Share #16 September 18th &20th
Crop List: Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes, Purple Majesty Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Leeks, Maybe Sugar Snap Peas, Summer Squash, Turnips, Tomatoes, Peppers and/or Cauliflower
Funny how when we start to lose things we become so much more appreciative of them. The nights are not summer nights anymore, so when the sun hits the farm in the morning it is so very welcome. I love pausing and letting the warmth wash over me as it rises over the hill. The power of it astounds me. It is exciting to witness the start of a new day, and feel the rush of gratitude in the moment. The aspens on the hill are turning yellow, I saw a flock of bluebirds in the yard the other morning getting ready to migrate. There was barely enough light to tell what they were. These birds bring me so much joy when they show up in the spring. I have never seen them "flocking up" (my invented term!) and it was nice to bid them farewell for the winter. The crops are warming as well. Getting out early and digging potatoes feels much better on the body right now then the delicate work of cutting greens. (We still hope to have one more crop of salad mix!) Digging and lifting heavy things warms us up quick.
Check out the Purple Majesty spuds this week! They are purple all the way through! Purple mashed potatoes are fun! ...just be careful about putting to much excitement into purple food. One year I thought I was making purple potato and leek soup... it came out a really depressing grey. Mashed are a safe bet though!!
We still have no frost in the forecast....amazing! What a lovely spell of weather we have had!
2019 Memberships are now available!
We are ready to start taking signups for 2019!! Your site host will have a signup sheet for you this week or you can follow the below link and print one out. If you sign up and pay at a pick up location by the end of this season, you will get a free Cosmic Apple hat or T-shirt! Both made with organic cotton. Note: we don't have a lot of shirts left, sourcing purple organic cotton shirts has gotten tough, but we have lots of hats! Cash or checks accepted, you can pay online...but then you don't get the gear, and get charged a card fee.
Signing up now guarantees you the pick up location of your choice, gets you early season pricing and free gear!
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 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, Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Liver, Ground Beef, Patties and Heart
Pork Available: Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Loin Roast, Shank, Spare Ribs, Breakfast Sausage, Chorizo, Grandpa Restuccia's Sausage, Neck Bones, Fat and Heads
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 (Last one 9/19)
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last one 10/5)
Jackson Saturday Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last one 9/22)
Questions? Comments? recipes to share? email@example.com
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