This is week 16 of an 18 week season. You are getting Banana Fingerling potatoes, yellow, white and red onions, carrots, golden beets, leeks, squash, fennel, broccoli, bell peppers, new sweet peppers, green beans and corn. Fruit Shares are getting Red Bartlett Pears and Honey Crisp apples!
Guess what? It’s pepper time! You will be getting several types of sweet peppers every week. If this gets overwhelming for you…keep in mind they can be frozen raw! Chop to the preferred size and stick into a plastic bag and freeze. They will be ready for recipes like stir-fries, fajitas or eggs.
2015: I am asking everyone who wants to participate in the CSA next year to commit now…even if you’re not sure where you may be next year. This is the thing everyone. There is a lot of competition now among CSA’s. I am the only one that gives preference to my current members. Everyone else is ‘first come, first served’ and they send out their invitations in January. This if making it very difficult for me to get memberships filled when someone gives up their space in Feb/March. As a convenience, I will send you a statement listing your charges for everything you ordered this year for 2015. If you need to cancel fruit or honey or add fruit or honey, this can be completed in January/February. If you do not commit now, I am going to assume you may not want to rejoin the farm. You will get a second chance to renew your membership in January. But keep in mind, I am sending out invitations to new customers at the same time. The open space you left behind will be ‘first come, first served’. So don’t hesitate! Make your commitment to support this farm in 2015 now!
Fall Lambs: The first 18 lambs are going to the processor in October. Your fees need to be paid in full or you will not get your lamb. We will be sending statements for those of you who still owe a fee. A phone call will be given for a processing order to those of you who got the first 18. The next set of lambs look like they may be ready in December…maybe before Christmas and the rest in late January. Only time will tell!
2014 Survey: We cannot make this the best CSA without input from you. I am sending a detailed survey I would like everyone to fill out (SEE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE SURVEY). It is important to me to know small details about your household so we can compare what you say about your share with the size you received. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this for us! We want everyone to be happy with their farm and we can’t make improvements without input from you!!!
GMO Debate: It has come to my attention that General Mills had a chance to eliminate GMO’s from their products and voted to not do so. If you are a GM product user, please send them a message why you think they should eliminate GMO’s from their product lines (they think you don’t know what you are objecting to). Your first line of defense is to be proactive in your food choices. Make sure all the companies you use know you don’t want to have to eliminate them from your shopping because they won’t listen to your requests!
Winter Share: It’s not too late to send in that form (or call if you can’t find one.)
Jacquie, Jerry and Kyle
Survey – click to download. Please print, fill out and return to your distribution center or mail to the farm.