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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.

Comments (2)

1. Jenn DeMeis said on 10/28/20 - 04:00PM
This was my first year in the share after waiting out my time on the waitlist. I loved all of the selections and your willingness to talk me through anything I didn't recognize. Thanks for all of your hard work!
2. Kathy Pace said on 10/30/20 - 03:09PM
We've been members for just about a year now and we wanted to thank you for plowing your hearts and minds (and seeds, of course!) into the land and into our community. We always look forward to our weekly pick up and we're grateful for the covid19 protocols you have established and enforce in order to keep everyone safe. We've also tried and enjoyed many of the recipes you have posted, and I wanted to add a link for this raw butternut squash salad--it was fantastic! https://food52.com/recipes/84140-butternut-squash-salad-feta-dates-recipe

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5850 Shimerville Rd 
Clarence Center, NY 14032 

Pick up hours:
Summer Share M and Th 2-6:30
Winter Share M and Th 3-6
Spring Share M and Th 4-6
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