I cannot believe we are winding down. It feels like yesterday I was out there asking all of you to join us for this season and now here we are at the tail end of it. As a grower, I’ve learned a great deal and so has the rest of our team here. We are already planning for 2013, and we will work hard to make sure that we maintain the level of taste and quality you’ve come to expect from us while attempting new varieties of vegetables and fruits too. For example, we should have some asparagus to share as well as strawberries to enliven the spring. Throughout the summer, we plan to pay closer attention to breaking out our successions of tomatoes. While we continue trying to build our soil and fight pest pressure, we will probably grow less melons next year and more bean and pea varieties. We hope to be able to produce bags of frozen shelled peas as well.
Of course I have a list of things I want to improve upon or change altogether for next year. What’s far more interesting to me is what you think. This is your CSA. And as such, I hope you will choose to return as a member next year. It’s only going to get better. But we need your feedback to make it better. Soon, we’ll be e-mailing you a survey that I hope you’ll take the time to fill out. Also, if you’d prefer to call me, you have the green light: My cell is 478-718-7991.
Here’s what we have for you this week…
Meat CSA: (call us on Mondays for any additional a la carte orders: 229-641-2081 – web orders click here)
1x Chicken Wings (2.5lbs) – Free-range, pastured, heritage cross chicken wings. Our chickens are raised with no antibiotics or added hormones. Our chickens are also Step 5 rated by the Global Animal Partnership, which is the highest animal welfare rating.
1x Whole Chicken (large)
2x Grass Fed Tenderloin filets – Derived from the most tender muscle of the beef carcass, these steaks are the master of all steaks. Savor them for the evenings that really count. They lend themselves well to grilling, broiling and pan frying.
Pasture Raised Eggs:
12 beautiful brown eggs from our own lovely ladies that range freely on certified organic pasture. The eggs are washed, candled and graded fresh for you each week.
(Want another dozen – or are you not on the Egg CSA, Call to order this week and we’ll bring them to you : 229-641-2081)
**Also, please tell your friends and family who live near Atlanta that our eggs are now available in all 8 Atlanta Whole Foods Markets. We rely on word of mouth so much and as CSA members, you know our story best. Thanks again to all of you who help spread the word each week.
Certified Organic Vegetables:
Carrots OR Hakurei Turnips – An early Fall assortment of carrots or the fan favorite salad turnips – both great in salads.
Winterbor Kale OR Flash Collards – Green goodness, so healthy and delicious!
Eggplant OR Okra – So thankful we’re growing this far south so we have these to share in November.
Salad Mix – Beautiful mix of Reds and Greens, all different tasty varieties mixed up just for you
Head Lettuce – Just in case you run out of salad mix, or you want a more robust leafy lettuce for your sandwiches. Here you go!
Braising Mix – Mizuna, Tat-soi, Red Mustard, and Arugula – already mixed and ready for the wok
Bok Choi – they keep coming, hope you’re enjoying them as much as we are!
Sweet Peppers – This is the time of year when the peppers shine, enjoy them before the frost claims them.
Hot Peppers – Still bringing the heat, just enough to make some spicy cornbread to pair will all those greens!
Sweet Potatoes – We posted a few recipes a couple of weeks ago that were well received. If you have a favorite, feel free to share.
Gourmet Herb –Your herb this week is either Sage or Parsley (Curled leaf or Flat Italian leaf)