We finally did it – we set a date for the farm tour! We hope you can join us on Sunday, September 11 for a Pekarek’s Produce Farm Tour. The tour will run from 2 – 5 pm. We will have hay rack rides leaving from the packing shed at 2:20 and 3:20. We will also take you on a tour through the greenhouse, high tunnels, and packing shed. Bring your family, bring a couple friends, or make a new friend – this is your chance to see how your produce is grown, where it comes from and meet the crew. Be sure to wear your “farm clothes” – even if you think you can stay clean, you won’t. Trust me on this one.
Announcing – Pekarek’s Produce Fall CSA! This year we will be offering a fall CSA during the months of November and December. The CSA will include four delivery dates which we tried to schedule to go along with the holidays: November 8th & 22nd, and December 6th & 20th. The cost for the fall CSA will be $100. The produce you receive in the box will be somewhat dependent on successful cropping and weather, just as it is in the current CSA and will primarily include vegetables that will store well.
Although we will focus on giving you crops that will store well, I thought it might help to know what produce we had available during these months last year. So often, people think the produce stops sometime in September, but our goal is to have produce through the end of the year into January of the following year.
November offerings from 2015 included cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, radishes, salad mix, spinach, bell peppers, kohlrabi, orange and red beets, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, and winter squash. December offerings from 2015 included broccoli, spinach, salad mix, turnips, red & orange beets, carrots, potatoes, and winter squash.
The number of fall CSA shares will be limited, with the first availability going to current CSA members who sign up. Sign up forms will be included with your CSA box next week and available online at pekaresproduce.wordpress.com
What’s in this week’s CSA box?
- Sweet Peppers
- Yellow Onion
- Red Onion*
- Sweet Corn
- *Only in the Full Share
Ryan, Katie, and Crew