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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!....For farmers

Posted on September 17th, 2022 by Dave Redfearn

No offense to Andy Williams, but late summer and early autumn is the "most wonderful time of the year" in my opinion.  These cool mornings surrounded by vibrant green colors of the tremendous variety of crops, I find myself singing this song without the slightest hint of Christmas Cheer.  Call it "harvest cheer".  Though we harvest pretty much 52 weeks out of the year, fall is the most exciting time.  Shortening days slow plant growth and trigger some to put a last effort toward producing fruit.  These last 4 weeks of the CSA will have the widest variety available.  Call it an early Thanksgiving.  By Thanksgiving, we've usually had a number of hard frosts, so the quantity and variety is limited, that's why our winter CSA is limited in membership, but now, just prior to frosts, things are looking really good.  We hope you enjoy the amazing food.  Stock up on the goodness.  Salad is plentiful again, peppers are abundant, green beans are succulent.  So dive in and enjoy the abundance this week!  

Just a reminder that the final week of the main season CSA will be October 13-15 (4 weeks including this one).  The winter CSA starts the following week and continues until the end of April 2023.  We're opening up the winter CSA to new members (we have a number of slots available) so if were thinking about continuing or have a friend you think would enjoy it, please pass along our info.  They can sign up at

OPFM Pickup

Downtown Overland Park will be having their Fall Festival on Saturday Sept. 24th. We will still have our normal CSA pickup at our usual market stand. Sheri will be at the OPFM from 7:30 until at least 3pm on that day. 

Sweet Potato Harvest Party

Be on the lookout for an opportunity to come out and get dirty with us.  Lots of you have been asking how you can come out and help, especially with kids.  Sweet potato harvest is a fun family event.  This usually falls in mid to late October.  When frost threatens, we dig.  So we'll be watching the forecast and probing in the dirt to see how big they are and when it's time, we'll blast out some emails and social media posts asking for help (may be short notice) since soil moisture conditions and weather influence when we do this.  So be on the lookout if you'd like to join us.

Bread and Cheese

Farm to Market 100% Whole Wheat Sliced Bread

Hemme Brothers Applewood Smoked Curds


Keeping this one short because, well, we're rather busy with the harvest.  Hope you are enjoying the most wonderful time of year with us.

Your farmers, 

Dave and Sheri.