Crop List: Orange Carrots, Rainbow Carrots, Fingerling Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Red Curly Kale, Bok Choy, Leeks, Basil, Spaghetti Squash, Garlic, maybe Broccoli and/or Watermelon Radish,
So much news...
We had a surprise freeze on Friday morning. We thought we had another couple of days...but it's okay! We had already emotionally hit the point of being ready to let go. The beans, peas, squash and other sensitive things are now memories. We have turned our energies to getting everything out of the garden to finish the CSA. As of now we are planning to wrap it up with week #16, but make sure to check in next week for the full story!
The Fall Equinox is on Wednesday this week, the first snow is visible, we have been hearing the elk bugling and those leaves, ahh the gorgeous colors on the hills! On Friday (9/17) we pulled all the winter squash out of the field in a frenzied 90 minute harvest. Then we all went to the brew pub for a beer. Jed and I barely ever do this with the crew. They are finishing work for the day and like to go out, but Jed and I usually keep working (farming or shuttling kids or....). We stopped to join them. I can feel a familiar feeling creeping in with the fall, the desire to kick back a bit and celebrate the season. Taking a moment to pause and notice all that has been done, yet knowing the final work is still in front of us. We need to empty and compost the garden, plant the garlic, spread Biodynamic preps and do 100's of other little tasks, but the season is coming to a close and we have so much to be grateful for.
I read this last night..."Breath love into every skill this time demands of us; gather the harvest and delight in the work of the year." (Maeanna Welti)
What a beautiful reminder. We send these final 2 shares out to you full of love and delight in all that has been accomplished!
We have Breakfast Sausage!!
We have been waiting a loooonnnggg time for the butcher to catch up and we are finally restocked with some sausage. The only flavor we have right now is the Breakfast. It is seasoned with white pepper and sage and pairs perfectly with a tiny bit of maple syrup drizzled on it. We have it packaged with 4 patties per package, almost a pound on average. If you know you want me to reserve you some, send me an email and I will put some in the cooler for you with your name on it. I will send as much as I can fit in the coolers. Every site sold out last week, so don't be shy about ordering some! If you have not tried our sausage before, give it a try and you'll taste for yourself why folks are so excited we are finally restocked. We are now taking cash, check and Venmo at the pick up sites.
Free Cosmic T-shirt or Hat!
We are kicking off our 2022 CSA membership drive! If you sign up for next year's CSA at a pick up location before the season ends, you will receive a free organic cotton t-shirt or hat! Your site host will have sign-up sheets, one is attached to your email or you can get one here: Sign-up sheet
Sign up early to get the best prices and to guarantee the pick up location/day you really want...and did I mention the free shirt or hat?! Shirts available in Men's, Women's, Kid's, Toddler and Onesies! Hats are cap style or trucker style.
Speaking of Cosmic Merch...I have not mentioned it, BUT we have awesome Organic Hoodies, Mugs and Water bottles too. If you want anything, you can purchase it online and we will happily bring it to your pick up site and refund the shipping cost. (We can't give these out with a share purchase, but they sure are cool!)
Link to check out all merch: Merch Here!
Lunch this Week: Vichyssoise and Sausage Kale Soup #2
Recipe Ideas: Dale's oven Fries, Colcannon. Oven Roasted Carrots and Kale
The coolers at your site are stocked with Lifeline cheese and a selection of the beef and 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!
Lifeline Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat and Breakfast Sausage!
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 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (Ends 9/22)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Ends 10/1)
Jackson Hole Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-1 (Ends 9/25)
Farm to Fork Festival, Saturday 10/2 at The Center for the Arts
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org