It's time to think about summer! Even though it's cold here in Nebraska, you can begin dreaming of your weekly Summer CSA share full of zucchini, tomatoes, salad mix, carrots.....and more!
Registration for our 2013 Summer CSA is now open! Be sure to read all about the different shares we offer here at Robinette Farms as well as the details of pick up locations and the types of vegetables that we grow.
Get the nitty gritty CSA details HERE and follow the links to our online registration!
Happy eating in 2013!
~Chloe & Alex
We are now accepting applications for Apprentices and a Crew Leader for the 2013 season! Check out the details and the application HERE!
Join us on Saturday, September 8th for a tour of Robinette Farms!
This is an event organized by Open Harvest Coop Grocery in Lincoln, featuring 5 local farms that supply to the Coop. The farms on the tour are open from 12-4pm on Saturday and you can stop at 1 farm or all 5 if you are really motivated!
We'll have self-guided tours as well as guided tours by our farmers.
Come see us on the farm!
Please see the brochure for more information on the farms involved and the tour.
We are thrilled to promote Prairie Hill Learning Center, the school our daughter Nina attends. We can't say enough about the experience our child receives there. Please take a look at the summer camp opportunities below!
PRAIRIE HILL Learning Center (seven miles south of Lincoln) welcomes your children to join us for camp this summer! This is a great place to spend time in nature, be creative, learn new skills, meet
terrific friends, and have a blast -- all the while engaging in habits that demonstrate respect and sustainability to the earth.
We offer half-day camps for children three to six years old and full-day camps for children six through twelve years old. Each day will include some gardening, care of farm animals, pony/horse riding, time in our twelve acres of unspoiled prairie and woods, as well as work with a specialist determined by each session's camp theme. Visit http://prairiehill.com/natureworks-summer-camp/ for more camp information and registration.
Mention Robinette Farms on your registration form and receive a $30 discount for a two-week camp or $15 for a one-week camp. May not be combined with other discounts. Valid for new campers only.
Hello Friends of Robinette Farms!
Robinette Farms will be selling meat and produce in the parking lot south of Leon's Gourmet Grocer (2200 Winthrop Road) tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th, from 4-6pm!
Our 2011 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program has ended for the season, but the weather is still beautiful and so are all the veggies coming out of the field.
For the next few weeks at least, look for a Tuesday email from us with meat and produce availability. If you'd like to pre-order meat on a weekly basis, check out our online meat store (details below). We'll bring some of everything, but show up early for the good stuff!
Availability - Wednesday, October 12th
Salad Mix, Arugula, Spicy Greens, Kale, Chard, Broccoli Raab, Bok Choy, Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, Turnips, Beets, Potatoes, Green Tomatoes, Red Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Onions and Garlic. Frozen Beef, Pork and Chicken.
Online Meat Store
You can order meat for pickup on Wednesday evenings at Leon's by visiting our meat store. Place your order for individual cuts of beef or pork, and for whole chickens. Pay for your meat when you pick up on Wednesday evening!
*Please note: we will not know the exact weight of your meat order until pickup, so your online total will be listed as $0.00.*
*Meat Store is open Thursday through Tuesday, and is closed Wednesday for order packaging.*
Thanks and we'll see you tomorrow!
Chloe & Alex
We are proud to announce that our on-farm Self-Serve Farm Stand is open! We invite folks to stop by, grab some veggies and eggs and of course, say hello and thanks to the chickens!
Open Daily 10am to 7pm. Look for the sign at the road!
We are excited to be offering Pastured Pork raised right here at Robinette Farms! Right now, you can find our pork every Saturday at the Haymarket Farmers' Market. In the next couple of weeks, we'll also have it at the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market on Sundays. All of our pigs are raised without the use of steroids, hormones and antibiotics. They lived a comfortable life rooting through a large wooded area inbetween our fields and our farmstead. Interested in learning more? Stop by and chat with us at market before you take that bacon home!
Every Thursday is volunteer day on the Farm!
Come out between 9am and noon to join us in the fields. We'll be weeding, planting or working on a project around the farm. Stay for as little or as long as you like!
Kids are welcome, but no pets please. Remember to wear closed toed shoes(no sandals), bring water and a snack, sunscreen and a hat.
Send us an email to let us know you're coming out!
See you in the fields!
Our CSA Program is full for the 2011 Summer season. Thank you to all the members who have joined for this season!
If you are interested in CSAs, please read more about our program here.
If you would like to join our Mailing List to get information about future CSA registration, click here.
And don't forget, we are at the Haymarket Farmers' Market on Saturdays and the Old Cheney Road Farmers' Market on Sundays. Click here for more information about the Farmers' Markets we attend.
Thanks for your interest and support!
~The Folks at Robinette Farms
The first pick-up is tonight from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer (2200 Winthrop Road). We are encouraging you to bring your own reusable bags to pack your share in at each pick up, but we will have plastic and paper bags available. We are excited to have you join us for 20 weeks of local, seasonal, fresh, organic eating!
All of our past and present Newsletters are archived on our website for your enjoyment. Follow this link for this weeks Newsletter to find out what's in your share, farm news, recipes, and more!
For Meat Share members, your first pick up is on Wednesday, June 15th from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer. More details in upcoming emails....
Some Reminder Information:
- Pick-up is every Wednesday from today until October 5th, from 4-7pm at Leon's Gourmet Grocer
- If you know you will be out of town and can't pick up your share, send a friend or neighbor to enjoy it!
- We cannot save shares for pick up any later than Thursday. If you need to arrange to pick up on Thursday, please call us and we can work out a way for you to get your share.
We are looking forward to meeting you and sharing the season with you!
Chloe & Alex
17675 SW 14th
Martell, NE 68404
Do you know where your food comes from?
Check out this interactive story in the Journal Star! It's all about where to find local food in the form of CSAs, Farmers' Markets and on-farm stands. Lots of information with cool graphics, and all about food and farms!
We just got notice that we have been accepted at the Haymarket Farmer' Market for this season!
We are excited to be a new produce vendor at the Haymarket for the 2011 season. We will be offering our produce, grown without the use of chemicals and our meats raised on pasture later in the season.
The market starts on Saturday, May 7th, from 8am to noon --- we'll see you there!