Dear CSA Member,
We apologize for not posting this sooner. Our internet was out for the last 36 hours. On to the newsletter:
On the farm this week we had our first hard, killing frost. And then the next day it was 70 degrees. Things may be winding down with most of the field crops, but we are keeping plenty busy working in our 2600 square foot hoop house and getting fields prepped for next year’s growing season.
Also, this is the last share of the year for many of you(the 20 week shares will continue for one more week). We have attached a brief feedback survey that we’re hoping will help us keep improving at this. And we’ll be mailing your box deposits back as soon as we get your box back. If for some reason you think we don’t have your mailing address, please let us know. Thanks!
This week we are including a lot of storage onions to help get through the winter. Also, the last peppers of the season…
While we were cooking this week, It came to our attention that some of the celeriac has brown centers. We apologize if any of the celeriac we included in your shares turned out to have the same problem. It is one of the worst things for a farmer—- any kind of problem that you can’t see from the outside. We are fairly certain that it is a condition called Cracked Stem, and it’s caused by a boron deficiency (our soil has tested low for many trace elements and we are working to improve that). We debated giving you more celeriac that may or may not look good on the outside but be bad on the inside and decided to load up the shares with other crops this week.
In this week’s share:
- Arugula/salad mix
- Peppers (we harvested before the frost for you!)
No recipe this week. Everything is pretty basic and has been included in the shares before. But if you really are stumped on something, let us know and we’l’l see what we can come up with.