If this year was to have a theme it would be rain. It is like we are stuck in a tropical rainy season without the sunshine and heat. The good news is that we have lots of crops in the ground and the roots and vegetables do not seem to mind the dampness.
The Vegetable share for this week includes Spinach, Basil, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Bok Choi and greens. The substitutions are Japanese Turnips and Radishes.
The Fruit share involves Organic Strawberries from Abers Acres.
Despite being challenged by natural and other setbacks, we are up and running for another season. We have lots of crop in the ground and although it has been colder than usual we have Cucumbers and the Zucchini is flowering. Thanks to everyone who returned for another year of the Native Offerings Farm Share and welcome to the new shareholders. We do have fruit and vegetable shares available.
The surveys given out last Fall told us that most shareholder want the ability to order extra fruit or vegetables or meat cuts through our online farm stand for delivery to the distributions sites. We plan on beginning this service this month.
The Vegetable Share this weeks includes Lettuce, Cucumbers, Greens, Asparagus and Spinach. The substitutions are herbs and radish.
Thanks to all of our Summer Share members for another great season. Without you we would not be farming. You are the community in Community Supported Agriculture.
Thanks to all of you who are taking the Season Extension Share. This share does not change very much so we will not be posting the share weekly. Basically the share is your choice of greens and squash and roots and apples. We give you a number or weight to take and you can choose what you want. Sometimes we have a featured item.
We do have a limited amount of shares available that you can purchase online.
No posting last week because I could not log-in. I am back. Lots of rain and we had our first frost and our first snow last week. Summer crops are moving out. We are busy harvesting and filling up our coolers and assorted storage areas. This week and next week will be the last Summer Shares. We do have Season Extension and Winter Shares available.
I have been thinking about the farmers who have lost their crops this year to natural disasters. I have a hard time imagining what loosing everything would feel like. I hope I never find out. What we can do is support our farmers who feed us and grow cotton for our clothes so they can recover. I read about agriculture almost every day and what I hear farmers saying is that they do not want charity they want markets for their crops.
The Vegetable Share for the week includes Potatoes, Winter Squash, Eggplant, Greens, Tat Soi as a feature and Herbs (Cilantro, Fennel, Parsley). The Substitutions are Radish, Japanese Turnips, Hot Peppers and Potatoes.
The Fruit Share includes a choice of Apples and Pears.
Just when we thought we had had way too much rain it rained again. It rained so hard for so long that the creek flooded. Good thing we had already harvested the Winter Squash because some of those squashes would have floated away. The good news is that we have beautiful warm and sunny weather now which is drying out the soil. We had hoped to have the Potatoes out this week but next week seems more likely. The crops look great and if you do not already have a Season Extension Share now is the time to sign-up.
The Vegetable Share includes Choi, Winter Squash featuring Butternut, Peppers, Greens, Lettuce or Eggplant, Scallions or Onions and Radish or Japanese Turnips. The substitutions are cilantro, fennel, hot peppers and potatoes.
The Fruit Share includes Apples and Pears from Singer Farm and Mars seedless grapes from Erdle Farm.