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CSA – Week #6

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How funny is it that last year was a drought – we couldn’t catch a rain to save our souls and this year it almost feels like we live in Florida and get a rain every day!  You just can’t argue, reason or even figure out why Mother Nature works the way she does!  We still have a bit of fall planting to do – which means we planting our fall broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Romanesco – and with all these rains the fields have been too wet to plant – we are hoping today with the sun shining (yeah) that we will be able to get some planting in!
U Pick blueberries will start this week!!!!  The crop looks good – but we don’t think it will be a long season – so if you want to pick – don’t wait until the last minute!  The address for the U Pick blueberries is 998 Main Road – Corfu – we are a 1/4 mile from Rt. 5 & 77 and on the same road as Kutter’s Cheese.  The price for CSA members is $2.50 a pound – so make sure when you go to tell whoever is working that you are a CSA member or they will charge you full price.  If you want up to the minute hours and picking conditions you can call the Blueberry Hotline – it is  585-345-1591.
Last week I told you that we got some hail – here is one little example of it…….
 
Here is an Eggplant leaf – see all the holes in it – we had a new planting of cukes that had just come up – the hail shredded them all so we will have to replant them.
Here is a sign that I have in one of my gardens that I walk by everyday.  I had put it in there last fall – I figured I should take it out but everyday that I walk by this – sometimes several times a day – I take a minute to “give thanks” for all we do have – we still have crops to sell – we still have a job to go to everyday – we have awesome family that loves us unconditionally – we have our health and are able to work – so we can’t let one little storm with the hail get our spirits down – Paul said to me that because the hail hit the tomatoes and the crop won’t be as good as it has in the past that maybe that is God’s way of saying – hey look at the awesome corn that is growing (which we had practically nothing last year with the drought and bird damage) and hey how about the awesome crop of pumpkins that are growing – (which are actually right next to the tomatoes that got hit with the hail) that just because the tomatoes might not be that great of a crop we will be busy harvesting the other crops that are very abundant! So, yes, take time to give thanks for all that we do have – we are also very thankful for you guys – we love doing our CSA and seeing you each and every week!
This week full shares will receive 6 items and half shares will receive 3 items.  (There are 21 weeks total for the CSA – the first 7 weeks will be 6 items for full/3 for half – weeks 8-14 will be 8 items for full and 4 for half and the last 7 weeks will be 10 items for full and 5 for half)
Available this week will be…………….
***New this week*** Kale
***New this week*** Beets
***New this week*** Green Beans
Cabbage
Lettuce
Garlic
Zucchini
Summer Squash
Potatoes
Kohlrabi
Herbs – same as last week – whatever you need
I hope you all have a great week – and I will see you on either Tuesday or Thursday between 2-6 p.m.
Gail

 

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