Crop List: Carrots, Kale, Potatoes (Huckleberry Gold, Russian Banana Fingerlings, Purple Viking and Yukon Gold), Garlic, Parsley, Leeks, Daikon Radish, Watermelon Radish, Delicata Squash, Maybe Dill, Cilantro, Rainbow Carrots and/or Spaghetti Squash
Fare thee well....
This is it. The final week of the 2021 share season. As you can see, this week's share will be heavy! Please bring extra bags!
As I type this on Monday afternoon the crew is getting the potatoes in. It looks like it will be an incredible harvest. The spuds look healthy, they are a good size and we received a great yield from each plant. May the potatoes nourish you for the fall and may they help you feel rooted to this magical place we all share.
Like every year in farming, somethings were great! Some failed miserably. We were sad (tears may have been shed) to loose the onions, cabbage, broccoli and beets to the weeds. The early season greens suffered from the extreme early heat.
The bounty was there though! The summer squash was amazing! It may have been the best sugar snap pea year ever. The mid-season greens (arugula!) were a great surprise, they usually are not that prolific. Best. Leek. Year. Ever! And as stated earlier the potatoes are looking gorgeous.
Also on a high note...Our crew. Holy, amazing people. It is the first year in farming that we did not loose one single employee. They each started the season, committed and are still getting it all done. I straight up love these people.
We are also coming to close on a special era. Our dear employee (friend-sister-family member would be more appropriate!) Emily will be moving on after 13 years. She has had every single job title we have at the farm and done many jobs there is no title for. She just always pitched in when needed. We are forever grateful. This past year she has been our Market Manager, so wish her well if you go to any markets this week! Her new job title will be 'Mom", and we feel so honored to witness her little one growing up in the Tetons.
And of course you, our farm members. Thank you. Thank you for meeting us once a week to get your veggies. We know that is not always easy. Thank you for being open to preparing veggies as nature gives them to us, instead of what is on a grocery store shelf. Thank you for trusting us to be your farmers, even when we are sometimes wondering what the heck we are doing! Thank you for investing in a food system that bucks the status quo and seeks to heal the Earth. Thank you for taking care of yourself and eating well. Thank you for being part of our community.
We hope our produce gives you the stamina to make the world a better place. We wish you the absolute best and hope to see you next year!
Free Cosmic T-shirt or Hat!
We have started our 2022 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! 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 shirt or hat?! Shirts available in Men's, Women's, Kid's, Toddler and Onesies! Hats are cap style or trucker style.
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!
Lunch this Week: Burritos with carrots, leeks, kale and potatoes and Merav's Carrot Soup
Recipe Ideas: Fermented Ginger Carrots, Baked Carrot Fries, Leek and Potato Gratin and Sautéed Leeks and Carrots
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!
Lifeline Beef Available: Tenderloin, Ribeye, New York, Sirloin Steak, Eye of the Round, Brisket, Ground Beef, Patties, Sirloin Tip Roast, Tongue, Marrow Bones, Heart, Stew, and Kabobs
Pork Available: Fat and Breakfast Sausage!
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 (Ends 10/1)
Farm to Fork Festival, Saturday 10/2 at The Center for the Arts
Questions? Comments? Recipes to share? firstname.lastname@example.org