After a three-week break, we are ready to close out the season with a generous, beautiful and delicious share. This week’s blog will feature 2 posts (really, I promise). First, use this post to plan your shopping for the week. The second post will be a fall/winter vegetable guide complete with recipes. I have been cooking up a storm in my “test kitchen” in preparation for this final food post!
There will be sign-up forms at the distributions for the 2012 season. Early sign-ups will help insure success for Wes and Bryn as new farmers. The winter season is the time when farmers need to spend the bulk of their expenses on seeds and supplies. Indeed, the early payment system is the heart and soul of community supported agriculture! Based on the interest so far, I expect Second Wind to fill up at a record pace this year as well. Please check out the new tab above the banner, 2012 Season Updates, as well as the Sign Up! tab that includes an order form and payment information.
Distributions this week:
Tuesday, on farm: 2:30 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Hudson Highlands Landtrust: 4:00 – 6:00 pm***please note the time change
Expect the following produce this week:
1 butternut squash
2 pounds beets
5-6 pounds carrots
1.25 pounds parsnips
1 Chinese cabbage
1 bunch kale
1 bag braising greens mix
1 bunch arugula
optional: turnips, 1 bunch or 1.5 pounds
This year’s fall farm clean up has particular significance for me. Not only is it a “tucking in” of beds, tools and equipment, but also an act of closure to the past four years of my life. The land here holds a story of remembrance, of work, vegetables, meals and CSA members. This time is bittersweet. I am happy for the success of the past three years that Second Wind CSA has had, I cherish the connection with our community, I relish in the pounds of vegetables produced by soil, water and hands; I know I will miss it…but I am excited for the journey ahead. Sam and I have started the journey to find a home and a place of our own, and we hold our experience at Four Winds Farm dear as we look at potential place to spend our lives and grow a farm.
So, look forward to next year with Wes and Bryn, and please keep in touch if you are so moved!