Ten Days ’til Solstice

With just eleven days to go until the shortest day of the year, it still doesn’t feel much like winter around here.  So it might be easy to forget that next week is our final delivery week for 2012.  There will be no changes to the normal weekly delivery schedule — all boxes will be delivered on their usual days.

Our annual two week vacation begins the following week.  There will be no Terra Firma CSA boxes delivered the week of Christmas (12/26,12/27,12/28) or New Years (1/2,1/3,1/4).  If you are planning to be gone either of those weeks, there is no need to schedule a box vacation.  It’s all taken care of.

CSA deliveries will resume on January 8th, 2013.

Next week’s box will be similar in theme to the box you received (or didn’t) the week of Thanksgiving:  it will have a high percentage of items that will store for a week or ten days in case you spend lots of time eating out or at other people’s houses.  But they will also be items that can easily be integrated into a holiday dinner.  You can expect to see cabbage, carrots, winter squash and potatoes in there.  In addition, we are happy to announce that we will be sending along the first pistachios from the 2012 harvest.  We got just enough back from the processor to send everyone a half pound.




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After a bumper crop of early Painted Serpent Cucumbers back in June, we’ve been struggling to harvest enough for all your boxes.  The culprit is our farm’s healthy population of (very large) jackrabbits. Painted Serpents — or more correctly, their … Continue reading

Celebrating the 4th with Immigrant Foods

Sweet Corn. Tomatoes.  Watermelon.  These are items that many Americans associate with the Fourth of July holiday.  Yet in most parts of the U.S., it is simply impossible to harvest a crop of any of them by July 4th.  Even with … Continue reading

Survey Says…

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to our survey about the CSA box price increase.  About a third of subscribers responded, which gave us a very good sample size and confidence in the data.  Anyone who responded … Continue reading