This is it!
The final week of CSA for 2017.
Thank you for giving us the privilege of growing your food this season, and for placing your trust in us & our farming. We appreciate it!
Thank you for all your encouragement, comments & critique!
What’s in the box?
Salad turnips, leeks, squash, carrots, peppers, onions, garlic, baby kale.
- A new planting of salad turnips is ready – just in time! Remember them from earlier in the season? They are white, small, & round, resembling radishes. Mild in flavour, crisp, and quite tender, they are best eaten raw – simply wash, cut off the tops and enjoy! They can also be stir fried, sautéed, or steamed – both the turnips & the green tops.
- We grew leeks several years ago – and vowed we would not grow them again! But we did! To end up with thick, long, white leeks requires a lot of work & technique. We didn’t do that! We grew them like onions to see what would happen. The results are acceptable (not amazing) – smaller, white leeks that will make a terrific soup.
- As we mentioned in last weeks newsletter, the squash crop is poor this year. Many farmers around the province are experiencing the same. The wet weather earlier in the season meant poor pollination and a light crop. There will be another squash in your share this week – a small squash.
- Your final box of this season will also include carrots, peppers, onions, garlic & baby kale.
While our CSA might be coming to an end, our farmers’ markets continue – Georgetown for 2 more weeks until 14 October, and North York right until the end of the month, October 26.
Much of the farm is looking empty …
and increasingly so, as we mow down the crops that are finished. But the warmer, sunny days have brought out a lot of bees & insects, so I have left a lot of the late-blooming weeds, wildflowers & even vegetables to give them a source of food.
There are still vegetables growing for our markets …
… and weeds too!
Thank you for being part of our CSA this season.
We hope you enjoyed the taste, variety & surprise of a new box of fresh vegetables each week!
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).
See you again next year!