Share #16 October 1st & 3rd
Crop List: Delicata Squash, Orange Summer Squash, Orange Carrots, Rainbow Carrots, Potatoes, Chiogia Beets, Onions, Daikon Radish, Green Tomatoes, Garlic, Maybe Red Tomatoes, Sunflowers and/or Sugar Dumpling Squash
This is the last share! We sure hope you enjoyed eating the veggies as much as we enjoyed growing them. We thank you for all the energy you gave to the farm. Your commitment to meet us weekly to get your veggies was appreciated. Knowing there are folks in the community trusting us to grow for them, is inspiring. We hope the food nourished you and helped you accomplish great things.
The garden temperature hit 26 on Monday morning. Last year we made it to September 25th and this year to the 30th! These are late freezes, and we are grateful for all the extra growing time. The timing feels perfect as we wrap up the CSA and markets this week. During October we will be cleaning out the garden and getting next year's garlic crop planted.
So how was 2019 from the farmer's eyes? Like every year, somethings were great! ...and somethings were less great. The hard and late frost on June 9th really messed some things up. The potatoes froze. We are lucky to get any spuds this year. We feel like we are letting the state of Idaho down! The cabbage and broccoli froze at that time also. We sadly did not get as many tomatoes as we planned for. We are looking forward to trying again next year!
What was stellar in 2019? Cucumbers and Winter squash were the stars this year. It may have been the best cucumber year ever. I know I raved about them earlier this season, but they really deserve some celebration! The carrot crop has been great. See if you can taste the difference now that it froze. After a frost, the carrots really sweeten up! This is why we can grow some of the best carrots anywhere right here in the Tetons. They like a bit of cold right before harvest. The Garlic, Peas, Turnips and Cosmic Mix also made an impressive showing in 2019.
So there it is! Was? The 2019 growing season. Once again, we are grateful for you dear shareholder. Thank you for all your support this season, or over many years depending on who you are. We wish you a peaceful winter. With love, Dale, Jed, our family and the Cosmic Crew.
We have kicked off our 2020 CSA membership drive! This is the last week to get a free organic hat or shirt when signing up for 2020. Bring a check or cash to your pick up this week. You will guarantee getting the pick up day and time that you want and get in for our early season prices! 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!
Special Announcement! Our friend Captain Todd Broadhead will be at the farm on Thursday, October 3rd, 5-7 pm selling his amazing salmon. This is a surprise this early in the season and we are thrilled to have him join us at the last pick up. He spends his summers fishing off the coast of AK and WA, and he lives in the Tetons in the winter. If you purchase any salmon this year, this is it. It tastes the best and you are supporting an independent environmentally ethical fisherman.
Workshare lunch this week: Pad Thai
Recipe Idea: Fermented Green Tomato Ketchup, sent in as a recommendation by a member!
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!
Beef Available: Tenderloin, New York Steak, Round Roast, Liver, Ribs, Ground Beef, Patties, Hot Dogs and Bratwurst
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage (Back in stock!!!), Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, 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
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