Fall Harvest/CSA, New Restaurant,

Preparing for Next Year

Blessing Falls News - October 2015

Our Fall harvest continues in abundance.  We're in the 9th week of our Fall CSA season, which followed the 12 week Spring and 10 week Summer season.  31 weeks of continual garden harvest and deliveries with 3 more weeks to go!  We're so grateful for all our CSA members who have participated this year.

During the summer we added options for eggs and grass fed beef to be delivered weekly with CSA shares.  Almost every CSA member has taken advantage of these extras, allowing us to sell out of available eggs and ground beef through the CSA season.

We're already planning and preparing for 2016.  Field work and planting are already underway.  Compost has been added, cover crops planted, deer fencing installed, and strawberries planted.  Though our CSA harvest ends soon, work continues year round so we can provide consistently for our members next Spring.  Later this year, we'll update our plans for 2016 and let you know how you can reserve weekly shares of produce, eggs, and beef for next year.  We don't anticipate a lot of changes but will get all the details ready and let you know.

Our abundant Fall harvest has given us extra produce for supplying a couple of Austin area raw milk co-ops, the Elgin Community Cupboard, and a new restaurant.  Svante's Restaurant recently opened in historic downtown Round Rock.  We're pleased to partner with them, delivering weekly produce and eggs.  Check out the link below for more details, then drop by for lunch or dinner.

Thanks again for your support and interest in our farm.  Remember we update our website and Facebook page regularly throughout the week, so drop by those when you can.  Reply if we can help you in any way and we'll get right back to you.

Have a great Fall and Thanksgiving season!

Emily, Michael, Sam, Andrew, Anna, and Mark

The Blessing Falls Team

Swedish Meatballs served with potatoes

Growing for Svante's Restaurant in Round Rock

Blessing Falls is pleased to announce our partnership with Svante's Restaurant in downtown Round Rock.  Svantes recently opened in a beautifully restored and renewed space in a historic building on Main street.  They feature fresh, natural produce, eggs, and meats from local farms.  We deliver produce and our pasture-raised eggs to Svante's weekly.  Chef Robert Lopez has a special gift …

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CSA Member Fall Harvest Day

CSA members came out for 'farm day' earlier this month to help themselves to the surplus harvest.   Great opportunity to grab a basket full of fresh squash and cucumbers.  All the kids enjoyed picking vegetables for their families to take home.

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Composted turkey litter ready to dump.

Compost and Winter Cover Crop

In the last several weeks we've bought 2 truckloads of compost for our main spring/summer garden.  This year was the first attempt to grow on this 1 acre plot.  We realized the top soil was thin in many areas which led to less healthy plants and a diminished harvest.  So we're adding a lot of compost while waiting on fall …

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Summer Grazing at Blessing Falls Farm

"Choose Grass Fed Beef" Consumer Reports Says

Consumer Reports magazine has a great article on beef in their October 2015 issue .  They compare grass fed and conventional beef, focusing on the safety of ground meat.  Grass fed comes out on top in all categories measured.  Their director for Food Safety concludes: “There’s no way to tell by looking at a package of meat or smelling it …

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