Category Archives: Weekly CSA Newsletters

We’re back!

The 2017 CSA begins tomorrow!!!!!! Hoorah! So this is our first (of 40) newsletters of the year, one of many habits we are restarting after our winter break. As returning members know, we added a few extra weeks to our … Continue reading

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Thanks for a great season!

Endings. Here we are, at the end of another season. Our 11th! How did that happen? Where has the time gone? I have to admit that Casey and I get excited about the end of each season. We always feel ready … Continue reading

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In community

In the lead up to the presidential election, I happened to read The Long Loneliness, Catholic Worker activist Dorothy Day’s memoir of her life in the first half of the 20th century. Day helped found the Catholic Workers movement, which … Continue reading

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Rusty’s view

Folks — quite frankly, I don’t have a lot of time and extra energy for a CSA newsletter tonight. I’m finishing up some BIG final details for our quarry hearing tomorrow evening (see note below!) and that has eaten up … Continue reading

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Paying attention

So, at the outset, there’s some irony to me taking on this topic right now. Because, well, my attention is somewhat divided. Here I am on the computer, sitting at a picnic table at our beloved Grand Island pumpkin patch, … Continue reading

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Fall’s challenges (and opportunities)

If any of us had any doubt that summer is over and fall is here, this last week has confirmed this fact. We’ve already broken records for October rainfall (with a week and a half left in the month), and … Continue reading

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Fall and winter news

Here we are, at the tail end of one growing season, and so much of my mind is occupied still with planning ahead. Eleven years into this farming gig, and I am still surprised by this part of it. At … Continue reading

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A stormier week

We experienced another profound seasonal turning this last weekend. Blustery, dark weather arrived on Saturday, bringing with it a whole new feel to our day and activities. Emotions turn in new directions (not bad or good, just with a different … Continue reading

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September’s final days

Oh September. How is it possible that this month is already almost over? And, yet, here we are so smack in the thick of early fall and all of its particular tendencies. The golden light of late afternoon and early … Continue reading

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Here we go again

Recognize this sign? Longtime farm friends and politically aware locals will remember the genesis of these signs back in 2010. For a while, they were prolific around these parts, as Grand Island residents and farmers, nearby neighbors, and friends gathered … Continue reading

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