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Thanksgiving Market at the Farm: Tuesday the 24th from 1 to 4

by Erin and Steve on 11/20/20

Yes, the 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Market at the Farm will be on Tuesday the 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 in the barn. We set up the barn like a farmer's market and sell our produce a-la-carte for your Thanksgiving table or your fridge. Bring cash or check (no cards) to pay for your grub. Everyone is required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth and observe social distancing guidelines in order for all of us to be able to celebrate come Thanksgiving.
**I feel like I may need to state the obvious: if you are in quarantine or have had direct contact with anyone with COVID please do not come to the farm**
If you would rather us shop for you please call or text us your order and we can bag your order for you and you can pick it up after 4:00pm. If you would rather email us your order that is fine but please do it by Monday the 23rd and not the day of the event.
We will have: potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips, celery root, butternut squash, pie pumpkins, beets, rutabegas, turnips, leeks, scallions, kale, lettuce mix, salad radishes, spinach, arugula, mustard greens, tot soi, bok choy, cabbage, ginger (frozen), cauliflower, and broccoli. We will also have apples from Bittner-Singer Orchards available.

Winter Share #3 of 8: 11/17+11/19 Staying Put

by Erin and Steve on 11/14/20

The Winter Share has another pick up this week from 3:00 to 6:00. It is the last pick up before Thanksgiving. Usually it is a big lead up to sending all you off for big celebrations and for us to head off to Michigan to visit my family. Instead, things aren't going to be as big of a hoop-la this year. Which isn't a sad statement for us to make since I feel steadfast in my duty to keep my family and my community safe, and I feel a great sense of pride saying that.
We go to Michigan every Thanksgiving to see my mother, my sisters (who drive from the Hudson Valley of NY and from Northern New Jersey), my aunts and uncles, and some cousins (from Chicago, Detroit, and Western Michigan). My mother cancelled Thanksgiving this year, which makes perfect sense to me given that we all pack into her house and sit and watch the Lions play then all pack into her dining room to eat. It would be a perfect situation for COVID to spread. This is the only time of year we see my mom, but instead we are all going to do a Zoom call.
COVID isn't spread by random people passing each other in the grocery store, or waiting in line at the bank...all with masks mind you. It is spread by being inside with people for a long period of time without wearing masks i.e. in your homes. It is spread by younger people going out with friends and hanging out inside for long periods of time without masks. So this makes Holidays difficult. And we all have to make difficult decisions sometimes. But I've already heard 2 stories just last week of COVID spreading amongst families, because that's who you spend the most time with, indoors, without masks.
As for Steve and I, we are already making a menu for our Thanksgiving on the farm for 2 adults and 2 dogs. It won't be the same, but we will undoubtedly remember it for the rest of our lives. Good thing we will have fresh produce to celebrate with. This week's share will include: carrots, beets, potatoes, sweet potatoes, leeks, radishes, salad turnips, purple top turnips, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower, greens, kale, fennel, scallions, onions, bok choy, and butternut squash and lettuce for everybody. There will also be apples from Bittner-Singer Orchards. As you know ALL THE VEGETABLES in the share grown by us!
**There will be a Thanksgiving Market at the farm again this season on Monday the 23rd. Look for more info soon!

Winter Share #2 of 8: 11/10+11/12 Another Share

by Erin and Steve on 11/07/20

This year's Winter Share is already looking different than last year's share...no, not because there is a global pandemic, but because this week's weather has been down right amazing! Last year this week it snowed and then the temperatures dipped below freezing for 5 straight days. Let's just say that that changes things for a farmer ;). So we still have lots-o-green- things this week. So make sure to grab those greens and soak em up while the sun stays out because once the days get really short and the cold moves in the greens will be gone (other than the kale and head lettuce). This great weather also helps us get a jump on next season. Steve is spreading compost on our early 2021 fields right now and also doing some more field work. I really like it when November acts it's age: it is a month in Fall, not Winter!
Anyway, this is what will be in this week's Winter Share: carrots, beets, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, parsnips, scallions, greens, fennel, onions, bok choy, and kale, leeks, and lettuce for everyone!
Please remember that if you are under the weather or have traveled recently to please call in your share and pick it up after the share room has closed. There is a big uptick in new COVID cases in our county and we want everyone to stay safe while getting their shares. *Info in the email we sent you Winter Shares*

Winter Share #1 of 8: 11/3+11/5 The Winter Share is Starting!

by Erin and Steve on 10/31/20

**PLEASE NOTE: Winter Share pick up hours are from 3:00 to 6:00**
Woohoo. Here we come Winter Share! The good news is we have harvested more vegetables for the wintertime than ever before. The bad news is it's about to get cold. Everyone who has signed up for the Winter Share was sent an email with additional info about the share (please don't tell me you didn't get it, just check your spam folder and save our email address in your address book ;).
There is info in there about our COVID protocols for the Winter Share. They are an extension of the same protocols for the Summer Share, like you have to always wear a mask at the farm (duh), call or text during share hours if you have traveled to or been visited by anyone in the listed quarantine states in order to have your share bagged for you so you can pick it up after 6:00 when the share room is closed. Oh, and please do not come to the farm if you are sick in any capacity at all. Just call or text during regular share hours in order to get a share bagged for you that you can pick up after 6. You know, the same stuff we have been practicing all season long. Also, if you are voting on Tuesday and run into long lines that may prevent you from getting your share please call or text and let us know so we can accommodate you.
We are continuing these safety measures because we are essential workers and we want to be able to continue growing and distributing food to everyone. Obviously we want to keep you all safe, too, so you can in turn keep your family safe.
This week has been a cold and wet one, but the forecast next week is coming up roses! The first Winter Share will include: carrots, beets, small winter squashes, potatoes, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, kohlrabi, cabbage, scallions, fennel, bok choy, greens, as well as fresh ginger, spinach, and head lettuce for everyone.

Just Breath: Summer Share is Over and the Winter Share Starts Next Week

by Erin and Steve on 10/25/20

Thanks to all our members who have renewed for next season! We have already met our average renewal rate and it looks like we will potentially have our highest member retention rate this year once all the stragglers get their renewal forms to us. So thanks for all that support and we are happy you all enjoyed this year's season so much!
This is the breather week we needed so bad last year so that we built it into this season. Last year we had CSA pick ups from the end of April thru the week of Thanksgiving (counting the Spring, Summer and Winter shares). It was too much to then also get everything else done that we need to do before the Winter weather sets in.
We are taking this week to harvest everything from the fields that cannot withstand a deep freeze. We are also mulching out garlic and planting a few other things we are planning on overwintering and harvesting next year. Putting the farm to bed if you will, plus major Fall clean up, plus more bulk harvests means we are in for a busy week. This is why it is easier to focus on essential work needing to be done at this crucial point in our growing season without additionally having to plan, harvest, and distribute a share. It looks like we even might get a little snow at the end of the week (emphasis on 'little' because it better be :).
It is also a good time for the farm to collectively reflect on the season so we can make sure to build on it.
For all you Winter Share members, we'll see you in a week.

Share #21 of 21: 10/20+10/22-Final Pick Up Share-and-a-Half

by Erin and Steve on 10/17/20

Wowee we made it to the final Summer Share pick up. This season's final pick up is actually a share and a half so it'll fill your fridge for sure. It is also time to bring us your renewal form for 2021. We sent out another email to current members with a link to the renewal form, but we still have them available in the share room as well. Of course you could just send them to us via snail mail as well, but just make sure to let us know you are renewing so we don't accidentally give your spot to someone on the wait list. 
As for all you Winter Share peeps, the Winter Share will start the first week of November (which means there is a week between the end of the Summer Share and the start of the Winter Share).
As for us, we've been harvesting with all our might. Planning around our Summer Share harvests, wholesale harvests, and weekly chores in order to get everything else into the root cellar or cooler before we get a first legitimate snow. We've gotten all the sweet potatoes and potatoes out, half the carrots, and half the beets, and most of the parsnips in, but there's lots more to go. Good thing this Fall's weather has been A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. We're lucky for that, but it's looking like this week is going to turn on the faucet, unfortunately. For all you people who aren't on Instagram, but want to check out pictures from what's happening on the farm, click on the camera icon at the top of this page.
As for the FINAL Summer Share, it will include: winter squashes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, carrots, cauliflower, onions, salad turnips and radishes, celery, radicchio, kohlrabi as well as butternut squash, cabbage, leeks, kale, and greens for everyone.
The final fruit share will include apple cider, apples and pears.

Week #19.5 of 21: 10/13+10/15 Second-to-Last Pick Up

by Erin and Steve on 10/11/20

**CURRENT MEMBERS: Don't forget to renew your share before the end of the season (which is next week).**
That's right, there are 2 more weeks of the Summer Share season, and what an amazing harvest we've had! Yes there were obstacles (many, many of them this year), but we've developed a flexible and resilient field plan and given the successes of the season it looks like it was a great plan. As the Summer season draws to an end the feeling is bittersweet for us. We are proud of our work, and our community, and still harvesting for you all. But we are simultaneously breathing a sigh of relief that the season is almost over. In the back of my mind remains all the work that is yet to be done before we can officially 'sit back', but at least I have some time for myself by this point in the year. Phew.
Now that I laid that out, it's already time to start planning for next year. That's why we ask for renewals now because we are going to start amending said field plan for 2021 soon, then comes budget planning, then comes seed ordering which all happen by the New Year. I know some of this may sound like I'm explaining how 'busy' we are. Everyone is busy. That is not the point. The point is I think that some people assume what we do is somehow magical. It all just happens. Instead what just happens is a lot of forethought and hard work. We even had someone talking to us about their child's job on a farm, "not like ours; a real farm." As farmers it's mind boggling to us how little people have thought about where their food comes from. I don't blame this person for what could be interpreted as an insult, I blame them for their ignorance about their own food system. I blame them for thinking that farms that grow produce aren't farms, or farms that sell direct to customers instead of a middle man are not farms, or farms that don't look like what Old McDonald should look like aren't farms. Among the many things that COVID has taught us one of them should be that local food security is very important. Root Down Farm is part of that local food system.
Alright, now back to the matter at hand. This week's share will include: winter squashes, beets, carrots, fennel, maybe some broccoli and cauliflower, sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, salad turnips and radishes, radicchio, celery, and leeks and pie pumpkins for everyone.
The fruit share will include apples and pears.

Week #18.5 of 21: 10/6+10/8- Renew Your Share for 2021

by Erin and Steve on 10/03/20

Lots going on as always this time of year. So **Don't forget to renew your share, current CSA members, for the 2021 growing season** You all received an email last week with a link to the form and payment information. You could also grab a form at this week's share pick up and fill it out in your car or at home at bring it back with your payment. NOW IS THE TIME to renew your share!! We open up the share to people on the wait list after the season is over...which is in 3 weeks! So don't lose your spot.
That being said, we will send the email reminder again the weekend before the last Summer Share pick up which is the week of the 20th. So Tuesday's last pick up is the 20th and Thursday's last pick up is the 22nd. We are so thankful for all your support as well as the bounty these fields continue to provide for our community. How precious that layer of top soil is for sustaining all of us. It's a gift that we should all continue to fight to protect.
A little side note: I have what some are terming 'mask fatigue'. This is normal. I am sick of the on-then-off-then-on again dance I take part in every work day here at the farm. Our crew is required to wear masks at work while working closely with others or when we are inside rooms with each other. This coupled with my allergies and asthma this time of year can make things difficult. But I am still doing it in spite of my discomfort because it works. So if you are experiencing mask fatigue like I am remember that wearing them is worth the effort. And we will one day not have to do it. But for now it is worth keeping each other safe and healthy. Plus there is now the added bonus that cold and flu season won't be as bad as predicted because of mask use and social distancing. There. Glass is half full.
This week's share will include: winter squashes, beets, carrots, fennel, cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, eggplant, onions, kale, greens, celery, radishes, tomatoes, plus brussels sprouts and head lettuce for all.
The fruit share will include apples and pears and plums.

Week #17 of 21: 9/29+9/31 A Share and a Half

by Erin and Steve on 09/27/20

Last year we set up the share schedule to give us a week off before the Winter Share starts. When the very late freezing temperatures in May moved our start date back a week, our week off at the end of the Summer Share disappeared. To remedy the solution and ensure we can get the heavy harvests in for the Winter we are going to have a Share and a Half this week, and then again in a later share week. So GET READY FOR A BIG WEEK of veggies. That also means the last pick up for the Summer Season will be October 20th and 22nd. That also also means we are starting share renewal for 2021 for current members this week as well! Woohoo. Nothing like an 84 degree weekend at the end of September to get you starting to think about next Summer already!
So look to your inbox soon for the share renewal form. Please do not share this with friends not currently in the share as they are not current members (yet ;) Just follow the instructions in the email and on the sheet to renew your share for next year. Now is also the time to sign up for the Spring, Fruit, an Meat Shares on the same renewal form.
As for this week's share-and-a-half, it will include: winter squashes, beets, carrots, eggplant, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower (if weather permits), onions, fennel, bok choy, spinach PLUS Acorn squash, head lettuce, toamtoes, greens mix, braising greens, and garlic. Phew. Get your fridge, food processor, dehydrator, and/or freezer ready...or your belly of course.
The fruit share will include raspberries, apples, peaches, plums, and pears.

Week #16 of 21: 9/22+9/24 Chill Out

by Erin and Steve on 09/20/20

The Winter Share has sold out. Thanks to everyone who signed up! We also had a good turnout for the Case Sale, too, yesterday. It was the first time we've done that so it looks like we may try to do that again!
Yesterday was a beautiful day that I'm sure had you thinking of Fall. Which is no joke, the first full day of Fall is this Wednesday! Usually this time of year I'm trying to slow people down to savor the last few days of Summer while people are running as fast as they can into Pumpkin lattes, Octoberfest beer and corn stalk decorating. But something was different this year. It is more like I'm telling people Fall is coming. It seems like the pandemic really has slowed people down, which may be a good thing (not the pandemic though of course!). We had to cover tender vegetation out in the field so that it wouldn't get damaged by the frost. It is the earliest frost we've experienced and we were not ready to say goodbye to all the peppers and eggplants out in the fields. There are some tomatoes, too but most of the rest of those are under protection of the high tunnels. This year continues to be a challenge.
But the shares continue to be big, which is something we should all be celebrating. I sometimes get a long face from a member saying that some of the share is 'going to waste'. My reply: does nothing you buy from the grocery store ever 'go to waste?'. Having an abundant harvest because your farmers are frickin killing it this year is a good problem...if you want to call it a problem at all. It means given the extreme weather challenges this year we've rose to the occasion. We've continue to make improvements year after year. The land is responding to regenerative techniques and yields per square foot keep increasing. When you aren't here to grab your share we are donating it to the Clarence Food Pantry. In my mind there is nothing negative about supporting a local food system that will be there when giant conglomerates around the country fail due to say...a pandemic, and you have more food in your fridge, on your plate, or in your stomach than maybe you can handle this week (while you're saving the moola mind you). It's not a problem. It's a solution ;)
This week's share will include: Winter/Fall squashes, carrots, beets, peppers, eggplant, salad turnips, onions, brussels sprout tops, lettuce mix, greens, kohlrabi, zucchini, bok choy, kale, and tomatoes, spaghetti squash, and spinach for everyone.
The fruit share will include peaches, apples, pears, and seedless table grapes.
Renewal for current members for the 2021 season will start the first full week of October!

Case Sale Pick Up Today the 19th from 2 to 3!

by Erin and Steve on 09/19/20

If you placed your case order by midnight on Thursday (yes we got your emails ;) then don't forget to pick up your veggies at the farm today, Saturday the 19th from 2 to 3 pm under the white tent. Bring your mask and your cash or check... And then get to preserving!

Week #15 of 21: 9/15+9/17 Last Chance to Sign Up for the Winter Share!

by Erin and Steve on 09/13/20

**Yes, there are only 20 more spots left in the Winter Share. The share starts when the Summer season ends and continues until the beginning of February. Check out the CSA Shares tab at the top of the page an click on the Winter Share link for all the info. BRing your payment of $240 with you when you come pick up your Summer veg this week.
**Last week for the U-pick fields as well :(
**If you haven't seen already on our Instagram feed, we are having a Case Sale. Bulk pricing on tomatoes, peppers, onions, kale, beans, herbs, and more in order to fill your pantry or freezer! Ordering ends this Thursday for pick up at the farm on Saturday the 19th from 2 to 3. Orders filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click on the Instagram camera icon at the top of the page for info. Email of DM me your order
We've had an exciting week on the farm. I keep singing "Everyday I'm Harvesting" to the tune of Party Rock Anthem (instead of Everyday I'm Shuffling) because that's what's happening PLUS we got our new well hooked up by Frey Well Drilling. We also hosted a Farm Walk for our farmer friends. It was an excuse to see people safely and talk about farming practices and experiences. When you've had poor yields on a specific crop and 5 other farmers confirm they've had the same problems it helps solve issues for the coming seasons. It's also a way to build comradery, connections, and friendships amongst us. It's also a way to build a cooperative local food system as opposed to one about individualistic farms fighting, undercutting, and being secretive. That's just not our style.
We're coming into the last full week of Summer and it's beginning to already feel like Fall. Last week I noticed the first leaves on the edges of the fields starting to turn. I'm gonna have to put off thinking about everything that needs to happen before the first frost.
Enough rambling, this is what is in the share this week: zucchini, acorn and delicata squash, beets, carrots, peppers, eggplant, salad turnips, onions, brussels sprout tops, flowering broccoli, kale, arugula, and bok choy. Everyone will also get head lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach.
The fruit share will include peaches, pears, apples and raspberries

Summer Share #14 of 21: 9/8+9/10 Sign Up for the Winter Share

by Erin and Steve on 09/06/20

**Reminder to everyone in the Summer Share that it is now time to reserve and pay for your Winter Share. Info about the share is on this very website under the tab 'CSA Shares'. Please bring your payment of $240 with you to pick up your vegetables this week. It looks like we are on pace to sell out in the next 2 weeks. If you have emailed me with interest in the Winter Share I will email you back with more info at the end of the week**
Week #14 of the Summer Share means week #9 of tomatoes!! Yeah, that's right. We keep thinking the tomatoes are trailing off and then BOOM, we harvest and have just as much as the previous bi-weekly harvest! But I really do think THIS is the last big harvest, I swear...unless they surprise me again. What makes this such a great tomato year you ask? Well the plants had amazing fruit set from the jump. That paired with a hot, dry-ish Summer means a lot ripened and we are still harvesting quantity. Now these cool nights are the real red flag that the tomatoes are starting to call it quits for the year (which reminds me to remind you to grab any extra tomatoes from the share room when you come to pick up your share this week...they will only be less sweet from here on out because of shorter days an cooler nights).
Now if you're one of these crazies whose like, "MORE tomatoes?, there's been so much" then I'd like to remind you that we are on week #9 of tomatoes of the 52 weeks that exist in the year. Tomatoes from the grocery store, or out of season tomatoes from some other region or country, or from a hydroponic business don't count as tomatoes BTW because they taste like foam and probably have the nutrition of it, too. If you don't like to can tomatoes, you can always just freeze them...whole...in a zip lock bag...it's that easy. Then you can use them to make your own sauce of any kind once you thaw them.
As for the farm, we are trying to get things done in a timely manner in-between harvesting everything. It wasn't until Thursday around 10am last week that I finally got to do something on the farm that did not include harvesting. Which means it's difficult to get a lot of essential farm tasks done related to the change of seasons when you have to harvest.all.the.time. Believe me I am thankful for the bounty of the year for sure, and also for some of the failures because I do not know how we would get everything done otherwise! Ha.
This week marks the end of the Summer cover cropping season and the beginning of the Fall one. It also marks the transition to doing things now for next year. Seriously. We are doing things now in the fields for next season already. I'm also having to put in serious time in the office to aid in the planning. We finally made it to September and the crazy part of the season is past, but the workload is the same just filled with different work.
This week's share will include: zucchini, winter squashes, carrots, beets, peppers, eggplant, kohlrabi, kale, onions, cabbage, celery, salad radishes and turnips, as well as head lettuce, brussels sprout tops, tomatoes, greens, and spinach for everyone.
The fruit season continues to surprise us. We were informed by the grape grower that the grape harvest season will be fast and furious this year. We usually get grapes every other week, but this season they will be back to back since they are comin' in hot. So the fruit share will include table grapes, peaches, nectarines, and plums.

Summer Share #13 of 21: 9/1+9/3 Everyday I'm harevesting/Winter Share Sign Up

by Erin and Steve on 08/30/20

Woohoo, here we come September! Why are we so excited? Because the bugs and the weeds are officially trailing off, that is cause for celebration! After a season full of battling bugs using USDA/NOFA-NY Organic Standards (though we are not certified, instead we are a NOFA-NY Farmer's Pledge farm), and sometimes failing, it is a welcome time of year as we are all starting to notice how tired we are. No, the bugs aren't gone, but they aren't destroying entire crops anymore and that helps us free up valuable mind-space to start focusing on the plan for bringing in the harvest. That's right, the start of September marks the last dates we can safely plant Summer-ish cover crops before being forced to plant Fall/Winter ones, and it is also the time to start bringing in ALL the storage crops. From now until the beginning of November marks the heavier lifting part of the season. It also means that I think the rains will start picking up as it's been a pretty dry year.
Storage crop harvest actually begins with onions, but they are on a different time schedule than the other storage crops. We just finished bringing in the last of the storage onions last week (which, as mentioned before, is way later than normal). For all the info you need on our onion crop please read previous posts as well as clicking on the camera icon above this post to view pictures of the farm and the onion harvest on Instagram (you do not have to have an account to view our pictures). But the real storage crop haul starts with the fall and winter squashes. They have all matured way faster than normal because of the heat...they never had to live through the cold May that the onions had to. So the kabochas, acorn, and spaghetti squashes have already come in from the fields, but we still have more squashes like butternuts and pie pumpkins to bring in once they are ready. Then it moves on to tubers and root crops all the while still harvesting everything for the shares! It's a lot of heavy lifting, did I mention that already? Hmmm.
2 Reminders:
1) Tomatoes are still for sale for a $dollar a pound again this week in the share room. We definitely had our last 'big' tomato harvest of the season so get yours now (and make sure not to can tomatoes grown with chemicals that then get concentrated in your tomatoes that you are preserving...this includes everything called 'home grown' and 'amish grown')
2) Don't forget to sign up for the Winter Share. Look in your inbox for all the info you need to sign up!
Anyhoo, this is what is in the share this week: zucchini, yellow squash, kabocha squash (the tastiest of the winter squashes), beets, carrots, eggplants, peppers, kohlrabi, kale, onions, cabbage, salad radishes, celery, and potatoes, as well as tomatoes, greens, lettuce, and more winter squash!
The fruit share will include seedless table grapes, peaches, plums, and nectarines.

Summer Share #12 of 22: 8/25+8/27 Summer "Break"

by Erin and Steve on 08/23/20

Since COVID hit we have actually had quite a lot of interest from young people to work on the farm. We hadn't ever considered hiring someone under 18 years before, but with the interest we were facing we figured 'why not'? The youngsters that ended up working this season were all self starters. They had the interest and initiative to work here (not their parents) and were probably motivated by boredom I'll admit. But in the short amount of time they are here they give us old-timers a small injection of energy while we move into harvest season (which coincides with burnout season for us farmers).
Steve was talking about schedules with one of the new hires and asked him if he knew why there is even a Summer break from school. When there was no answer Steve piped in, "because almost everyone used to be farmers. Kids had to be home for the Summer to help on the farm and bring in the harvest."
"That makes sense," was the response. It does.
There are a few points I need to mention during this post:
1) We are signing up Winter Shares starting next week. Look at the 'CSA Shares' tab for info about the share. It is $240 for 8 pick up days (generally picked up every other week) from November thru February. More info coming in an email next week.
2) Face masks are required in the U-pick field. I've heard too many stories of adults not being considerate of other adults in the field. Not everyone feels comfortable around you without your mask so be safe doesn't really explain, so I'll go a little deeper. You do not know what health conditions the person next to you has. You also do not know who they live with or if they are a caregiver to someone. Though the person you are next to looks healthy, like they could weather the virus easily, the people they have at home may not. Be considerate, wear your mask. It can reduce bacteria and droplets spewed from your mouth from infecting others by 70-90%. And said bacteria and droplets spewed forth by you into your own mask will not cause you harm...because they already came from inside you. Super simple.
As for the share this week: zucchini, summer squash, beets, carrots, eggplant, peppers, cabbage, onions, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, and the first of the winter squash as well as tomatoes and a choice of celery or escarole.
The fruit share will include blueberries, peaches, nectarines, and plums.

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5850 Shimerville Rd 
Clarence Center, NY 14032 
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