This week is Kimmy’s last week with us and it’s hard to believe six months have gone so quickly! At the end of the week, Kim will be returning to Ottawa to work and save money during the winter months. After that, she’s hopefully off to Hawaii! Thanks for all your hard work Kimmy and best wishes on your future travels!
While I still have an extra pair of helping hands, Kim and I have spent time the last week moving our caterpillar tunnels. One tunnel is now in place and ready to go for tomato and pepper transplants next summer. The other caterpillar is covering some greens, lettuce, and carrots that we hope to harvest for ourselves over the winter months. After years of growing our own food, we just can’t stomach the lettuce from the grocery store in the winter months, so we try to grow as much as we can for our own use.
Since this is our second-last week in the CSA season, it is the perfect time to gather feedback from our share members. Please complete this online survey to help us with our crop and business planning for next season. The survey is very short and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. Using the results of the survey, I make decisions regarding which crops to grow and in what quantities, as well as any administrative improvements we could make to our CSA program. Thank you in advance for your responses.
Weekly Share Contents:
Arugula OR Savoy Cabbage
A new addition to shares this week are parsnips. An often unloved vegetable, I think parsnips can be adaptable and delicious! Our favourite ways to eat parsnips are: cooked and mashed with mashed potatoes, chopped into oven fries, or made into parsnip soup. For some more ideas, try this link out.