Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In the Share - Week 24

SAVOY CABBAGE (F) We are very proud of our big, beautiful cabbages.  The savoy type has pretty ruffles and is very sweet. 

LETTUCE (F/P) More tender leaf and butterhead types. Two for the full shares, one for the partials.

SWEET POTATOES (F/P) You will have your choice of either traditional orange or cream-color or a mix of the two.

CARROTS (F/P) The first digging of the fall carrots. They are young and tender good!

BULB FENNEL (F/P) See Tom’s post on fennel. We like to eat it raw in our salads.

BROCCOLI (F/P) HERB CHOICE (F/P) Cilantro, dill or mint

GREENS CHOICE (F) Kale, collards or Broccoli Raab (Rapini)

ALSO THIS WEEK: Parker Farms CSA shares

NEXT WEEK:  If you can’t get enough Fair Share Farm veggies and are sad for the season to end, you can keep the produce coming by signing up for the extended season shares. See your email inbox for all the details. Otherwise, you are on your own kiddos until next Spring rolls around.
FARM REPORT: Seeing as how this is the last week of the 2012 CSA “regular” season I should be thanking you all and bidding you a happy winter, but to do so seems inappropriate to the circumstances at hand. It really doesn’t feel like the end of the season on the farm. Despite frosts that killed the summer fruits, the fields are full of produce. Not even counting the crops in the high tunnel, we have enough vegetables to feed many families for many more weeks. We thank those of you who have already signed up for another month of salad greens, fall roots, sweet potatoes and leeks. We still have some spots open, so don’t be shy.

But, really, we must thank you all for your support of Fair Share Farm. The farm exists because you decided to take a chance with us this Spring before any crops were harvested and most hadn't even been planted. Since then we have had record heat, record drought and record tomatoes all without the use of synthetic chemicals, pesticides and GMO seeds.  We hope that when you look back on the season as a whole, you will know that taking a chance with us pays off.  Every year the harvests get better as we continue to make improvements to our soil, to the farm's infrastructure, and in our planning.  Together with you we look forward to many more seasons of bountiful harvests for the community.

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