CBCSA Newsletter: October 19th Week B

It’s a Week B Pick-Up This Thursday, October 19th!

This week’s share:
-Red and Yellow Onions
-Acorn Squash
-Broccoli
-Potatoes (or leeks)
-Carrots
-Lettuce
-Arugula
-Chiles
-Possibly your last sweet peppers
-A kale choice
-A choice between parsley and cilantro.

CSA News from Windflower Farm

Delivery #20, October 17 and 19, 2017

This week’s share: Red and yellow onions, acorn squash, broccoli, potatoes (or leeks), carrots, lettuce, arugula, chiles, possibly your last sweet peppers, a kale choice, and a choice between parsley and cilantro. Your sweet potatoes are not quite ready – their starches have yet to convert to sugars, so they won’t arrive until next week. We are expecting our first hard frost tonight, which, if it comes to pass, will put an end to the harvest of all but the most hardy of vegetables. We are hoping for a heavy cloud cover, which will reduce the severity of the frost. We spent part of today putting row covers out to protect your greens. Your final two shares will include fennel, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkins, butternut squashes, carrots, onions, broccoli and a wide array of salad and cooking greens. Your fruit share will consist of Goldie apples, which are a yellow variety of Gala, and Bosc pears.

Our regular season comes to an end in a couple of weeks (October 31st for Tuesday sites and November 2nd for Thursdaysites). If you think you might miss getting fresh greens and other veggies from Windflower Farm, consider joining us for the winter season. The winter share comes less frequently – just once a month – and it includes our organic greens and stored vegetables and the Borden’s fruits all prepackaged in a 1-bushel box that you can take home. The greens include fresh spinach, kales, chard, tatsoi and others, and the stored vegetables include potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternuts, carrots onions, and more. Our own organic Popcorn and black beans and the Borden’s apple cider and jam round out the winter share. Winter members also have a chance to get the Davis Farm’s fresh brown eggs and maple syrup. I hope you’ll consider joining us. Look for a winter share signup form soon.

Have a great week, Ted

Author: Central Brooklyn CSA

The Central Brooklyn CSA (CBCSA) is dedicated to working with our partners the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Windflower Farm, and the Hebron French Speaking SDA Church to continue the work of building a Community Supported Agriculture model that increases access to fresh, local produce for all members of our communities, regardless of income level. Join us as we continue to bring fresh, organic, affordable and nutritious vegetables and fruit to the Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and surrounding communities.

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