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CSA – Week #15

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***PLEASE BRING MORE PLASTIC BAGS – THE PILE IS JUST ABOUT GONE SO I REALLY COULD USE SOME MORE THIS WEEK!!  THANKS!!****
It is really starting to look like fall – of course, you wouldn’t notice it by the temperatures that we have been having – it’s been beautiful out!
We go to market in East Aurora on Saturday’s and I really enjoy the ride home – the leaves on the trees along 20A and Rt. 77 are so beautiful – Fall is my favorite time of the year!
Speaking of fall – that usually means harvest time – now you know we don’t have tomatoes – but boy do we have some butternut squash to pick up……….
 
We will pretty much be able to set a crate down and not even have to move it and it will be FULL!!!  So this week Butternut will be added to you choices!  The Butternut I will be putting out is going to be not HUGE but good size!  Wegmans and Tops don’t like to get big squashes in their boxes so we are going to share them with you – it must be all that rain we have had!!
This week your amounts will be increasing – so FULL SHARES will receive 10 items and HALF SHARES will receive 5 items.  It will stay like this until the last week.  For those that have asked your last day will be:  Tuesday – October 31st
Drop off boxes at the gym will be Wednesday November 1st
Thursday – November 2nd and pick ups on Saturday at the East Aurora Farmers market will be Saturday, November 4th.
Available this week will be…………
***New this week*** Butternut Squash
***New this week*** Cauliflower
***New this week*** Eggplant
***New this week*** Asst. of super hot peppers (not ghost)
Garlic (still can buy it by the pound for $5 per pound)
Red Potatoes
Bell Peppers – green, suntanned (mix of red and green) yellow and purple
Sweet Banana’s
Cubanelle’s
Yummy Ya-Ya’s
Sweet Cheese
Mini Bell Peppers
Jalapeno’s
Poblano’s
Yellow Hots
Green/Red Hots
Red Cabbage
Savoy Cabbage
Green Cabbage
Sweet Corn
Melons (Probably last week)
I look forward to seeing everyone this week either on Tuesday or Thursday from 2-6 p.m.
Have a great week!
Gail

 

CSA – Week #14

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Good Afternoon –
Sorry I am late getting this out – Paul and I had deliveries to do this morning and of course I had to watch opening day of the BILLS BEAT THE JETS!!!  Now the Bills are #1 in the AFC EAST – I know it may only last 1 week but I am going to enjoy it for the entire week!!!
I also want to throw out there that I hope all of you who have family in Florida that all are safe and in safe places!!!  Our family just went thru this a couple of weeks ago because my brother Tom lives in Corpus Christi, Texas – as when they were first predicting the Harvey Storm he was right where the eye of the storm was headed!!  He managed much better than Houston did – he lost power for about a week, lost a few shingles, a little bit of siding and a a few limbs fell – but no flooding and his house was fine!!  So, we are keeping all of those in harms way in Florida in our prayers and hoping that your family or friends or both are safe and all will be good!
Can you believe it is time for pumpkins?  Well, it is if you want it to be time!  We are passing an awesome deal on to our CSA members!
 
Big, really big pumpkins that would normally sell for $8 – $10 retail you can buy them for $5 – all day everyday one or hundred – always $5!  I will have some out on both Tuesday and Thursday if you want any!!
This week half shares will receive 4 items and full shares will receive 8 items and available this week will be……
***New this week***Carnival Squash – tastes just like acorn squash but sweeter!!
 
***New this Week*** Yummy Ya – Ya Peppers – we planted a new variety of Yummy’s this year that will also include red and yellow yummy’s along with the orange – very sweet very few seeds – great for school/work lunches!!
 
Sweet Corn
Red Potatoes
Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Purple and Yellow Bell Peppers
Kale
Sweet Banana Peppers
Cubanelle Peppers
Sweet Cheese Peppers
Mini Bell Peppers
Green Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Savoy Cabbage
Yellow Hot Peppers
Green Hot Peppers
Jalapeno’s
Poblano Peppers
Melons
Garlic
Hope to see all of you on either Tuesday or Thursday this week between 2-6 p.m.
And here is my cute dog pictures for the week!!  I think Lacee will actually pose when I go to take a picture.  She got a haircut this week – and her tail looks like a lion – it’s so cute!
 

 

CSA – Lucky Week #13

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It sure does feel like Fall with the temperatures we have had the past few days!  With that being said we are slowly switching into our Fall crops and Fall harvest – we have already delivered a few loads to Wegmans of pumpkins and winter squash already – it doesn’t seem possible that summer is behind us and changing temperatures and leaves are just ahead!!
It’s kind of sad when the pumpkins were ready before the cantaloupes were!  But – you are all in for a treat this week because our snack melons are ready – Paul and I have sampled quite a few to make sure they were just right for all of you!!  And we can say that they are absolutely delicious!!
We have started topping the Brussels Sprouts – why you ask?  We snap the very top off of the Brussels Sprouts and then this enables the entire stalk to fill in evenly – it’s no fun getting really big sprouts at the top and itty bitty ones at the bottom!  Much like in the spring when we snap the scapes off the garlic!
This week full shares will be given 8 tickets and half shares will be given 8.
Available this week will be………………….
***New this week*** Snack Melons (not as big as a regular melon but much sweeter!!)
***New this week*** Sweet Cheese Peppers (a snack pepper with lots of sweetness)
***New this week*** Mini Bell Peppers (another snack pepper with lots of sweetness inside – great for school lunches)
Sweet Corn is back on the list again!
Beans
Red Potatoes
Cherry and Heirloom Tomatoes
Bell Peppers
Purple and Yellow Bell Peppers
Kale
Sweet Banana Peppers
Cubanelle Peppers
Green Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Savoy Cabbage
Yellow Hot Peppers
Green Hot Peppers
Jalapeno’s
Poblano Peppers
Garlic
Hope to see all of you on either Tuesday or Thursday this week between 2-6 p.m.
I always enjoy leaving you with a picture of one of the dogs but I have a couple this week – as you know Lacee loves to see all the kids and eat whatever they may drop – a couple of weeks ago it was Cherry Tomatoes with Addy and this week Little Grayson (almost a year old) got a big kick out of sharing a few green beans with Lacee!
 
How cute are they!!!
And while Paul was working out in the Brussels Sprouts this week Lacee just sat there waiting to get her picture taken……..
She is such a ham!!!
Hope you all have a great week!!!  Happy Labor Day and Happy back to school for all the teachers and students!!
Gail

 

CSA – Heading into Week #12

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Can it even be possible that next week end is Labor Day already??  I can not believe how fast the summer is flying by!  It won’t be too long now and we will be into full swing with our Fall Harvest!  The winter squash looks amazing – and you even will get to try some this week – why wait!!!!
I am sending your letter out early as Paul and I and some friends are heading to the State Fair tomorrow!  One big day out before it gets so busy here that we won’t even remember what it was like to take a day off!!  Our school help will be heading back to high school so that will cut our help in half! So, we are going to enjoy it while we can!
Our fall crops are looking amazing!  The winter squash and pumpkins are beautiful and plentiful – brussels sprouts look great – and we planted twice as many as last year – fall broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are thriving – so it will absolutely be a bountiful harvest this year – maybe it is a good thing the tomatoes didn’t thrive because I don’t know how we ever would of picked everything!!! I truly believe that God only puts on our plates what we can handle – and our plates will be FULL this Fall!!
I do have to share this picture with you.  One of our CSA members has a daughter named Addy.  Addy absolutely loves Lacee – or Yacee as she calls her.  Addy also loves our little cherry tomatoes – so Addy was so excited that she got her own little bag of cherry tomatoes that she ran right out to share them with Lacee.  Lacee loves any kind of food and was more than happy to share tomatoes with Addy – you must look closely at Lacee – she enjoyed that tomato so much that she is licking her lips – it was such a cute moment that I wanted to share it with all of you!
This week full shares will receive 8 tickets and half shares will receive 4 tickets.  Available this week is……….
***New this week*** Green Hot Peppers
***New this week*** Delicata Squash – tastes just like Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans
Yellow Beans
Romano Beans
Green Cabbage
Red Cabbage
Savoy Cabbage
Bell Peppers
Purple and Yellow Bell Peppers
Cherry/Grape/Heirloom Tomatoes
Garlic
Red Potatoes
Yellow Hot Peppers
Poblano’s
Jalapeno’s
Cubanelle’s
Sweet Banana Peppers
Kale
I look forward to seeing you on either Tuesday or Thursday this week from 2-6 p.m.
Have a great week!
Gail

 

CSA – Week #11

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Another uneventful week for us – pretty much the same thing – get up, pick veggies, sell veggies, weed, mow the lawn, eat, and sleep – probably not much different from your usual schedule!

 

We always have a game plan when we start out in the morning – but then someone doesn’t show up for work or Tops calls with a last minute order and your whole day can change – that is the fun and excitement of our job!!

 

We had a pretty good storm on Tuesday –  right during CSA – a little bit of hail but not too much!  One of our customers was stuck in her car during the downpour – while waiting she thought of a cute little poem to write about us…..

 

Afternoon Storm

Driving west, toward Fentons’ farm,

I saw lightning split the dark clouds

as if to rip away the bottom of a barrel

and let the rain pour out in torrent.

By the time I reached the farm

the rain was dense;

I could not see the fields beyond.

It pounded my car,

sounded like hail

as I sat and waited

for the storm to pass.

The farm couple said

last week’s hail

destroyed their tomato crop.

Last year the drought

starved out the onions,

and the starved birds

ate the corn.

This year has been wet

to a fault.

The pumpkins and squash,

however,  are thriving.

Perhaps, says Mrs. Fenton,

God is saying

that just because the tomatoes

are not good,

there are other crops.

The faith of farmers

is a wondrous thing, I think

as I sit and wait for calm.

The rain sheets down my windows,

washes down the driveway,

pools beside the barn.

At last it eases;

I open my door,

run for the barn

where the Fentons stand

in wet shirts,

laughing.

I just thought I would share that with you – thanks Sharon!!  We have an elderly couple that visit us every week at the Farmer’s Market in East Aurora – at the end of every season he writes us a poem – I have saved all of them cause Bud is getting up there in age and it will be a sad day when I don’t get to see them every week or enjoy his cute poems – one of these weeks I will share a couple with you!!!  It’s the little things in life that we just need to stop and enjoy and not just move in such a hurry all the time that all we do is work – there is so much around us that sometimes we just get too busy to notice!!

This week full shares will receive 8 tickets and half shares will receive 4.

Available this week will be………….

***New this week*** Lemon Cucumbers – yes they are called Lemon Cukes but they don’t taste like lemons – just yellow in color – they are low in acid and do not repeat on you much like a regular cuke.

***New this week*** Assorted Cherry, Grape and Heirloom Tomatoes

***New this week*** Purple and Yellow Bell Peppers (taste sweeter than a green but not as sweet as an all red) Peter Piper picks the Purple Peppers…..

***New this Week***Poblano Peppers (mild heat)

Green Bell Peppers

Sweet Banana Peppers

Cubanelle Peppers

Yellow Hot Peppers

Jalapeno’s

Red Cabbage

Savoy Cabbage

Green Cabbage

Sweet Corn

Red Potatoes

Kale

Green Zucchini

Garlic

I hope you all have a great week and I will see you either on Tuesday or Thursday between 2-6 p.m.

Gail

 

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