Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Things Are Hiding In All That Green

Lots of good winter veggies in the box.

2020 CSA Sign-Ups have been sent in an email to current members.  If you are interested please email

Sunday, December 1, 2019

One More Box This Year

The days are really getting shorter and it is getting really dark really fast.  Winter is coming.

From the newsletter...John and Anna and their family want you all to know just how thankful they are for your support of the CSA.  They are very excited that they have been able to grow organic produce for you.

For the produce boxes for next week there should be lettuce, kale, garlic, potatoes, butternut squash, and turnips.  Unfortunately, they would have any more sweet potatoes this fall.  They lost about all that was in the fields and also the ones that were drying. They think the problem was because it was way to wet in the summer.  They tried to find other organic farmers in the area that could provide them to you but it looks like everyone had a bad year.

This pick up will be the last one of the year.  John now has all the fields planted in cover crops to prevent erosion and improve the soil over the winter.  They are already planning for next year.

If you have any questions or want to know more about the CSA please email Rue (the Englisher that helps with communications and some growing produce) and he can get you the answers.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

This Week and Next

This is a pic of last week's box.

This week's box should contain garlic, kale, winter squash, cabbage or lettuce, and probably sweet potatoes.  They were hoping to have enough sweet potatoes for the fall boxes but it was so wet in the summer and again in the fall that they couldn't mature like they should.  John has been looking for some other organic farmers but as of yet hasn't been able to locate any.  

A few members have been asking when the last delivery date is for the year...the week of December 3.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The Weather Is Causing Some Changes In Delivery

The Tuesday boxes this week will be delivered on Monday.  You can expect to have purple cabbage, white squash, kale, potatoes and maybe some peppers and salad greens.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Still Great Boxes

I wonder what I will make out of this great looking and smelling vegetables?

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Overflowing With Delicious Vegetables

Fall vegetables are going strong.  Let's hope the weather holds out a little longer.  There have only been small amounts of frost damage.

Rue hopes to be emailing the 2020 CSA Sign-Ups out soon so look for those in your inbox.  If you are new to the CSA just email him at:

 and he will be glad to send you the info.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Swiss Chard Yummmmmm

Potatoes, Joi Choi, Swiss chard, peppers, fall squash, and lettuce in this week's box.  You will be getting peppers every week because they are susceptible to frost.

John has been busy plowing and planting cover crops like buckwheat to help ass nutrients, control erosion and prepare the fields for next spring.  The fields are looking good right now and they are hoping for another rain this week to help finish the leafy greens before the temps get too low.

Just A Reminder

Please breakdown your boxes when you return them to the host house.  It keep the porches clean and it helps when Rue picks them up to pack them in his van to return them to the farm.

It only takes a few minutes to help out.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

What Is Hiding In This Weeks Box?

Do I see a little pumpkin in there?  Sure looks like it but it is not.  It is actually an orange winter squash. You can use them like you would a pumpkin in pumpkin pie or butternut squash.  They are really nice bakes with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup on them.  But they are also good with no sweetener on them.

Check out the recipe for Chunky Tomato Soup in the blog post below.  With the chilly days we are having I thought it might hit the spot.

Recipe Of The Week: Chunky Tomato Soup

Chunky Tomato Soup

1 1/2 cups peeled, seeded, and finely chopped tomatoes
2 teaspoons of sugar
1/4 cup of butter
1/4 cup of chopped onions
3/4 cup of salt
3 cups of milk

Bring tomatoes and sugar to a boil: simmer 10-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat butter and saute butter for 5 minutes.  Blend in flour, then slowly add milk while stirring.  Cook and stir until thickened.  Add hot tomatoes,, stirring constantly. 
Variation: Process tomatoes in a blender before heating or use tomato juice.  Delete flour for a thinner tomato soup.