This week we have baby lettuce, spinach, baby arugula, baby bok choi, green curly kale, rainbow chard, parsley, zucchini, new red potatoes, new yellow potatoes, basil, red beets, yellow beets, garlic, sweet fresh onions, cabbage, kohlrabi, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, jalapeno peppers, husk cherries, elderberries, leeks, broccoli, mini butternut squash, spaghetti squash, and carrots!
Bulk Buying Opportunities!
Whenever we have plenty to offer bulk buying discounts, I let our CSAmembers and their friends and family know about veggies available if you do any preserving. If you are interested in any items when I list them, send me an email and I will get them packed up for you to pick up when you pick up your share. Bulk availability comes and goes, so if you are planning on doing preserving, don’t wait: they get spoken for quickly.This week we have:
jalapenos: $6 per pound or $20 for 4 pounds
parsley: $14 for 10 bunches or $22 for 20 bunches *pesto and chimichurri*
rainbow chard: $25 for 10 bunches or $40 for 20 bunches *we use this like spinach, freeze in small batches for winter quiches, omelettes, pasta dishes, etc*
sweet basil: $12 per pound *I make my basil pesto go farther by using half basil, half parsley. There will be a limited amount of basil available each week for bulk buying, so reserve your interest now, and I will confirm what week it will be ready*
heirloom tomatoes: $35 for 10 pounds
elderberries: $60 for 10 pound bag of frozen berries (available fresh, not frozen upon request)
red beets: $2/pound
garlic: $12 per pound we have both seed and table garlic available
If you have an interest in mini roma tomatoes in bulk, or heirloom seconds in bulk, please get in touch. We have a few restaurants who are scooping them all up, but I can reserve some for you with enough heads up.
You can pick up your share at the farm on Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 7 pm. (Veggies will be displayed in the cooler to pick out.) Walk into the barn, check off your name on the right, and turn left to find all your veggies in the cooler. You can pick up your share from the Rutland Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. You can pick up your share at the Ludlow Farmers’ Market on the Okemo Mountain School Lawn between 4 pm and 7 pm. Please do not come before 4 pm: The market has challenging neighbors and the entire market’s permit will be revoked if products leave the market before 4 pm.
Photo Tour of the Farm
We are running around with fewer team members than we are used to this time of year, so please enjoy this photo tour of the farm instead of a verbal update:
Fun Fact Of The Week
Ryan walked well over 1 mile today using the push seeder to see the spinach, lettuce, arugula, and mesclun for harvesting this fall. That means, if all our greens grew in one long line, versus in several rows per bed, we would be growing well over 1 mile of baby greens this fall. Wow.
Have a great week!
ESF Team: Kara, Ryan, Sam, Sam, Cindy, Dan, Casey, and Cindy