I can hardly believe that the end of the First CSA season for Overflow Farm is nearly here. Next week is the last pick up for 2018. For more than a few years, I have wondered if I could pull something like this off. Having just about completed it, there is a sense of satisfaction that comes from doing one's job to the best of their ability within life's current parameters.
I appreciate each person/family who signed up to share this adventure with me. I appreciate that you believed in me and my ability to fulfill the CSA agreement even though I had no experience with a CSA before. My commitment was to provide 8 food crops each week, plus herbs and flowers when available. As I look back at the actual CSA Share lists that were created each and every week, I can see that I did this and more. There were many weeks when shares included 10 crops. It makes me smile when I think on that, especially since it was a late, cold spring, and the vole invasion over the summer/fall--the likes of which I have never known--took about 80-90% of the carrots, beets, and pepper crops. They even chewed on squash! Add to that the rain that rotted some of the leeks and blighted some of the other crops, filling those boxes every week was a significant accomplishment. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding with all of this.
Today’s CSA Share Box: Week 20, October 24, 2018
Butternut Squash- 1
Onions- 2 white, 1 red
Garlic- 1 bulb
Asst. hot peppers
Maruba Santoh- 1 bunch, great for stir fry (The loose round vibrant chartreuse leaves provide a mild piquant mustardy flavor while the flat white stems impart a juicy crisp pac choy taste.) From Fedco Website
Leeks- 1, Such long shanks on these beauties, enjoy with stir fry or squash soup!
Radishes (French Breakfast and Plum Purple)- 1 little combo bunch- last of the season