by Erin and Steve on 10/20/19
**Just a reminder to get your renewal forms in before the close of the season (which is next week!).**
We encourage questions in the share room during share pick ups. It really is the easiest time to ask anything because Steve or I are in there for every pick up. Sometimes it's difficult to know what to ask, or sometimes you don't know how to ask it. For example, a woman looked at our beautiful purple bok choy last week and made a face at it. She said something to her friend while shaking her hand in the direction of the bok choy. But then it happened. She asked about it. How wonderful ;). She was confused why it was the color it was and if the weather had made it do that. If you've been in the share long enough you know that vegetables come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes. So the answer was and is that it is a different kind or "variety" of bok choy that is naturally purple. And already this season you've seen white and green bok choy. And you know other veggies like carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, beets, onions, radishes, turnips, and kohlrabi (to name just a few) have a purple-ish "variety" as well as other colors. It's natural, and it promotes diversity in our fields and in your diet. It is important to "eat your colors". If you have never heard "eat your colors" you should google it right now. It's a great way to make sure your getting the nutrients you need.
It's also important to keep in mind that what ends up on the tables in the share room is all intentional. We've planned for it all, including for there to be purple bok choy these past few weeks, and for you to eat it, and for you to possibly ask questions about it. So go ahead and ask me. Just try not to make faces at the vegetables, they might just make one back at you.
This second-to-last share will include: sweet potatoes, potatoes, carrots, beets, fall and winter squashes, salad turnips, watermelon radishes, kohlrabi, fennel, radicchio, chard, kale, onions, bok choy (but don't go asking for any purple bok choy because it's all gone now), cauliflower, spinach, garlic, and leeks.
The fruit share will include apple cider, apples and pears.