I once again find myself writing this weekly newsletter while a new giant fire burns just 30 miles away from here (the fire poses no risk to Terra Firma). I used to love Autumn, now I find myself hating it.
We escaped relatively unscathed from the horrendous hot, windy weather that caused the Glass Fire. We’ve learned over the years to make sure that all our fields are well-irrigated prior to this type of event. All of our fall crops survived, and are starting to look pretty nice. And beginning next week, we will finally have some reasonable weather for harvesting them. It has been several months since we’ve had a day that did not hit 90 degrees, and I am very much looking forward to the first one.
Getting ready to flip the calendar to October, our thoughts naturally were drawn to the much-anticipated end of 2020 and the hope that 2021 holds more promise of hope and joy. We also noticed that the end-of-year holidays present a bit of a problem for our delivery schedule this year. Normally we close the farm for two full weeks, one week in December and one in January.
This year Christmas and New Year’s both fall on Fridays. We are speculating that, like most Americans, many of our subscribers will not be travelling by air to other locations for the holidays but rather choose to stay at home.
We decided to offer our subscribers a different option this year than our normal holiday schedule. Instead of closing for two weeks, we would close for just the week between the two holidays. This would mean that the week of Christmas, we would move the Friday delivery to Tuesday, the 22nd. All other deliveries would happen as usual.
There would be no deliveries on Dec. 30, Dec. 31st. or on New Year’s Day.
We would resume deliveries on Weds, January 5th, 2021.
We have posted a Survey asking a single question: Do you want to receive a CSA delivery the week of Christmas? We would appreciate you taking a minute to respond to help us guide our decision.
In the coming weeks, we will make a final decision based on your responses and let everyone know the official schedule.