The Late Season Blog will be posted on Friday morning for the next 5 weeks. Since we only have one harvest and delivery for the Late Season, we will only post once a week. If you absolutely need to know what will be in your share before then, please email the farm on Thursday for the list before hand. Thanks!
It’s that time again! Registration is open for the Fill Your Pantry event….just click on the link and you will be taken to the page where you can register to place your Pre-Order. Here are the details:
Pickup Event Details:
Sunday, November 11th, 2018
1pm – 5 pm
Lane County Fairgrounds Expo Halls # 1 and #2
796 West 13th Ave, Eugene
This year you will have an opportunity to meet your farmers because all pre-orders will be picked up directly from the farmers’ booths at the event on Sunday, November 11th, 1-5pm. Please email them if you have any questions.
Credit, Debit, and SNAP accepted for online sales.
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Curly Kale
- Stir Fry Mix
- Orange Kabocha Squash
- Carnival Squash
What an amazing bit of weather we’ve been having! I know, I know…we NEED the rain, and we’re ready for the rain, but oh my, what a day! The sky is that spectacular color blue that really brings out the lushness of the evergreens, and the fall changes in the deciduous trees. It will soon enough be raining (we can only hope), but for now, why not bask in this warmth and sunshine!
Thanks to all of your who came out to the farm for our annual Harvest Celebration. We weren’t sure what kind of turnout to expect, since there was a Duck game last Saturday, but we were pleasantly surprised by how many members showed up. It was a beautiful day and as usual, the food was awesome! Elizabeth Lutz blessed us with her amazing face painting talents, and a good time was had by all!
This week Farmer Jabrila would like to share some thoughts with you all…..
Winter Green Farm Pumpkin Project!
“Autumn is here, which brings a favorite of many….Pumpkins!
We had Elmira Elementary School out to the farm last week, picking out their pumpkins. In May, I went to their school and we planted seeds into flats that I took back to our greenhouse to grow. Three weeks later, 45 second graders came out and planted their pumpkin starts in the field. It is so fun to watch them learning how to get the plants out of flats and into the ground. Something I can do with my eyes closed is quite a chore for those little hands that are not used to handling plants, digging a hole, and covering the roots well.
Once they got going, they didn’t want to stop, so they planted some of your pumpkins as well. I love the care they give them and the unusual techniques they use. Last week, all 45 students came back to the farm and picked out a pumpkin to take home. I remember being a kid and going to the pumpkin patches to find just the right pumpkin. I always took way longer than my Dad wanted, but he always waited for me to walk the acres of pumpkins until I could find just the right one. It’s a joy to be able to create that moment for so many kids and adults. At our farm day, I watched the joy of all ages share in the pleasure of finding their pumpkin.
It all started with a second grade teacher at Noti School, the little blue school house. Bob Bruce was the teacher, and we created a Science and Math program all around planting pumpkins. His second graders would learn how to calculate the number of plants, the spacing they needed to plant them, and the row feet that was needed. We talked about compost and soil preparation. Then they got their seed and started the process. It all ended with me delivering pumpkins to the school for every child to have one to take home.
That was about 28 years ago and the program has changed in many ways through the years.We’re excited that we can still continue to have students growing pumpkins, coming to the farm to get their pumpkin, as well as to eat strawberries, see the cows, have compost talks, and lots more.
This picture is of Jennie Herbert and Rachel Frede’s classes this year. Jennie was Bob Bruce’s student teacher for the last year before Noti School was closed (that was a sad day for us out here in Noti). Jennie took on the pumpkin project with this being, we believe, her 15th year! I remember Jennie as a kid, watching her grow. Got to love living in a small town!
May you all continue to enjoy this autumn, with these amazing colors and beautiful days! Farmer Jabrila”
We hope you will all enjoy your first Late Season box of goodies!
Linda and all of your Winter Green Farmers