Wow, last CSA. No Way!
For the last 7 weeks we have been taking turns writing this email. All of our farmers, interns and staff, have taken a week and shared their Rainshadow with you all. I have learned so much–about soil, passion, nutrients, flowers. I hope you all enjoyed this little window into the broader Rainshadow.
I can’t believe that we are already to the end of our 18-week CSA. (Don’t worry, those who are on the 10-week or have signed up for the extension, we will still be sending you a weekly email.) It seems like just last week we were inundated with greens and eagerly awaiting those summer gems like melons, corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Now we are on the other end of the season and melons, corn, summer squash, and cucumbers have all faded out with those hot August days and nights and the cooler temp produce is catching back up. Things like cabbage, kale, green onions, and fennel are making stronger appearances.
Central Oregon can be finicky. We are grateful for a season with only a few bumps in the road and no major crop failures, weather casualties, or systemic crashes.
The beauty of a CSA, and especially ours, is that what you receive each week is like a gift from this specific place: your home, your terroir. Our produce and meats are unique to our corner of Lower Bridge and Holmes Rds. We pour our hearts into what we grow and truly feel that our vegetables and meats are a gift to you, our deserving and loyal members. Thank you for a fabulous summer! We can’t wait to share winter