Distribution #2, December 12, 2020

Winter News from Windflower Farm

Happy winter from a snowy Windflower Farm. Your second share of the season will be delivered on Saturday, December 12th.

What’s in your share?

  • Assorted kale and chard greens in a plastic bag
  • Cabbage (primarily green and pointed)
  • Yellow onions, a small handful of shallots and garlic in a paper bag
  • Carrots, beets and yellow potatoes in a second paper bag
  • Butternut squash
  • Apples – Jonagolds and Empires from Borden Farm – in a third paper bag
  • A jar of honey from Harry’s Honey House

My apologies to you if you got spoiled broccoli in your share last month. The spoilage was the result of freezing and thawing in the field. Some of the broccoli was apparently still frozen when it was harvested. 

Next month, you’ll get three new winter vegetables: a storage variety of kohlrabi, celeriac and spinach. You’ll get our mainstay vegetables – potatoes, carrots, beets, onions and kale. And you’ll get sweet potatoes, apple cider from Borden Farm, along with more of their apples. 

Site hosts have asked me to remind you to pick up your share during the appointed time frame. Pick up times are posted below. Your next deliveries will arrive on January 9th and February 6th.

Yesterday, we harvested and bagged the greens in your share. We celebrated the fact that it was our last harvest of 2020 and that Saturday’s delivery – our 48th – will be our last of the year. Eight of us harvested from 10:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. The greens were growing in “caterpillar” tunnels, and I’ve posted some pictures on Instagram for anyone wanting to see where they have come from. It takes four days to prepare for a winter share delivery, and the day we work in the greenhouses to harvest your greens is my favorite. Sunshine, physical exercise, green plant life, good company. I hope you enjoy them.

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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