CSA Newsletter – Week 18 – October 20, 2017

by jennifer on October 18, 2017

week 18

THIS IS THE LAST DELIVERY OF THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON.
FALL SHARES START SATURDAY OCTOBER 28

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
carrots
beets or chard
potatoes-Bintje
yellow onion
garlic
shallot
leeks
kale
pie pumpkin
delicata
rosemary
green cabbage

ELABORATIONS:
Pie pumpkin: Not just for pie, these lil’ punkins are great for soups and sweet breads. In general, most squash can be used in sweet breads and muffins. If you ever bake a squash and it is just kind of meh, you can always whip up a batch of Cinderella pumpkin muffins and just add a little extra sugar to the batter.
Everything else in the box should be familiar by now.

Well this year turned out to be a stellar year. I had my doubts back in April, May, and even early June as the rains fell and missed planting dates rolled by. I thought for sure we’d have a classic PNW “non-summer” with highs topping out at about 75 degrees. However, we were graced with a long, hot summer which helped all the late planted crops catch up and perform beautifully. There was plenty of food to go around. We hope you enjoyed your CSA experience and will join us again next year. I’ll have the 2018 sign up system ready in early January.

NOW WHAT?

Already anticipating missing your weekly farm fresh veggies? Fear not. We will still be selling at the Olympia Farmers Market and Tacoma Proctor market this fall and winter. Follow the links for changing seasonal hours.

BOX RETURN: Whether it is just this week’s box or a whole stockpile, you can return them to the Olympia or Proctor Farmers Market at any time (during business hours, of course). If you pick up at one of the state agencies, you can return your empty boxes there by Monday. Ditto Farm Fresh Market. If you pick up at someone’s home, it would be best to bring the boxes to the market so we don’t clutter up their yard! I’ll make the rounds next week to collect them.

A SHOUT OUT TO OUR CREW: Jim and want to heartily thank our amazing crew. Farming is a lot of hard work and we couldn’t have done it without them. So let’s all raise our forks to Rita, Isaac, Alex, Maryclair, Teresa, Karla, Jamie, Cylas, Emily, Micheal, Miles, & Sarah. And we must not forget our friendly and helpful market staff Kurt, Maddy, and Kadey. Some of these fine folks have scattered off to new adventures. We wish them well and welcome them back if their paths bring them back this way. The rest will work with us through the winter. Together we will slog through the mud, shrouded in wool and rain gear, fueled by hot coffee and tea, to continue to bring fresh veggies to the community!

Thank you once again for joining our CSA! We wish you a happy and cozy fall and winter. See you next year!

Jen, Jim, and Crew

 

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