THE BEET: Volume 14, Issue 11

In This Week's Beet:

  1. This Week's Share
  2. Letter from Ted
  3. Farm Weekend: This Saturday & Sunday
  4. CSA Happy Hour: Flatbush Farm Prospect Heights

Pick Up Today: 5:00 to 7:30pm at PS 56 on the Corner of Gates and Downing


This Week's Share:

  • Tomatos

  • Sweet Corn

  • Lettuce

  • Cucumbers

  • Summer Squashes

  • Braising Mix

  • Yellow Onion

  • Sweet Peppers

  • Parsley

  • Snap Beans

  • Peaches (Fruit Share)

News From Windflower Farm

This marks the halfway point in our delivery season. After this week’s share there will be just ten more to go. The first half of those should consist of summer vegetables like those you’ve been getting these last few weeks, and the final four or five shares will be comprised of a greater proportion of greens and root crops. 

In preparation for the upcoming open house on the farm, Jan and Nate and I have been making an outhouse. We have two now, and they are really very pleasant (really, it’s all about the wood shavings and the lime and the fresh breeze), but because it appears that turnout will be good, we thought we’d do something to shorten the lines on Sunday morning. Jan wanted to rent a portable outhouse, but I wouldn’t stand for it: the smell, the weird blue water, the plastic walls. It would spoil a nice time in the country. We started this morning and, so far, we’ve erected the walls and installed the door. Tomorrow we’ll add the roof, build the seat, add lights and set it in place. The farm where I got my start had a two-seater outhouse, which I am told was once relatively common, but this one is just single seater.    

In addition to finishing open house preparations, our to-do list this week includes seeding a round of fall greens, including spinach, arugula, kale, and some salad mixes, harvesting the last of our onions, harvesting a block of cabbage, one of beets, and another of potatoes, transplanting lettuce, tatsoi, Swiss chard, and bok choy, mowing under some old, weedy beds, and chisel plowing in preparation for sowing some cover crops.

Have a great week, Ted

Open House Weekend at Windflower Farm!

We hope those of you that are going are as excited as we are!  The weather this weekend is going to be perfect.  Cool mornings, sunny & warm afternoons with the full moon coming on Saturday night!  Perfect for bonfires and a camping.

If you are planning on going this weekend- please reply to the newsletter email to let me know- Ted has asked us for a rough head count.

See you there!  

CSA Happy Hour & Trivia Night - September 9th

Just Food is hosting a happy hour and trivia night! 

When:  Wednesday September 9th at Flatbush Farm, from 5pm to 7pm.

Have fun and get to know the people in your CSA community- people from our CSA, Prospect Heights, Park Slope and Bed-Stuy are all invited.  Admission is free!  There will be drink specials, and $1 from each drink will goto support JUST FOOD.

Click HERE to RSVP- which is suggested, but not required.