FARM BLOG

CSA Week #26

THIS WEEK IN THE BOX - week of November 23rd - THE FINAL WEEK!

VEGETABLE SHARE 

Sweet Potatoes - 3 lbs
Carrots - 1 bunch
Toscano Kale - 1 bunch 
Potatoes - 2 lbs
Radicchio or Kohlrabi - 1 piece/head
Rutabaga - 1-2 pieces (depending on size)
Butternut Squash - 1 piece
Red or Savoy Cabbage - 1-2 heads (depending on size)
Watermelon Radish - 1 piece
Broccoli
- 2 pieces 

NEWS FROM THE FARM

Feeling grateful...As the last shares of the season are packed and shipped out to you on the truck this week, we can finally take a big breath, sit down with our families to a Thanksgiving meal, and feel enormous gratitude for everyone who makes our CSA program possible and keeps our farm thriving.

We are grateful to our wonderful field workers who tend the crops and harvest your produce from sun up to sun down, week after week, all season long. Just like us farmers, our field crews devote their lives to organic farming, and to growing food to feed you throughout the season. They are dedicated to their work, and to our farm, and without them there would be no harvest, no CSA, no food on our tables. 

We are grateful to our members (that's you!) for understanding the importance of supporting local agriculture, for seeking out organically grown produce to feed your families, and for appreciating the significance of food that is grown with integrity and respect for the land and the community. 

We are grateful for the strong organic farming community that supports our efforts all year long, and for the dozens and dozens of generous folks who facilitate our farm operations every year - from mechanics, to electricians, seed producers and fellow farmers.  We thank you all!

The Farmer's Winter...The winter months used to be spent pouring over seed catalogues and dreaming about the first spring planting, but now with a Winter CSA Share, our "time off" in the winter is just a slower period of work for us. Stay up-to-date with our winter activities by reading our Farmers' Blog. Also worth noting- a new farm member will be arriving in mid-December, so stay tuned!

We send you all our best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season! We hope to welcome you all back to our program next spring!

Warm wishes,
Farmers Matt, James, Maggie & Holly & the whole crew!

Renew your membership for 2010!  Renewal applications for our 2010 CSA season are now available! Click here to renew your share! We probably won't have room for everyone next season, so be sure to renew early to save your spot! 

WINTER SHARES
Winter shares for the 2009-2010 season will be available for pick-up at the farm in Jamesport and through our Queens groups. (For current Queens members only at most sites- contact them to check first.) Please contact your core group directly for inquiries about the Queens sites.  If you are interested in picking up at the farm, please e-mail us at info@goldenearthworm.com.  There are a limited number of shares available.  

THIS WEEK'S RECIPE SUGGESTIONS

Pureed Rutabaga with Pan-Fried Leeks
Braised Cabbage with Carraway
Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash with Shallots & Sage

More recipes for all the week's produce can be found here on our RECIPES page.