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Monday, November 17, 2014

Optimum Veggie Storage

So you just got home with 40+ lbs of winter squash, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes and a few other surprises.  How do you keep all this bounty fresh for as long as possible? Here is a link to a very useful table on just such a subject.  The most important figures to pay attention to are temperature and humidity.  Enjoy and happy holidays!

Thanksgiving Share Pickup Today!

Today is the Thanksgiving share pickup from 2pm-6pm.  If you ordered  winter vegetable shares, pies, or cranberries don’t forget to come and pick them up today.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Final count down! (Last week of pickups)

It is with mixed feelings that we enter the last week of the CSA share distribution.  Although we are very much looking forward to a good long hibernation to recharge our batteries, we are also very sad to be parting ways with so many great friends.  To our CSA membership, to our volunteers and to our crew, thank you so much for all that you have brought to and brought out at Appleton Farms this year.  We hope to hear from you and see many of you over the winter.  We hope that you will join us again in the spring. 

The big news for this week came in last night.  A lovely wintery mix to send us off this season!  Of all the mixes “wintery” is my least favorite.  We covered many of our sensitive crops with frost clothe but with wind and wet snow we can’t be certain how everything faired until the snow melts off.  Make sure to thank your shareroom farmer this week because washing vegetables in this weather is brutally uncomfortable.

A few Thanksgiving shares are still available.  Although it is tough to say exactly when we will sell out it is a safe bet that it will be before the end of the week.  The Thanksgiving share pickup will be held on Monday November 17th this year from 2pm until 6pm.  Instructions on how to best store your winter vegetables will be included with your pickup.

You may have noticed our leaflet about renewals in the share room last week.  It is true; Appleton Farms CSA is finally joining the 21st century and going for paperless online signups.  Since we will be emailing you further details about the signup process it is very important that you provide us with your current preferred email address.  You can do this at the CSA check in desk this week.  Please print as clearly as possible.  Thanks for your assistance and understanding during this transition.      

What’s in the share: Greens*, kale, collards, turnips, beets, kohlrabi, bok choi *, celelry*, fennel, celeriac, carrots, winter squash, radishes, leeks, garlic, potatoes
What’s new: Parsnips, sweet potatoes, Romanesco cauliflower*
*Availability depending upon cold tolerance