This is week 15 out of 18 deliveries. You are getting Yukon Gold potatoes, yellow cooking onions, carrots, summer squash, possibly some cucumbers, red peppers, banana peppers, tomatoes and bi-color corn. New this week are diakon radishes, celery and butternut squash. We will be getting fruit this week. First Fruits Organic Farms are sending Honey Crisp and Gala apples.
We have found a Distribution Center in Central Denver on the east side of I-25. The location will be near 6th Avenue and Downing. We are still looking for a Distribution Center in Boulder. If no one volunteers, we will be calling each and every person who signs up for a Winter Share asking them to be the Distribution Center. Please consider volunteering. You get a $100 discount and the produce is delivered to your door. Best part about it, you don’t have to drive to pick up your produce!
The Winter Share deadline is coming up on October 1st. Winter Share forms can be found at your Distribution Centers! Or you can call me and I will mail one directly to you. Those of you who have already registered for a Winter Share this spring do not need to sign up again. It will be transferred from your Summer Share information, including your egg order. Contact me if you want to increase or decrease the total amount of eggs you receive each month. Winter Distribution will begin November 3rd and will be delivered every-other Wednesday through February 23rd. We will skip December 29th delivery and give you a double bag on Dec. 15th (the week before Christmas).
Jerry and the guys have finished harvesting the dried beans. We grew black beans and kidney beans for the Winter Share this year. They look terrific! It looks like we will have enough to give it out every distribution! I made a pot of chili out of the kidney beans just to see how they taste. Oh Wow! I was surprised by the freshness and how wonderful they tasted! I am really looking forward to this.
New items have been found from the Harvest Festival. They include: a tea towel, a cell phone and canning jars that had pickles in them. Item not claimed yet are: a clear plastic bowl, pottery serving dishes, duffel bag with dishes, a large baking dish, a large white plastic serving spoon and several other metal serving spoons; two of which are matching and belong to the pottery serving bowls.
If you are one of the many people who did not bring a one gallon container to the Festival to pick tomatoes into and barrowed one of our wooden baskets, please return them if you took them home. They were only for measurement purposes. We need them for Farmers Markets and several are missing!
If you could not make it out to the Harvest Festival and would like to pick anaheim chilies and have them roasted, you can do that this week. I will be available Tue & Thr at 6pm and Sunday at 10am or 1pm. Please call and make an appointment. It costs $5 to roast!
It is that time of year where we can have a hard freeze that will take crops away from distribution. Are you available to help pick produce at the last minute? Some crops can be saved and given out for distribution if we can get them safely inside the barn or strawbale buildings. We are going to set up a freeze warning system. Lorna Carnahan will be in charge of this. Contact her at 208-371-8372 or at email@example.com. If it looks like we will have a freeze, a warning will go out and picking will start immediately. We will mostly likely pick peppers and probably tomatoes. There are not too many of these left so we may just let them go!
If you are one of the many Members who are saving the heirloom watermelon seed, it must be in a paper envelope. They cannot be saved in a plastic bag. By the time we get them, they have completely molded and they are no good!
Again, I would like to thank everyone who helped out and attended the Harvest Festival. There really was a great turnout and I think everyone had a great time. I know I did!
Have a great week!
Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle