CSA Box — Week 22

What’s in the Box:

Red potatoes, leeks, celeriac/celery root, red russian kale, green peppers, cayenne peppers, white turnips, watermelon/beauty heart radish, and mustard greens.  We are going to go all out one last time for the last week so there may be a few more surprises as well.

What’s Going on at the Farm:

This week is the last week of CSA delivery for the 2011 season.  I hope that everyone enjoyed all the offerings we had this season.  As a farmer you have to take the bad with the good and stay determined and focused in order to have a well balanced season and I think I speak for everyone here at the farm when I say we are proud of our work this year. Sure, this season had it’s quirks just like any year but with only a couple of losses in the field and no major weather problems besides the wear we took personally from all the heat this year, there are no complaints from our end of things.
Over winter we will work on projects, plans, repairs, and website development for the next season.  Although our website was a great new addition this year it will be more developed by next spring with an expanded veggie ID section and recipe section.  Please take the time to vote on some of our surveys on line if you would like to participate in the direction we will take next season.
Also we hope that you will join us for another season of fresh produce next year.  Current members are encouraged to sign up anytime after the regular season ends.  If that is to soon for you we always send out a reminder mailing the first week of January to past members and our waiting list will be contacted shortly after.  Right now we have almost twenty folks waiting to get in for 2012 and are not planning on expanding shares for the first time ever so we should be full sooner than ever this winter/spring.  Preparation is underway this fall and we are excited to begin planning for next season.
All our soil for starting plants next year has been purchased and will be shipped in November.  Garlic will get in by November first at the latest.  Rye and hairy vetch will be seeded over the fields in any open areas not planned for direct seeding in the spring.
We are considering a drop in the Janesville area on Tuesdays next year so if that would make a difference to any of you or you would like to host a drop site please let us know.  You can contact me at kyle@rootsdowncommunityfarm.com if you have any opinions on new drop sites and generally we would choose to add one in the area of greatest demand.
Finally thanks for being a part of it all!  Hopefully you had a great experience and got good value out of your share with us this year!
Sincerely, your farmer, Kyle Thom.
–Roots Down Community Farm
c/o Kyle Thom
4146 E Cty Rd N
Milton, WI  53563

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