Crop List: Purple Carrots, Radish, Cilantro, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Huckleberry Gold Potatoes, Shallots, Bok Choy, Lacinato Kale and maybe Tomatoes
The shares are getting heavy! Here comes the poundage. Remember way back in June when the shares were light, leafy and green? Now is the time of year for dense, earthy and weighty veggies. This time of year we are usually happy to be moving around heavy crates because it warms us up. While we are still happy to be moving the bounty of the harvest... we are not actively seeking heat. These fall days have been dreamy. The temperatures are delightful for what is happening on the farm right now! We are savoring the warmth and colors.
We are in the process of digging carrots and potatoes. We pulled out the potato digger on Monday and are cruising through the rows. We have 12 rows each 500' feet long of spuds out there to collect. Every yellow crate we have will be in use, and we end up pulling out sacks to put the remainders in.
The carrots are calling us too. We have another 3 rows (also 500' long) to dig. We use a tractor implement called an "undercutter" to dig the carrots. It is a bar that is pushed under the soil about 18" by the tractor and it "undercuts" the roots to loosen them and then we can just grab them instead of using a digging fork and digging by hand.
Cosmic Mix may be done for the season. We have a crop out there, but it is not as eager to grow as we would like.
We will be giving out lots of veggies this week and next. Be sure to check out the recipe pages for storage tips.
Free Cosmic T-shirt, Hat, Mug or Water Bottle!
We have started our 2023 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...or a non-organic mug or water bottle! 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 swag?! Shirts available in Men's, Women's, Kid's, Toddler and Onesies! Hats are cap style or trucker style. Mug or water bottle in blue or black are insulated and have a cool magnet lid.
Speaking of Cosmic Merch...I have not mentioned it, BUT we have awesome Organic Hoodies, Bigger 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: here
Do you want to stock up on some meat or cheese before we stop seeing you every week? Just send me an email with what you would like and I am happy to put an order together for you to make sure you get what you want. Or tell your site host. They can make a note of it for me. Even if it is only a couple to a few items...or more! I am happy to do it.
See you next week for the last share!! #16!!
Lunch this Week: Sausage Kale Soup
Recipe Ideas: Colcannon, Gingered Kale and Bok Choy, Baked Carrot Fries or Sweet Carrot Raita
Lifeline Cheese Update: We have cheese again!!!!
The coolers at your site are stocked with 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: Ground Beef, Patties and Stew Meat
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!), Fat, Country Ribs, and Hock
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 (ends 9/30)
Farm To Fork Festival: Saturday, October 1st; 1-4 at the Center for the Arts
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org