CSA- Extended Season Week 1

This Week’s Harvest

  • Salad Mix
  • Spinach
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Parsley
  • Onions
  • Kale

Farm News

Happy Thanksgiving! Of course this time of year we like to reflect on what we are grateful for. We are grateful we get to do this work which would not be possible without dedicated customers, family support, and hardworking employees. We are grateful our family and staff (and as far as we know customers) have thus far stayed safe during the pandemic.

This year has been considerably more exhausting. It is probably a combination of having grown more food and also having the kids home more. Our usual go to of sending them off for sleepovers when we have a particular push to get something planted or harvested was not available to us. I’m grateful our kids don’t seem to be holding a grudge that their parents are incredibly busy.

The kids help harvest cantaloupe over the weekend

During this time of reflection we like to look to the future and plan for the next season. While the season is still fresh in our minds we can remember what worked and what didn’t and what adjustments could be helpful moving forward. These last few days have had us running around like it’s the peak of summer and so a thought that is on my mind right now is that we really need to have a full crew through November. Typically we’ve started slimming down the crew in October as the planting comes to an end, crops no longer need to be cultivated, and the frost kills the summer crops. This year I am learning that the start of our smaller crew needs to be delayed. All of November we have been harvesting bulk bin upon bulk bin, washing for large wholesale orders, and filling our direct customer orders as well. It’s taken us a second to realize that we are still quite busy. We’ve had a couple local teenagers help us on Sundays and for about 3 Sundays straight I’d say that this was the last Sunday, only to call on them later on in the week. Of course being so busy that we can keep folks working here longer is a very good problem to have!

Picking on the weekend

Bringing me back to my original thought which was one of gratitude. We can’t say enough how thankful we are to be doing this work and have it sustain us during this unprecedented year. We are grateful for our growth, for seeing what still needs improved upon, and having the capabilities to make required adjustments. If you have any thoughts on what you liked or didn’t like about the vegetables this year drop us a note! We’ll be planning out next year in the coming weeks starting with our seed order!

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