Halloween has come and gone. We had a blast being downtown during the giant Halloween block party last week — what a joyous occasion (the dry weather helped!)
And, now, we are deeper into autumn. This week has brought us mornings (and even sometimes whole days) of dense fog. We’ve built more fires in the wood stove to keep warm. When I took a neighbor on a quick tour of the farm yesterday, there was very little to see — most of the vegetables having been harvested or looking humble under the low dusky light. It’s starting to feel sleepy and restful out there.
The shift also has us looking ahead to the rest of this year and even next. We’re still working through details for next year’s CSA season and will “publish” those next week, but we want to make sure you have these important remaining 2019 dates on your calendars:
- Thursday, November 21 ~ This year’s final CSA pick-up!
- Tuesday, November 26 ~ Thanksgiving Holiday Harvest … we’ll include the availability list in our final newsletter. Email us your order by Sunday evening!
- Friday, December 20 ~ Winter Holiday Harvest & CSA open house at storefront … we’ll email the availability list a week ahead of time. Even if you don’t place an order, we invite folks to drop by for cider and treats and to celebrate!
Also, while you have your calendars out, I want to invite you to the McMinnville Women’s Choir’s winter concert on Saturday, December 7. We’ll have two performances, at 3 and 7 pm. This year’s theme is “Turn the World Around,” and we’ll be singing winter holiday songs from many traditions in many languages! You can find out more and buy tickets at EventBrite: click here.
Hopefully, you’re looking forward to many other November and December occasions. This is such a full season, even as we go into restful mode many of us pack our schedules with time to connect and celebrate. It is good!
Enjoy this week’s vegetables!
Your farmers, Katie & Casey Kulla
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Meet this week’s vegetables:
- Goldrush apples
- Mixed chicory salad
- Brussels sprouts
- Fennel bulb
- Rainbow chard
- Spaghetti squash
- Pie pumpkins