Dear Friends of the Farm,
This is week 18 out of an 18 week season. What a great season it has been. The quality & variety just could not be beat! This week you are getting Yukon Gold potatoes, garlic, sweet white onions, gorgeous orange carrots, long hearty Daikon radish, beautiful Watermelon radish, red and orange bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, slicing tomatoes and Black Velvet tomatoes. The Full shares will be getting a bag of lettuce. Normally this would not happen…but, we planted one of the cold frames with greens for the Winter Share. It is so warm outside, they came on early! Surprising, yes?
Fruit Share: Again, what a season, especially compared to last year! Both years you did receive the same amount of fruit. But this year we had such a nice variety and it was spread out better over the summer. Very tasty and good quality too. Thank you First Fruit for all the hard work!
Beef, lamb & Pork: Jerry tells me that it look like the pigs will be ready for processing in November and December. The steers will go to the processor in December and the lambs will go to the processor in January. I will give you a call a few days before we take them to Valley Packing to get your processing order and/or to give you instructions on what you need to do.
Winter Share: Don’t forget that the Winter Share should start the 31st of October. Your Distribution Center will be contacting you about hours of operation, location, phone number and what to do if you forget to pick up. It is not too late to Sign-up, but please contact me first! I will save your space if the Distribution Center is not filled.
Snow: We need everyone to do the snow dance this winter! Our water comes from snow run-off (melting snow). We have until the 1st of April to fill all the reservoirs. Without a few good storms this winter, we will be short of water next summer. So pray for snow!
Thank you: We want to thank you for allowing us to be your farmers this summer. We are passionate about what we do and love sharing it with you! The issues confronting farmers today are enormous. Keep us in mind as you watch community leaders make decisions about water and labor issues. Be vocal about supporting Colorado farms and ask your leaders to be vocal too.
Thank you for your lovely letters, cards and gifts. Several of you gave me gifts at the Harvest Festival, but did not leave a card with a name on it…so thank you very much for the apron, home-made soaps & candles, baked goods, jams and jellies. We appreciate them very much!
See everyone next year! Have a wonderful, restful winter!
Jacquie, Jerry, Kyle and Alaina Monroe