Thank You!

I know a couple of weeks have passed since the last pick up for The Farmers Wife CSA, but I’ve been taking a little time to soak in the season and all that it was this first year. Words cannot express how thankful I am for each one of you and your support throughout the summer. It was so fun seeing each of you every week and getting to know you all a little better. And the recipe ideas and shares…How fun was that?

Well as most of you know, the season didn’t last quite as long as I was hoping. I am a major note taker and feel that I have learned a ton from this first year, and hope I continue to do so in the years to come.

As I look ahead for next year, there are a few things I’d love to hear from you! If you wouldn’t mind, could  you please take this short survey just to let me know your thoughts on how you think the future of the CSA might improve? Your ideas and opinions will be greatly appreciated.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J7LTRHR

(please let me know if it doesn’t work!? I’m new at this)

Thanks again to all of you!

Last Pick Up of the Season is TOMORROW

With all of the  ¨First Day of School¨ pictures filling our news feeds today….I suppose it’s official. ¨ Summer ¨ is over. Thankfully the first day of fall is not until September 23rd, but back to school and routines most of us go.

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As I have already mentioned, my goal was to have the CSA run through September, but being our first season and learning the ropes …TOMORROW will be our last pick up of the season. (Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 3-6)

You can look forward to some fun goodies at the farm tomorrow as I plan to have popcorn for all that come and another box full of produce for you. Just a reminder, the price has been reduced to $10 for a half share and $20 for a full for this final week.

IF YOU CAN NOT COME TOMORROW>>>>Please let me know:) I know last week was a little crazy as some of you started school routines, but there was a decent amount of produce that was left behind. Thankfully I have plenty of family members willing to take some of the already picked goods off of my hands.

Thanks again, and I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!!

The Month of September and Price Changes….

Greetings all!

Looks like summer has decided to hang on a little bit longer after a few chilly days last week. For a lot of you, I know summer break is over as of tonight seeing that school starts tomorrow….or for some, you have 1 more glorious week to go.

For those of you who may have missed it….WE WON TALLEST SUNFLOWER AT THE FAIR THIS YEAR!!! I never got a final height measurement….but I’d say she’s pretty tall!

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We also took first in the Roma (plum tomato) department and bi-color sweet corn as well!!

Either way, the hustle and bustle of fall is here. I love talking with you all as you come to pick up your produce, and by the sounds of it, life is busy. I appreciate you coming out every week to buy produce, and taking a step towards healthy eating in your home.

I wanted to apologize to about half of you for last week! I left in a hurry not realizing my babysitter needed to leave early until late in the day. I was in the middle of going through corn since the worms were starting to make an appearance so I wish I could have gotten you all a little more. Our potatoes got super wet this spring so the yields weren’t as great as I hoped. Full shares got another batch of them, but that is about it. I am so sorry:/

There are just a few things left going strong in the garden, such as; another batch of cabbage, basil, eggplant,  butternut squash, radishes and acorn squash. Jordan also has zucchini and summer squash as well. I’m going to try to harvest brussel sprouts and a few more onions really soon. Hopefully I can glean a bit of sweet corn yet as well.

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I planted another round of seedlings for a fall batch of spinach, snap peas, and kale but I don’t believe they will be ready for quite some time….:/

In a nutshell, my goal was to make it into October, but I am sad to say that the harvest season will be winding down and the CSA pick ups will only last 2 more weeks. So, September 2nd and 9th will be the last normal pick up days of the season. For these 2 weeks, the prices will change to $10 for a 1/2 share and $20 for a full share. I just do not feel like I will have an adequate amount of produce to keep a consistent ¨normal share pick up¨ past the next couple of weeks.

If you are really loving the squash this time of the season or would love to stock up, let me know and I would love to get you more as needed. Also, I promised honey to you all, made by the bees pollinating Dekker Bros. Farms but that isn’t usually harvested and bottled until late in the fall. I will be getting a hold of each of you when that is ready….maybe the peas and spinach will be ready by then. (kidding,…but not really kidding because that would actually work out great:)

I have thoroughly enjoyed this first season as  The Farmers Wife CSA. I have full intentions on doing this again next year, Lord willing!! It has been a great year of learning and taking notes…I have so many ideas and plans for next season already!! This is not a ¨ end of season¨ letter by any means as there area still a couple of weeks left, I just want to assure those of you that are enjoying your share that we plan to stick around!!

Just a reminder for this week and next…PICK UP is on WEDNESDAYS from 3-6 pm.  and 1/2 shares are now $10 and full shares are $20:)

Looking forward to seeing you all!!