This weeks share consists of celery, red cabbage, kale, cauliflower, lettuce, sweet white salad turnips, carrots, radish, cilantro, scallions, and either sweet potatoes or winter squash. The celery is less succulent than the stuff we see in the stores. It's flavor is concentrated, not diluted, so it is best used for cooking or diced up and added to other items.
Thankyou for sharing in our harvest this season. As always, we are both compelled and inspired to do our best for those who support us!
For those who are interested, the Online Signup for our Winter Share is http://firstlightfarm.csasignup.com. You sign up online, then you have the option to pay online through PayPal, or to mail in a check.
We had our first killing frost last weekend. It actually helped us out for next season, because it killed a lot of weeds that were producing seeds this fall. The frost also killed the eggplant, which is definitely a blessing to some of you!
This week's share consists of mixed asian braising greens, dill, napa cabbage (the tall frilly one with a rubber band on it), red cabbage, fennel, spinach, peppers, cauliflower, kohlrabi (the hard green balls), and winter squash or sweet potatoes. If you got winter squash this week, you'll get sweet potatoes next week, and vice versa).
Next week is our last week for summer csa distributions.
We are busy planting crops in our field houses for the winter shares. One house that was planted to tomatoes a few months ago is now filled with over 10,000 plants for the winter shares...with crops such as lettuce, spinach, beets turnips, arugula, scallions, kale, chard, ect. These field houses allow us to grow crops year round with no supplemental heat. On a cold sunny day, it feels (and looks) just like a second spring in there.
Reserve your Winter Share now! There will be an online payment option soon, but for now, just email me to save your spot.
Open Fieldhouse: Come out to the farm to check out our offseason production systems and pick a few fresh veggies while you're at it. Bring your family, your dogs, and even your friends; the more, the merrier. A visit to the farm is the best way for you to see the oppportunities we have for you to get more involved. We are All About Bartering!
The Open FieldHouse hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 1-4pm by appointment, and weekends by appointment. Email me if you're interested.
This week’s share consists of beans, potatoes, dill, radish, napa
cabbage, beets, peppers, and winter squash. After this week, there are 3 more weeks in the summer share.
Get a Winter Share! – $325
Pay by check, or online. (The online option will be working soon, so for now, just email me to reserve your share.)
Mail check to :
First Light Farm
Wenham, Ma 01984
Shares will be distributed every other week; 4 in the fall, then 7 in
winter/spring, for a total of 11 distributions, in the weeks of:
Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 17
Mar 4, Mar 18, Apr 1, Apr15, Apr 29, May 13, May 27.
You may pick up your share in Topsfield, Hamilton, Salem, Lynnfield, and possibly some other locations. The exact days/times are yet to be determined.
Let us know if you have a site in mind, we will deliver if there are at
least 15 shares.
FLF’s Winter Share is not your average winter share. We offer the freshest crops that can be grown during these months in our area.
In addition to the cabbage, onions, potatoes, winter squash, and other
storage crops typically offered in winter CSA shares, we offer crops that are harvested fresh every month of the year from our fields in Hamilton. Storage crops are great, but in the off season, the Freshly Picked local produce we offer is not that easy to find!
The 4 weeks in the Fall will have freshly harvested crops such as lettuce, arugula, Asian greens for salads and stir fries, bok choi, spinach,kale,chard, radish, carrots,beets,turnips, broccoli, parsley,cilantro, and dill. Storage crops including winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, and onions will be included, but not in excessive quantities. (You can find that stuff anywhere).
The 7 weeks in the Winter/Spring will feature all freshly harvested veggies : lettuce, arugula, Asian greens, bok choi, spinach, kale, chard, radish, carrots, beets, turnips, parsley,cilantro, and dill