Transition, it’s in the air. Suddenly, it’s fall-like. Noticeably fewer tomatoes to harvest in the field today, though still plenty for your share this week. Starting the workday with two sweaters, only wanting bare arms when in the sun. The summer seemed short, rushed, and late- I still have the feeling that it wasn’t enough. But it’s sure nice to be able to slow down a few ticks as the air grows cooler.
Driving to Wisconsin to visit New Forest Farm and Together Farms this weekend, there were a few maples starting to turn red. And as the leaves turn, we’re starting to make some big transitions at Stone’s Throw. Klaus and I are making plans to move to Willow Lake Farm in Windom, MN. We’ll be leasing land there and pasturing sheep, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. So here’s a first plug for the new addition to Stone’s Throw- a meat share! In the coming months, we’ll put together all the relevant information to sign up, but we wanted you, our members, to be the first to know that we’ll be offering lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey starting the fall of 2014. If you’re interested in pre-ordering a whole or partial animal, leave us a comment or send and email and we’ll put you on our list.
In the city, things are transitioning, too. We’re entering the last quarter of the regular CSA season! We’ve made the final decision to have October 15th and October 19th be our respective last pick-up days. We’ll have boxes bursting with abundance for you up until then. If you think you can’t make it through November and December without Stone’s Throw produce, fear not! We’re offering fall/winter shares this year, 3 large drops of produce, dried herbs, and canned goods for a lump sum of $130. Please email us if you’re interested.
But, to bring us back to the present, here’s what you’ll find in your share this week:
- Sweet Peppers
- Hot Peppers
- Scarlet Turnips
- Hakurei Salad Turnips
- Broccoli Raab and/or Bok Choi
- The Last Eggplant
- U-pick flowers, herbs, cherry tomatoes
And here’s some inspiration for that Broccoli Raab!