This marks the first week of our CSA extension, if you're joining us, welcome
aboard! A few days ago we got the first truly deep and hard frost of the season, and the crops were adorn with ice crystals.
At this time of year, almost all of our crops are frost hardy varieties, but there were a few summer holdouts that were dealt their final blow by this frost. Our last tomato, pepper, and basil plants are no more, but they had a good run!
Our CSA extension offers a unique opportunity for us to delve into the intricacies of agriculture during the more challenging seasons. It equips us with invaluable experience as we navigate the colder, damper conditions with shorter daylight, allowing us to understand the growth patterns of crops and familiarize ourselves with potential pests or issues inherent to this season.
It also benefits our customers, as it ensures a longer availability of fresh produce throughout the year. And finally, it bolsters our operational sustainability by extending our working period, helping us provide more consistent employment for our team.
And by extending our season we also extend our ability to harvest and make regular donations to the food banks and food security programs we interact with. The more of the year we can be productive, and the more folks that join us in doing so, the better for all parties involved.
This Week's CSA Share