What a weekend – we hope you made it to the beach or enjoyed the warm sun where ever you could! Produce is really growing fast for this time of year -almost like June except that the days are shorter. It’s all good news as it should make the fall crops like carrots and cabbage really size up. With any luck we will get a little rain too and then at some point a bit of frost to sweeten everything up!
CSA Upgrade…More Choice Next Season! (and your thoughts?)
This September some of you are in the home stretch of your very first CSA season! Others, we are honored and grateful to say, have been with us here at Crystal Spring Farm for thirteen seasons! We know there are lots of great reasons why people participate in our farm – appreciating great local and organic produce (at a relatively low cost); valuing the role of a local farm, coming to Upic, and more. We also have recognized and acknowledged the challenges of CSA – primarily the lack of choice in what you bring home to prepare and enjoy. While this can be a welcome adventure in some cases, we understand it may not be ideal. While we try to offset this by offering “mix and match” with the greens and other veggies as much as possible, we have been strategizing ways to make the CSA experience even better in regards to choice.
As we flesh out the possibilities for increased choice we will let you know about changes to come for next season. In the meantime we welcome your thoughts!
Farm to Table at the Crystal Spring
Join us for a farm to table multi course meal on the farm this Sunday 3-7. Our produce, pork and craft beers will be offered along with beautiful views and good conversation. For more info and to sign up follow this link.
Fall Shares Still Available
Keep eating with us through the end of the year with our fall share. Come to the farm every other Tuesday in November and December for storage vegetables like onions, squash, potatoes and carrots as well as fresh greens like spinach and lettuce cut from our greenhouses. Not ready to quit in October? This share is for you. Here’s the link to sign up.
2018 Signups Underway
Thank you to all of you who have signed up during the last week. Your support at this time of year is really appreciated. Here’s the link if you haven’t gotten to it yet…
What’s In The Share
- Acorn Squash
What’s In Upic
- Cherry Toms