The 2013 CSA season officially wraps up for another season this week. It's been an amazing season although it was a tad bit stressful during the summer with the lack of rain but looking at the fall crops we had you'd never know it!! I love this time of year when all of the old summer growth has been disked under and the dark blue/green cold hardy brassicas are going strong. We have had amazing broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower the last few weeks and will continue for another few weeks as well. We will be sending out weekly custom harvest e-mails to the CSA members for a few more weeks so there is still opportunity to receive more farm fresh veggies for a few weeks at least or until the ground freezes.
This weeks large share has carrots, parsnips, spinach, broccoli, hakurei turnip, winter squash, green and red peppers, stirfry mix, onions and lettuce heads. The grab bins were overflowing tonight with bok choy, beets, kale, chard, collards, hot peppers, parsley, tomatoes, purple and green cabbage, fennel, garlic, leeks, and green onions.
It's survey time of the year and we've been getting back some great feedback from our members. It's always great to get to the end of a successful season and receive such great comments from members letting us know we are on the right track. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to complete their surveys and we look forward to reading more as they are completed.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this season amazing. I don't like to name names in case I forget anyone but here goes nothing. Thanks to the following folks for all their help harvesting, transplanting and/or weeding. Christina, Rachael, Pauline, Erin, Coral, Sandie and Kim.
Thanks to Sally, Sarah and Shannon for their wonderful blogs which were entertaining and informative.
Thanks to my parents Gordon and Ruthanne for taking care of Ben & Jake often so that farm work could happen on weekends and during the week as well.
Thanks to B&B carpentry for the most awesome wash/packing building that has made such a giant difference in the day to day activities on the farm.
Thanks to my brother Andrew for creating the super awesome carrot digger that definitely saved my sanity this season.
Thanks to Tim Dixon from Dixon Farms and his amazing beef and HoneyDew Apiaries for taking part and offering "add-ons" to our CSA program
Big thanks to Derek for often taking more than his fair share of "monster" duty during the crazy busy veggie season.
And last but not least, thanks to all our amazing CSA members for joining us again for another year of crazy farming adventures!!!!
I plan to blog now and then during the "off season" so check back now and again to see what we've been up to. I was pretty slack lately with the picture taking but here are a few snap shots from this past week.
|Now that's some heavy cabbage!!!|
|Sweet baby spinach growing happily in the greenhouse|
|Such amazing red peppers this season|