Spring Growth

Spring Growth

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Wow this morning feels strange. For the past 24 weeks Tuesdays (and Fridays) have been a rigidly structured morning of harvesting, washing, and setting up the distribution shed. Not today! Harvesting and preparing for 2 distributions a week is quite a driving force on the farm. There's no way around the task, so the distributions dictate when we do everything else. Not so anymore. Today I'm spending some time in the office, and then I'll be mulching the strawberries until either it starts to rain too much, or it's time to get the kids. We had our neighbor bale a field of our rye straw this past spring. I'm using the rye straw bales on the strawberries. By doing this we're hoping that we don't introduce too much grass seed into the patch. In the past we've always used hay, which tends to have a lot of weed seeds in it. The straw by comparison is fairly clean. And, to make an obvious point, they are strawberries, not hayberries.

Winter CSA - begins December 7th and we have PLENTY OF SHARES AVAILABLE. Join today for some fun times.

Ok! The summer CSA is now officially over! Time to tell us what you think. Here are some questions I have:

1. What are your top 4 favorite vegetables (the ones you can always use and never get tired of)?
2. Do you feel that there is too little, too much, or just the right amount of produce available?
3. Let us know about anything you want to tell us. Love letters appreciated.
4. Comments about our website
5. Comments about our share size.
6. Comments about the value of our share.
7. Comments about the distribution shed.
8. Comments on our crops.


Ok, I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We love this holiday because we are thankful for what the farm has provided to us, and eating a big meal of farm food in thanks is deeply satisfying. And, a big THANK YOU for a wonderful season. We hope to see you around.
Happy Thanksgiving!

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