Looking to winter …

Most of the leaves have fallen from trees along our creek now …

Here we are, at the end of another wonderful CSA year. We’ve once again walked through the seasons together, tasting everything from the tender spring Asian greens to sweet crunchy peas to bright corn on the cob to the tartness of apples.

And, again, we are filled with gratitude for it all — for the nourishment we’ve shared from this land and for the connections that have grown between people. I’ve said it before; I’ll say it again: thank you for being a part of this growing community. Thank you for seeking a different kind of eating experience, one that allows you to put your roots deeper into this place where we all live. Thank you for every good conversation, for every recipe tip shared, for every dollar you’ve invested in your local economy.

Now is the time for our family to follow the lead of the natural world and take a pause from the rhythm of harvesting so that we can do winter’s work: rest, of course (which is the work of winter!); followed by clean-up, orchard maintenance, infrastructure repair and maintenance, and (surprisingly soon) seed orders and sowing. We’re looking forward to the shift in our daily and weekly routine, especially as we feel the built-up pressure of deferred projects (and some deferred rest too!).

Last week I shared news for next year’s season (our 15th season), and we’re taking sign-ups now. You can sign up easily at this week’s pick-up, or send me an email with your contact info and desired share option for 2020.

Before we’re completely done for the season, however, we do have our two Holiday Harvests coming up! The first is our Thanksgiving Holiday Harvest. See the list of what’s available below, and then please place your orders by Sunday evening! Email us your orders to farm(at)oakhillorganics(dot)com, and we’ll harvest and have it ready for you to pick-up at the CSA storefront Tuesday, November 26, 4-6 pm. This is an opportunity for you to share our good veggies with your loved ones as you celebrate, but you’re also welcome to just stock your pantry!

Thanksgiving Holiday Harvest availability list:

  • Apples — Goldrush (yellow) or Cortland (red), order by the pound ~ $3/lb
  • Seasonal salad mix —  order by the bag ~ $4/0.5 lb bag
  • Brussels sprouts — order by the pound ~ $5/lb
  • Kale — order by the bunch ~ $3/bunch
  • Chard — order by the bunch ~ $3/bunch
  • Cabbage — order by the each ~ $2/lb
  • Potatoes — order by the pound ~ $3/lb
  • Beets — order by the pound ~ $2.50/lb
  • Carrots — order by the pound ~ $3/lb
  • Pie pumpkins — order by the each ~ $2/lb
  • Leeks — order by the bunch ~ $3/bunch

Our Winter Holiday Harvest will be on December 20 — we’ll email you a week ahead of time with a link to the list and a reminder to order!

Again, thank you for being a part of our farm and the wider community this year! It was been an honor to farm for you! Enjoy this week’s vegetables!

Your farmers, Katie & Casey Kulla

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Meet this week’s vegetables:

  • Apples
  • Seasonal salad mix
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Pie pumpkins
  • Leeks
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