Monday, April 6, 2020

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm
Sign up for the 2020 Country Taste Farm CSA ends April 15th.
CSA Boxes 

We are hoping Convid-19 will be under control soon, we are making plans for some changes to handling the delivery and pick-up of Boxes. Produce will be in bags and containers to separate them as always, then all the items will be package in one or two bags which you will carry your produce home in. This will reduce the box travel back and forth to homes, and you will not have to bring the boxes back each week. (Some of our pick up sites are already using this method.)  Some location may require special details which will be worked out.

Life goes on at Country Taste Farm, the tomato plants in the green house pots are starting to blossom and are growing fast.
already 28" tall

First Blossom

All of the seeds that we start in the basement have been moved to the Green House. Kale, Lettuce, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Egg Plant, Broccoli, Cabbage, Boc Choy, Napa Cabbage, Cauliflower, transplants  are looking great
Green house Plants over 3000 

Raspberries Plants are pruned every year we prune out the old canes.

Neat and Clean rows

Pruned Raspberries

2020 CSA Memberships are available for sale on line until April 15th.
“Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”

Monday, March 30, 2020

Whats Happen AT Country Taste Farm

Whats Happen At Country Taste Farm

What are we doing Convid-19: We work closely with the University Of Minnesota Extension this is what they have:
“Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Because of its low survival rate on surfaces, there is thought to be little evidence of transmission via food surfaces, packaging, cardboard, plastic etc Research recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine states that coronavirus is thought to persist on surfaces like plastic and metal for up to 3 days, cardboard up to 24 hours, and in the air for up to 3 hours.
The virus is enveloped in a lipid envelope, and is not stable or persistent in the environment, like norovirus or other foodborne pathogens. Again, at this time the primary transmission route is person-to-person contact via respiratory droplets. That is not to say that food or food packaging could never transmit the virus, but it is not the primary transmission route. 
Updated 3/25/20

Author Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, on-farm food safety Universtiy of Minnesota Extension.

We only sell what we Grow Direct from Us to You

“The following is our Food safety practices”
1.       We wash all Packing areas and harvest equipment frequently, I personally Mix and apply all sanitation and disinfectants.
2.       Employees: Are trained to Wash their hands, take care in Harvesting & packaging, and don’t come to work Sick.
3.       Our produce is packaged in individual containers to prevent cross contamination.
4.        The containers are then placed in wax coated boxes, for delivery or pick up.

The tomatoes are coming along great: We have moving them to the Green house and planted them in the Pots.

Close up of Tomatoes

Kale, Lettuce, Peppers, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cabbage, Boc Choy, Napa Cabbage transplants   are planted and have germinated.

2020 CSA Memberships are available for sale on line until April 15th.
“Know Your Farmer Know Your Food”