News From the Farm
The box this week is starting to show some hints of fall. The cool temps and dry conditions have slowed the growth on some of our warm loving crops and the dry conditions have slowed the growth of our recent seeding of spinach and salad turnips. So while the number of individual items in the box contents is smaller than usual, at seven items, the quantity of those items is bountiful. This is a box that can easily be processed and in the freezer in no time. This is the time of year when farmers, and foodies alike become a little frantic as we wonder if we have processed enough tomatoes to last until next August.
Another reason for the simpler box this week is we were a little short staffed on Tuesday as our Hmong crew needed the day to get their children off to school. So we found ourselves harvesting beans on Tuesday when we were hoping to get a few other items for your box. Such is life. We are a small farm with a limited crew so when the crew is smaller so must be the list of things to do. Our Hmong ladies have been picking beans for us for almost 10 years, so its a job I haven't done for a while but it felt pretty good to pick beans again. However, these are the last green beans for the year so enjoy.
Mat will be at the Dane County Farmers Market this Saturday. It will be the first one of the year for us. We have scaled back on Markets this year, trying to have the weekends family outings and catching up on household chores. So if you will be at the market stop by and say hello. It is always nice to meet our CSA Customers. We are located between East Wash and Wisconsin Ave. with a small a=saggy blue tent.
Eat well everyone and happy cooking,
Mat & Cate