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Pop-Up Week #21 - Order

Posted on October 5th, 2022 by Bonnie and Rudy Geber

The big change for the farm this week is that the Farmers Market is over, so our weekly schedule will change a bit and there will be a pretty marked slow down in our farm tasks. A good thing too, and we'll be starting with tasks that we haven't done in quite a while: bed clean up, spreading compost, digging storage roots, and tearing out crops that are done. Our last market was another wet one, but that didn't stop it from being a good one! A big thank you to everyone who has come out over the season to support us and to support the Farmers Market at Libby. BUT, we're not done yet for the season, so these Farm Stand boxes will be our main way of getting our produce out to you. We plan to continue them as long as we have enough products to make them worthwhile, so time and the weather will tell, but we anticipate at least another 2-3 weeks. 

Since we still haven't had a frost, we have items like tomatillos, summer squash, tomatoes, peppers, and cherry tomatoes. These are on their last legs since the effort to save them from the first frost is not worth it since we know there will be more and deeper ones to follow -- so enjoy them while you can! 

A warning -- if you'd like to place an order, make sure you place it 'all the way'. We've had several CSA members think they've placed an order but it didn't go the whole way through. If your order is successful, you'll receive a confirmation email and then a pick up reminder later in the week. Completing the order is an added step that CSA folks aren't used to, and I'm told that if you're not sure how to complete your order, to click the 'cart' icon in the upper corner. As always, let us know if you have any questions!

The main change for your order is the pick up site in Libby is called Pop Up Fireman's Park, and since there's no market, the pick up timeframe is condensed, but it's still on Thursday 3:30-5. Pick up at the farm is still available on Friday afternoons. 

We are running low on several storage crops like potatoes, winter squash, and onions, so if you see that those aren't available when you go in, it's likely because we're out! We still have delicious breads and bagels from the Gracious Table and honey from McLaury Apiaries, and this week at least, Dahlia bunches. 

Enjoy the weekend! Cheers, Rudy & Bonnie