Summer share #16
Happy Solstice! But for CSA, it is still summer. Remember we are still accepting memberships for the Fall share (which begins right after Summer share ends on October 11) and turkey and bounty box reservations. We also have some details on the “open farms” invitation from last weeks, so pay attention to farmer Denise’s note.
Your Share This Week
One red slicer tomato for everyone, and large share members get a red slicer and a purple Cherokee heirloom.
Enjoy your choice of cherry tomatoes or roma tomatoes. We ran out of our little green baskets (happily taking returns from members!) so select your ten favorites from the selection of Juliets, Red Star, Sun Gold, Black Cherry, Pink Bumblebee, and Yellow Pear.
Your choice of three peppers, unless you want cayennes because then you can have one million. Or fifteen.
Since it is officially fall during the summer share, have a winter squash. That’s not the least bit confusing, is it? Choose from acorn, butternut, or delicata.
Take home six Liberty McIntosh apples to munch or bake.
Everyone gets a garlic!
Choose from either broccoli or eggplant. Unless you are a large share, then take home both!
Large shares are also taking home some delicious lettuce.
Sage just smells like fall, doesn’t it? And it pairs so well with winter squash.
And since it is officially autumn, your flower this week is a stem of Autumn Joy Sedum.
We will be bringing some odds ‘n’ ends for you to grab from as well. If you need any more arugula, romano beans, or summer squash there will be some on hand while they last.
News from the Farm
Is everyone ready for the big day? Does everyone, or at least a good share of you, have the afternoon set aside to come to our farms? We are excited to have you visit next Saturday October 3rd! By then we will be ready to host you for a tour. We have some work to do to get ready but look forward to an enjoyable day with those of you who can come.
To get to Amber and Jeremy’s Forktail Farm plug in your GPS or follow these directions:
1044 Street F66, Avoca, IA: Take I-80 Exit 40 (Avoca) and turn north onto Highway 59. Take the first left (right across from the Regional Water Facility) on to F66. Follow the road as it vears right and briefly turns into Juniper Rd, then take the first left to remain on F66. We are the first farm on the right; big white house, big red barn, chickens all over the place.
To get to Larry and Denise’s Rolling Acres Farm put our address 59624 Chicago Rd., Atlantic, Iowa 50022 or take Exit 54 off of I80 and turn right onto Hwy 173. Drive 1 ½ miles to Chicago Rd. and turn left onto gravel. Drive ½ mile and turn left into our driveway. Our house is a big slate blue with burgundy and cream trim. We are the first house on our road.
On Monday Rolling Acres hosted a delegation of women and men from Afghanistan who were in Iowa to study NGO Management and Women’s Empowerment. We had a great lunch thanks to several good friends and the group took a tour of the farm. They unexpectedly found the rhubarb patch and were delighted. Turns out that many Afghans like to eat rhubarb raw with a little salt.I served as a USDA Ag Advisor in Afghanistan from 2011 to 2012 and had a great time showing this delegation our small Iowa farm.
Until Next Week….
Farmer Denise and Farmer Amber