Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Basil, Swiss Chard, Maybe Sunflower and/or Radishes
We are now in the limbo season between summer and fall. We will keep harvesting the summer squash and cucumbers until we get a frost. Some years we have had a frost by now. I can remember one year we made it all the way to the end of September before we had a killing frost! There is nothing indicative in the forecast of colder weather so we will keep enjoying the summer goods while the fall crops have extra time to keep growing. The sunflowers are on the way out. We may get some smaller side shoots to enjoy as the season progresses. Cosmic Mix is back and looking good! The tomatoes and basil are in the greenhouses protected by the power of propane and plastic so even if we get a frost, they will keep producing.
The farm is tucked up against the foothills of the Tetons on the East side of Teton Valley. The morning sun is hitting the farm later each day. We start work at 7 and now have about a half an hour before the sun begins to warm the fields in the mornings. This is probably the most noticeable shift we feel. Other then later morning sun, the days still feel like summer.
Newsletter idea for next week!! Send me your questions! I want to do a Q&A. Ask us about why we do things a certain way (pick up times?) or things we don't do (cook your dinner for you! ha!), what tidbit have you pondered about the farm. Do you want to know the name of the parent pigs or the truck? How many tractors we have or what variety of squash we grow? Anything! Ask your kids, they always have the BEST questions. I will keep your questions anonymous. Fire off the first question that comes to your mind, send me meticulously crafted list or anything in between. The more questions I get, the more interesting the newsletter will be. I would love to write about what you are wondering about. If it has crossed your mind, I bet someone else has wondered too!
Volunteer Special! Have you wanted to try a day on the farm, but can't commit to one day a week? Let us know if you want to work for one morning. 7am-12:15. Monday-Thursday. We'll feed you lunch and give you a half share. You'll get to see where your veggies come from and what it takes to get them on the truck for share distribution. Please send me an email so we can plan for extra hands.
Volunteer-If you (or someone you know!) is curious about high altitude gardening becoming a garden helper may be just right. We are only asking folks to commit to 1 morning a week for one month, that's 20-25 hours for one month! It feels really good to have volunteers back on the farm, we missed them!! Lunch and veggies are provided! Follow the link below to check it out!
Lunch this Week: Tomato Soup with Grilled cheese; Cosmic Curry
Recipe Ideas: Summer Squash Ribbons; Curried Zucchini & Swiss Chard; Scalloped Tomatoes with Basil; Swiss Chard with Pine Nuts, Parmesan and Basil
The coolers at your site are stocked with a selection of the pork listed below. If you know you want something, please email me and I will make sure it is in the cooler, reserved for you. I don't send every cut every week, they simply won't all fit!
Hunters and Huntresses: We have pork fat for your wild game sausage making. Let me know if you want to order any and I can send it to your pick up location.
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!) and Fat
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 10% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1
JH Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-12
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7
Farm To Fork Festival: October 7th, Center for the Arts 1-4 pm
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org