Week 23 - Harvie Time

 

Dear Spoon Full Farm Family,

The first time I joined a CSA (down in Portland), my life changed. I learned about new veggies. I learned to cook better. I visited the farm where my produce grew, and met the farmers. The flavors and the vibrance of the food spilled over into other areas of my life, adding joy and building community. But still, the CSA wasn’t perfect.

 
 Winter Squashed!

Winter Squashed!

 

For instance, I wanted to be able to easily hold a box if I was traveling. I wanted to switch out parsnips for salad greens, if I knew I would be too busy to cook that week. I wanted to easily order farm goods like beef and honey.

I didn’t think that such convenience and power were possible in a CSA, until I discovered Harvie. This is the technology that small farms, and the people who love good, fresh food, have been waiting for. All the above is now easy.

On top of that, another huge benefit of Harvie is that you, as a CSA member, can enter your preferences about what you do and don’t love as soon as you sign up. When you do so, you help us plan our planting season so that we can grow the perfect amounts of everything you love. That’s like a restaurant knowing exactly how many people will order what dish, before they open for an evening: miraculous and efficient!

So the earlier you sign up, the better your CSA experience will be, next year.

Check it all out here.

Meanwhile, it’s a blustery autumn day here in Thorp, with golden leaves flying off of cottonwood branches, and mushrooms popping up out of garden beds. We wanted to do some inside work this week, so we made a bunch of delicious garlic and onion sauce, and put some in cans for the whole earth boxes. Yum yum! It’s great on sandwiches, rice and beans, eggs, etc.

Here’s everything you’ll receive in your box this week (bold items in whole earth boxes only):

  • Butternut squash

  • Potatoes

  • sSweet Onions

  • Salad mix (with mustard greens)

  • Garlic

  • Carrots

  • Garlic Sauce!

  • Turnips

  • Kale

  • Brussels Sprouts

  • More potatoes

Enjoy everything!

Love,

Your Spoon Full Farmers (written by Mericos Rhodes)