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Winter CSA Delivery January 27th

Posted on January 21st, 2022 by Dave Redfearn

We have two more periodic winter deliveries before we go back to weekly deliveries in the beginning of March. Thanks for bearing with us. We know it's hard to keep things straight without a weekly rhythm. So the next deliveries are January 27th and February 17th. Then we'll have weekly deliveries starting March 3. Although they are lengthening, the days are still short right now. We're still in the "Persephone Period" a term coined by organic gardening guru Elliot Coleman referring to the period when daylight hours are less than 10 hours per day. During this period, photosynthesis and plant growth is slow, so we aren't ready to harvest weekly just quite yet. Something magical happens when we cross the +10 hours of daylight threshold and the plants seem to spring back to life! Come late February and beginning of March and those crops will start growing really fast, fast enough for us to have veggies every week for you. So what do we do during these cold short days when we aren't harvesting? Well we hit the books extra hard with really long homeschooling days. We read a lot and play lots of board games. We do crop planning for next season. We also took down a greenhouse from another farm and are preparing to build it on our farm. We try to take it easy a little to heal up from repeated stress injuries incurred over the course of the previous season. I don't know about you but we've been loving the salads lately! For some reason salads are often thought of as a summer thing. Well, let me tell you, the best greens aren't available in summer but in WINTER! We've been using spicy greens mix, kale mix, spinach, claytonia, pea shoots, tatsoi and just about anything we have extra and piling those plates high with nutritious fresh greens. As your farmers, since greens are rather scarce in summer, we don't tend to get to eat much of those, so we chow down on the greens when they are plentiful.

Bread and Cheese

Bread: Farm to Market Large Sourdough Sliced loaf

Cheese: Hemme Brothers Rubbed and Smoked Cheddar, 6 oz. block

Your farmers, Dave and Sheri