Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Available from the Genuine Faux Farm June 17

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)
  • garlic scapes - $1.00/bundle
  • lettuce - $4/bag (2 heads leaf lettuce)

Pick Up Locations Today
  1. 5:00-5:15PM  Waverly - St Andrew's parking lot
  2. 5:30-5:45PM  Waverly - Yogi Life 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
  • (Wed) June 17 - Waverly, St Andrew's Church & Yogi Life
  • (Thus) June 25 - Cedar Falls, Jorgensen Plaza and Hansen's Outlet 
  • The following week will have no deliveries - the farmers are taking a 'week off'

Crop and Poultry Report
Since we were busy scooping bedding out of the hen room today, we'll start with the poultry.  Tomorrow AM, the turklets will arrive at the farm.  To prepare for that, we moved the hen flock to the Portable Pavilion and parked that mobile building out by Crazy Maurice (our Weeping Willow tree).  There will be a short decline in egg production as the hens adjust to the new environment.  Thus far, they seem to like the shade and environment around the tree.

Once the hens were out of the hen room, we worked to do a 'deep cleaning' where we take out all of the old bedding, etc etc.  The henlets will then move from the brooder room to the hen room.  This frees up the brooder room for the turklets.  Meanwhile, the broilers are growing and liking their day-range buildings out in the East fields.

We have managed to plant 800 row feet of cucurbits (mostly winter squash) and added some pollinator support (zinnias, etc) around them.  We have had some problems with laying the drip tape with the wind coming out of the East and Southeast, but we keep plugging along on it.  The peas are starting to flower.  Most of the tomato and pepper transplants are looking pretty good.  Zucchini and summer squash are growing rapidly.  In short - we keep plugging along!

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.

Broiler Chickens
Our 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 and Tammy

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