This is the last delivery of the season for the 2018 CSA! Thank you so much for sharing the season with us! We hope that you all have a wonderful winter and Holiday Season! We look forward to feeding you again next season! If you are already missing your weekly share and would like to reserve your share for next season, just let us know! It helps us to plan for the new season and you can rest assured that your food future is secure!
WHAT’S IN YOUR SHARE THIS WEEK:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Butternut Squash
- Carnival Squash
- Strawberry Spread
Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Shredded Gingered Brussels Sprouts
Spice Roasted Butternut Squash w/Cider Vinaigrette
Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus
Roasted Butternut Squash w/Cajun Garlic Butter
Mrs. Sigg’s Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe
How can it be the end of the season already? Seems like it goes quicker each year. We feel so blessed to have been able to feed you all season and thank you so much for choosing Winter Green Farm. We love growing this amazing food for you, and we couldn’t do this good work without all of your support….for our farm, for our food, and for the farmers who toil in the soil. We appreciate your dedication to fresh, organic locally grown food and we’re as committed as you are to continue doing our best to make sure this food system forges on.
Brussels Sprouts! Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same at my house without these little gems. We usually send them to you on the stalk, but this year, our stalks didn’t grow very tall, so we’ll be popping them off the stalk, so we can send you more. Let us know your favorite way of preparing them!
Farmer/owner Shannon Overbaugh would like to share a poem and some thoughts with you all…..
Shannon: I was given this poem by a customer who frequents the Farm Stand in Eugene…she said it made her think of us…
Let Us Give Thanks
Let us give thanks for a bounty of people,
For generous friends with hearts and smiles as bright as their blossoms:
For feisty friends as tart as apples;
For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;
For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb, and as indestructible;
For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn, and the others, as plain as potatoes and as good for you;
For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels Sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes, and serious friends as complex as cauliflower and as intricate as onions;
For friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini, and who, like parsnips, can be counted on to see you through the winter;
For old friends, nodding like sunflower in the evening-time, and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;
For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our blights, wilts, and witherings;
And, finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past that have been harvested, and who fed us in their time that we might have life thereafter:
For all these we give thanks.
Greetings Members! from Shannon……
Here is to the end of another great CSA Season! Chris and I have so much to be thankful for. We give thanks to our hard working crew, who plant, weed, water, harvest and process al of your vegetables. They labor in all weather elements and sometimes work long hours. They take pride in their work, ensuring that the crops you receive are of the highest quality possible. We give thanks to Linda, whom you all know as our CSA office coordinator/manager. She is the lifeline between you, the members and the farm. She puts her heart and soul into this farm! And, of course, we want to thank you, our members, for choosing Winter Green to be your farm. Your gratitude and support keep us doing what we do! We wish you a winter of nourishing meals, shared around the table with friends and family. We look forward to seeing you next Spring!
Shannon, Chris and all of the Winter Green Farmers
Thank you to everyone who worked hard all season
to feed us the best produce, planted and tended
and harvested and divvied out to us eager WGF members.
And thank you, Linda, for each week’s creative
blog and infinite kindnesses to us.
Happy, safe Thanksgiving and rest of the year to all.
Count me in for the 2019 Season.
Thank you Quinton! We’re so grateful to have a member like you….looking forward to next season!
Thank you for that sweet poem!
Thank you for all those who labor in the lush fields of “our” farm so that we may benefit.
Thank you for making it possible to eat locally and seasonally.
Thank you for being biodynamic.
Thank you for the healing that this beautiful nourishing food continues to bring in an era of fast food, junk food, and GMO food.
Thank you for being your selves.
🙂 Gigi, member since 2008 (I think).
Thanks Gigi! You’ve actually been with us since 2007! We hope all is well and you have a wonderful winter! Let me know if you need any Ekka….
Thank you Winter Green Farmers. My family enjoyed the boxes this year. We will have our own garden next year as we are building garden beds, but I just wanted to let you know how much we loved it this year.
Thanks you Trudi…I’m glad you enjoyed the season and I wish you lots of luck with your new garden!
I especially love this heartfelt post, Linda! I, too, am grateful to our farmers who toil in the soil. As well as those who toil in the office, slipping away for walks as often as they can. Another season well fed, gearing up for a warm and cozy winter. So thankful for our farm and farm friends.