Tonight is our last winter share pickup, and we'll be at the Westy from 5-7. If you pick up at the farm you can grab your box from the cooler any time after today.
Greetings from deep within the coldest winter "like, pretty much ever." We're certainly hoping for a thaw in the coming days and weeks, and I'm sure you are too. On a side note, the squeaking sound that your boots make on really cold snow is painful to my ears for some reason, which makes this cold winter even worse for my admittedly delicate sensibilities.
But on to the vegetables! Our high tunnels are hurting. I went in there the other day to pick some greens, and I came out with just about half a bag of some frozen kale. And I worked hard for it! Other growers are in the same position -- I've heard reports that this is the worst season for winter growing in at least ten years. So, unfortunately, we will not have greens for you in the share. We did have them for two-thirds of the share, which I'm considering a success based on the amount of frozen water that is has covered the world for the better part of two months.
Anyways, thanks for taking this journey with us into winter growing and distributing. We appreciate all your support and hope you are enjoying your shares! In the spirit of the new year, I encourage you all to try these roots -- rutabagas carrots and turnips -- as a slaw or raw in a tabbouleh to get the most raw goodness out of them that you can!
Here's what you'll find in your shares:
Thanks, and see you soon,
Aaron and Kara