What’s Going on at the Farm?
Today is the last delivery for the spring/summer CSA program. Wow, what a year we have had! We went from one extreme last year (our worst year in 13 years) to another this year (our BEST year in 14 years!!!). We have had such an abundance of produce this year we found little time to do much else but harvest. Hands down the weather is to thank, what a friend it has been to us this year! For you as a share member, that meant that your boxes were most always on the heavy side each week, exceeding their actual weekly share value. This is okay with us, since last year sometimes they were on the light side, and we like to look at the program as evening out over an extended period of time (although we do like to and try to meet box value each week!).
On the farm we look forward to a week or maybe two before we start our fall season CSA program, to clean up and catch up as we have fallen behind with our tasks as of late. The recent rains have delayed a plethora of field work, although not one of us is complaining about the cooler weather that comes along with the rain. We are preparing to plant our strawberries for the season, as well as planting winter cover crops and putting some fields ‘to bed’ for the winter.
While I still work at the farm during the fall and winter months, my business partner Beth is in charge of managing the fall and winter seasons on the farm, which thankfully allows for my husband Aaron and I to have our baby in early November and then take some down time. Likewise, Beth works on the farm March through August, when I am in charge of managing the spring and summer crops. We are both enjoying the flexibility and built in mental and physical break our arrangement allows for.
Keep an eye out for an email with this year’s anonymous end of season survey! You will also receive an email in late October/early November detailing how to reserve your spot for next season’s spring/summer CSA program.
That is all for now, we hope you are enjoying everything so far this year and we thank you for your continue support. Please let us know if you have any thoughts, concerns or feedback, we love to hear from you.
All the best,
Elise, Beth, Trish and Shelly
Tomatoes or Sungold Cherry tomatoes 1 lb.
Potatoes 3 lb.