We Made It!!!!!!
Well we made it to the end of the season despite quite an awful year. The uncooperative weather was the culprit with massive crop losses. As you know we supplement with produce from other farmers as we feel that "failure is not an option" in that we want to deliver each & every week a fair amount of produce. The other farmers in our area also were in the same boat with crop losses and the variety that we usually deliver was not available this year from our farm or other farms as well. Being our 11th year you can probably surmise our disappointment with the season especially if you have been reading the newsletters each week. We planned everything right and even had farm- help this year in the hopes of bumper crops. Between the weather & animal problems we had a disappointing & discouraging year. But that is what a CSA is all about, supporting the farm and sharing in the risk involved. During the course of the season we do often get e-mails or calls and always like feedback (positive or negative). It helps us try to improve for next year, but the only thing we can't control is the weather. Comments are always welcome, so feel free to drop us an e-mail or give a call with suggestions for next season.
We do thank you very much for your support over the season and hope that next year we will be back to normal.
From the Fields: A group of CSA members & some friends braved the cool weather on Sunday and helped us plant garlic. We had at least a dry day, but it was VERY windy. We gathered around the picnic area to pop the garlic (about 10 different varieties) and this just took perhaps 1 ½ hours. This task alone would have taken Farmer Rich 3 days. Then we started planting in a field prepared about 2 weeks ago. It was alittle wet, but plantable. The happy garlic planters then broke for lunch and Sometime Farmer Sue had cooked up a storm on the campfire. We had fresh linguini with pesto, a warm lasagna, squash quiche, squash & carrot pie, garlic bread, roasted garlic, fresh picked salad, hotdogs and more! After lunch we resume planting an all toll planted about 5600 cloves of garlic. This would have taken Farmer Rich weeks to do, but with help popping & planting we were done in just a few hours. Thanks to all who helped!!!!! We couldn't have done it without you.
Annual End of Season PotluckNov 11th -
Creature of the Week:
Batman visits the Farm
He also left a note: "Thanks for the use of your facilities. It's a long ride to
Pick of the Week: Click on the link below (or on the right) for your drop-off location. This time of year the deliveries will be the same in pounds & variety but may include different items at each location.
- Hoboken Midtown Drop -Off
- Hoboken West Drop-Off
- Jersey City Hamilton Park Drop-Off
- Ramsey Drop-off
- Vernon Valley Drop-Off
- On-Farm Pick-Up