Roots Down Community Farm Newsletter

Week #7 – 2024 CSA Season

Welcome to week #7 everyone! It should be noted that since Fitchburg Market was questionable to even be going and we expect very slow traffic on a holiday night………..We are going to move the Fitchburg drop site to West Madison at 305 North meadow Lane for the fourth of July. All shares will be dropped…

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Week #3 – 2024 CSA 

Hello CSA members! This week on the farm we did so much, picking berries for hours on end and mowing, weedwackin, hand weeding, trellising and pruning tomatoes, post harvest washing and harvesting and starting micro batches. This wet weather has made for fast weed growth and increased insect pressure. We got a new strawberry field…

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Week #2 – 2024 CSA Season

Hello CSA members,  Week one had us washing and packing a lot of fresh greens! This week will be very similar with plenty of greens still in season and the late spring/early summer crops not quite ready yet. We got the first strawberries and they are sizing up slowly but surely but still a little…

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Week #12 – 2023 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! The tomatoes are really pouring in after that last heat wave so we’ve been harvesting them almost endlessly lately. This week will likely be a peak one for tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes so prepare to make some sauces, salsas, caprese, bloody mary mix, or maybe just BLT’s or tomato sandwiches or thick…

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Week #10 – 2023 CSA Season

Hey there CSA members!  We are officially passing mid season this week! The tomatoes are pouring in and so many perfect cherry tomatoes coming out of the high tunnel we can barely pick them as fast as they ripen now. Tomatoes are my absolute favorite crop and we spend a lot of hours maintaining them…

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Week #8 – 2023 CSA Season

Welcome to week eight everyone! We are almost at the seasons mid point this week and we are awaiting our tomato crop which is a little later than last year but looking amazing. Some cherry tomatoes have started ripening but it will be another week before the large ones even start this year so i’m…

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Week #3 – 2023 CSA 

Hello CSA members! This week on the farm we are preparing to plant peppers, we put in cucumbers last week, weeding all the carrots, put down weed barrier fabric around the zucchini, made micro trays, and did pruning and trellising tomatoes. Not to mention harvesting washing and packing your vegetables! School is also coming to…

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Week #2 – 2023 CSA Season

Hello CSA members,  Week one had us washing and packing a lot of fresh greens! This week will be very similar with plenty of greens still in season and the late spring/early summer crops not quite ready yet. We are patiently awaiting the first strawberries and they are sizing up slowly but surely. This last…

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Week #12 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! The tomatoes are really pouring in after that last heat wave so we’ve been harvesting them almost endlessly lately. This week will likely be a peak one for tomatoes so prepare to make some sauces, salsas, bloody mary mix, or maybe just BLT’s or tomato sandwiches or thick slices of tomatoes for…

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Week #11 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello Members! Week eleven is here and we are in our peak tomato season here at the farm! We have been picking them daily to keep them in the best condition we can. We never refrigerate our tomatoes and i would suggest also not doing that unless they are cut open or overripe as it…

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Week #10 – 2022 CSA Season

Hey there CSA members!  We are officially passing mid season this week! The tomatoes are pouring in and so many perfect cherry tomatoes coming out of the high tunnel we can barely pick them as fast as they ripen now. Tomatoes are my absolute favorite crop and we spend a lot of hours maintaining them…

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Week #9 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! Week nine marks the middle of the CSA season for all of us. This last week we harvested all our garlic. We also removed spent beds from the fields including trellising, mulch, and drip lines. Tomorrow we will put fabric down between out pepper beds which are looking very busy and productive…

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Week #8 – 2022 CSA Season

Welcome to week eight everyone! We are almost at the seasons mid point this week and we are awaiting our tomato crop which is a little later than last year but looking amazing. Some cherry tomatoes have started ripening but it will be another week before the large ones even start this year so i’m…

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Week #4 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members!  June and summer is officially here with some real hot weather coming in. We’ve got a great crop mix this week for you this week regardless. Between all the harvesting and washing of crops coming in we have spent all our time picking strawberries! They have been ripening fast in the heat…

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Week #3 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello CSA members! This week on the farm we are preparing to plant peppers, put in cucumbers, weeding all the garlic, putting down weed barrier fabric, making micro trays, and pruning and trellising tomatoes. Not to mention harvesting washing and packing your vegetables! School is also coming to a close so a much needed break…

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Week #2 – 2022 CSA Season

Hello CSA members,  Week one had us washing and packing a lot of fresh greens! This week will be very similar with plenty of greens still in season and the late spring/early summer crops not quite ready yet. We are patiently awaiting the first strawberries and they are sizing up slowly but surely. This last…

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Week #15 – 2021 CSA Season

Greetings members! This last week or so was hot and tiring and we didn’t get any rain on the farm unfortunately. Our summer produce really liked the heatwave ok though. This week we keep the summer harvest rolling into the school year as my daughter has returned home from her moms for the school year…

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Week #14 – 2021 CSA Season

Week fourteen is here and a series of severe storms made the last week super humid and challenging including our Tuesday CSA drop and market getting interrupted with 60 mph winds. It was a hard week but it looks like more normal temps ahead in the near future so that’s good. Today i’m going to…

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Week #13 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! We had some big storms this week and tornados all over the area but we were lucky enough to not have any damages or hail or anything except a lot of rain! We really needed the rain for some of our crops and the heat and humidity is pushing some of the…

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Week #12 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! This week we got all the garlic cleaned up after it finished drying from harvest the previous week. The tomatoes are really pouring in after that last heat wave so we’ve been harvesting them almost endlessly lately. This week will likely be a peak one for tomatoes so prepare to make some…

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Week #11 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello Members! Week eleven is here and one week in our peak tomato season here at the farm! We have been picking them daily to keep them in the best condition we can. We never refrigerate our tomatoes and i would suggest also not doing that unless they are cut open or overripe as it…

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Week #10 – 2021 CSA Season

Hey there CSA members!  We are officially passing mid season this week! The tomatoes are pouring in and so many perfect cherry tomatoes coming out of the new high tunnel we can barely pick them as fast as they ripen. I think homegrown organic tomatoes don’t really get much better then these and hopefully these…

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Week #9 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! Week nine marks the middle of the season for us. For those of you that chose split options for payments I sent out an email reminder this week with a link to pay for the second half of the season so please send those in this week. This week we are also…

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Week #8 – 2021 CSA Season

Welcome to week eight everyone! I’m doing the newsletter late this week because of the 4th of July holiday. I hope everyone had a good time relaxing or going out with friends and family. I got my first day off in a long while on Sunday although i did work a couple hours. This week…

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Week #7 – 2021 CSA Season

Welcome to week #7 everyone! We finally got some rain this week! I thought it would never happene but it rained twice in one week! we are still way behind for the year but the temps seem to be a little more moderate as we recover from strawberry season and the heat wave so that’s…

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Week #6 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! It’s been so hot out this year and almost no rain to speak of but we finally got some this week. The plants and our bodies were withering a bit due to the hot temperatures. The dryness made for a good strawberry season but hot days of picking. The berries are coming…

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Week #5 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA members,  Week five is on the way and hopefully some rain with it to go with these above average temps that have been roasting us in the fields in Southeastern Wisconsin. None the less for the effort we got all our sweet peppers planted and quite a few spicy ones also. This year…

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Week #4 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members!  June and summer is officially here with some real hot weather and no rain its been challenging on us. We’ve got a great crop mix this week for you this week regardless. Between all the harvesting and washing of crops coming in we have spent all our time picking strawberries! They have…

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A white bowl full of red strawberries next to greens and lettuce on a green plaid blanket.

Week #3 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello CSA members! Summer is pretty much here in good old Wisconsin fashion we had frost twice in between upper 80 degree days. The heat has got us bringing in the crops fast and the frost did some damage but we have so many great items ready for you this week. Over Sunday and Memorial…

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A bunch of cilantro tied with a red string surrouded by other greens

Week #2 – 2021 CSA Season

Hello members,  Week one had us washing and packing a lot of fresh greens! This week will be very similar with plenty of greens still in season and the late spring/early summer crops not quite ready yet. We are patiently awaiting the first strawberries and started to see some color change this week and picked…

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bottle of CBD oil nestled in a bowl of bright greens

Week #1 2021 – CSA Season

Hello Everyone and welcome to the 2021 CSA season! I know you have all been waiting a long time for this first share and its set to be a good one with a lot of great spring greens! Besides the crops I have been working hard to put a crew together and and I think…

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Week #20 – 2020 CSA Season

We made it to week twenty! It’s a bit of a marathon physically as your farmer working through the season from march to October with just a handful of days off so i’m looking forward to the slowdown to reorganize and rebuild and take some time to heal the body. I’ll be packing the last…

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Week #19 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA members. I hope everyone had a good week and is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. Week #19 of the season is here and this is the last week for Bi-Weekly CSA members. I hope everyone who did a half season with us enjoyed the spring, summer, and fall year of veggies. Sign up…

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Week #18 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA members! This week we got more of the greenhouse areas cleaned up and prepared for winter. Harvests continued also and we got some fresh greens in along with the other summer crops. Nights are getting much cooler and the first day of fall arrived today signifying this cooler air and shorter days and…

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Week #17 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA members! Welcome to week seventeen. This is the second to last big week which means bi-weekly members will have one more share two weeks from now on week #19 or September 29th and October 1st. This week we started pulling some spent tomatoes out of the greenhouses to make room for our hemp…

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Week #16 – 2020 CSA Season

Greetings members! Week sixteen and labor day week has arrived. Labor day is weird concept to me as a farmer because pretty much every day is a day for labor around here. So much work to complete and most people aren’t able to see the beauty in working hard for others and loose track of…

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Week #15 – 2020 CSA Season

Greetings members! This last week was hot and tiring but the summer produce really liked the heatwave. My kids are gathering their supplies for a return to school and started their orientations and it’s been busy. The peppers are change color faster in the heat and the ground cherries and tomatoes ripen faster as well.…

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Week #14 – 2020 CSA Season

Week #14 is here and a long dry spell with another wave of intense heat has come making it difficult to keep up with watering and irrigation when the temps start to rise as they are this weekend. Hopefully we will get some rain soon. Until then I am working on tilling and planting greens…

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Week #13 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA members! Week thirteen brings us into the middle of August and if you have kids at home like me then we are also getting very close to the new school year, and the last few weeks of summer break for them. It’s hard to imagine summer ending but luckily the summer veggies are…

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Week #12 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! Welcome to week twelve. It’s odd but August is coming in cool after an above average June and July. All the greens I planted a few weeks ago got weeded this week and the cool weather is making for some good looking early growth towards the return of salad greens. Despite the…

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Week #11 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello Members! Week eleven is the beginning of the second half of the season and peak tomato season here at the farm! We have been picking them daily to keep them in the best condition we can. We never refrigerate our tomatoes and i would suggest also not doing that unless they are cut open…

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Week #10 – 2020 CSA Season

Hey there CSA members! We are officially at mid season! The tomatoes are pouring in and so many perfect cherry tomatoes coming out of the new high tunnel we can barely pick them as fast as they ripen. I think homegrown organic tomatoes don’t really get much better then these and hopefully these sweet fruits…

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Week #9 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! We are heading through the middle of the season the next few weeks. Summer heat and storms keep it humid and exciting out in the fields as we keep bringing in the summer harvest from the fields. It’s that time of year when your farmer is feeling the burn and the weeds…

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Week #8 – 2020 CSA Season

Welcome to week eight everyone! The last week was a doozy with not only intense heat but strong storms building up as a result. We were lucky to get through it all without any damage despite loosing power for 4 hours on Thursday when a line of intense storms hit on market/delivery day. Tuesday delivery…

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csa box week six

Week #6 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! Another hot week of summer weather here on the farm and we are working hard to bring in the harvests. Carrots have arrived and the first batch is a early orange variety new to the farm this year. Lettuce is running low from all our spring plantings but we got three plantings…

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csa week 5 vegetables

Week #5 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA members, Week five is on the way and hopefully some rain with it to go with these above average temps we’ve been getting roasted with in Southeastern Wisconsin. The heat drove our strawberry crop to come in fast this year and they have all ready pittered out. If by some miracle we can…

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Week #4 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello CSA Members! June is flying past with a mix of weather and summer is officially here. We’ve got a great crop mix this week for you this week. Between all the harvesting and washing of crops coming in we were able to plant another planting of lettuce this last week along with a variety…

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photo of week 3 CSA box

Week #3 – 2020 CSA Season

Aloha CSA members! Summer is pretty much here in good old Wisconsin fashion where we go from 50s to 90s and who knows maybe some snow next week right? The heat has got us bringing in the crops fast and we have so many great items ready for you this week if we can just…

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CSA Box Veggies Week 2 of 2020

Week #2 – 2020 CSA Season

Hello members, Week #1 CSA had us moving a lot of greens. This week will be very similar with plenty of greens still in season and the early summer crops not quite ready yet. We are patiently awaiting the first strawberries and started to see some color change this week. We pulled a lot of…

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photo of csa 2020 share week 1

Week #1 2020 – CSA Season

Hello Everyone and welcome to the 2020 CSA season! I know you have all been waiting a long time for this first share and its set to be a very full one with a lot of great spring greens! Besides the crops and our new website I have been working hard to put a crew…

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Week #20 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Sunflower shoots, pea shoots, garlic, mixed onions, sweet peppers, aji rico pepper, jalapeno pepper, basil, and curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Week twenty of the CSA season is here!   I’m always a little amazed how quick summer goes by this time of year.   I think…

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Week #19 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Garlic, storage onions, sweet peppers, poblano pepper, jalapeño pepper, habanero pepper,  pea shoots, sunflower shoots, curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   This week marks the final week of deliveries for bi-weekly members who will receive their tenth share of the season this week.   Full season members still…

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Week #18 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Pea shoots, sunflower shoots, sweet pepper, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, garlic, jalapeño pepper, tomato, red curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Critical timing for us this week with the weather acting up.   Its hard  to get done what we need to when its pouring every…

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Week #17 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: poblano pepper, garlic, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, sweet peppers, sunflower shoots, mustard greens, curly kale, habanero pepper, and cilantro. What’s going on at the farm:  The veggies are winding down and the hemp harvest is going bonkers here this week and on top of it I came down with…

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Week #15 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow sweet onion, red onion, garlic, eggplant, assorted sweet peppers, sunflower shoots, leeks, aji rico or jalapeño hot peppers, curly kale. What’s going on at the farm: This weather has been perfect lately although very dry we are making many preparations for the hemp crop coming in…

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Week #16 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Sweet peppers, garlic, radishes, red onion, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, pea shoots, jalapeño pepper, red curly kale, tomatoes. What’s going on at the farm:   This is going out a day late because I also have two children as you well may know and been getting them ready for school and…

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Week #14 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  heirloom tomato, garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, sweet pepper, eggplant,  kale, summer squash or zucchini, sunflower shoots. What’s going on at the farm:    Usually we would have melons and the first squash coming soon this time of year.   Unfortunately I do have some bad news that our…

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Week #13 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, garlic, sweet onions, shallots, jalapeño peppers,  zucchini or squash,  leeks, eggplant, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, and kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes, are pouring out of the greenhouses as fast as we can keep up with picking.  Enjoy the abundance of…

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Week #12 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, garlic, red torpedo onion, zucchini, summer squash, leeks, sunflower shoots, swiss chard, and Jalapeño pepper. What’s going on at the farm: Another busy and abundant week at the farm with some enjoyably cooler temperatures for working before the heat came back in.  We Could really use…

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Week #11 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, sweet yellow onion, leeks, red curly kale, zucchini,  summer squash, euro cucumber, cherry tomatoes, sunflower shoots, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:   We are seeing some significant shift in weather and decreasing day length this week on the farm as some cooler nights…

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Week #10 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Heirloom tomatoes, yellow carrots, pea shoots, eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, cucumber, sweet onion, celery, basil, and lacinato kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Another busy and challenging week on the farm this week as we prepare for fall while managing summers bounty.  We’ve got a new employee that joined…

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Week #9 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, purple haze carrots, red or yellow sweet onions, summer squash and/or zucchini, english cucumbers, cauliflower, kale, basil, sunflower shoots, celery, and garlic. What’s going on at the farm:  Hot and dry has been the theme around here this last few weeks.   Lot’s of vacations for crew members this…

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Week #8 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  carrots, celery, green beans, sweet onions with tops, summer squash or zucchini, english cucumbers, kale, basil, and pea shoots. What’s going on at the farm:  Summer solstice and independence day have passed and the first tomatoes are starting to come in.  Still not quite enough for shares but very soon we…

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Week #7 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Carrots, red leaf lettuce, english cucumbers, summer squash, zucchini, green or savoy cabbage, sunflower shoots, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm: We have some pretty hot and humid days in the future for us here as we head deeper into the main summer portion of our CSA season.…

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Week #6 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Summer squash, zucchini, red leaf lettuce, green cabbage, sugar snap peas, english cucumber, kale, sunflower shoots, carrots, and garlic scapes. What’s going on at the farm:  The season seems to always fly ahead faster then the crew can run this time of year as we keep plugging away all day every…

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Week #4 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Chioggia beets with greens, kohlrabi, scallions, butter crunch lettuce head, red leaf lettuce, fennel, joi-choi, sunflower shoots. What’s going on at the farm:   Holy cow it’s not getting any slower around here!   We planted 2,000 strawberry plants last Friday after prepping for markets and tomorrow we will be planting…

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Week #5 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Red beets, fennel, scallions, sunflower shoots, romaine lettuce, kohlrabi, red leaf lettuce, savoy cabbage, baby zucchini or summer squash, basil. What’s going on at the farm:  Another brief newsletter  this week because I am running late.   Working twelve hrs a day is a lot even for a veteran farmer like…

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Week #3 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Kohlrabi, broccoli, swiss chard, lettuce head, spinach, salad mix, pea shoots, white beets with greens, white salad turnips, choi. What’s going on at the farm:   On the farm we are still planting and seeding.  We started winter squash this week.  Its been raining so much though we have not been…

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Week #2 – 2019 CSA Season

Whats in the Box: Spinach, salad mix, butter crunch lettuce head, pea shoots, radish, chives with blossoms, bok-choi, oyster mushroom. What’s going on at the farm:   This week is a pickup week for full season (Standard and Basic) members only.  Bi-weekly members have the week off and will pick up again next week.   It…

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Week #1 – 2019 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   lettuce mix, spinach, red radishes, bok-choy, chives with blossoms, pea shoots, oyster mushroom. What’s going on at the farm:   Welcome back or to your first season with us everyone!  I am so excited to kick off my thirteenth season!  Our fields and crops are looking very full and promising…

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Week #20 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Edamame, dragons tongue beans, salad mix, radish, sunflower shoots, garlic, red storage onion, honeynut squash, butternut squash, cayenne pepper, green pepper and sweet pepper, and curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Week twenty of the CSA season is here!   I’m always a little amazed how quick summer…

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Week #19 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: butternut squash, honey nut squash, acorn squash, red storage onion, green peppers,  garlic, pablano pepper, pea shoots, radish, salad mix, sweet pepper, habanero, tomatoes, and dragons tongue beans. What’s going on at the farm:   This week marks the final week of deliveries for bi-weekly members who will receive their tenth…

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Week #18 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Pea shoots, sweet pepper, acorn squash, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, filet beans, porcelain garlic, aji rico chili peppers, jalapeño peppers, lettuce mix, radishes and tomato. What’s going on at the farm:   Its been warming up and drying out this week with gorgeous weather finally!   We harvested all…

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Week #17 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: spaghetti squash, purple glazer garlic, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, green pepper, sweet peppers, red radish, green beans, jalapeño, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, and tomatoes. What’s going on at the farm:  Finally we are drying out a bit and able to get some field work done.   We removed a…

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Week #16 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cantaloupe, sweet peppers, garlic, torpedo onion, green peppers, english cucumber, leeks, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, jalapeño peppers, baby kale, cayenne peppers. What’s going on at the farm:   This week brings us into the last quarter of the season.   My new greenhouse arrived last Wednesday and I started removing roots…

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Week #15 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Heirloom tomatoes, yellow sweet onion, red torpedo onion, garlic, eggplant, assorted sweet peppers, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, leeks, cayenne peppers, aji rico hot peppers, cantaloupe, and watermelon (bi-weekly-only) What’s going on at the farm: Way too much rain was the highlight of last week.   Now we’ve got a lot of…

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Week #14 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Cantaloupe, heirloom tomato, porcelain garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, leeks, sweet peppers, green pepper, eggplant, curly kale, summer squash, padron peppers, and sage. What’s going on at the farm:    The site prep for greenhouse three continued this week.   I took down a large pine and a 5…

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Week #13 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Sweet pepper, green pepper, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, purple stripe garlic, red torpedo onion, shallots, jalapeño peppers,  zucchini, summer squash, leeks, eggplant, english cucumbers, and curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Our late summer beans are making good growth this week and we’ve been seeing some ripe melons…

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Week #12 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, german extra-hardy garlic, red torpedo onion, bronze shallots, red or yellow sweet peppers, zucchini, summer squash, english cucumbers, leeks, sunflower shoots, pea shoots, basil, and cayenne pepper. What’s going on at the farm: Another busy and abundant week at the farm with some enjoyably cooler…

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Week #11 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Eggplant, broccoli, heirloom tomatoes, purple stripe garlic, sweet yellow onion, leeks, curly kale, zucchini, english cucumber, summer squash, jalapeno pepper, cherry tomatoes, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:   We are seeing some significant shift in weather and decreasing day length this week on the farm as some…

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Week #10 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, sunflower shoots, purple stripe garlic, eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, english cucumber, leeks, jalapeño pepper, green pepper, and curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:   Another busy and challenging week on the farm this week as we prepare for fall while managing summers bounty.  We have…

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Week #9 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, slicing tomato, cherry tomatoes!  Purple haze carrots, sweet onions, summer squash, zucchini, english slicing cucumber, eggplant, baby kale, basil, pea shoots, and garlic. What’s going on at the farm:  Hot and dry was the theme around here this last few weeks but the fields dried down enough I could…

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Week #8 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Heirloom tomato, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet yellow onions with tops, summer squash, zucchini, english cucumbers, purple haze carrots, pea shoots, curly kale, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  We have quite a few new things ready for you all this week including cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, and purple…

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Week #7 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Carrots, green top onions, summer squash, zucchini, red cabbage, green cabbage, english cucumber, tomato, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm: We have some pretty hot and humid days in the future for us here as we head deeper into the main summer portion of…

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Week #6 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, green top baby red torpedo onions, english cucumber, kale, basil, and spicy micro salad mix. What’s going on at the farm:  The season seems to always fly ahead faster then the crew can run this time of year as we keep plugging away all day…

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Week #5 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Sugar snap peas, chioggia beets, kale, zucchini, summer squash, english cucumber, green top sweet onions, basil, sunflower shoots, romaine lettuce. What’s going on at the farm:  Plenty of rain along with a heat wave this past week has kept our soil and plant growth going strong here as we finish off…

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Week #4 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Golden beets with greens, strawberries, swiss chard, kohlrabi, romaine lettuce head, fennel, garlic scapes, summer squash and/or zucchini, basil tops. What’s going on at the farm:   We have been getting a lot of rain this week without any major storms or damage thankfully.   A lot of my favorite items…

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Week #3 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, purple and green kohlrabi, romaine lettuce head, spinach, sunflower shoots, chioggia beets with greens, bak-choi, curly kale, pea shoots, oregano or mint bunch. What’s going on at the farm:   Strawberries are here!  Our currently-producing plants are in their third year and we are just starting to get berries this…

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Week #2 – 2018 CSA Season

Whats in the Box: Spinach, mesclun salad mix, romaine lettuce head, butter crunch lettuce head, baby beets with greens, baby lettuce mix, chives with blossoms, micro broccoli, bak-choi. What’s going on at the farm:   This week is a pickup week for full season (Standard and Basic) members only.  Bi-weekly members have the week off and…

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Week #1 – 2018 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Arugula, lettuce mix, mesclun salad mix, red radishes, bok-choy, chives with blossoms, butter crunch lettuce head, pea shoots, sunflower shoots, rhubarb, broccoli, and spinach. What’s going on at the farm:   Welcome everyone back or to their first season with us!  I am so excited to kick off my twelfth…

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Week #20 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Russet potatoes, green peppers, sweet peppers, pea shoots, turnip greens, purple stripe garlic, red storage onion, garlic chives, spaghetti squash, jalapeño pepper, tomato, curly kale. What’s going on at the farm:  We have some great crops for you in this last week of the CSA season including potatoes,  fresh micro greens, and more.…

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Week #19 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Honeynut squash, butternut squash, red storage onion, green peppers, purple stripe garlic, habanero pepper, pablano pepper, pea shoots, arugula, sweet peppers, edamame (bi-weekly only), and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:  This week marks the final week of deliveries for bi-weekly members who will receive their tenth share of the season…

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Week #18 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Pea shoots, sweet peppers, spaghetti squash, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, dragons tongue romano beans, porcelain garlic, green pepper, quajillo chili peppers, chocolate mint, and edamame. What’s going on at the farm:  Its been a scorcher this week and i’m guessing the last blast of hot air for the summer.…

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Week #17 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Acorn squash, butternut squash, pea shoots, purple glazer garlic, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, green pepper, sweet peppers, red radish, dragons tongue beans, radicchio, jalapeño, broccoli (Bi-Weekly Only), leeks, radish, and parsley. What’s going on at the farm: I’ve got a lot of good crops coming for you folks this week and…

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Week #16 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Porcelain garlic, red storage onions, yellow storage onions, red radish, mustard greens, acorn squash, dragons tongue beans, green pepper, aji rico hot pepper (small red), radicchio, sweet peppers, flat Italian parsley, leeks, and broccoli. What’s going on at the farm:  This week brings us into the last quarter of the season.  We…

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Week #15 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Spaghetti squash, yellow sweet onion, red storage onion, assorted sweet peppers, porcelain garlic, red radish, sage, concord grapes, swiss chard, leeks, dragon’s tongue beans, and cayenne pepper. What’s going on at the farm: September is coming in with some warmth this week and  reminding us all here that summer is not over.  …

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Week #14 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Slicing tomato, porcelain garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, leeks, red and yellow Italian frying peppers, green pepper, eggplant, curly kale, summer squash, zucchini, padron peppers, cayenne peppers, and anise hyssop. What’s going on at the farm:   Another busy week here as we enter week #14 with some good rainfall.   We are…

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Week #13 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Sweet pepper, green pepper, slicing and heirloom tomatoes, porcelain garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, jalapeño peppers, poblano peppers, curly parsley, celery, swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash, leeks, and cantaloupe (Bi-Weekly Only) What’s going on at the farm:  We are seeing some significant shift in weather and day length this week…

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Week #12 – 2017 CSA Season

Slicing and heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, white porcelain garlic, sweet yellow sweet onion, red torpedo onion, green pepper, flat Italian parsley, celery, cantaloupe, red and/or yellow italian frying peppers, zucchini, summer squash, leeks, and cayenne pepper. What’s going on at the farm:   Another busy and abundant week at the farm with some enjoyably…

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Week #11 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Eggplant,  slicing and heirloom tomatoes, purple stripe garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, leeks, swiss chard, zucchini, english cucumber, summer squash, red cabbage, pablano pepper, cherry tomatoes, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  We are seeing some significant shift in weather and day length this week on the…

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Week #10 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, heirloom and slicing tomatoes, purple stripe garlic, eggplant, summer squash, zucchini, english cucumbers, leeks, jalapeño pepper, curly parsley, green pepper, fennel, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  Another busy and challenging week on the farm this week as we prepare for fall while managing summers bounty.…

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Week #9 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, slicing tomato, leek, onion, summer squash, zucchini, english slicing cucumber, onion, eggplant, fennel, cherry tomatoes, swiss chard, (bi-weekly only), green beans, kale, and sage. What’s going on at the farm: Mother nature is just bringing the rain this last week.  The week begin with tornado warnings and a huge storm system…

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Week #8 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, sweet onions with tops, summer squash, zucchini, english cucumbers, purple haze carrots, green garlic, pea shoots, swiss chard, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  We have quite a few new things ready for you all this week including cherry tomatoes, new heirloom tomatoes, and…

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Week #7 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, green top onions, summer squash, green garlic, zucchini, savoy cabbage, small english cucumbers, slicing cucumber, parsley, and romaine or butter crunch lettuce head. What’s going on at the farm: We have some pretty hot and humid days in the future for us here as we head into the main summer…

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Week #6 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Green cabbage, pea shoots, summer squash, zucchini, green top red torpedo onions, english cucumber, curly kale, swiss chard, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  The season seems to always fly ahead faster then the crew can run this time of year as we keep plugging away all day every day but…

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Week #5 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Sugar snap peas, swiss chard, zucchini, summer squash, english cucumber, basil, red russian kale, green top sweet onions, green cabbage, red beets (bi-weekly only). What’s going on at the farm:   Plenty of rain this past week has kept our soil and plant growth going well around here as we finish off…

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Week #4 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Golden beets with greens, seedless english cucumber, dill, summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, and lacinato kale. What’s going on at the farm:   We finally got the rain we needed this week without any major storms or damage thankfully.  My favorite item this week is a toss up…

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Week #3 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, green kohlrabi, chioggia beets with greens, lacinato kale, dill, salad turnips, broccoli, garlic scapes, swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:    Strawberries are here and coming in fast!  They should be in abundance for the next week or so.  Our currently-producing plants are in their second year and we…

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Week #2 – 2017 CSA Season

Whats in the Box: Kohlrabi (green or purple), romaine lettuce head, red radish, red russian kale, garlic scapes, baby red beets with greens, swiss chard (bright lights mix), chocolate mint. What’s going on at the farm:  This week is a pickup week for full season (Standard and Basic) members only.  Bi-weekly members have the week off and…

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Week #1 – 2017 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Mesclun mix, lettuce mix, red radishes,  joi-choy, bok-choy, chives, butter crunch lettuce heads. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone back or to their first season with us!  As usual, our first box of the…

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Week #20 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, green peppers, beauty heart radish, red radish, assorted sweet pepper, serrano chile pepper, mesclun salad mix, porcelain garlic, red storage onion, chives. What’s going on at the farm:  We have some great crops for you in this last week of the CSA season including beauty heart radishes,  fresh salad greens,…

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Week #19 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Spaghetti squash, red potatoes, red storage onion, green peppers, purple stripe garlic, white porcelain garlic, red radish, butternut squash (bi-weekly only), jalapeño pepper, spicy salad and/or braising mix, thyme, eggplant, sweet pepper, and arugula. What’s going on at the farm:  This week marks the final week of deliveries for bi-weekly members who will receive…

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Week #18 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Salad mix, topped red radish, butternut squash, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, blue coco romano beans, purple glazer garlic, green pepper, sweet peppers, jalapeño pepper. What’s going on at the farm:  Rain, rain, rain.   It seems more like a monsoon season then fall in the midwest lately but our…

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Week #17 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Acorn squash, spaghetti squash, red potatoes, purple glazer garlic, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, green pepper,  serrano chile pepper, red radish, blue coco romano beans, and chives. What’s going on at the farm: More new crops to enjoy as the bounty continues this week on the farm.   Acorn squash is new this…

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Week #16 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Garlic, red storage onions, yellow storage onions, red radish, all lettuce salad mix, spaghetti squash, blue coco romano beans, eggplant, green pepper, cayenne pepper, sweet pepper (assorted), and anise hyssop. What’s going on at the farm:  This week brings us into the last quarter of the season.  We harvested the rest of…

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Week #15 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Spaghetti squash, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, assorted sweet peppers, purple glazer garlic, arugula, green pepper, red radish, eggplant, thyme, concord grapes, and jalapeño pepper. What’s going on at the farm: September is coming in with some warmth this week and  reminding us all here that summer is not over.   We…

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Week #14 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Slicing tomato, purple glazer garlic, sweet yellow onion, red storage onion, leeks, green filet beans, serrano chile pepper, red Italian frying peppers, yellow Italian sweet peppers, eggplant, and sage. What’s going on at the farm: Another busy week here as we enter week #14 with a fury of rainstorms.    We began winter…

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Week #13 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Eggplant,  green pepper, slicing and heirloom tomatoes, purple glazer garlic, sweet yellow onion, red storage onion, Italian sweet peppers (red and yellow), sweet bell peppers ( may include orange, red, yellow), jalapeño peppers, chives, purple haze carrots, and leeks. What’s going on at the farm:  We are seeing some significant shift in…

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Week #12 – 2016 CSA Season

Whats in the box:  Purple haze carrots, slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, purple glazer garlic, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, green peppers, red italian frying peppers, yellow Italian frying peppers, leeks, celery (large shares only) and holy basil, and cayenne pepper. What’s going on at the farm:  Another busy and abundant week at…

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Week #11 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, purple haze carrots, slicing tomato, heirloom tomato, purple glazer garlic, summer squash or zucchini, english cucumber, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, eggplant, leeks, serrano chile pepper, basil, and celery. What’s going on at the farm:  Welcome to the second half of the CSA season everyone!  We have some tasty new…

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Week #10 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, heirloom and slicing tomatoes, purple glazer garlic, eggplant, summer squash or zucchini, english cucumbers, sweet yellow onions, celery, leeks, purple haze carrots, jalapeño pepper, anise hyssop. What’s going on at the farm:  Another busy and challenging week on the farm this week as we prepare for fall while managing summers…

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Week #9 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom and slicingtomatoes (may include red, yellow, orange, black, pink, striped, yellow), leek, celery, summer squash, english cucumbers, green pepper, purple glazer garlic, eggplant, serrano chile pepper, cauliflower (purple, green white, or cheddar), and thyme. What’s going on at the farm: Mother nature is really bringing the heat and humidity this season and…

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Week #8 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom and slicing tomatoes (random selection), cauliflower (random selection of green, purple, orange, or white), green pepper, eggplant (random selection), green top sweet onion, summer squash, zucchini, mini and full size english cucumbers, green garlic, serrano chile pepper, celery, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we harvested all…

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Week #7 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Celery, fennel, green beans, summer squash, green garlic, zucchini, english cucumbers, green onion, chamomile, and cabbage, (bi-weekly only) What’s going on at the farm: Another busy week had us working hard through the weekend.  The old strawberry field clean up was completed so they should be nice and clean for next season…

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Week #6 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Fennel, green beans, green cabbage, summer squash, zucchini, green onions, english cucumbers, slicing cucumber, collard greens, and parsley. What’s going on at the farm: The season seems to always fly ahead faster then the crew can run this time of year and this year is no exception.  This means there is no time for…

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Week #5 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Sugar snap peas, zucchini, summer squash, english cucumbers, basil,  red Russian kale, green top onions, green cabbage, carrots (bi-weekly only), What’s going on at the farm:    Things are heating up on the farm as we head into summer.   June is an incredibly busy month and we are still trying to…

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Week #4 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Golden beets with greens, carrots, seedless english cucumber, summer squash, zucchini, sugar snap peas, kohlrabi, summerand lacinato kale. What’s going on at the farm:   My favorite item this week is a toss up between the golden beets with their sweet bulbs and rich greens and the carrots with their refreshingly crisp…

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Week #3 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, kohlrabi, chioggia beets with greens, red Russian kale, Swiss chard, radish, basil, baby zucchini or squash, broccoli (Bi-weekly only). What’s going on at the farm:    Strawberries are here and coming in fast!  They should be in abundance for the next week but its hard to say depending on weather and…

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Week #2 – 2016 CSA Season

Whats in the Box: Kohlrabi (green or purple), salad mix (all lettuce blend), romaine lettuce head, red radish, arugula, broccoli, garlic scapes, chioggia beets, strawberries. What’s going on at the farm:  This week is a pickup week for full season members only, this means that if you are a Standard or Basic share you pick up but…

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Week #1 – 2016 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Salad mix (red and green lettuce mix of varied types), savoy spinach, easter egg radishes, rhubarb, joi-choi, butter crunch lettuce heads, red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone back or to their…

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Week #20 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, green peppers, celeriac (celery root), hakurei salad turnips, green beans, beauty heart radish, assorted sweet peppers, serrano chile pepper,  elegance salad/braising mix, flat Italian parsley, lacinato kale, and purple stripe garlic. What’s going on at the farm:  We have some great crops for you in this last week of the…

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Week #19 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Acorn squash, red potatoes, green beans, celeriac (celery root), red storage onion, yellow storage onion, green pepper, assorted sweet peppers, purple stripe garlic, white porcelain garlic, hakurei salad turnips, beauty heart radish, butternut squash (bi-weekly only), cayenne pepper, salad mix, sage, and broccoli raab. What’s going on at the farm:  This week marks the…

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Week #18 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Spicy salad/Braising mix, butternut squash, celeriac (celery root), yellow storage onion, red storage onion, white icicle radish, dragons tongue beans, broccoli raab, purple glazer garlic, green pepper, assorted sweet peppers, cayenne pepper, serrano pepper, and white hakurei salad turnips. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest, harvest, harvest.   Beautiful fall…

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Week #17 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Acorn squash, lettuce mix, carrots, purple glazer garlic, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, green pepper, assorted sweet peppers, serrano chile pepper, white icicle radish, dragon’s tongue beans, green romano beans, broccoli raab, and slicing tomatoes. What’s going on at the farm: Lots of new crops to enjoy as the bounty continues this…

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Week #16 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Green romano beans, dragons tongue beans, mixed salad greens, radish,  sweet banana pepper, assorted colored bell peppers (orange, yellow, red), red storage onions, yellow storage onions, purple glazer garlic, serrano chile pepper, delicata winter squash, spaghetti squash, concord grapes, cherry tomatoes, and slicing tomatoes. What’s going on at the farm:  We have…

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Week #15 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Delicata winter squash, spaghetti winter squash, cherry tomato mix, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, italian red sweet pepper, Assorted sweet bell peppers, purple glazer garlic, dragons tongue beans, elegance braising/salad mix, red radish, and serrano chile pepper. What’s going on at the farm: September is coming in with some warmth this week…

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Week #14 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomato mix, slicing tomato, purple glazer garlic, sweet yellow onions, red Italian sweet pepper (pointed red), yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, orange mini bell pepper, cayenne pepper, serrano chile pepper, collard greens, and basil. What’s going on at the farm: Another busy week here as we enter week #14 and the…

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Week #13 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Cherry tomato mix,  slicing tomatoes, red cabbage (bi-weekly only),  purple glazer garlic, red torpedo onion, sweet yellow onion, red  Italian peppers (pointed red), sweet bell peppers ( random choice of orange, red, yellow), green peppers, lacinato kale, serrano chile pepper (small green HOT), cayenne pepper (small red HOT!), flat italian parsley, and…

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Week #12 – 2015 CSA Season

Whats in the box:  Slicing tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, purple glazer garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, green peppers, red italian frying peppers, leeks, cucumber, collard greens, and holy basil. What’s going on at the farm:  Another busy and abundant week at the farm with some enjoyable temperatures for…

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Week #11 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cantaloupe, green pepper, slicing tomato, heirloom tomato, red cabbage, purple glazer garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, cucumber, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, cherry tomatoes, leeks, serrano chile pepper, parsley, and celery (bi-weekly only). What’s going on at the farm:  Welcome to the second half of the CSA season everyone!  We…

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Week #10 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, slicing tomato, red cabbage, purple glazer garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, sweet banana pepper, cucumber,  zucchini, sweet yellow onions, celery, leeks, lacinato kale, serrano chile pepper, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  Another busy and challenging week on the farm this week as we prepare for fall…

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Week #9 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Tomato (may include red, yellow, orange, black), green cabbage, leek, celery, fennel (bi-weekly only), summer squash, patty pan squash, mustard greens, cucumber, green filet beans, green or banana pepper, purple glazer garlic, sweet yellow onions, serrano chile pepper, flat Italian parsley, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:  First tomatoes of…

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Week #8 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Collard greens, fennel, savoy cabbage, green top torpedo onions (specialty red onion), summer squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, english cucumber, green garlic, serrano chile pepper, basil. What’s going on at the farm:  Nature is finally bringing the heat this week.  New crops this week include some beautiful collard greens which are fantastic with…

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Week #7 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Lacinato kale, celery, baby leeks, cabbage (savoy and green), summer squash, green garlic, patty pan squash, zucchini, seedless english cucumber, green onions. What’s going on at the farm: Another busy week had us working right through the holiday and on to some warmer summer weather fronts moving in.  Our sugar snap…

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Week #6 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Sugar snap peas, baby golden beets w/greens, red russian kale, cabbage, summer squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, green onions, parsley,  and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  The season seems to always fly ahead faster then the crew can run this time of year and this year is no exception.  This…

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Week #5 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Sugar snap peas, carrots, zucchini, summer squash, cabbage (savoy), cucumber (sweet english), sage, chioggia beets,  fennel (bi-weekly only), swiss chard, green top red onions. What’s going on at the farm:    Things are heating up on the farm as we head into summer.  We had another busy week of work here on…

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Week #4 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:    Chioggia (kee-oh-jah) Beets with greens, kohlrabi, radish, red Russian kale, butter crunch lettuce head, fennel, cilantro, seedless english cucumber, summer squash and/or zucchini, savoy cabbage. What’s going on at the farm:   My favorite item this week is a toss up between the chioggia beets with their sweet bulbs and rich…

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Week #3 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, kohlrabi (purple), chioggia beets with greens, arugula, lacinato kale, salad mix,  lettuce head, flat Italian parsley, garlic scapes, broccoli (Bi-weekly only). What’s going on at the farm:    Strawberries are here!  They should be around for the next several weeks but its hard to say depending on weather and a few…

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Week #2 – 2015 CSA Season

Whats in the Box: Kohlrabi (green), salad mix (all lettuce blend), joi-choi, buttercrunch lettuce heads,  swiss chard (bright lights), easter egg radish, oregano, and kale. What’s going on at the farm:  This week is a pickup week for full season members only, this means that if you are a Standard or Basic share you pick up but…

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Week #1 – 2015 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Salad mix (red and green lettuce mix of varied types), savoy spinach, easter egg radishes, rhubarb, joi-choi, bak-choi, red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone back or to their first season with…

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Week #21 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Yellow potatoes, red storage onions, shallots, salad mix, red spinach, daikon radish, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  This week concludes our 2014 growing season!Thanks to everyone who was with us for being a part of the season weather it was your first or seventh season with us!  Your support…

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Week #20 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, red storage onion, yellow storage onion, shallot, spicy salad greens mix, beauty heart radish, and porcelain garlic. What’s going on at the farm:  The 2014 season is nearing completion and so are the clean up projects, harvests, and plantings.  We cleaned up the sweet pepper field this week after several…

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Week #19 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Yellow potatoes, red storage onions, yellow storage onions, shallots, green pepper, eggplant, daikon radish, tempest garlic, mixed braising greens, easter egg radishes, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  Fall has for sure set in here and we are getting ready for winter on the farm.  Your shares this week…

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Week #18 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Red potatoes, red storage onion, yellow storage onion, shallots, broccoli raab, tempest garlic, green pepper, easter egg radish, daikon radish, hot pepper (jalapeño, serrano, and/or hot wax pepper), and salad turnips. What’s going on at the farm:  Beautiful fall weather this week with warm temperatures is making for some solid growth for…

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Week #17 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Shallots, red potatoes, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, daikon radish, green pepper, serrano chile pepper, white icicle radish, easter egg radish, tempest garlic, rhubarb, celery, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm: Summer weather is on it’s way out and the cool nights of fall are setting in.  We…

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Week #16 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Sweet banana pepper (yellow long), sweet pepper (random choice),                            shallot, tempest garlic, red torpedo onion, cherry tomato mix, eggplant, dragons tongue romano beans, white icicle radishes, daikon radish, arugula, spicy salad greens. What’s going on at the farm:  We…

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Week #15 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomato mix, shallots, slicing tomatoes, red cabbage, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, leeks, celery, red bell pepper, tempest garlic, dragons tongue beans, and broccoli raab. What’s going on at the farm: We have our annual farm dinner this weekend and get to spend some time on the farm with members, workers,…

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Week #14 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomato mix , red cabbage, tempest garlic, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onions, dragons tongue beans, leeks, red Italian sweet pepper, red bell pepper, shallots, and celery. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest season is in full swing yet and we are looking forward to finishing…

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Week #13 – 2014 CSA Season

Heirloom slicing tomato, cherry tomato mix , red cabbage,  porcelain garlic, red torpedo onion, eggplant, sweet yellow onion, celery, red sweet italian peppers (pointed red), sweet bell peppers (orange, red, or yellow), and leeks. What’s going on at the farm:  This week we had the great pleasure of collaborating with some great folks from Ian’s…

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Week #12 – 2014 CSA Season

 Heirloom tomato, slicing tomatoes, cherry tomato mix, red cabbage, tempest garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, sweet yellow onions, red torpedo onions, red and orange sweet peppers, red italian frying peppers, leeks, celery, red russian kale, and cilantro. What’s going on at the farm:  This week on the farm was another super busy week.  We…

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Week #11 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, slicing tomato, green cabbage, cured porcelain garlic, summer squash, patty pan squash, cucumber, red watermelon,  sweet yellow onions, torpedo onions, collard greens, baby dill, cherry tomatoes, leeks and cantaloupe (bi-weekly only). What’s going on at the farm: This last week we finally got a decent rainfall, our first in  a…

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Week #10 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato, slicing tomatoes, green cabbage, garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), cucumber, sweet banana pepper, mustard greens, sweet yellow onions, filet beans, eggplant, cilantro, and leeks. What’s going on at the farm:  Wow!  Thats a very simple way to describe the bounty this month on the farm.  On top of…

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Week #9 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomato (random variety), slicing tomato, savoy cabbage,  summer squash, patty pan squash, and zucchini (assorted types), cucumber, eggplant, green filet beans, green pepper, cauliflower, asian tempest garlic, and red torpedo onions. What’s going on at the farm:  Our green bean crop is looking good and we have been up to our ears…

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Week #8 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Green filet beans, tomatoes, savoy cabbage, summer squash, patty pan squash and/or zucchini, red torpedo onions, eggplant, kale, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  This week we began picking filet beans.  so many green beans coming in right now it takes quite a few hours of backbreaking manpower to keep…

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Week #7 – 2014 CSA Season

 Cabbage (savoy), summer squash, patty pan squash, zucchini, collard greens, cucumber, green top onions,  and kale. What’s going on at the farm:   We found some of the first ripe cherry tomatoes this week and all of the summer crops were starting to take off yet the cool weather patterns seem to be the trend this…

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Week #6 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Swiss chard, green cabbage, summer squash, patty pan squash, and/or zucchini (assorted types), green top onions, oregano, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  We started winter squash in the greenhouse this week along with some transitioning work in the fields as we move into mid summer so we are…

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Week #5 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Sugar snap peas, kale, chioggia beets, summer squash, savoy cabbage, green onions, cucumber, carrots (bi-weekly only), basil. What’s going on at the farm:    Things are heating up on the farm as we head into summer.  We have some more new crops this week including savoy cabbage, green onions, and cucumbers!  Savoy…

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Week #4 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Carrots, sugar snap peas, golden beets, summer squash, collard greens, kohlrabi, radish, and red Russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:    Golden beets are my favorite item this week and the greens are also very delicious sauteed in a little olive oil just like swiss chard stems and all.…

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Week #3 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, kohlrabi (purple and/or green), garlic scapes, kale, broccoli, chioggia beets, summer squash, zucchini and/or patty pan summer squash, salad mix. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we are weeding all of the onions for the second time which is quite a lot, 12 100 Ft. beds to be…

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Week #2 – 2014 CSA Season

Box: Strawberry,broccoli, purple kohlrabi, salad/lettuce mix, joi-choi, buttercrunch lettuce heads, chioggia beets, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  This week is a pickup week for full season members only, this means that if you are a Standard or Basic share you pick up but bi-weekly or half share members have the week…

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Week #1 – 2014 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Salad mix (red and green lettuce), savoy spinach, easter egg radishes, bak-choi, joi-choi, rhubarb, lettuce heads (green buttercrunch) and purple kohlrabi. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone back or to their first season with…

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Week #21 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, red storage onions, salad mix, sweet salad turnips, green pepper, red russian kale, serrano pepper. What’s going on at the farm:   This week concludes our 2013 growing season!Thanks to everyone for being a part of the season!  Your support and participation are appreciated and I hope you enjoyed all the…

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Week #20 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, red storage onions, green pepper, red pepper, sage, braising/salad mix, Anaheim pepper, and eggplant. What’s going on at the farm:  The 2013 season is nearing completion and so are the clean up projects, harvests, and plantings.  The last couple shares of the year are this week and next and  I…

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Week #19 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, acorn winter squash,  red storage onions, green bell peppers, serrano chile pepper,  hot wax pepper, sweet banana pepper, parsley, red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  We have reached week 19 which is the last week for Bi-Weekly members in their 10 week delivery period.  Thanks to everyone who joined us…

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Week #18 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Delicata winter squash, red potatoes, sage, red storage onion, yellow storage onion, spicy salad/braising greens mix,  eggplant, green bell pepper, red pepper, and jalapeno pepper. What’s going on at the farm:  Plenty of storage crops coming your way this week including some tasty red potatoes, Cooler nights and beautiful fall temperate weather has started…

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Week #17 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Shallots, basil, cherry tomato mix, yellow storage onion, torpedo onion, eggplant, sweet banana pepper, green cabbage, red pepper, Anaheim chile pepper, concord grapes (bi-weekly only), and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm: Summer weather is on it’s way out and the cool nights of fall are setting in.  We are…

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Week #16 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Concord grapes, parsley, green storage cabbage, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, shallot, red torpedo onion, cherry tomato mix (orange,red,yellow,white, black), eggplant, cucumber, Hungarian hot wax pepper, and leeks. What’s going on at the farm:  It was a fairly hot week and dry again so there was lot’s of watering going on this week…

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Week #15 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cherry tomato mix(orange,red,yellow,white, black), shallots, red cabbage,  summer squash, sweet yellow onion, red torpedo onion, eggplant, leeks, red bell pepper, Italian red sweet pepper, dragons tongue beans, cayenne pepper, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm: We had our annual farm dinner this weekend and got to spend some time on the…

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Week #14 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomatoes, cherry tomato mix (orange,red,yellow,white, black), red cabbage,  garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, dragons tongue beans, eggplant, leeks, cucumber, red Italian sweet pepper, Anaheim chile peppers, sage, and serrano chile peppers. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest season is in full swing yet and we are looking forward…

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Week #13 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Watermelon, heirloom slicing tomato, cherry tomato mix (orange,red,yellow,white, black), red cabbage,  garlic, summer squash, red torpedo onion, eggplant, sweet banana pepper (long yellow), hot wax pepper (Shorter yellow), cantaloupe(bi-weekly only), leeks, flat italian parsley, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest, harvest, harvest.  Peak season is here!  Watermelon, leeks, cantaloupe, tomatoes…

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Week #12 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cantaloupe, sun jewel melon, heirloom and slicing tomatoes, cherry tomato mix (orange, red, yellow, white, black), green cabbage,  garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, green and/or purple bell pepper, cucumber, serrano chile pepper, leeks, and flat Italian parsley. What’s going on at the farm:  Melons are here!  Cantaloupe and sun jewel…

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Week #11 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom tomatoes, slicing tomatoes,  mixed cherry tomatoes (red, orange, yellow, white, black), savoy cabbage, garlic, summer squash and zucchini, sweet yellow onions, eggplant, sage, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  Holy tomatoes!  They are pouring in now and plenty of these perfect peak of summer fruits coming your way this…

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Week #10 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomato (variety), green cabbage, green pepper, garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), cucumber, serrano chile peppers, mustard greens, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, and red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we got almost two inches of rain along with some amazingly cool fall like…

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Week #9 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomato (variety), green cabbage,  summer squash, and zucchini (assorted types), long of tropea green top red onions, dragons tongue beans, cucumber, eggplant, hungarian hot wax pepper, and basil. What’s going on at the farm:  Conditions remain dry and hot over the last week so let’s hope for  a little more rain…

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Week #8 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Filet beans, green sweet cabbage, summer squash, patty pan squash, and zucchini (assorted types), sage, green top onion (red or yellow), dragons tongue beans, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  This week we took down the peas and begin picking beans.  so many green beans coming in right now it takes…

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Week #7 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Cabbage(savoy), summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), fennel, kale, green garlic, cucumber, green top sweet onion, filet beans. What’s going on at the farm:  Its starting to feel like true summer weather this week as the humidity and temps have picked up.  We found the first ripe cherry tomatoes this week…

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Week #6 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Swiss chard, basil, savoy cabbage, green garlic, sugar snap peas, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), green onion, fennel, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm:  It was an incredibly rainy and wet week here on the farm.  Winter squash got started in the greenhouse along with napa cabbage, romanesco…

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Week #5 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Strawberries, broccoli, kale , green garlic, chioggia (kee-oh-jah) beets, sugar snap peas, zucchini and/or summer squash, salad mix. What’s going on at the farm:    Things are heating up on the farm as we head into summer and along with it received some heavy storms and rain.   Over the last week…

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Week #4 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Strawberries, green or purple kohlrabi, salad mix, swiss chard, garlic scapes, summer squash, golden beets, broccoli. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week on the farm strawberries began production.  Sugar snap peas are setting heavily and it looks like a very nice crop coming in but it may not…

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Week #3 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Purple kohlrabi, kale (red russian or lacinato), buttercrunch lettuce heads red and green, chioggia beets, baby summer squash, spinach, salad mix. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we weeded almost all of the onions which was quite a lot, 9 100 Ft. beds to be exact.  Strawberries are ripening…

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Week #1 – 2013 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Salad mix (Lettuce only), savoy spinach, easter egg radishes, bak-choi, joi-choi, rhubarb. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone!  As usual our first box of the year includes many fresh and tender greens.  Choi is…

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Week #21 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Salad mix, arugula, spinach, radish, green pepper, purple pepper, green tomatoes, and collard greens. What’s going on at the farm:   This week concludes our 2012 growing season.  Thanks to everyone for being a part of the season!  Your support and participation are greatly appreciated and I hope you enjoyed all the veggies…

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Week #20 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Potatoes (red), broccoli raab, radish, yellow storage onions, sweet banana peppers, , green pepper, delicata winter squash, kale. What’s going on at the farm:  The 2012 season is almost done and this weeks shares contain the last of the onions, potatoes, and the pickings are getting slim out there with the limited…

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Week #19 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Potatoes (red), broccoli raab, radish, leek, yellow storage onions, eggplant, green bell pepper, jalapeno pepper(hot), arugula, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:  We have reached week 19 which is the last week for Bi-Weekly members in their 10 week delivery period.  Thanks to everyone who joined us for a 1/2 season this…

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Week #18 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Potatoes (red), leek, tomatillo, yellow storage onions, rainbow cherry tomatoes(variety),  eggplant, green and purple bell pepper,  anaheim peppers(large green chile, medium hot), serrano pepper(hot), and collard greens. What’s going on at the farm:  Cooler nights and beautiful fall temperate weather has started to come in.  These temps will make for some delicious…

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Week #17 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Leek, carrot, basil, rainbow cherry tomatoes(variety), heirloom slicing tomato, garlic, yellow storage onion, eggplant, green and purple bell pepper, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, celery (bi-weekly only), and kale. What’s going on at the farm:  We had our annual potluck this week and it was a great time.   Much good food, people,…

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Week #16 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Basil, heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), garlic, summer squash, yellow storage onion, eggplant, green pepper, red pepper, hot wax pepper, celery, leeks, and kale. What’s going on at the farm:  It was a fairly hot week and dry again so there was lot’s of watering going on this week…

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Week #15 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Green filet beans, heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, long of tropea red onion, eggplant, green pepper, sweet peppers(sweet chocolate, red, sweet banana), fennel, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:  This week we trimmed back our heirloom tomatoes heavily in hopes…

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Week #14 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Green filet beans, heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), cabbage(red),  garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, long of tropea red onion, eggplant, purple pepper, red Italian sweet pepper, basil, jalapeno pepper, collard greens, and celery. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest season is in full swing yet and we…

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Week #13 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Watermelon, green filet beans, heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), purple plum tomatoes, cabbage(red),  garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, green pepper, red Italian sweet pepper, kale, cantaloupe(bi-weekly only) and celery. What’s going on at the farm:  Harvest, harvest, harvest.  Peak season is here!  Green beans are still coming and…

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Week #12 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Cantaloupe, green filet beans, heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), cabbage(red),  garlic, summer squash, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, sweet pepper, hot wax pepper, basil, and swiss chard. What’s going on at the farm:  Green beans are finally here!  We have been picking them like crazy around here nearly every day and…

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Week #11 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), cabbage(Savoy and green), garlic, summer squash, long of tropea red onion, eggplant, sweet banana peppers(long light green), green chile pepper, and kale. What’s going on at the farm:  More rain this week and cooler temps most days helps the crops to flourish.   Our green…

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Week #10 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), cabbage(green), garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), basil, sweet yellow onion, eggplant, and collard greens. What’s going on at the farm:  Finally we got rain!  This last week we got almost two inches as a major storm front pushed through southern WI.  It’s so…

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Week #9 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Heirloom slicing tomato (variety), rainbow cherry tomatoes(orange,red,yellow,white, black), cabbage(savoy), garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), long of tropea green top red onion, eggplant, and kale. What’s going on at the farm: We got almost a third inch of rain this week which was great.  Conditions remain dry way below seasonal norms though so…

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Week #8 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: cabbage(savoy), swiss chard,  green garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), basil, green top onion (yellow), green pepper, eggplant, and cucumber. What’s going on at the farm: Whew!  That last week was killer.  Temps are back to normal this week and hopefully we don’t get another heat wave like that anytime soon.  Still…

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Week #7 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Potatoes (red norland and all blue mix), cabbage(green), swiss chard,  green garlic, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), basil, green top onion (yellow). What’s going on at the farm:  Wow!  it was and will be hot out there.   Watching the weather for chances of rain but the weather for June…

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Week #6 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Swiss chard, basil, cabbage(green), green garlic, golden beets, summer squash and zucchini (assorted types), green onion, and kale. What’s going on at the farm:  It was another dry week without rain here on the farm.  Winter squash got started in the greenhouse.  We got the ground cherries, fennel, and cantaloupe planted…

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Week #5 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Broccoli(Bi-Weekly Only), kohlrabi (green), swiss chard, green garlic, chioggia (kee-oh-jah) beets, snow peas, summer squash, green onion, and collard green. What’s going on at the farm:    Over the last week we planted eggplants, leeks, tomatilloes, and watermelon.  This week we will plant ground cherries, cantaloupe, fennel, and get winter squash started…

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Week #4 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:  Broccoli, purple and green kohlrabi, lettuce mix, kale, garlic scapes, chioggia beets, and strawberry. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week on the farm strawberries were at peak production and we were picking them daily.  Mulch beds were put in for eggplant, leeks, melons, ground cherries and tomatillo.  Tomatoes…

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Week #3 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberry, purple kohlrabi, swiss chard, green garlic or garlic scapes, buttercrunch lettuce heads, lettuce mix, red russian kale. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week we weeded all of the onions which was quite a lot, 7 200 Ft. beds to be exact.   Several heavy rainfalls soaked the ground…

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Week #2 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box: Strawberries, purple kohlrabi, salad/lettuce mix garlic scapes, joi-choi, radish, romaine lettuce (red and green mini), collard greens, and spinach. What’s going on at the farm:  This last week was exceptionally challenging.  Thursday while we were packing boxes the wind was intense and relentless. Branches were breaking out of the trees around us…

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Week #1 – 2012 CSA Season

What’s in the Box:   Arugula, salad mix, radish, savoy spinach, bak-choi, joi-choi, kale (red russian), green garlic. What’s going on at the farm:  We made it to the first week of shares so first I would like to welcome everyone!  As usual our first box of the year includes many fresh and tender greens so…

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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…

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CSA Box – Week 21

What’s in the Box: Red potatoes, leeks, garlic, white turnips, salad mix, arugula, green pepper, hot pepper (jalapeno or serrano), and daikon radish. What’s Going on at the Farm: This week on the farm we are still preparing to plant garlic and this means prepping the ground as well as the garlic.  Clean up is…

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CSA Box – Week 20

There was a change to the box last week, we didn’t include radish which we are short on right now or oregano because it was to wet to harvest. Hot wax peppers were added as well.Also another unfortunate thing I have to address.  I have allowed farm pick up members to take extra’s all season…

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CSA Box – Week 19

Basic Share Week 19 What’s in the Box: This weeks best guess is Red russian kale, radish, arugula, yellow storage onions, butternut squash (bi-weekly only), eggplant, green pepper, serrano chile pepper, mustard greens, garlic, tomatillo, and oregano. Sweet white turnips may also make the box this week. What’s Going on at the Farm: This week…

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CSA Box — Week 18

Basic Share Week 18 What’s in the Box: This weeks best guess is radish, arugula, salad mix, green peppers, hot peppers (serrano), butternut squash, yellow onions, eggplant, swiss chard, and garlic.  Mustard greens, sweet peppers, basil and/or oregano may make the box as well. What’s Going on at the Farm: This week on the farm…

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CSA Box — Week 17

Basic Share Week 17 What’s in the Box: This weeks best guess is Salad mix, radish, bell peppers (green and purple), garlic, red onion, carnival winter squash, eggplant, hungarian hot wax peppers, Spaghetti squash (bi-weekly only), celery, cayenne peppers, and basil. Shares may also include sweet peppers and cherry tomatoes depending on volume this week.…

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CSA Box — Week 16

Basic Share Week 16 What’s in the Box: Garlic, red storage onions, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, mixed sweet peppers, mixed hot peppers, Romano/Italian pole beans, basil, celery and spaghetti squash. What’s Going on at the Farm: Hello Everyone, summer is coming to a close and some more comfortable temperatures are heading our way now. With the…

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CSA Box — Week 15

Thanks to everyone who made it out for the harvest potluck this weekend.  It was great having so many people come together to meet and eat.   Basic Share Week 15 Roots Down Basic Share — Week 15Basic Share Week 15 What’s in the Box: Green beans, garlic, sweet peppers including chocolate bell and red…

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CSA Box — Week 14

Roots Down Basic Share — Week 14 Basic Share – Week 14 Basic Share Week 14 What’s in the Box: Eggplant, rainbow cherry tomatoes, garlic, purple bell pepper, hot pepper (jalapeno/serrano) , sweet peppers including red italian (corno di toro) and sweet chocolate (brown bell), sweet yellow onion, basil, acorn squash. and possibly heirloom tomato,…

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CSA Box — Week 13

Roots Down Basic Share — Week 13 Basic Share Week 13 What’s in the Box: Cherry tomatoes, garlic, red cabbage, leek, sweet yellow onion, basil, summer squash, hot pepper, eggplant, green beans, heirloom tomato and kale.  Bi-weekly members will also receive cantaloupe. We will be having our first on farm event August 28th — A…

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CSA Box — Week 12

Roots Down Basic Share — Week 12 Weel 12 — Roots Down CSA Box What’s in the Box: Cantaloupe, rainbow cherry mix, basil, purple bell pepper, hot pepper (Serrano, Jalapeno, or red cayenne), hot wax pepper/banana pepper, red cabbage, leek, cucumber, garlic,  heirloom tomato, and summer squash. RECIPE for the week — Summer Squash Soup We will be…

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CSA Box — Week 11

What’s in the Box: Green pepper, eggplant, leeks, cucumber, summer squash/Zucchini mix, garlic, red cabbage, kale, rainbow cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomato, and a unique basil which may include cinnamon, lime, and lemon. UPDATE: Red mini paste tomatoes did make the box this week as well. along with leeks, cucumber, rainbow cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, green pepper, eggplant, garlic, kale, summer squash and/or…

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CSA Box – Week 10

Thank you to everyone who filled out our survey a few weeks back.  The information gathered was not only useful for the final report for our grant, it has proven useful to us in other ways.  We got many suggestions that we should try and get our news letter out as early as possible so…

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CSA Box – Week 9

Week of July 18, 2011Roots Down Basic Share Week 9 What’s In The Box: Purple Viking Potatoes, Cucumber, Summer Squash and Zucchini, Kale (Red russian and/or Lacinato), Cabbage (green and/or savoy), Garlic, and Red and/or Yellow Onion with tops. Recipe to Try: Thai Beef Salad this dinner salad will use your cucumbers, onions and garlic.  You can find lemon grass at the Willy Street Co-op…

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CSA Box – Week 8

Roots Down Basic Share Week 8 Basic Share – Week 8 What’s In The Box: Summer Squash and Zucchini, Garlic (polish softneck), Collard greens, Cabbage (savoy and/or green), Cucumber, and New Red Potatoes. What’s Going on at the Farm: Well we finally got our rain.  Unfortunately it came with some heavy winds which flattened some areas of our field.  Our…

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CSA Box – Week 7

Roots Down Basic Share Week 6 Basic Share – Week 7 What’s In The Box: Garlic (polish soft neck), Swiss Chard, Golden Beets, Cabbage (green), Oregano, Kale (lacinato or red russian), Summer squash and Zucchini. Here is a tasty recipe (warm beet and chard salad) that uses the garlic, swiss chard, and beets.  You can always try this as a cold salad too.…

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CSA Box – Week 6

** Please take a moment and fill out our 2011 Member Survey.  This data is being collected for the Final Report for our web site grant and needs to be submitted by Thursday this week.**  Thank you! Thank you Jamie D. for our first online recipe submission from a member!  The recipe is for Grilled Salmon with EVOO, Lemon…

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CSA Box – Week 5

Basic Share — Week 5 Week 5 – CSA Share What’s In The Box: Broccoli, Purple Kohlrabi, Garlic Scapes, Summer Squash (may include yellow, zucchini, and patty pan squash), Peas (may include snap and/or snow peas), Fennel, and Collard Greens.  We may include Kale or substitute it for collards as well. The above listing is a best guess and we reserve the right…

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CSA Box – Week 3

We hope that everyone enjoyed the contents of the box last week.  Does anyone have any stellar recipes that they would like to share?  If so, you can submit it using our new online recipe submission form. Its quick and easy! Week of June 6, 2011 Basic Share — Week 3 What’s In The Box: Kale (Red Russian…

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CSA Box – Week 2

We hope that everyone enjoyed the contents of the box last week.  Does anyone have any stellar recipes that they would like to share?  If so, you can submit it using our new online recipe submission form. Its quick and easy! Basic Share: Week 2 Week of May 31, 2011 What’s In The Box: Spinach (green), salad mix, arugula, radish, pac-choi, joi-choi,…

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CSA Box – Week 1

We hope you enjoy your first CSA box of the 2011 Season.  Each week we will publish an electronic newsletter.  It will contain a list of what is expected to be harvested for the week. This is only an estimation because weather, harvest time and packing will dictate the final box. The list of “What’s…

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2011 CSA Shares are Sold Out

Thanks to everyone who enrolled for a share in 2011, we are officially sold out!  Members and future CSA participants are encouraged to sign up for the waiting list which will assure you are notified early next year when it is time to start up enrollment again.  First returning members will be notified by the new year…

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CSA Shares still available

We have a few shares still available.  We drop off in three convenient locations — East Madison, West Madison and Fitchburg.  We also offer Farm Pick-up our walk in cooler with flexible pick up after 2 p.m. on your day (Tuesday or Thursday) or any time of day thereafter. Sign-up online:  New this year is the…

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