I'm sending all of you out there warm dry thoughts! It has been a rough week on the farm. I admit, my visions of fall involve gorgeous hillsides of color, elk bugling, sweaters and flip-flops. Most years it seems the cold weather creeps in slowly. 3 days of sleet followed by 5 days of gorgeousness. I guess Mama Nature had to balance out the the high temps of the summer! Oh well. I'm building character and an appreciation for good rain gear.
What does this weather mean for you? Your veggies may be a bit muddier. It is hard to wash things when it is 40 degrees and one is covered in mud and the fingers are barely working. Think of it as being closer to the source of your food! Check out our amazing soil! The workers are moving slower. We are doing our best to empty the garden, but this kind of moisture slows us down. No Cosmic Mix this week. It is really hard to cut delicate green leaves with gloves on, and too cold to work without gloves! Cutting mix, requires moving down the row on your knees. Ugh. We crossed it off the list!
We are cleaning, counting and dividing garlic when time permits. Everyone will get the same amount as we get it processed.
Even if the weather is not conducive to high speed harvesting, the veggies are awesome right now! Slow down, turn on the oven, soup season is here, roast some veggies, so much to enjoy! Winter squash is one of my favorites. It has been slowly growing all season, getting sweet and ripe. We picked it last week before it had a chance to get frosted. Sugar Dumplings!...how can you go wrong with that name?
Stay warm, appreciate your cozy home and thanks for supporting us!
Sign-up for 2018!!
We are on week 16! This year we will be going to at least week 17 (Sept 29th and Oct 3rd). We are hoping to have the garden emptied out by then! If anything changes, we will let you know! Find lots of bags and give yourself some extra time because the shares will be BIG. Bringing a big box may even be helpful!
Starting September 22nd we will be taking sign-ups for 2018! If you purchase your 2018 share at a pick-up you will get a free Cosmic Apple hat or T-shirt, both made with organic cotton! We will begin handing out the paperwork this week!! Please plan on paying with cash or check starting the 22nd! We may be able to take cards at a couple of the sites, but are not set up to do so everywhere, and it will add 3% to your cost!
I have started stocking the coolers with beef roasts as the weather gets chillier!
Here is a full list of what is available. As always, feel free to email me if you know you want something and I will reserve it for you at your site!!
Beef: Ground Beef, Patties, Roasts, liver and Heart
Pork: Chorizo, Breakfast Sausage, Bacon (limited to 1 package per customer), Boneless Loin Roast, Shank, Pork Chops, Spare Ribs, Shoulder Roast, Neck Bones, Head, Heart, Liver and Fat.
WASH YOUR VEGGIES!!
Whole and Half pigs for sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Bring Bags to pick-ups!
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 Driggs Market (last one 10/6) and Jackson Saturday Market (last one 9/23)