Thursday, May 28, 2020

Available from GFF May 28

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)
  • rhubarb - $2.50/lb
  • asparagus - $5.00/lb (from our farm and Jeff Sage will supplement if needed)   
  • spinach - $4/bag

The asparagus and rhubarb are from our own farm and supplemented by Jeff Sage's gardens.  We have been faithfully keeping the spinach watered and it is looking very good for tomorrow's harvest.

Pick Up Locations Today
  1. 5:00-5:15PM  Cedar Falls - Jorgensen Plaza West parking area
  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) May 28 - Cedar Falls, Jorgensen Plaza and Hansen's Outlet
  • (Wed) June 3 - Waverly, St Andrew's Church & Yogi Life
  • (Thus) June 14 - Cedar Falls, Jorgensen Plaza and Hansen's Outlet
  • (Wed) June 20 - Waverly, St Andrew's Church & Yogi Life

Tammy and Rob's Weekly Challenge
Kids (and people who still identify as kids) send us a letter (the mailing address is further down in the email) and ask us a question about the farm.  The farmers will answer, but they'll also see if one of the farm animals can help with that answer.  We actually have one letter already! YAY!
Maude is ready for a letter to the farm.

Crop and Poultry Report
We received about 1.5" of rain in the latest events.  Happily, we didn't get a downpour and this was a good amount for us to be getting.  We got the first succession of summer squash and zucchini in the ground and we planted some of our first green bean seeds of the season.  We are adding a second bee hive today on the farm.  The first is looking pretty good - it managed to make it through the Winter (first time ever for us!).  The broiler chicks go out to pasture today and the hens get moved to a new pasture later in the week.  After we clean out the hen room, the henlets will move into that room and have plenty of room in there to explore and make the place their own before we let them into the pasture.  In the interim we will be doing some reseeding in that pasture to make it more attractive for them.

Feel free to share information with others 
Since we are not doing a CSA this year, there isn't really a cap to the number of people who can join our program.  We certainly have the capacity to deliver more produce and poultry than will likely be taken over the course of the year with the current group of people on our list.  Feel free to send people our way to join our farm share program.  And, if you still receive these emails and wonder if you missed the deadline - there IS NO DEADLINE.  Join us when you are ready or when the things you really want are in season.

Starter Plants We will have some starter plants available to those that want them. Once again, we won't know for sure how many or what types until we put a bunch into the ground over the next ten to fourteen days. Please watch our announcements to see when we have them available for you. You WILL be able to use farm credits for these plants, just as with anything else we offer.

Be well!
Rob and Tammy

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