Week 18 CSA News: Well-Seasoned

So, here we are at the final box of the 9th season of the Que Sehra CSA!

Well, it was a year, wasn’t it?

2021 was hot and dry; it got better. It was our fourth and final season living on the farm with a child … because from here on out, we’ll instead have children instead. The grass was slow, the market was busy, we had the most tomatoes and the least mosquitoes. Pretty sure this was the first year we’ve ever made it to the final box without having undergone even a single frost – we still have live pepper and eggplants, and only tore out the field tomatoes yesterday.

I dunno. It was a damn good Growing Season, in spite of the difficulties of the blast furnace severe drought – or perhaps, more accurately, because of them. Because we came out the other side, with flourishing crops, abundant harvests, bountiful markets – and the evidence that we were able to do so. And that feels good.

It was a honor to grow for you and with you this season. Growing food for a living might not pay much, but it sure is a wonderful way to make a living. Thank you for helping support our lives under the sun and skies and in the rain and soil.

Hope to see you all at the party!

Inside Box 18

  • Kale Mixscarlet, curly blue, & dino
  • Cutting Celery – this is a strong tasting celery. Chop it finely and use it in soups or other dishes where you’d like assertive celery flavor.
  • Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Buttercup, or Kombocha)– that photo above is our entire remaining squash after packing the boxes today … every year some crops do poorly, this year, the winter squash was one of them. Glad we got some at least!
  • Red Onions
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Broccoli – remember the blasted wasteland broccoli from earlier this summer? heh
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel – you probably still have last week’s lurking around. Slice them up and sautee them in butter, is Shareholder Walter’s go-to move.
Kristin harvesting your carrots, gorilla in the midst

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