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.




All the Colors of a Sunrise, in a Peach

Way back in 2003 when a group of our CSA subscribers helped us first secure a piece of land with the security to plant fruit trees, we decided to focus primarily on Peaches and Nectarines. Taken together, these so-called “stone … Continue reading

Cucumbers and their Diabolical Pests

Growing cucumbers organically is challenging just about everywhere in the continental U.S. thanks to a small pest with a big appetite. Two actually. Cucumber beetles are the size and shape of Ladybugs, but that is where their similarities end. These … Continue reading

Interactive Tomato Identification Guide

Happy July 4th Holiday! We’ve packed you a seasonally appropriate box of produce this week; more on that below. With tomato season hitting its full stride this week, we present the following interactive textual Ven diagram to help you figure … Continue reading