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A few answers to common questions

We've been getting some recurring questions from folks these days, so let me give you an update
1) <strong>Are there still shares available?</strong>
Yes! We still have shares available. We are especially interested in looking for new members at the farm and the Anacostia Farmers' Market (which is quite close to Capitol Hill).
2) <strong>How many people does one share feed?</strong>
Most of our customers feel that a share feeds two to four adults, although it obviously depends on the week and your appetite for vegetables.
3) <strong>When is our first share?</strong>
We are still under the assumption that our first shares will be Tuesday May 18 and Saturday May 22. Your salad greens are already looking so scrumptious, I have to hold myself back. In fact we've already deported one groundhog who found your newly-planted broccoli simply irresistable.

And even though you haven't been asking, I am pleased to announce that we have just planted 1000 crowns of asparagus! You won't be able to eat them for 2 more years, but I'm still excited.

Send us your 2004 share order

The bluebirds are back, which means that it'is time to send in your order if you want to be a 2004 CSA shareholder. Scroll down to the March 9 post for additional information.

If you look closely, you will find a bluebird. Carrie took this photo a couple of weeks ago.

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Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

Not wanting to leave anything to chance, this winter Rob and Carrie flew to China and went to Beijing's Forbidden City to visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Here is Carrie, petition in hand, getting ready to enter the Hall:

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Outside view of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests:

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It would be foolhardy for us to make any predictions, but early evidence seems to indicate that Rob and Carrie's trip to China was not in vain. Here is a picture from a couple of weeks ago:

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