**Share renewals start this week!!**
2022 marked Root Down Farm's 12th CSA season. It's amazing. I was just counting how many original members are still part of the farm from the first 50 shares we offered in 2011 (yes my math is correct ;). That season was also the first season we had our first wholesale customer, who happened to be opening that same year. That's right, we have some restaurant and small grocers that have been our customer as long and longer than some of you have been. We don't use our platforms to advertise for them, but many of them are near and dear to our hearts just as you original members are. They've been with through growth, sparse seasons, and the pandemic, just as you have and we are grateful. But also it was always our vision to have an impact on the local food economy in many ways, and we are proud to have been doing that for 12 seasons now.
This week marks the beginning of share renewals for current members for the 2023 growing season. Lucky #13 for us. Everyone who currently has a share will be receiving an email soon with directions on how to renew your share for the 2023 growing season and changes outlined for the coming season.
And for everyone who emailed to join the Winter Share as a new member, you should've received an email as well with info on how to sign up.
As for this week it's not looking like the temperatures are going to budge much, but as long as we can string some sunny days together we should be able to get everything done that needs to get done this week (especially since there are more frosts-a-comin'). This week's share will include: potatoes, onions, kohlrabi, kale, chard, carrots, beets, salad turnips and radishes, squashes, sweet potatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli and cauliflower (fingers crossed), radicchio, celery, bunched greens and garlic. Phew!
The fruit share will include raspberries, pears, plums, and apples!
The Savage Wheat Project orders are flying, don't forget yours!