Fall CSA 2018 Has Begun!
On October 19th, our second season of CSA began! In case you weren’t aware, our farm hosts a Community Supported Agriculture program during the growing season. This is a program for people who are interested in receiving the freshest food possible directly from their farmer. What could be any better, right? Well, other than growing it yourself! Our members are passionate about eating diverse vegetables that are grown with natural practices as well as pasture-raised meats from our friends over at Wild Farm. While we originally intended to only have one season of CSA this year, an 18 week summer program, we extended another 5 weeks into autumn. This season will end on November 16th, the week before Thanksgiving.
Each week, our members stop by the farm and pick up a basket of food fresh from our farms. Last week the share included pork shoulder or loin roast from Wild Farm, turnips, carrots, pac choi, arugula, kohlrabi, rutabagas, collard greens, tatsoi, salad mix, beets, scallions, kale, mini romaine lettuce heads, and winter squash. It’s been a beautiful season so far, and we have really lucked out on such gorgeous autumn weather. There have been a few light frosts, which has sweetened many of our root crops. It converts the starches in the vegetables into sugars, something that you really cannot get during any other season. Roots and greens thrive in cooler weather. So far, it has been my favorite season to grow in this year because everything looks so healthy and lush.
When our CSA members arrive, they get to stop inside of the Country Store to pick up their share. As you can probably tell from the photos, our store is still not fully set up yet. We are so close to being move-in ready. The ceiling and porch are on, so now it’s time to clean the floors. Then we begin the task of moving our products inside. Isn’t that exciting? Still, it’s been nice to have this season’s pick-up inside of the store rather than on the porch of our house. We were kind of winging it all this past summer.
I did a little redesign to our CSA page, and I hope that you stop by to take a look! We are already looking forward to the 2019 season over here. It seems far away, but I know that spring will be here before I know it. Time to begin planning and dreaming of seeds. Next year we will be introducing three seasons to our community supported agriculture program: spring, summer, and fall. We’ll start in May and end in November. Pretty exciting! We are even talking about adding beef to our shares, too!
Shares for the 2019 will open up for order sometime in late November to kick-off the Christmas season. Who’s excited?! Do you have any questions about our program? Let me know in the comments!