Greetings Farm Fans!
Just a quick update today.
*** EGGS ***
Our egg suppliers have vanished! We are doing our best to source eggs for your shares but again, our supply is unpredictable. Please be assured that any missing eggs will be credited to your account. Please let me know if you would prefer to cancel your egg subscription.
*** Fruit Breads of the Week ***
I am so ready for some cooler temperatures! In the hopes of invoking fall, our fruit breads this week are Pumpkin, Pumpkin Nut, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip.
*** Coffee of the Week ***
Our coffee this week is a BRAND NEW signature blend. Farm House French is a blend of Columbia Medellin, Mexican Organic, and Ethiopia Gora Kone. While it might sound like a complicated blend, the flavors are pretty straightforward! This coffee is perfect for those of you who rise with the rooster's crow! It has a medium mouthfeel, a bright acidity, and a well-balanced flavor profile including some dusty cocoa notes, alongside vanilla, dark chocolate, and bergamot. The finish is bright with blood orange citrus notes.
*** Produce Update ***
It is officially the end of cantaloupe season. Our farmers are still harvesting a few melons here and there but if you have a hankering for one more melon for the summer, you will need to visit the farm! We are up to our eyeballs in winter squash! New this week we have Pioneer Farms Autumn Frost squash which is one of my favorites--it is a really charismatic butternut variety. My farmer friend Scott "The Fallon Melon Man" (who should now be called the Fallon Winter Squash Man) told me he's about a week away from starting to harvest futsu and kabocha squash.
*** Taste Test ***
Last year we did a consumer preference survey as a part of crop trial research being conducted by the University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension. We sent 3 different varieties of specialty or heirloom butternut squash to 20 volunteers. They prepared each squash using the same or similar method and then provided us with feedback through the completion of a survey. It is officially time for us to repeat the taste test. If you are interested in helping us gather information that supports this crop research, please let me know! We are aiming to send the squash with your boxes over the next two weeks.
Thank you for your support of Nevada Farmers!