As we near the last deliveries, I hope that you have found satisfaction in your CSA shares, on your plates and in your bellies. Jon is concocting a survey to get your feedback on this season so that we may better plan next year's. Please keep an eye out for it!
I have updated our website – you may now join online for next season's veggies. We have decided to seriously limit the add ons offered in 2017, so as not to go too crazy during our second child's infancy! Join here: www.lineagefarmcsa.com/shop/
Sign up by November 15 for a chunky discount! Graduated discounts continue until January 15 2017. Poughkeepsie members must wait until your core group has convened in early November.
We did indeed get the first snow of the season yesterday. We were doing the same thing 5 years ago, on October 27 2011, digging CSA carrots in an unreasonably early snow. Thankful the carrots were there, but not quite ready to enjoy the beauty of the cold wet weather…
Unfortunately we are unable to offer a winter share, or even bulk order boxes this year. Between the drought and having to build up soil fertility from highly degraded soils, the production yields on our storage crops were nearly half what we had planned for. Despite lack of farm help retention, Jon was able to get quite a bit planted, so you will continue to receive carrots, greens (I'm excited for the Bok Choi and parsley), squash and such from our garden, we just don't have the storage crops we have grown used to. Fingers crossed, and planning/planting more for next year! Did I mention how awesome the garlic planting party was? Lots of garlic for next year!
Remember to join today to get the best membership discount! www.lineagefarmcsa.com/shop/
Jen, Jon, and Big Sam