Week 21 - Gold Season

 

Dear Spoon Full Farm Family,

On Monday, the water shut off. That’s right. The water from our good friend, the cold, clear Yakima River, which has grown all of the produce in all of your boxes for this entire CSA season, is no longer flowing, out in the garden and pastures. All the thousands of sprinklers here at Spoon Full Farm are still. Resting. Irrigation season starts up again on April 15th, 2019.

 
 A length of irrigation wheel line, enjoying a mellow evening, now that its irrigation duties are done.

A length of irrigation wheel line, enjoying a mellow evening, now that its irrigation duties are done.

 

This is about the time of year when we get a good rain or two. And frosty mornings (cold carrot-picking!). And best of all, the golden leaves on the cottonwood trees. In the early, lavender-hued evenings, they seem to glow with a light of their own, celebrating a long productive season of growth.

 
 Gold season!

Gold season!

 

We, too, are celebrating a season of growth, with more harvest, and more growth. We have big news coming about next year’s CSA. If you’re interested, go check out harvie.farm. You’ll like what you see, and you’ll like what they can help us do for you! All of our lives will be a bit easier and a bit more efficient and delicious!

Also golden is this new, brief era of sweet onions and winter squash. What better way to warm up your kitchen and house than to roast some hearty vegetables until they’re sweet and tender? Definition of hyggë. (Is that how you spell it?)

 
 Winter squashed!

Winter squashed!

 

On that note, here are some links to Winter Squash and sweet onion cooking ideas. Below the recipes is the produce list!

And here is the list (bold items in whole boxes, only):

  • Winter Squash

  • Spicy Greens

  • Sweet Onions

  • Carrots

  • Brussels Sprouts (yum!)

  • Cucumbers (Still!?!?!?!)

  • Kale

  • Potatoes

Mmm mm. Hearty, healthy, cozy. Enjoy everything!

Love,

Spoon Full Farmers