Monday, November 16, 2015

LAST PICKUP - Week 24 (B-Week) Farm News and Share List

FARM NEWS: Last week of the CSA! Who can believe it? We hope these vegetables make it onto your family’s Thanksgiving table and your own connection to our farm adds to your own Thanksgiving celebration!

Thanks so much to all of our great members for your support. We feel good about the season which although it brought 6 weeks at the height of summer with no rain, we were equipped for this with lots of irrigation and were able to provide bounty, for a very long season. We tried to give out as much produce as you could handle, hopefully you were able to use it all!  We will be sending out some online surveys to you, to get your feedback on this season, and ideas for the future. We appreciate your response, in advance.

FALL SHARE WEEKLY subscribers – don’t forget to pick up your extra box this week! (site coordinators – see names for YOUR SITE at the BOTTOM OF THIS EMAIL)

We started many of the crops you are receiving now, way back in February, or April, or July.  Our farm apprentices who started in August and September are tired, the crew who started in February is tired, and Chris and Eve, who are finishing our 15th year, are tired. Modern farming involves not just growing the crops, but so many details about handling, distribution, storage, certifications, permits, and more. However, at Garden of Eve, things have barely slowed down, as we get ready for the winter growing season and our many winter projects.

The frosts we receive in the fall actually enhance the flavor of many other crops like kale, cabbage and carrots.  When these plants get hit with frost they produce sugar to protect them from the winter weather.  That is why the greens that are given out this time of year, and in the Winter Share, are so delicious. It is a real treat to have these vegetables harvested at this late stage of the season, instead of those from grocery stores, which are ripened in warmer growing regions and as a result don’t have as full flavor.

We’re gearing up for winter shares! Don’t forget to sign up for winter shares at at Riverhead, Roslyn, Glendale,  Bushwick, Williamsburg, Manhattan, or Kensington-Windsor-Terrace, till Dec 1 and First pickup is Dec 5!

These are some of the items that are likely to be in the December Winter share: Kale; Spinach; Swiss chard; Onions;
Fingerling potatoes; Garlic; Squash; Mesclun mix; Radishes; Popcorn; Broccoli; 2-3 dozen eggs; Turnips; Broccoli; Broccoli raab

Returning member signups (with the usual returning member discount – you pay 2015 prices for 2016 shares!) will start soon. We will send you an email with the discount code and signup link within 2 weeks!

Share items for Nov 18, 21:
1 bunch Kale or collard greens
Head lettuce or salad greens
Wild arugula 1 bunch
Potatoes, 3 lbs
Carrots, 1lb
1 napa or green cabbage
Garlic 1 small
1 or 2 Onions
.10 lb parsley
2 sprigs sage classic thanksgiving herb
One large winter squash or pumpkin
1 popcorn

Fruit share: 3 lbs apples – some fresh eating and some baking or sauce varieties bosc pears 1lb

Egg share: ½ dozen pastured eggs



Kensington/Windsor Terrace WED
Kensington/Windsor Terrace WED

Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht
Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market

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