CSA Week 17

I nearly forgot to write the newsletter this week, what with all preparation  underway for Sunday’s fundraiser at the farm!  Hopefully by the time many of you get this we will have had a successful, delicious afternoon together.

The first frost touched us this week, and while we’ll miss the cucumbers and the tomatoes, it is a little bit of a relief at the same time.  No matter how hard we work, mother nature eventually forces us to slow down.  The wet weather that continued this week has continued to affect the crops, but our fall salad greens are  coming up nicely in the hoophouses, just in time for the fall CSA.  There are still about ten spots left in the fall season, so sign up soon if you want a share.

Bulk items available this week:  carrots (15lb/$20), turnip or rutabaga (15lb/$15) and shallots (10lb/$45).

The survey is yet to go out, but as soon as the fundraiser is over I will create it and send it out.  We really look forward to hearing your feedback.

If you are not able to attend on Sunday but you want to send a check to support the fundraiser, please send it to me at the farm and note that it is for the fund, not for a CSA share!

Have a wonderful week, and we hope to see you either on the 9th or at the garlic planting party on the 22nd!

Reba and the HCF crew

We’re grateful for all the generous support we’re received from our members and from the community for Sunday’s fundraiser. The following fabulous businesses donated without a second thought.  Let them know how much we all appreciate them!

Uproot Pie,  music by Dusty & Joanna & Ray Montana, Good Tern Co-op, Rising Tide Co-op, Terra Optima Farm, Appleton Creamery, Village Café and Bakery, Atlantic Baking Company, Treats of Wiscasset, Pen Bay Medical Center Café, Oyster Creek Mushroom Company, I Love Pie, Capt’n Eli’s Soda, Maine Root Soda, Treats of Wiscasset, Hannafords, Shaws, CD’s by Josephine Cameron, t-shirts by Amelia Chambers and Carolyn Niehaus, Native Maine Distributers.

And thank you to our wonderful baking and cooking and helping friends:   Emily Arons (cook, baker, organizer extraordinaire), Patsy Dunton (ice cream!), Ashby and Jesse Bartke (ice cream cookies!), Amy & Joe Libby (flowers!), Dee Obuchon, Ingrid Bathe, Sara Hotchkiss, Eve & Fred Richardson, Melissa Holt,  Bob McLaughlain, Jean Matlack, Jeannie Klainer, Susan St. John, Liga & Chip Jahnke, Tom & Claire Pluecker, our wonderful apprentices Sara Hodges and Les Macare and John Wright, Ryan Parker, Anne Mynttinen, Jaxsun Darlin, Kevin & Josie Johnson, Noah deLaski, Audrey Richardson, Louise & Dick Cadwagan and no doubt others before all is said and done.

Week 17 (of 18) veggies:  Spinach, Carrots, Winter Squash (Acorn or Carnival), Beets, Shallot, Potatoes, Savoy Cabbage, Turnip

This week’s recipes:  Cabbage Salad with Apples and Walnuts, Roasted Root Vegetables with Rosemary

 

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