2019 CSA signups are open!

It’s officially springtime!  Pea shoots are sending up their delicate tendrils, the little kale seedlings aren’t so little anymore, and the apple trees are coming into bloom.  All of this tender, beautiful growth will be gracing colorful dinner plates starting in mid-May, and now is the time to get in on it. Our CSA is…

Pawpaws!

We have an unprecedented and exciting addition to the CSA bags this week: pawpaws!  Also known as the Indiana banana, pawpaws are a native tree fruit that is only available by wild forage.  The trees can’t be cultivated readily (yet, although lots of people are working on it).  These are as close to a tropical…

Butternut squash are long keepers

The season is turning over to fall fruits quickly now, right in tune with the weather.  But summer is long in our river valley and autumn is a slow transition, so alongside the winter squash we should continue to see tomatoes and peppers for a little while yet.  These transitional seasons are a great opportunity…

Fried okra to make your day

Here’s one way to use the okra we got in our shares this week, and some storage and prep tips. Store this in your fridge, but use it early in the week because it tends to get either too slimy or too dry if you store it too long.  It’s at its best when it’s…

Sustainable peaches!

It’s peach season!! Usually we get our peaches from the wonderful Salatin’s Orchard, which, like most commercial orchards in this region, must spray in order to get enough blemish-free fruit to sell to consumers who expect all fruit to look like the shiny stuff in the grocery store (and to ensure yields).  So the peaches…

Gardens don’t wait

When we got back to our garden after vacation last week, I was reminded of something that’s easy (and dangerous) for us to forget in this age of giant grocery stores: growing food is really hard work.  It’s rewarding and good work, but it is hard.  After preparing the garden carefully for our absence and…

U-pick sustainable strawberries!

And we have some exciting news to announce and an idea for your coming week!  This weekend we visited Starrberry Farms in Canaan after discovering them by chance (and wondering how we hadn’t known about them before!).  There aren’t enough strawberries left in their fields for us to have them in the CSA this year,…

2018 CSA signups are open!

Signs of spring abound – daffodils, birdsong, a big river flood, and this annual post opening our CSA to subscribers!  As the world slowly greens up, our growers are greening up their gardens – the kale seedlings are already sprouted, the blackberry bushes are getting ready to bud, and the asparagus is secretly waking up…

2017 CSA signups are open!

The daffodils are in bloom, the worms are crawling, the bees are buzzing, and even though it’s still February, this taste of spring reminds us of what’s coming – a delicious season of crisp, fresh produce from our little corner of this river valley.  It’s time to open signups for the 2017 CSA season. Our…

2016 CSA signups are open!

The seedlings are popping up, the dirt smells like spring, and the sun is shining long – it’s time for the growing season to begin!  CSA signups are open for 2016, and whether you’re new to CSA or a longtime member, we hope we’ll see you this year! If you’re a returning member, just send…