The 5th Harvest Share
2.5lbs. Red Maria Potatoes
3lbs. storage beets
Red Kuri Squash
Bright Lights Chard
2lbs. Fall dug sweet carrots
Wholesome Holmstead Yogurt
Petit Jubilee farmstead cheese (W.H.)
A few of you have asked about how to store your Fall Veggies. Here are a few tips to help keep your storage crops fresh for as long as possible. Most of us do not have root cellars, and probably not a lot of room in the frig. But of all of the veggies, carrots and beets should be kept in in the frig. in the plastic bag they came in. They will last months if kept just above 32degrees Squash needs to be kept cool, but not cold. The best temps. for winter squash are between 50-55deg.F. Store your onions in a cool, dark, dry place. Best kept in a breathable onion bag. Do not store your onions near your potatoes as it can cause them to sprout. Potatoes also need to be kept in a cool, dark and dry place. Light will cause them to turn green. For more information check out this website http://www.savethefood.com/food-storage/vegetables
We have just put up our new Farm Share Application for 2017. We have kept the price the same for the 3rd year running. If you join before Dec. 31, 2016 there is a $50 discount. Joining early helps us to begin purchasing seeds, compost, oil to heat the greenhouse, etc. We believe that the CSA model benefits both the farmer and our members. At Milkweed, the bounty of our seasons goes directly to our members. This year we calculated what a Milkweed Farm Share would have cost if you had bought the veggies directly from a Farmers Market or Health Food Store, and the savings you received was significant. We calculated that the share would have cost somewhere between $750-$800, a savings of over $200. We hope you will join us in 2017 2017-milkweed-farm-csa-application
For the past few years, Muriel, who lives and works with us on the farm, has been making exceptionally beautiful Holiday Wreaths. She gathers dried flowers and foraged greens locally. Here are a few examples of her made to order wreaths.
This year she will have 3 sizes. 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch wreaths. The prices are $40, $50 and $60 respectively. To order or for questions, please email Muriel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week will be our last Fall Share. With the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, we will distribute the shares on Tuesday next week. The share can be picked up at the farm from 2-6pm. We will still deliver to the Maine Coast Waldorf School. My plan is to be at school by 2:30pm. If you plan to pick up at the farm, instead of school, please let me know.