Week 22

The sun setting fast on the farm

The sun setting fast on the farm

Hello CSA members,

…and goodbye, 2015 farm season! That was a fast and wild ride, wasn’t it? As you all know, this is the final week of distribution before we take a small hiatus until the Thanksgiving share. Alli and I hope you have enjoyed your veggies as much as we have enjoyed growing them for you this season. Reflecting on these past 5 months, I cannot help but feel immense gratitude for the privilege to provide you with nutritious vegetables that fueled your days, expanded your culinary horizons, and nourished your families. Thank you all for being the amazing CSA members that you are.

On this Week 22, your share will include:

Carrots
Shallots
Turnips
Potatoes
Winter Squash
Kale, Chard, or Collards
Garlic
Celeriac
Onions
…and a few other items.
One of the few crops still in the ground: peeping carrots

One of the few crops still in the ground: peeping carrots

The photo in which I hack away at the tenacious roots of the yarrow with a spading fork.

The photo in which I hack away at the tenacious roots of the yarrow plant with a spading fork.

The object of the end-of-season game is to pull out all dead and dying plants from the field. Here are some very dead tomato plants awaiting a trip to the compost pile.

The object of the end-of-season game is to pull out all dead and dying plants from the field. Here are some very dead tomato plants awaiting a trip to the compost pile.

Empty beds that once held pepper plants on the right, and a half bed of cabbage cleared on the left. Everything must go!

Empty beds that once held pepper plants on the right, and a half bed of cabbage cleared on the left. Everything must go!

A sunset goodbye

A sunset goodbye

Enjoy this final week, everyone, and see you at the Thanksgiving share!
Alison

 

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6 responses to “Week 22

  1. Ryan Crosby

    Hi!

    Thank you so much for a great season!!!!

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  2. Anna W.

    It makes me sad that the season is almost over.
    This was our first year being CSA members and, at the risk of sounding corny, I have to say we are in awe of what we experienced. The food was heavenly. It also felt great to be a part of the emerging organic movement, with all its implications of living in peace with nature and being more mindful of how we live (I did say corny before, so you were warned!)

    Ali – you are totally #1 on our list of what we are grateful for this season, with your can-do attitude and your radiant personality. We wish you and the other Alli (whom we did not see so often, but enjoyed the fruit of her work) all the best for the holiday season. We hope you guys get to rest after all the hard effort that you put into it.

    Thank you for everything! You are the best!
    Please let’s do this all again next year! 

    Anna and Edward

  3. John Babicz

    I am a NON-member of your CSA and reside at Pine Bush. I and my wife are brain storming the idea of being a member next year but before we do we would like to know if Pine Bush can be a weekly CSA pickup location being you are there once a week for the farmers market?

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