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Dear Friends of the Farm,
This is week 15 out of an 18-week season. You will be getting red potatoes, sweet corn, garlic, yellow onions, carrots, radishes, honeydew, cauliflower, cucumbers, bell, banana, anaheim & jalapeno peppers, kale, and tomatoes. This is that sweet time of year before fall really hits us. It’s precisely at this time that we work to give thanks and remember to relish all these beautiful vegetables while they’re still around!
Hot tip: any pepper that is starting to turn a different color, if left on the counter, it will continue to turn.
Hot tip #2: If your honeydew is too firm, leave it out on the counter and it will continue to mature and soften. It will be sweeter and the flesh will be softer.
Fruit Share Members: We would like to apologize to those of you who received what appeared to be moldy peaches. This was in fact a harmless fungus that occurs only on the skin of the peach when they’re picked after torrential rain. The peach beneath the skin remains unaffected. We hadn’t planned on delivering these peaches to you at all and felt it was a bonus box because of that! In the future we will work harder to inform you in a timely fashion about the fruit you’re getting. We hope you figured out quickly that there wasn’t anything wrong with these peach and enjoyed the last of the season. Apples will be headed your way the first week of October!
Kipling & Coalmine Winter Distribution Center: Oops! We messed up and didn’t include the Kipling & Coalmine winter distribution center on our Winter Share sign up form. Kristen will still be graciously running her Littleton distribution center for us this winter. Feel free to pencil that option in on your form. We will update the form shortly!
Calling all members!!! We are in desperate need of your help. We are currently operating with only three full time employees after losing three employees last month. As such, we need help harvesting root vegetables. Please consider coming out and working together as a CSA toward the common goal of getting as much produce harvested as possible for the Winter Share!
Work days will be the first two Sundays in October, the 3rd and the 10th, from 8 am – 5 pm. Come for any amount of time that you are able! We’ll take a lunch break from 12-1 (consider bringing a sack lunch). For those of you who can bless us with your presence, there will be extra veggies and our unending gratitude to take home with you. If you haven’t been able to come out yet this is a great opportunity to do so. Kiddos, extended family, and friends are all welcome! Social distancing will be very easy as we will be working outside (masks are optional). Please join us!
Sign up for workdays: We will have a signup sheet available at your Distribution Centers. Consider carpooling with other members from your Distribution Center and making the trip more fun!
Quote of the week:
“At first people ate simply because they were alive and because food was tasty. Modern people have come to think that if they do not prepare food with elaborate seasonings, the meal will be tasteless. If you do not try to make food delicious, you will find that nature has made it so.” ― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Thank you for supporting us, Kyle, Sam, Jacquie, and Jerry