Crop List: Cosmic Mix, Rainbow Carrots, Tomatoes, Beets, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Red Onion, Parsley, Maybe Delicata Squash, Broccoli, Cauliflower and/or Summer Squash
I am writing the newsletter enjoying the summer vibe of tank tops and bare feet. I am assuring myself it will be okay if I have to turn the heater on to warm the house by Friday of this week. The Fall Equinox is on Thursday...I suppose I am ready. I feel the seasonal pull of wanting the garden emptied out as fast as possible. It is time to wrap it up, empty it out, clean it up and tuck it away. We still have not had a hard killing frost at the farm! Just some mild (never once predicted in the weather) light frosts. The plants have dramatically slowed down because of the short days and much cooler nights. It is time to say goodbye to our thriving summer garden and welcome the release fall provides for us.
Speaking of letting go...I have let go of what carrots "should" look like this year. We planted a beautiful cover crop to benefit the soil in between our carrot rows. Turns out mice love living in a cover crop! They can hide from the raptors easily when it is lush, green and cover "cropy". Why would they go anywhere else if moving over 2 feet allows them to nibble the best Organic and Biodynamic carrots around? We also know we did not weed the carrots like we wanted to. It was an incredible struggle to get to them all year and they were extremely tedious when we did make it out there. The weeds provided even more cover for the mice. Just wash your carrots well and chop the tops off. The rest of the carrots were underground and unmolested until our hands pulled them from the earth. Looking on the bright side...it makes me really happy for the raptors, foxes and coyotes. When we mow all the weeds and cover crops when we are done harvesting, the bigger critters will be able to feast on mice fattened on the best veggies in the Tetons! We are sending our desire to improve everyone's quality of life right up the food chain!
Free Cosmic T-shirt or Hat!
We have started our 2024 CSA membership drive! If you sign up for 2024's CSA at a pick up location before the 2023 CSA 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: 2024 Sign Up Form
Signing up early to gets you the best prices and guarantees 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 Baby Onesies! We also got some new shirts this year!!! We still have some sizes in our classic purple tee, but the sizes we sold out of were replaced with black shirts with our logo in bright yellow. It was just time to mix it up a bit! Hats are cap style or trucker style. We benefit by you signing up now also...remember CSA's are mutually beneficial to you and your farmers! We get money to do winter projects and we will have money to purchase seeds before the growing season starts.
If you purchase a share online, you must show your receipt to the site host to get some swag. To pay at the pick up please print out the form attached to your email, follow the link below or fill out a form in person and bring a check or cash. Paying online will incur a 4% card fee. Cash or check saves you money. NO VENMO FOR SHARE PURCHASES.
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!
We will go until week 17! If anything changes we will let you know, but right now our goal is still to get the garden completely harvested by the end of next week.
Also, please consider a donation to help purchase shares for the Teton Valley Food Pantry. Any amount helps. You can just add it to your payment. And THANK YOU!!
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. Even if it is only a couple to a few items...or more! I am happy to do it.
Lunch this Week: Onion, carrot and cauliflower sauté over rice with butter/soy sauce and ginger; Merav's Carrot soup
Recipe Ideas: Baked Carrot Beet Burgers; Fermented Ginger Carrots; Carrots, Potatoes Roasted with Onions & Garlic; Sweet Carrot Raita; Chimichurri Sauce (Parsley page)
The coolers at your site are stocked with a selection of the 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!
Hunters and Huntresses: We have pork fat for your wild game sausage making. Let me know if you want to order any and I can send it to your pick up location.
Pork Available: Grandpa's Sausage, Breakfast Sausage, Pork Chops, Shoulder Roast, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones (make the real deal Ramen!) 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 10% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The Driggs Market: Fridays 9-1 (Last one 9/29)
JH Farmer's Market: Saturdays 8-12 (Last one 9/30)
The People's Market: Wednesdays 4-7 (Last one 9/27)
Farm To Fork Festival: October 7th, Center for the Arts 1-4 pm
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? email@example.com