This is week 17 out of an 18 week season. New crops this week are Spaghetti and Butternut winter squash, Roma tomatoes and Golden Globe (yellow) tomatoes. You will also receive Yukon Gold potatoes, yellow cooking onions, carrots, red beets, summer squash, bell peppers, leeks, garlic and celery.
I’m sure by now you are over run with bell peppers. These wonderful delicacies can be frozen raw. Cube, dice or cut in lengths, place in a freezer bag and throw them in the freezer. They can now be used in recipes, eggs, stir-fries or fajitas. You will appreciate them greatly this winter because they taste so much better than what you can get in the grocery store!
You will also be getting your last delivery of fruit and honey this week. Fruit Shares will be getting apples and pears this week. I believe the apples will be Honey Crisp!
For those of you who have been receiving eggs, your Distribution Centers have been keeping track & will have a total amount of eggs you will receive this summer. It will include next week’s delivery. Any questions need to be addressed over the next two weeks with your distributors. If you want to increase your egg delivery for next week, you need to notify not only me, but your Distribution Center. Please bring a check book next week to pay for the eggs you have gotten for the summer. You are welcome to pay this week if you would like. Please do not bring cash if at all possible! Distribution Centers will be mailing to me a report with your payments.
Now I have some bad news. Jerry’s mother is very ill. She has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will not live to see the New Year. This has been a very traumatic experience for our family. She had some basic surgery last Wed. to make her end of life easier and she almost didn’t make it through the night. We have been spending every extra waking moment with her. This has made it even harder to contact me. I am trying to answer phone calls every other day. If I have dropped your call, I am so sorry. It is hard to think right now. Please call back if you do not hear from me in a few days.
It is very important for you to return all your bags. We need to take inventory for next year. I am asking Distribution Centers to start getting tough with you. Please return all your bags over the next two weeks!
We have found all our Distribution Centers for the winter. Here they are and their locations:
Aurora with Judy Soderquist at I-225 & Mississippi
Boulder with Kim Hanson at Table Mesa and Broadway
Broomfield with Denise Fritz at Hwy 287 and Miramonte
Centennial with Peggy Walling at County Line Rd & Clarkson
West Denver with Brenda Wright at Sheridan and Colfax
East Denver with Ann Cuthbertson at Downing and 6th Ave.
Ft. Collins with Linda Hoornbeek at Harmony and Shields
Greeley with Jacquie Monroe at the farm
Lakewood with Sam Majeres at Union Blvd and Alameda Ave.
Winter Shares can be split between households; however, I only want one Sign-up sheet and one check. It is up to the two parties to figure out how to arrange the payments between the two of you. We still have openings, so if you know of anyone who would like to get into our CSA through the Winter Share, please pass on our phone number. We will get them a Sign-up sheet asap!
Thank you for your patience with us!
Jacquie, Jerry, Alaina and Kyle Monroe