We’re closing in on the end of our summer season–this Thursday will be week #20 of the 22 weak season. Meaning it’s time to start thinking about our upcoming winter season! Winter distributions this year will be happening once per month in November, December, and January. Enrollment link will be coming soon, and for now here’s what Farmer Ted has to say about winter season:
We finished planting our winter greenhouses on Friday morning. These are the greens that fill out the winter share. In total, we’ve planted four caterpillar tunnels and three high tunnels to a mix of choy, various kales and spinach – that’s twenty-three 140’ beds of greens. Every month, shares include a large bag of greens.
The winter share consists of three monthly deliveries that will include approximately 2 lb. of our organically grown greens (including spinach, a variety of kales and bok choy) and 8-10 lb. of our storage vegetables (including carrots, red and yellow onions, winter squash, a variety of potatoes, beets, leeks, sweet potatoes, shallots, popcorn and more), along with 4-6 lb. of fruits, and either apple cider, Deb’s homemade jelly made from her organic berries or local honey – all packed to fit in a returnable box.
This year, we will only be offering three monthly deliveries instead of four. We have fewer crops going into storage and our farm team would like some time off.
We are minimizing our use of PLASTIC BAGS! We’ll pack loose where we can and use paper bags where we need packaging. Our GOAL will be to use zero plastic bags, but, because we want your salad greens to arrive fresh and we don’t have an alternative to plastic, we may use one plastic bag per month.
OPTIONAL shares include the EGG SHARE and MAPLE SHARE from Davis Family Farm and a GRAIN SHARE from Hickory Wind Farm (please see the details below).
Our deliveries are timed to coincide with the deliveries made to your CSA pickup site by Lewis-Waite Farm.