Greetings from Windflower Farm! Your second CSA delivery of the winter season will be arriving this Saturday.
If you cannot get to the site during the distribution window, please arrange to have someone pick up your share for you. Pickup times are noted below. All shares left after the pickup time will be donated to neighbors in need. We hope you enjoy your share.
What’s in your box?
- A bagful of apples from the Borden’s farm, including Empires and Honey Crisps
- A jar of honey from Derek Woodcock at Harry’s Honey House
- And from our farm:
- Butternut squash
- A bag of sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes
- A bag of shallots and another of mixed yellow and red onions
- A bag of kale from our unheated greenhouse
- And a bag containing Denison Farm carrots, our beets and the last of our ginger
Next month, you’ll get spinach and lacinato kale, celeriac, kohlrabi and watermelon radishes, Ruby Frost and Jonagold apples, a jar of Deb’s homemade organic jam and a host of the usual winter vegetables (onions, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, shallots, squash and beets).
What’s new on the farm?
December is our month for gathering supplies for the coming farm season. This week, it’s soil mix. On Monday, I travelled to Montpellier, Vermont to pick up the compost-based soil mix we’ve used for more than 20 years. Karl Hammer, who runs Vermont Compost, has been making some of the very best organic soil media for vegetable seed starting anywhere. We’ll post a couple of images on our Instagram page, including a shot of the pretty state capitol building. Next week, we’ll collect the row covers, mulches, organic fertilizers and drip irrigation supplies we’ll need. And later in the month, in what is our most important job of the winter, we’ll order all of our seeds. Which means we will have taken the lessons learned from previous seasons and the input from our shareholders and produced a crop plan that we hope will put us on track for a super 2023 farm season.
Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a healthy new year, Ted and Jan
Pickup time and place for Central Brooklyn is:
1251 Dean St., 4:30 to 6:00