  1. Me! Me! Call me when you need a hand! Just have to figure out how to stretch my arm from Florida to Iowa....

    1. Well, if you're going to lift anything, it had better be two arms. :)


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