A February Walk at Bloomfield Organics

Farming can provide a wonderful lifestyle but, like many other lines of work, it can be a frustrating business. At times it’s like pushing a hay bale uphill in the rain. And if you’re trying to farm year-round, like we are,  it can be even more challenging.

We’re not going to “manure” ya’ here…it’s been a challenging winter for our farm as we’re sure it’s been for others. Multiple factors, including an at-times rocky relationship with Mother Nature, have contributed to a challenging start to the year so far, especially with the cold spell delivered by January. Plants are growing slow and, while the bills continue to flow, we just haven’t had a lot of produce to offer.

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But today we decided to take a bit of a break to walk up that hill, just behind our place, for a bit of perspective. And when we got to the top and turned around, this is what we saw and what inspired us. We saw a natural canvas with which our farming team produces edible art. We saw our good neighbors, the farms and ranches who share our delights and struggles to remain viable in agriculture. We saw fields, weather and other factors permitting, that are going to explode with nutritious abundance in the near future. And, most importantly, we saw our team members, members of our family and, in our mind’s eye, we saw the thousands of customers, friends and neighbors who have supported our farm over the years in more ways than can be articulated.

Whether it’s our loyal CSA members, our guests to  U-Pick Sunday, or our amazing local business, grocer and restaurant partners, we were reminded how blessed we are to be in this community and reminded of our lengthy mission….to grow and offer local, organic, fresh-as-all-get-out, GMO-free produce of unparalleled quality, and…importantly…to be a pleasant, transparent, educational and reliable farming partner to all of you.

We look forward to spending more time with you in the upcoming months as things warm up a bit and, basically, there is a bit less mud. The U-Pick Sunday series of events just around the corner. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), with loyal members we can’t thank enough for getting us through the winter, remains open for enrollment with multiple food communities around the bay area. And soon, when things pick up a bit, our produce will again be featured at some of the most amazing establishments in the Bay Area. And we’ll continue our practice of consistently letting you know about those establishments where you can find our produce.

THANK YOU! Thank you for considering where your food comes from and for caring about  the farmers who grow it. Thank you for buying local from our farm — even if it’s a bit more of a stretch financially, than heading to the global chain store. Thank you for recognizing the difference between global AgriBusiness and local AgriCulture which grows not only pure food but additionally a myriad of environmental, social and economic benefits. Thank you for choosing Bloomfield Farms as well as the other amazing local farms and ranches in our area.

We farm for you and cannot survive and thrive without you. And please enjoy some of the photos we took walking back down the hill today!

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January CSA Promotion

Bloomfield Organics is please to offer a free pass to any 2013 U-Pick Sunday as a thank you for joining our CSA in January. To take advantage of this opportunity please enroll online anytime between now and Midnight January 31st!!!

You can enroll in our CSA by going online to http://csa.farmigo.com/join/bloomfieldfarms/csa

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Holiday Gifts & Special Offers from Bloomfield Organics

Bloomfield Organics is pleased to announce two special holiday programs for purchasing our local, organic produce. First, we have an “80 for 80” holiday potato special on dry-farmed & organic Yukon Gold potatoes. Secondly, you are now able to purchase Bloomfield Organics CSA gift certificates for friends, colleagues and family members.

“80 for 80” Holiday Special on Premium, Dry-Farmed & Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes

Between now and January 1st 2013 for $80 you can purchase 80 pounds of our premium, dry-farmed and certified organic potatoes. You may choose to go the whole hog for your family or create pool with friends and neighbors. This is a great opportunity to purchase what buyers from Whole Foods and Oliver’s Market have called some of the highest quality and most affordable potatoes grown in the San Francisco Bay Area. These potatoes are excellent for mashed potatoes and other recipes. And you won’t find a better price. Here’s how this program works:

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A Bloomfield Organics CSA Subscription — A Great Gift!

If you would like to gift someone a CSA subscription  from Bloomfield Organics you can now do so. We would greatly appreciate any and all “Shares,” Referrals or CSA gifts purchased from Bloomfield Organics and we will make sure your special “Giftee” is tremendously pleased. Call 707.332.9209 or 707.876.3261 for more info and/or follow the directions here. https://bloomfieldfarmsorganic.wordpress.com/csa/

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October’s “LET THE PRODUCE FREE” CSA drive

As many of you know Bloomfield Farms has a CSA PROGRAM delivering our seasonal, Bloomfield Farms CSAorganic produce to numerous drop off points in the bay area. From Santa Rosa and Larkspur to Tiburon and St. Helena new locations are added regularly. We also include recipes and invitations (at a discount for members) to our special events such as U-PICK SUNDAYS. Since launching this program we have received excellent feedback and have tried our very best to keep improving for our members.

So….here’s the deal and we hope you will consider this offer from our family farm.

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  • NEW CUSTOMERS & MEMBER OFFER! To earn a place at your dinner table we offer any new member a free CSA share (box). This equates to a week or more of vegetables depending on the size of your family. Please consider signing up and if you could share this special offer with your friends we’d be grateful. Offer Ends October 1st! — LEARN MORE & SIGN UP

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  • EXISTING CUSTOMER OFFER! For existing CSA customers we appreciate your business a great deal and hope you are enjoying your subscription. If you are planning on continuing your subscription with us we want to offer you the opportunity to renew your subscription now for 12, or 24 shipments. In addition to the discount you recieve for these subscription levels, for every 4 shares you subscribe for we are going to provide you with a complimentary share. Offer Ends October 31st — ADD SHARES TO YOUR ACCOUNT NOW

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  • BECOME A CSA CHAMPION! If we do not currently serve your neighborhood, organization or community we would be pleased to work with you to establish a drop off point. To establish a new Bloomfield Farms drop off point we require atleast 10 members to commit and if this happens the host recieves free produce in exchange for the willingness to work with us and become a host. — EMAIL BLOOMFIELD FARMS

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New CSA for Tiburon, Belvedere & Strawberry Hosted by the Tiburon Tavern and Lodge at Tiburon

Bloomfield Farms is pleased to launch our premium organic CSA program in partnership with The Lodge at Tiburon and the Tiburon Tavern.

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HOW IT WORKS….

Each Friday between 2:30pm and 9:00pm local residents of Tiburon, Belvedere, Strawberry & surrounds can stop by to pick up their delivery of the freshest, premium organic produce available and…have a happy hour beverage and meal prepared by Executive Chef Jamie Prouten and his highly capable team of culinary fantastics.

Each CSA delivery contains produce from Bloomfield Farms, winner of a 2012 World Pure Food Award, and is powered by powerful Farmigo technology to make the customer experience smooth, secure and easy and…help us farmers adapt to the 21st century! For instance, if you want to take a break or go on your dream vacation to Baja you can easily go online and put your deliveries on hold and deliveries will automatically commence upon your return.

CSA PIONEER PROMOTION — FREE BOX OF PREMIUM PRODUCE FOR FIRST 10 PARTICIPANTS

The first 10 subscribers will receive a free box of produce as a thank you for being a pioneer for this program. This is a $25-$35 value.

SIGN UP NOW…THANK YOU!!!

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National Heirloom Exposition & World Pure Food Fair — Bloomfield Farms Wins 1st Place!

The World Pure Food Fair and National Heirloom Exposition 2012 selects Bloomfield Farms for its prestigious 1st Place Blue Ribbon award!

The National Heirloom Exposition and World Pure Food Fair is a not-for-profit event centered on the pure food movement, heirloom vegetables, and anti-GMO activism. This even draws more than 10,000 people from around the country and beyond. With more than 70 speakers and 250 natural food vendors, the event is one of the largest gatherings in pure food history!

The Heirloom Expo has gained incredible interest among home growers, farmers, school groups and the general public–so much so that it is being called the “World’s Fair of the pure food movement.” The blue ribbon award recognizes select farms for their commitment to sustainable production of heirloom varietals, the quality of produce grown, as well as display design.

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Squash and tomatoes in the same bed

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