CSA Week 8 , take 2
Hmm, my prediction of this week's Share Items was way off. We ended up putting eggplant in instead of the daikon and potatoes because the eggplant matured earlier. Classic seasonal eating.
Things change quickly on the farm. Rain, heat, bugs, disease--- you really just never know what's gonna happen.
For example, the vigorous cucumber vines we had just 1 week ago are now yellow and crunchy, crawling with insects.
(Fortunately, our next planting of cucumbers is doing really well….)
So my share item listing will generally be about 80% accurate. We are farmers, not vendors, not middlemen. Farmers operate within a biological system, one that we don’t always have control of. It would be very easy (and probably more profitable) to go to a commercial produce warehouse and buy all the crops that i said would be in your share.
Sure, eating with the seasons comes with some uncertainty. The occasional inconveniences and crop failures are usually offset by another crop that does great. We think that the privilege of growing, of sharing, and of eating fresh local food is well worth it.
7/31/2012 03:11:24 pm
In response to your note, yes it's definitely worth it. And not to worry---I love eggplant!
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