Monday, November 2, 2015

Circle Brook Farm End of the Season "Stock Up" Share

Circle Brook Farm will be offering one additional share to be delivered on our last CSA delivery day November 20th. 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 as well as provide veggies for your Thanksgiving feast. 

The total weight of this share will be between 50 and 60 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, celery root and radishes. John Krueger expecst that the root crops will comprise about 12 lbs. of the share. He had a great potato harvest this season and an decent onion and winter squash crop as well. There will be about 20 lbs. of potatoes, onions and garlic in the share. The potatoes will include some fingerlings and an assortment of other varieties of potatoes. Also included will be cabbage, and whatever greens we still have in the field at this time, such as arugula, kale, lettuce 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 $80, which is an excellent value, equivalent to a wholesale price for much of 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. John knows that this final share will not work for everyone, but he hope that many of you will be able to participate. Doing so will help Circle Brook Farm make use of the produce that they have in storage, utilize what remains in the fields, and finish the season with enough money in the bank to pay the bills during the winter months. 

If you want to purchase the Circle Brook Farm Stock Up Share, bring a check to pick-up or mail it to us.  Check should be written for $80 to Circle Brook Farms.  

Deadline is November 13th.