Week 16! This week is the week we try to make it to every year. Our goal is to provide you with 16 shares. There was only one year in the twenty years of the farm that we did not make it to 16 weeks. We went only 15 weeks, it must have been a late summer and an early fall that year! We started so early this year we knew it would be no problem hitting that magic number for us. Our goal this year is to get the garden empty by the end of week 17! It will be a daunting task.We will definitely see you next week. Hopefully the garden will be empty by the end of week 17! This is the last week of Jackson markets for the farm. Our pace will slow down a bit next week, and it will give us more time to empty the garden! Jed and I believe our CSA is a better model for getting fresh food then the markets because there are so many years when we have produce earlier and later then the markets go. CSA members really do benefit from choosing to support a farm through the whole growing season.
As I write this, Jed is firing up the potato digger to start pulling in some serious spud tons.We will spend Monday afternoon and most of Tuesday harvesting, sorting and weighing potatoes. We are racing the rain forecast for the end of the week. The digger does not work when the soil is wet, and the hands needed to pick the potatoes up move more slowly when they are cold!
Next week Jed and I will let you know the highs and lows of Cosmic Apple's 2016 season! Or at least what we can remember of it.
We are also ready to get you signed up for your 2017 share! If you sign up for next year at your veggie pick up site we will give you a Cosmic Apple t-shirt or hat! The shirts and hats are made with organic cotton. We have women's, men's, kid's and baby sizes! You will also save money by signing up before Jan. 1st. and most importantly, you will get the veggie pick-up time and location you want! I attached a sign-up sheet to your email, your site host will have a sign-up sheet for you tonight or you can find a sign-up sheet here:
Captain Todd is back in the Tetons with his catch. He will be coming to the farm on September 20th from 5-7 pm to sell Sockeye, Coho, King, canned and Smoked salmon. Capt. Todd follows the best environmental practices for fishing, is an independent fisherman (no corporations telling him what to do!) and freezes the fish on the boat for the best flavor. We are lucky because he calls Victor home when he is not on his boat, "The Gallant Maid"! If you are going to purchase any fish this year, I wholeheartedly recommend supporting Todd. I feel honored he wants to sell his goods to members of Cosmic Apple's CSA.
Sausage! Yes! Breakfast Sausage is now available! Breakfast Sausage is a blend of white pepper and sage. Magical if you add a bit of maple syrup! Check the attachment on your email for prices. Available cuts are: Sausage, Boneless Loin Chops, Spare Ribs, Neck Bones, Bone in Shoulder Roast, Heart and Liver.
Check the coolers at your site. I attached a list of prices and cuts to your email. If you know you want something, please email me and I will send it over for you. You can also tell your site hosts you have a request and I will send it the next week. We purchased 2 cows from Lifeline. They are packaged with our label because we brought them to the butcher live and for us to sell them they needed a label...and well, we are Cosmic Apple! It is really just the legalities of selling USDA inspected meat. More info then you need, but we want to be completely honest about what we have!
Find recipes for this weeks share here: www.cosmicapple.com/recipes.html
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
Wash Your veggies!
If you can't make it to pick up your veggies, send a friend!
Missed shares are forfeited for the week.
Members get 20% off at the Farmer's Markets!
The People's Market is Wednesdays 4-7. Until 9/21
The Driggs Market is Fridays 9-1. Until 10/7
Jackson Market is Saturdays 8-12. Until 9/24