This update marks another seasonal milestone:the end of another growing season, preparing for the final CSA deliveries, and the last market of the 2020 season.
For us at the farm, this means the apple trees have been picked and the last of the apples have been tucked away in cold storage. We are pressing our last few rounds of cider and redyeing the fields for winter. We excitedly anticipate winter; our vacation time.
We have worked hard this year; but let's be honest - we all have in one way or another. But in addition to rest, we are also looking forward to celebrating with gratitude the harvest and holidays with our family bubble. And my there is a lot to be grateful for this year! We were able to attend farm markets. We had many bountiful harvests. And we also are so grateful and celebrate another season we have been able to farm because of your support.
Whether you are a CSA member, a familiar face at the market or visitor of our farm, we are so grateful for your support and involvement in the local organic farming community. Every purchase or kind word, every recipe you have shared, even every picnic you enjoyed with friends and family at the farm helped get us to where we currently are: still an open, fully functioning, family-run, certified organic farm.
So thank you. Thank you so much for supporting us and trusting our produce to share with loved ones. For supporting our farming philosophy. We would not be able to do what we do without you.
We hope you enjoy your final CSA share or last stop by our stand at the indoor Logan Square Market this Sunday, November 22nd to say farewell for the year. Happy prepping for Thanksgiving, storage for winter, or simply stocking the fridge with some cider and apples.
Your farm friends,
Tom, Sydney, Gonsalo + The Earth First Farms Team
“How I linger
to admire, admire, admire
the things of this world
that are kind, and maybe
also troubled -”