Week 16 - Time for Pumpkin Pie?
What's in the Box?
Notes From the Field
Welcome to week 16 of your CSA. It's hard to believe that we have only two more weeks before our program comes to a close. We have really appreciated having you all as part of this year's program. It was a challenging year, primarily due to unpredictable and difficult weather, but the CSA program really helped us through it, both through providing the financial assistance, but also because the excitement and enthusiasm we would hear in response to the weekly boxes was really uplifting. So, thank you for your support!
I keep saying this as part of each newsletter, but we are busy hauling in storage crops. The potatoes are our current focus, as they don't like getting hit by hard frosts. They can take cold temperatures, but the tubers can be damaged by frost if they are too close to the surface. Once those are complete, we will move on to carrots, beets, cabbage, dry beans, and popcorn. It also won't be long until we start planting garlic for next year's harvest. We will be splitting bulbs over the next couple of weeks before planting the cloves towards the end of the month so they can start their long winter hibernation.
We had originally planned to offer a winter CSA this season, providing access to storage crops and greens throughout the winter months, but due to the loss of our winter squash harvest, those plans have been scrapped. However, I did want to offer the opportunity for any of our members to stock up for the winter season with any of our storage crops. Below you will find a list of what we can offer in terms of storage items - just email me your order at email@example.com, and we can deliver them along with your weekly box. The final delivery will accompany your last share, which will be on October 17, so be sure to get any orders in before then.
If you have any questions about any of these items, please feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, I hope you all have a wonderful week, and as always, thank you for your continued support!
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