Sunday, October 11, 2009

Filling the Larder

This week we want to start of by mentioning 2 very exciting things:

1. Winter shares with Wolf Pine Farm, delivered to your door, picked up at Wolf Pine or delivered to Broadturn Farm for more convenient pick up!

Please read about winter shares with Wolf Pine Farm here and sign up soon to have a certainty of winter goodness in your home each month. Remember to mention you want your share delivered to Broadturn Farm when you sign up.

2. The Scarborough Land Conservation Trust is looking for volunteers to help in the eradication of invasive species in the woods at Broadturn Farm. In plain language, this mean you show up from 9-12 on Sunday, October 18th, with a clipper and a shovel and help remove Oriental bittersweet from the woods at the farm.

This is a work day that would fulfill your CSA membership work requirement. Everyone is invited. Bring gloves, a shovel and pruners of varying sizes. If you don't own these items, no worries, we will have plenty of tools to share.

We look forward to a day of work together with the autumn glory surrounding us.

In this week's share (the second to the last week!)
  • Lettuce
  • kale
  • Brussels sprouts
  • buttercup squash
  • spaghetti squash
  • 5 pounds of storage onions
  • beets
  • mizuna
  • Black storage radishes
  • broccoli
  • parsley

Also, we are looking for leaves to mulch with next season. So, as you rake leaves from your yard, think of them as "flakes of carbon" which, if incorporated into the soil will give worms, bugs, and billions of microorganisms food. The microscopic life in the soil is proportionate to its health. You might become so convinced of this vision that you keep your leaves all to yourselves, and we won't begrudge you on that. But if you-- or your landscaper, or your neighbors want to see these leaves going to a good home, please drop them off on your next trip out to the farm. If you see a landscaping company working in your neighborhood, give them the tip that Broadturn Farm takes leaves without tip fees! Do you have a gigantic pile of leaves (in bags) in your front yard? Enough bags on your street to justify our truck and trailer coming out for a pick-up??? Please send us an email! And send those landscaping companies -- or any other source you may know of-- our way!!! We love leaves!

We look forward to seeing you all Sunday from 9-12. Please call 510-1682 or email with questions
Blessings on the meal,
Stacy and John

1 comment:

  1. hi broadturn farm family --

    it's lara belle -- yoga teacher/used to be organic farmer/permaculture enthusiast.

    so...even though i'm not an active csa member i've added your blog to my toolbar and occasionally take a peek.

    i just wanted you to know i thoroughly enjoy not only your updates BUT your writing + beautiful photography. it's inspiring and i wanted you to know that someone in cyber-space is actually absorbing your thoughts, ideas, and images.