Turkey Hill CSA Newsletter – Week 12, 2009

Turkey Hill CSA Newsletter – Week 12

Notes From the Farm

This is Valentin and Lizzie’s last week at the farm, a big thanks for all their help this summer! 
We have lots of summer crops coming in now and everything really looks great. The beans are past their peak, but the cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes are really just starting to produce. If the frost holds off for a few weeks we should have plenty more of these crops.
We added up the value of this weeks full box (may vary slightly from what you got, this was the farm box) and got to $45! The full share cost is $500/year for an average of around $26/week. While some of the early and late boxes may be closer to $25 in value, the average is certainly higher. Here is what we added up for this weeks box, these are our farm prices (if we were selling these items at the crested butte or gunnison farmers market we would charge about 20-30% higher prices, which offsets the delivery fee you pay):
Salad – $3.75; Beans – $3; Thyme – $1.50; Chard – $2.50; Kale – $2.50; Collards – $2.50; Artichokes – $3; Tomatoes – $7; Corn – $3; Cucumber – $1.25; Broccoli & Cauliflower – $6; Bulb Fennel – $1.50;  Carrots – $2.50; Eggplant – $2; Peppers – $1.5;  Parsley – $1.5

I hope this helps illustrate the value you are getting with the CSA, and I want to let you know that the farm appreciates your financial support and the fact that you are taking and using all our produce. We hope you enjoy the last upcoming seven final weeks of the season. Box sizes will begin to decline over the next few weeks as cooler weather prevails and the days shorten

 

More Notes:

Last chance to reply to Valentin’s CSA survey. You can fill it out online.

Questions and Answers

Please send me your questions, let me know what you want to know!
Send me your questions! Need a recipe? We have a recipe page on the website, or try  allrecipes.com. Want to know when a certain vegetable is coming in? confused about something in your box? email me! 

This Week’s Box

Cucumbers – still more to come – call or email for special orders pickling cukes
Bulb Fennel – we harvested the rest of the crop this week- great sliced thinly in a salad
Corn  – Olathe Sweet Corn, Certified Organic
Beans – Green, Yellow & Purple –
Cauliflower – more coming in.
Broccoli – lots more to come.
Carrots – more coming in now
Collards – slight damage, trim the edges if it looks bad.
Rainbow Chard, Collards or Kale – still look good

Salad Mix – a high quality crop at the moment – a few more weeks of salad left

Eggplant  – some boxes, more to come
Peppers – still producing
Tomatoes –  from the hoop house and from Thistle Whistle 
Thyme, Parsley or Savory;
  
Fruit

 

A bit of a lull qty wise in fruit this week, plenty more coming!

Peaches – outstanding, nectarines and pears – First Fruits, Paonia

leave pears out for a day or two to ripen

coming soon: Apples, many varieties

Coming Soon (1-3 weeks)

Potatoes – we will start digging these for the boxes over the next few weeks,  but leave most of the patch for the last few weeks of the season.

Parsley – Starting to be large enough to pick

Tomatoes – starting to really ripen in the hoop house

Beyond 3 weeks
Fall Onions, Leeks
Winter Squash – if i can find some!

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