It is here, the start of our 7-month journey of eating Central Oregon style! The next few months will be a tour through the miracle that farming in Central Oregon is. Each month you will get a crate of fresh greens and storage vegetables. All certified Organic. All nutrient dense. All full of the Central Oregon terroir. And, if you signed up for the meat CSA, you’ll receive a 10-lb bag of mixed meat each month. Our meat is pastured, chemical and GMO free, born and raised and processed right here. In terms of eating local, supporting your community, and filling yourself with delicious, nutritious food, it doesn’t get much better than your next 7 months.
We worked hard this past summer to grow so many storage vegetables we can hardly see straight! Potatoes, alliums, beets, celeriac, parsnips, carrots, winter squash, sweet potatoes. These were all planted in the early to mid summer, tended, weeded, witnessed, harvested, cleaned, and packed away for the winter by our farmers.
In late July we started our first succession of winter greens from seed and spent until last week growing additional successions and planting them in our hoops. It always feels so optimistic and wildly risky to start growing a vegetable called “Siberian Kale” that excels in cold winter temps in July. But this move allows us to have fresh greens all winter. We aim to include fresh greens with each CSA share. Sometimes the weather gets the best of us, but we almost always succeed.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday and can’t wait to watch you open your monthly vegetable share. It always feels a lot like Santa on CSA day. We love the joy that spreads across your faces at what our corner of Central Oregon can produce as the days gets shorter and colder.