This is it!
We’ve reached the final week of our CSA for this season.
It’s no secret that this has been a challenging year. Drought, heat, humidity … all worked together to make it a difficult year for growing (though most farmers would agree that a drought is still better than too much rain).
However, with a lot of effort, a lot of watering, and a lot of encouragement & support from our CSA members, we succeeded in providing a box of fresh produce each week for 17 weeks. While the quantity of vegetables in the boxes was sometimes smaller & the variety of produce was less than we had planned for, both quality & taste were good.
- Thank you to all our CSA members for joining us this season – both first-timers and returning members. (Some of you have been with us since we began our CSA 7 years ago!)
- Thank you for allowing us to grow your family’s food.
- Thank you for making the commitment to drive to our farm each week to pick up your box, and the commitment to then use the vegetables (including the less familiar & perhaps less liked ones).
- Thank you for telling us how you use your produce, for sharing recipes, and for posting pictures!
You have made it a great season for us!
What’s in the final box?
Radishes, winter squash, kale, sweet peppers, garlic, onions.
extras – hot peppers.
- Our late planting of radishes has matured & are ready for eating. They are mostly red ones, with some pink, purple mixed in. The cooler, moister conditions have resulted in mild radishes – not quite as big a bite as the earlier ones.
- We’ve got the winter squash all picked – but lots of it is still out in the field, waiting for us to haul it in. There is some really nice squash and you will get to choose several for your share this week.
- Kale, sweet peppers, garlic & onions will also be in the box.
Last week’s CSA pick-up.
While CSA might be over, our season continues. We are still harvesting crops – albeit in smaller quantities now, including radishes, beets, bok choy, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peppers, eggplant and of course squash. While not enough for CSA, there is enough to make a nice display at the farmers’ markets which run for much of October yet.
The tomatoes are looking weary & wild.
The final planting of lettuce & greens are growing nicely.
Hope to see you all again next season!
(we’ll send sign-up details for CSA 2017 early in the new year.)