More cider and veggies, and other news

Hello CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,
We made cider yesterday, the last of this year, so we have fresh cider available.  We also have apples,leeks, chard, kale, collards, lettuce mix, arugula, cabbage, onions and winter squash available, as well as chicken.

cider        $5/half gal
apples        $1.50/#
kale            $3./bu
collards        $3./bu
lettuce mix    $3.00/bu
arugula        $3.00/bu
onions        $2/#
cabbage    $1.50/#
chicken        $3.75/#

Let us know if you would like to stop by to pick up any of these fall veggies.  We take our  last batch of meatbirds to the butcher next Monday, so we will have a good supply of frozen chicken for the winter.  So, just let us know when you are ready to re-supply your freezer.

We want to thank all of you for being part of our CSA this season!  It was a good year and we enjoyed growing yummy organic veggies, fruit, eggs and chicken for you.  We look forward to next season and hope you will all join us again.  Please let us know how we can improve, any special veggies you would like us to include – any ideas that can help us serve you better.  We want to thank our apprentices, Shoshanna, Chris, and Dave, for all the hard work they put in!!  We can’t do it without them!!  Dave is going to be with us until December and is building a wood-fired bread oven.  Maybe next season we can offer wonderful breads baked in it!!

Many of you know Khimba, who has lived and worked here for five seasons.  She has moved and will be very missed from the farm.  We thank her for all of her help over the years and look forward to her friendship for many more.  We wish her happiness in her new home in Mariaville.

We hope to see you soon!

Thank you,

Final pickup for 2008 – 10/8/08

Dear CSA and Friends of Shalom Orchard,

It is very hard to believe the season is ending!  Remember we will still have some veggies available after this week  as they are still growing!  We always have chicken available throughout the winter – just call ahead.  We have wonderful cider this this week, along with sunchokes (similar to potatoes, but nutty in flavor, and packed with vitamin C), and garlic.  So come out on Wednesday and stock up!

We have all enjoyed growing for you this year!!  Please let us know how we can improve our CSA.  Thank you for supporting local, organic agriculture!!

So here is the list for this week:

cider            $5/half gal
apples             $2/#
sunchokes        $2/#
garlic            $8/# (limit 1 # per member)
green peppers    $3./#
rutabagas        $1/each
beets            $2.25/#
winter squash    1.50/#
potatoes            $2/# (fingerlings $3/#)
summer squash    $2.00/#
carrots            $2.00/bu
tomatoes        $3/#
sungold cherry tomatoes    $3.00/pt
leeks            $2.50/bu
broccoli            $3/#
parsley            $1.5/bu
dill                $2/bu
fennel            $2/bulb
chard            $2.50/bag
onions            $2/#
green and red cabbage    $1.50/#
Blueberry syrup    $8/10oz bottle (our fruit and all organic ingredients)
Peach Preserves    $7/12oz jar (our peaches, low sugar, all organic ingredients)
Cider syrup        $10/10oz bottle (ask to taste this – unbelievable!)
pickle relish        $5.00
frozen pesto        $1.50/oz
eggs            $3.50/doz
chicken            $3.75/#
sunflowers        $.50/stem (if the rain left us any)

We will look forward to your reply and to seeing you between 3-5:30 on Wednesday.

Thank you,