Distribution is tonight (Monday, December 23), at the Phoenix House (50 Jay St. between Water and Plymouth St) from 5pm – 8pm.
This week’s vegetables: 1 bunch Scallions, 1 bulb Garlic, 1 head Green Boston, 4 lbs. White Potatoes, 3 lbs. Orange Carrots, 1 stalk Brussel Sprouts, 1 head Red Cabbage, 1 pc. Butternut Squash, 1 head Broccoli, 1 head Bulb Fennel
Fruit: 1 bag Cameo & Mutsu Apples
Cheese: Cranberry Walnut Cheese
Soup: Roasted Sweet Potato Soup
If you’re unable to pick up for any reason, you may send someone to pick up for you. No need to notify us, just make sure they give your name at check in.
Note: Next Monday, 12/30, will be the final distribution of this year’s winter CSA!
Tomorrow Tuesday March 6th, 2012 is your last winter CSA delivery, # 6. Attached is the list of veggies we have planned.
Your shares tomorrow reflect in part, what we have all experienced again weather wise in mild temperatures over the last (3) weeks. Both storage veggies and greens from our greenhouses are planned for your share tomorrow. While I would have liked to have harvested some of these greens later in the spring, their maturity and stage of growth necessitated their harvest now, all to your benefit.
We want to thank you for your participation in our 2011-2012 winter CSA. Clearly this was an unusual winter with such mild weather, it has allowed us to harvest late winter veggies from the field much later than we expected and to our surprise as well, early spring vegetables from the greenhouses much earlier than expected. As you can see from the bounty of your winter shares over the course of the winter, it was greater than what we have ever packed out in a winter CSA distribution over the last (3) years. We hope that you have enjoyed the vegetables and look forward to seeing you all soon at the farm, perhaps with our summer 2012 Vegetable CSA.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14th 2012, is your winter CSA # 5 distribution.
I know this is probably going to sound like old news, but we have continued to have unusually warm temperatures for this time of year. Not only do we have another greater than expected share for your distribution, but we have a couple of surprise harvests. Some greenhouse items, like the mixed baby beet bunches, baby Carrot bunches, green scallions, and greenhouse Spinach, that we were hoping to harvest later in the spring, (later as in the end of March and April), are being harvested now simply because they have to be. Plant maturity, quality, and size are among the primary reasons for harvesting them now. At the rates that they have matured, for being overwintered crops in the greenhouse, we can not hold them for later, hence tomorrow’s treats for you. I can’t begin to guess how some other veggies are going to grow later on with the dramatic temperature differences we’ve experienced over the winter so far.
You will find the greenhouse spinach to probably be the best…. ever…really, certainly for a local Fresh February harvest. That’s not to say the Napa Cabbage, being almost four months in storage, isn’t the best thing either. It is perhaps one of the most favorite winter storage vegetable for us, as we enjoy it fresh in salads, stir fried, or used like lettuce on sandwiches. (Is there even such a thing as one of the ‘most favorite’? I wouldn’t think it’d be more than a ‘slight exaggeration’, if you found your self ‘silently screaming’ that it was ‘wickedly good’. Even with the oxymora intended, we hope you’re tickled like us to be Napa cabbage fans.
And…..we hope that you really LOVE all your other veggies tomorrow too, Happy Valentines Day,