2013 CSA week 25November 20, 2013
CSA week 25 November 20th, 2013
The Last Box of the Season
In The Box:
1 bunch Mixed Greens (Kale, Kale, Collards)
1 bunch Salsify
1 1/2 lb Parsnips
2 lbs Yukon Gem Potatoes
2 Corno di Toro Sweet Peppers
A ‘lil’ bit of Broccoli (Late last planting)
1 or 2 Winter Squash (Butternut, Acorn, Sweet Dumpling)
1 bunch Japanese Salad Turnips (aka Tokyo Turnips)
2 lbs Carrots
The lesson for the day….Hit send before racing out of the office for the day!!
Given the season we have had, the final CSA box of the year brings with it mixed emotions. There was a definite giddiness in the packing shed, an emotion that can only be shared by a group that has worked so hard week in week out on a common goal. For the crew, the last box of the year means one thing. The end of the growing season is almost here and a long awaited and much deserved break is at hand. For me it is the starting pistol not the finish line tape. With the CSA and vegetable production finished at the Noti farm I can focus on the final pieces of the move and the new adventure ahead. It is this excitement that must now be my fuel as I strive to have the new farm ready to roll in the spring. Some of the crew have decided to make the move north with us and this will certainly help with the set up. As an employer this is truly inspiring, having workers willing to pick up everything and move their families to be a part of our new endeavor means we must be doing something right (heaven knows we don’t pay them enough to warrant that kind of loyalty.)
I would like to thank all of you on behalf of my family and my crew for all of your support and encouragement this season. Just being willing to support a farm like ours with your CSA membership is one thing, but many of you went above and beyond that roll in helping us to get the new farm. We are eternally grateful to get to live this life, to grow good food for people that understand and appreciate the importance of the small family farm in our culture and community. I often say that I am the luckiest man I know (the harder I work, the luckier I get!?!) and it has never been truer as I transition from the old farm to the great potential that the new farm offers. Now that we are closer I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming years as we strive to connect our farm more with the community that it feeds.
Dave, Lori and the crew.
A quick logistical note:
Those of you that take the tote home every week please return it to your pick up location we will be by after Thanksgiving to round them all up. Thank you.This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink. ← 2013 CSA week 24 2015 CSA week 1 →
Comments are closed.