*apologies for the last photo not being up to par….just couldn’t make Sara’s camera perform for me the way it does for her! You’ll see the beauty of the veggies first hand soon enough!…Linda
- Delicata Squash
*The lovely petite Dutch cabbages in your box this week should be eaten soon! The twenty degree temperatures we had last week compromised their storage ability, but not their flavor, cabbage is a hardy vegetable and still delicious after a frost.
News From the Field…
This is the last week of deliveries for the 2014 CSA season! We have been through twenty four weeks of seasonal goodness together, from the early spring greens, tender and sweet, to the hot summer’s bounty of tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and eggplants, to the fall harvest of roots, squash and potatoes. We are so glad you could share the season with us! Eating seasonally and locally is not only healthy for you and your families, but also for the environment, and we thank you for supporting us in our passion to grow food for our communities.
The mist hangs low this time of year on the farm. The hills that surround Winter Green are hidden from view most of the time, with small windows of sunlight peeking through. The farm is being tucked in for the long rainy winter, the cows have moved into the barn now and will be kept cozy and dry for the next few months as we collect their manure to make our compost.
I was able to take one last walk up to the barns to take a couple photos of the crew in their preparations for this final box. It felt almost balmy out, compared to the freezing temperatures of last week, and everyone was in a great mood as they processed your vegetables.
We hope you have enjoyed your CSA experience with us. We had such a wonderful season, the weather, the food, the people, couldn’t have been better! We are already reserving shares for the 2015 season so if you are interested in joining us next year you can call Linda in the office and she will happily sign you up!
We wish you all a warm, safe and very happy winter. Thanks again for being a part of your local farm!
-Sara and all the folks here at Winter Green Farm