Last Fall Extension CSA is next week, November 25-27! You may pick up Thursday through Saturday. If you would rather double this week and skip next week, please contact Ilene by tomorrow night (Nov 16) to arrange.
Emails are coming soon about auto-renewals for 2022! Thank you for your patience as we set that up.
WHAT’S GROWING ON
As the cold weather sets in, the reality sets in as well. Tomatoes stop ripening, zinnia flowers dry on the stems. But there are little surprises. Bright straw flowers survive the frost. Cool weather greens get sweeter, salad turnips included, and sweet potatoes are well cured. Butternut squash soup beckons. Try our sweet butternut squash in place of pumpkin for pie. This week we have plenty to offer, with a couple items in very limited supply due to a small harvest on those crops that slowed down when the weather cooled.
WHAT KEEPS FARMERS BUSY IN THE WINTER
People often ask what keeps us busy in the wintertime. The “off-season” is a time to get everything else done. Projects that have been shelved til later get their time. For us, one of those projects is fixing our shed that got crushed by a fallen tree during a storm. It’s also garden clean up time and setting up a family winter garden in the hoophouse. And yes, we rest more. Here is an article I wrote for Mother Earth News on the subject: