Crop List: Carrots, Blackberry Potatoes, Sugar Dumpling Squash, Beets, Basil, Baby Leeks, Shallots, Swiss Chard, Cilantro and Sunflowers
Today is the first day of fall. The time of year to embrace change. The leaves are changing colors, snow is back on the peaks and the Cosmic Mix has stopped growing. The cooler temps are affecting the garden. The Cosmic Mix needs some warmer weather to kick it back into action again. We may see some more before the season ends, but no guarantee. We have yet to have a hard freeze this year but the garden has slowed way down.
The winter squash was harvested last week so we could inventory everything that came out of the garden and determine how much would be in a share. The squash looks amazing this year. You can store it on your countertop out of direct sunlight until you are ready to eat it. We decided to skip pumpkins this year and grow more squash we think people will eat. My son has decided not growing pumpkins means it is the "worst farm year ever". I am determined to win him back with lots of decadent winter squash feasts! I think we get a better yield out of the sugar dumplings, delicata and orange summer squash then we do the pumpkins. You will get some this week and more next also! I hope enjoy these garden beauties! They are a treasure in the Tetons.
We are kicking off our 2020 CSA membership drive! 2020. Crazy. When I was young, I really thought we would be driving around in personal hovercrafts that ran on sunshine by 2020. Hovercrafts aside, we are ready for you to secure your 2020 veggie share!! If you sign up 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 or you can get one here: https://www.cosmicapple.com/uploads/1/7/9/9/17994337/2020_sign_up.pdf
You can pay online with a credit card if you prefer, but we will not be able to get you a shirt or hat. You will also save the 3% card fee if you pay with a check or cash at the site!
We will definitely make it to share #16 this year! See you next week too!
Workshare lunch this week: Peruvian Quinoa Stew (on the tomato page)
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 or tell your site host 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!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Sirloin Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage (Back in stock!!!), Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Spare Ribs, Chorizo 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 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last Market 10/4)
Farm to Fork Festival: October 5th 11-4 Center for the Arts
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org