Late Fall CSA Week 6: Thu and Sat Pick Ups During Final Week
Expected Harvest
And In The End...
by Farmer Dana

Kale 'mix' will be in the final share. A 'mix' thanks to some volunteer mustard green seeds.
Late Fall Harvest #6 (Week B) should include sweet potatoes, daikon radishes, beets, onions, potatoes, lettuce mix, kale greens mix, and arugula. Some items could be a choice.
Important Pick Up Information
by Farmer Dana

Spore stalk on a species of fern found along the edge of the woods south of Field 1 in a wet meadow.
This is a reminder that during Late Fall CSA harvest week #6 (Week B) pick up days are Thursday 12/27 1-8pm (instead of Wednesday) and Saturday 12/29 11am-12noon. E-mail us if you need to switch your pick up day.
Notes From The Field
Thanks Folks!
by Farmer Derek

A winter solstice romp around the farm on a 60 degree day.
Hey, we made it! Harvest week six of the Late Fall CSA is upon us. Thank you for your support during our mini Main Season extension; we hope you've enjoyed the produce we've grown and harvested for you. Harvests didn't work out exactly as planned - thanks rain! - but we do hope you've been satisfied with the quantity, quality, and diversity of produce that did succeed during this Late Fall iteration. We'll reflect on this season and plan accordingly for next year. If you have any produce desires for next Late Fall please do let us know!
Crops that we want to see more of next year include onions, leeks, beets, hearty cooking greens like curly kale and/or collards, cabbage, carrots, and winter squash. As we develop our crop plan this winter we'll consider these goals and will modify growing practices to hopefully ensure harvest success. For example, increasing the amount of some crops should translate to an increase in harvest while some crops might need to be grown under protection to ensure their success. Other crops, like winter squash, will need to be properly cured and stored if we aspire to have them through December. Sometimes simply having better weather should greatly increase yield.
Again, thank you for joining us on this farming food organic healthy journey we're all on. Enjoy your holidays and winter. We'll be in touch soon with 2019 sign-up information!
Greens in January?
by Farmer Derek

Some interesting moss and mushrooms (turkey tail?) growing on a decaying oak log.
There's potential for 1 or 2 harvests of greens in early to mid January, greens that either aren't mature quite yet or have been putting on some healthy re-growth for a future 2nd cut. We'll consider announcing a pick up after the New Year and will include details then. Greens that might be available include spinach, mizuna, greens mix, and lettuce mix. These protected and covered greens would have been included in our Winter CSA but due to early fall's weather pattern we lost too many of our other winter staples to support a legit winter share, thus some extra greens are currently without a future home.
Sign Up for 2019 Main Season!
by Farmer Derek
Log in here to sign up for the 2019 Main Season CSA. Share prices remain the same next year.
We do the bulk of farm purchasing during the winter months and it is very helpful to have members sign up and pay for shares in advance. A $200 deposit finalizes the sign up process.
Total membership will remain the same as the past five seasons and we continue to fill up each year (thankfully).
We'll be in touch over the winter months with highlights, anticipations, and improvements we hope to make for next season. Since the weather cannot possibly be as bad as it was in 2018, everything is sure to be better!