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From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 01.28.15

Posted 1/28/2015 7:17pm by Jim Baughman.

Hello,

Has it been 14 weeks already? It was 14 weeks ago that we started our first Fall/Winter CSA. This week’s share will mark the end of the Fall/Winter CSA season. I can’t thank our members enough for participating this past season. As I always say it is you the members that keeps me going and growing each week. This past fall and winter have been one of the more difficult fall/winter growing seasons I have experienced to date. Mostly due to some poor timing on my part and the abnormal cold blast we had in November, followed by almost the whole month of December without a sunny day. Although we had a fair amount of storage crops like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash. We really struggled with the leafy greens and carrots this year. With the storage crops almost depleted we are only now starting to see some growth in the leafy greens.

I hope you have enjoyed being a part of our farm the past 3 months. Your membership is a big part of what I’ll call survivability through the winter months. Your membership has helped keep 2 local employees (Chip and Grant) working through the winter months at a time most farms would lay off any hired help. It has helped us to see that even through a tuff winter we can still provide good, fresh, wholesome, organic food to the local community. Thank you for being a part of our farm and supporting the local food movement. We will have details forthcoming soon on our Spring /Summer CSA.

We will begin signing up members at the end of February through March and April with the new season beginning in May. We are looking to expand our membership this year so if you have a friend or family member that may be interested make sure to let them know. This year we will be offering a referral bonus to our previous members. Details will be sent out soon. We are also looking for potential drop off sites for our share deliveries this summer. If you know of a place please email me at jim@freedomvalleyfarm.com

In your share this week you will receive German Gold Potatoes, Spinach (see this week’s recipe for Potato and Spinach Gratin), Butternut Squash (see this week’s recipe for an Easy Pan Roasted Winter Squash with Apple), Asian Green Mix, Arugula, and Mixed Lettuce.

Even though the CSA season has come to an end,Freedom Valley Farm will still have leafy greens and micro greens to offer at the Bloomington Winter Market each Sat morning thru March. The Winter Market is located at Harmony School in Bloomington. If you want greens come early we normally sell out by mid morning. Market hours are from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM each Saturday.

Stay Warm and Healthy,

Jim

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