THE BEET: VOLUME 16; WEEK 22

 

FULL SHARE & YELLOW HALF SHARE

Pick up today: 5pm - 7:30pm at PS 56 on the corner of Gates and Downing

Of CSA Note!

As the summer and fall season winds down, it's time for the winter share! Sign up HERE to receive four shares over the course of the winter of delicious greens, storage vegetables, fruits, and other treats. Pickup is on Saturdays in Clinton Hill; find out more HERE and in Ted's letter below. 

This Week's Share

·        Butternut squash

·        Fennel

·        Red and Yellow Onions

·        Sweet Potatoes

·        Baby leeks or kohlrabi

·        Broccoli

·        Carrots

·        Tatsoi or Winterbor kale

·        Romaine Lettuce

·        Sweet peppers

News from Windflower Farm

This week’s share: Butternut squash, another fennel bulb, more sweet potatoes, Red and yellow onions, baby leeks or kohlrabi, depending on your site, carrots, green Romaine and red Crisphead lettuces, your choice between Tatsoi and Winterbor kale, sweet peppers, and some odds and ends of other items. We hope you enjoy this last share of the season. A link to our end-of-season survey is below.

Your winter share signup form is available here: https://windflowerfarm.wufoo.com/forms/m1xr27rk05nzoa8/. Please help keep your farmer and his staff off the streets of Valley Falls by joining our winter share. A brief description of the share can be found below, and details related to delivery times, locations and pricing can be found by following the link. We hope you decide to join us!

This week’s share is the last of the season. Where has the time gone? Before saying good bye, Jan and I would like to say thank you. Thanks very much for being a part of our CSA. We hope that your eating has been a little healthier and that you have enjoyed being part of your neighborhood CSA community. Your membership in our CSA provides good, meaningful employment for those of us who work on the farm, and it keeps the 96 acres we call home green, organic and productive. Thanks to all of you for giving us the opportunity to pursue the craft we love. I’d also like to thank the volunteers who make the CSA work. The men and women in your neighborhood who organize the CSA – the “core group” – deserve a special shout out. They work on newsletters and member recruitment, site management and work-shift coordination, and without their dedication and hard work, our CSA wouldn’t exist. Thank you!

We are always working to be better farmers and to make Windflower Farm a better business. So, as part of our ongoing education, we’ll be off to two different conferences this winter where we’ll review our farming practices and compare notes with other producers. And, of course, we want to make sure we are growing the kinds of shares you want. To that end, we ask that you take a few minutes to fill out our survey. It will be ready for viewing in the evening of October 30th. The link is here: https://windflowerfarm.wufoo.com/forms/q1v0qpbx1hrniig/

More winter share information: The first winter share will arrive on Saturday, November 18th giving you plenty of time to clean out your refrigerator. The share is delivered on four Saturdays during the fall and winter (11/18, 12/16, 1/20 and 2/10), and includes fresh organic greens (kales, spinach, tatsoi, Swiss chard and more)  from our greenhouses, local pears and apples, our own organic storage vegetables (squashes, onions, carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, potatoes, etc.), and a variety of little treats, including the Borden’s cider, our own homemade jam, popcorn and our own Black Turtle Beans. The signup form contains more detailed information, and it’s available here: https://windflowerfarm.wufoo.com/forms/m1xr27rk05nzoa8/.

We hope you have enjoyed your shares as much as we have enjoyed producing them.

Please stay in touch – we love your letters!

Our warmest regards, Jan and Ted

 

Dear Clinton Hill CSA members, 

We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for participating in our 2017 summer season. We appreciate the good cheer with which you've approached your volunteer shifts, even when muddy water from the plastic bins spilled onto your clothes. We love your enthusiasm for all Ted's vegetables and your patience on the rare occasions when there were glitches in the system. We love seeing your little ones picking out bunches of carrots and biting into apples and strawberries. And we very much hope you'll sign up for our winter share and return next summer for another season. We'll be organizing our new season sometime late this coming winter; if you're interested in hearing more about the core group, please email information@clintonhillcsa.org

Have a wonderful winter, and we'll see you next year! 

All our best wishes,

the Clinton Hill CSA core group