Monday, November 12, 2012

Starbrite Farm End of Season "Stock Up" Share - $60

Starbrite Farm will be offering one additional share to be delivered during the week of November 25th.  This will be a “stock up” share and will include various vegetables that store well, so that you will be able to enjoy produce from the farm well into the winter months. 
The total weight of this share will be between 35 and 40 lbs. Approximately a third of the share will be an assortment of butternut, acorn, buttercup (kabocha), delicata, and sweet dumpling squash. The share will also include an assortment of root vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, and radishes. The farmer expects that the root crops will comprise about 10 lbs. of the share. The farm had a great potato harvest this season but the onion crop has not kept well.  John Krueger has made arrangements to buy some organic onions from a farm in NY State. There will be about 15 lbs. of potatoes and onions in the share. Also included will be cabbage, and whatever greens he still has in the field at this time, such as arugula or other mustards, and spinach. It is possible that there will be broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts, but he cannot guarantee their availability at this time. The cost of this final share will be $60, which is an excellent value, equivalent to a wholesale price for the produce included.
The potatoes, onions and squash can be stored in a cool dry place such as an attached garage or enclosed porch, where they will not freeze. The root vegetables and cabbage will best be stored in your refrigerator. This final share will not work for everyone, but John hopes that many of you will be able to participate. Doing so will help him to make use of the produce that he has in storage, as well as utilize what remains in the fields, and to finish the season with a small amount of profit. 
Farmer John thanks you for your support and patronage.

Delivery Date:  Wednesday, November 28th 
(or possibly Thursday, November 29th)

Time: 11 AM - 2 PM

Cost: $60

Location:  TBD

We need a minimum of 15 people to order the "Stock Up" share for John to deliver.

This is available for all CSA members.

Once we gauge participation, ordering and pick-up details will be sent to those who would like to purchase the share.

If you would like to participate, please email millburnshorthillscsa at