From the Farmer
I hope you are all enjoying your first taste of sweet corn, tomatoes and melons. They were a little slow to come in this season because of the weather. All of our late summer crops enjoy/require warm days and nights. Either way, we are so thankful for the this year’s great growing season. It is one of the best we have seen in the last thirty-some years. What a difference a year makes!
We have already started to seed our fields and greenhouses with produce that will find its way into the winter share. If you are new to CSAs it may be a surprise to learn that the winter share is a bountiful share. It takes place every other Saturday, starting in early November, and continues until the end of December. Most of the winter shareholders opt for the Combo Share which allows them to receive our produce from early November to mid March.
What’s in the share? It changes as we distribute from week to week and includes carrots, beets, parsnips, cabbage, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, butternut squash, bok choy, Chinese cabbage, escarole, all kinds of other potatoes, turnip, rutabaga, radish, brussels sprouts, daikon… As we go deeper into the winter you’ll almost always find carrots, beets, parsnips, cabbage, sweet potato, potatoes, butternut squash, turnip, rutabaga and radish. And best of all, u-pick greens from the field for the winter share and from the greenhouse for the deep winter portion of the share. It’s a great value and many of you have already signed up. If you are interested, here’s the link Winter Share. Space is limited due to our winter storage capacity.
Wow, we have learned the true power of the internet this week! It appears that someone wrote and posted an article about the top ten outdoor dining experience in Massachusetts, and we were number 5. Top Ten Dining.
Of course we didn’t get a heads-up until one of our customers clued us in. Not to mentioned that our sunflower field is a huge draw to people all over Massachusetts, and did I mention we still have u-pick blueberries.
So this week was showtime, and I’m pleased to say Linda and Carolyn did a fabulous job keeping everything running smoothly in the kitchen and our staff in the farm stand were awesome too! Thanks to the whole staff, you are the best and I’m honored to work with each and everyone of you!
If you haven’t had a chance to have lunch here at the farm give it a try sometime. This is our Mexican Chopped Salad.
Our menu is simple and inspired by the seasons. Right now what is in your CSA share is also used in the preparation of our menu items. Everything is made from scratch everyday. Check out the menu when you get a chance.
Enjoy the bounty!