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Just 2 Weeks left of the CSA! Are you Ready to Renew for Next Season?

Posted on September 23rd, 2021 by Dave Redfearn

Are you feeling the change in the weather?  We sure are feeling it!  The farm is filling up with fall and winter crops as the nights get cooler and the days get shorter.  It seems to happen every year.  When we're in the midst of it, we feel like the long hot days of summer will never end and then at some point we realize we're in another season.

Life in general sort of goes that way.  Tough times seem like they'll never end (remember junior high, or midnight baby feedings and diaper changes).  But then one day you realize you've moved on to another season of life.  In some ways better--in some ways worse.  But definitely a different season.  

We happen to be moving into my personal favorite season but I know more difficult seasons will follow.  

Looking to Next Year: Autorenewal will run October 8th.

What? Is the CSA already over?  NO, not yet, but we're already planning and even planting for the 2022 season.  There are just two more weeks before this season comes to an end (Final pickup is October 7th, 8th and 9th).

So are you ready to lock in your membership for the 2022 season?  If you have your Harvie settings set up with autorenew "ON" then you will automatically be resubscribed for the 2022 season.  Here's everything you need to know about how autorenew works and how to check and make changes to your settings.  

We'll be creating the auto renew orders on October 8.  Between the 8th and the 12th, you'll have a chance to make changes to the order.  Instructions for that are also at the link above. 

We hope you've enjoyed this season and we hope you'll be joining us again next year. 


Here are the 2022 Summer CSA details:

  • The 2022 Summer CSA season will start the week of April 24 and continue to the week of October 9th. 
  • That's 25 weeks, but we are reserving the right to take a week off sometime in August for a family vacation.  So plan on 24 weeks of veggies.  We'll let everyone know in advance of course and we'll cancel that delivery week so no one will be charged that week.    
  • The first week payment will be charged at signup (on the 13th of October for those autorenewing) with each weekly payment automatically charged coinciding with the CSA delivery weeks (starting with week 2 since week 1 is paid for at signup).

What’s included?      

  • You’ll have options to customize your box.
  • Of course the veggies.  We're further refining our cropping plan to make more high-demand crops available each week.  For instance, those Italian peppers have been such a hit that we're going to double or triple production next year.  We're changing our tomato plan in an effort for better flavor (one variety we grew this year, though productive, just didn't meet our muster for flavor, so we're replacing it.  We just can't keep enough okra or eggplant available for ya'll so we're planting more of that too.  And I think we found a solution for broccoli that we just keep struggling with.  Mike Pearl, our awesome potato farmer has a lot more space to grow in a place lest dewy and disease-prone and he'll be supplying some spring broccoli while we double down on broccolini production, which we're finally nailing.  Lots of other tweaks and changes that we hope will continue to lead toward even better CSA boxes next year.  
  • The community.  CSA members also have full access to our private Facebook group where we share ideas on using unusual foods, share recipes and encourage each other in the quest to eat fresh and healthy food.

Share sizes: (Sales tax and delivery fee’s may apply)

  • Small: $25/wk
  • Standard: $33/wk
  • Veggie Lover: $42/wk ·      

Locations and Times

Same location and times as last year.

·       Farm Pickup – Thursdays 3:00PM to 7:00PM

·       Farm Friday Self Serve – Fridays 7:00AM to 7:00PM

·       Brookside – Thursdays 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

·       Lee’s Summit (Connection Point Church) – Thursdays 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

·       Overland Park (OP Farmer's Market) -- Saturday's 7:00AM to Noon


Bread and Cheese

This week's Bread and Cheese. 

Bread: Farm to Market Great Grains Sliced Loaf

Cheese: Hemme Brothers Garlic Dill Curds, 10 oz. bag

I hope you enjoy the changing of the seasons.  As the frost starts to settle, consider the One who decided to put this globe at a precise angel as it spins and orbits the sun so that we could experience the seasons.  It didn't have to be this way.  Maybe He wanted us to have the joy of change as well as to learn to be content in every circumstance.  

In Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis wrote: "He has made change pleasurable to them, just as He has made eating pleasurable.  But since He does not wish them to make change, any more than eating, an end in itself, He has balanced the love of change in them by a love of permanence.  He has contrived to gratify both tastes together in the very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence which we call Rhythm.  He gives them the seasons, each season different yet every year the same, so that spring is always felt as a novelty yet always as the recurrence of an immemorial theme."

Enjoy the changing seasons!
Farmer Dave