This is the final week of our CSA program for 2015. We’ve had continuous harvests and deliveries for 34 straight weeks! With Austin area nightly temperatures forecast in the low 40’s we know the harvest will slow dramatically. Most of the harvest will end with freezing temperatures typical to early December, though we expect some of the greens will continue for a while past that.
We’re still at work preparing fields for spring planting, planning/ordering seeds, and getting organized to start seeds in the greenhouse in early January. This week the field dried out enough to plant garlic. Late due to the heavy rains that kept the tractor out of the field the last several weeks, but we should still have a good garlic harvest next June.
Thanks again to all our CSA members – spring, summer, fall – who supported us this year. It’s been a delight to work for you and with you. Your encouragement, comments, and financial investments helped us improve our quality and quantity of produce this year. We’re excited about next year and we hope to continue to improve the farm and continue to serve you and new members. We will soon announce details of our CSA program for 2016, along with opportunities for members to join early at a discount, so stay tuned for that. Please sign up for our newsletter if you’re not already a subscriber and you’ll get all the news and updates every few weeks as we announce plans.
Here’s our expected harvest this week:
Full share: Cucumbers, Squash, Basil, Beans or Eggplant, Chard, Winter squash, Broccoli, Spaghetti squash, Kale, Mizuna, Sweet potatoes (double portion), 2 lbs. Green tomatoes
Half share: Cucumbers, Squash, Basil, Broccoli, Spaghetti squash, Kale, Mizuna, Sweet potatoes
Mid-Season share: Cucumbers, Squash, Basil, Chard, Winter squash, Broccoli, Spaghetti squash, Kale, Mizuna, Sweet potatoes, 2 lbs. Green tomatoes
Here’s a recipe for Baked Sweet Potato with Swiss Chard.