It’s the final week of the 2019 CSA! It’s always a bit of a shock to me when the final harvests arrive — at times the season feels both endless and over in the blink of an eye. It has been a really great season for us, and we hope it has been for you, too. Except for a few notable losses (oh, winter squash, we miss you), the crops really felt bountiful (so many cukes! and tomatoes! and greens!). Juggling Bill’s legislative responsibilities with the farm was not always simple, but the smaller membership numbers and the reduced CSA delivery schedule really improved our family’s quality of life. Thinking back to the busy spring, we never would have gotten the season off to such a strong start without the dedicated help of Christina and Becky, a slew of wonderful volunteers, and our fabulous apprentices once we reached June. Thank you all!
The most important element of a successful season, as always, is our CSA membership. You all continually amaze us with your enthusiasm, support, flexibility, and appreciation for the food that we grow. We love feeding the Midcoast, and without the loyalty of our members we literally couldn’t do it. Thank you, thank you, each and every one of you.
As we go into winter we hope to have bulk onions, garlic and carrots for sale, but because these last few weeks have been so busy we won’t have them ready before the final pickup. We’ll send out an email with bulk offerings when we have them ready, and we will have pickup available at the farm if you are interested.
If you are an Apple CSA member, the fifth and final apple delivery will take place the week of November 12th. The veggie CSA will be over by then, but the apples will be available at the First Universalist Church from 4-5:30 (during the usual CSA time), or at the farm in the walk-in at any point after 6pm on Tuesday the 12th.
Finally, if you want beef delivered to your final pick-up, please let me know by noon the day of your pick-up (text is best, 712-7382). Stew and ground beef for $7/lb.
We are so full of appreciation for all that you do to make this small (but mighty!) organic farm such a successful one. Thank you, thank you, and we can’t wait to see you all again in 2020!
With love and appreciation,
Reba, Bill and the entire HCF family
CSA Vegetables Week 22: Spinach, Kale/Chard, Savoy/Red Cabbage, Broccoli/Broccolini/Cauliflower, Watermelon Radish/Beets, Hakurei Turnips, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Red/Yellow Onions, Garlic
Recipes Week 22: Roasted Cabbage Rounds, Minestrone, Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad,
Add-ons Week 22: Bread, Milk, Cheese, Oil & Vinegar, Mushrooms