Week 24 - Keepers
Dear Spoon Full Farm Family:
Well, here we are. 6 months after packing the first CSA boxes of 2018, we are out in frosty fields harvesting produce for your last boxes of the season. While the garden enters its winter hibernation (the soil microbes have lots of work to do!), we are thinking about keepers.
For one thing, your box will be full of keepers, so that you can continue to enjoy the Spoon Full garden for another few weeks. Onions, garlic, potatoes, squash — these foods kept our ancestors alive when the ground froze and there were no airlifted berries from Chile.
For another thing, all of you are some real keepers. After the laughter and appreciation that we have shared with each other this season, I feel bonded with you. We all care about you, and being care-motivated people, we prefer to work for people we care about. So we want to work for you, and keep you around in the Spoon Full Farm community.
Which is why I’m sharing two reasons to sign up for next year’s CSA as soon as you can:
We are not expanding the number of CSA shares we produce next season, and several people who were not members this past season have already signed up, so space is limited…
When all members sign up and enter preferences before the growing season, we can know with a lot of precision exactly how much of what to grow, which means no waste, and better boxes for everyone! We’re excited.
We are also still offering a free honey jar to the first 20 people who sign up before November 15th… just a couple of jars left.
I hope you choose to keep Spoon Full Farm around as a part of your family’s diet and life. Either way, it has been wonderful to feed you and grow with you. Below, find the world’s quickest survey, the last produce roster of the season, and some tasty recipes.
Week 24 produce roster (bold items in whole boxes, only):
Sweet fig jam (Solo boxes only)
Turnips or radishes
More turnips or radishes
And here are some relevant recipes:
”Do at Home Onion Rings” for the Walla Walla Sweets! Add some thyme to the batter for extra deliciousness.
Devilish Walla Walla Eggs (Spoon Full kitchen original)
Pink Pickled Onions (Spoon Full kitchen original)
Enjoy, and please reach out if you have any questions, comments, or forgotten boxes :)
Your Spoon Full Farmers