BRRRRRR….snow and cold!

Soup weather!  Celery, onion, fresh garlic, and salt and pepper make a good stock–they also make the house feel warm and smell good!

We have celery and onion at Bee Healthy–they close at 3:00 Saturday but back open at 10:00 on Monday.  We have Janet’s produce cooler filled to the top!  Here’s a listing of the items, all organically raised and harvested fresh:

Deadon, Kaitlin Green, and Red cabbages–great in soups, Kaitlin is our sauerkraut and cabbage burger cabbage, and consider adding the red with the green for added nutrition and color! ….$.50-$.75/#

Onions this week are Yellow Candy and Red Zeppelin, both sweet.  Partially dried so the price is a little less than fresh onions…$1.00/#

Broccoli Crowns and Brussels Sprouts–FRESH and full of flavor.  (as organically raised the broccoli may have a few green worms that are easily eliminated…sorry, I know that is gross for some.  Consider it a reassurance that we have not used chemicals!)…$2.00 and $4.50

Celery–$1.50 each…FRESH and full of flavor–no rivals in the stores!

Fresh Lettuce–Red Leaf, Green Oakleaf, and Red Butterhead….$1.75 each

Bell Pepper Trios–Red, Orange, and Greenish……………$3.25

Hot Pepper Bags–great for soups and for a light touch on most dishes…$1.50

Heirloom Tomatoes–got them before the freeze!…………….$1.25 and $1.50

Root Crops–Turnips, Daikon Radishes, Carrot Mix…..$1.00-$1.50

Kohlrabi– German Turnips, nutrient dense and sweet……………….$.75 each

Lots of Winter Squash, full of beta-carotene, a good addition for the winter months………….$1.00/#

Next week, Organically grown potatoes (including Fingerlings), French Pumpkins, Blue Hubbards, and Celeriac!

Produce will be at Bee Healthy through Wednesday!  Support Local and Fresh-

The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

CSA Comes to a Close…

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It happens every year:  The CSA comes to a close.  This week was the end for 60 members, and next week will be the end for 36 members.  Last week we said ‘good bye’ to 24 members.  I hope it has been a wonderful experience for EVERYONE–lots of good vegetables with lots of variety.  I hope EVERYONE has experienced the beauty of FRESH produce–the heightened taste, nutrition, and its ability to last longer than what we get through conventional means.  I hope EVERYONE has taken advantage of recipes on the internet and those we’ve posted on http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com.   And rest assured, once we have a little down time we will be at it again for 2019!

What now?  We will be stocking our vegetables at Bee Healthy for Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday.  After we finish the CSA next week, with the start of the last week in October, we will stock Friday through Wednesday.  This runs up to Christmas.  The Buyer’s Group starts up in January.  If you are looking for something specific (cabbage or pie pumpkins, for example) send me a text and I will be sure to send those specific items to Bee Healthy.

What is the Buyer’s Group?  With most of our stored vegetables coming to an end, but still a need for organically raised veggies through the winter into the spring, we hold Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome every Thursday in the back room at Bee Healthy!  Produce is as fresh as possible in the middle of the winter, and sales last all day Thursday–10:00 to 5:30.  40 folks commit to a Special Box of veggies two times a month (Buyer’s Group Members), and we provide those Special Boxes and Extra’s for the members of the Buyer’s Group AND each and every Walk-in.  Buyer’s Group is not closed to members only– the core of members cover the minimum cost with Spokane Produce so we can provide the program for the community at-large (Walk-in’s).

Sign up ‘to follow’ us at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com so you will know when to sign-up in December for the Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome.  In the meantime, shop and support Bee Healthy.  In fact, shop Bee Healthy all year round–Janet has been a key player in supporting our garden and values Fresh and Local!  

The Farmer’s Wife

A Big THANKS!

Thank you soooo much to Misty and Mindy who came Saturday and tirelessly worked in getting the last of the winter squash out of the garden and stored in the cooler and shelter pallet bins. Winter squash is all now in! It is such a great feeling when members volunteer time to help!! Much appreciated–

Veggies at Bee Healthy—

We have dropped veggies at The Bee! A good cross section. Looking for something specific that you don’t see there? Give me a call/text at 431-1219–

Check it out–they close at 3:00 on Saturday–Open again Monday at 10:00-

The Farmer’s Wife

Fall has Fallen! But Fresh is still ALIVE–

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Fall has fallen and will hit reality next week when the temperature plummets to below freezing for multiple nights in a row.  We are plugging away getting things stored up so we can continue to provide for our community, both the CSA community of members, and our larger community in the Big Horn Basin.  

Remember:  We stock veggies at Bee Healthy for Saturday sales.  The car is headed that direction RIGHT now loaded with the last of the cucumbers and Green/Red Bell peppers, 4 Extazy Watermelons (still sweet and firm), a new harvest of Brussels Sprouts stalks, and much, much more.  The Bee opens at 8:00 for your shopping convenient, and closes at 3:00 P.M. Saturday.

Stay tuned for the Fall Fridays which start up in November and run to mid-December, and then the Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome that starts in January and carries us through the spring until our garden is ready in July.

This Thursday was the last Share for 24 of our CSA Members…The very very last Share is October 18th.  (If you’d like to add a share, send me a text 431-1219–you can pay your $25 at Pick Up.)  Though the weather is changing we still have plenty of good veggies:  Brussels sprouts, fresh cabbage, high tunnel Lettuces, Broccolini (Galion X), onions of all stripes and colors, celery and celeriac, and the last of the Bell Peppers (both Islander and Green/Red Bells) and some Shishito peppers.  The root crops will be coming out soon, and the potatoes as well.  The Shelter is filling up with crates of Winter Squash to sell throughout the winter–this week we sent a 400# bin to Bozeman, Montana.  How much fun is that?  LOADS!!

Button up, and stay warm!  Get ready for an amazing winter with lots of snow and cold…which prepares us and the earth for the advent of Spring!  Can’t wait…but I will-  The Farmer’s Wife

Thursday, October 4th Pick Up

The wind is a-whistling, heralding in the cooler days of Fall…and maybe an early Winter. And so the garden comes to a close, but not before a panicked rush to ‘bring it all in’!

October 4th is the 13th week of the CSA, and for many the last share. With that in mind, we will have a small pumpkin this week for each member, with the exception of Group B Leap-Frog’s which will get theirs next week.

Bring a couple of bags or a big box–shares are massive!

Celery, Brussels Sprouts stalk, Deadon Cabbage, French Fingerling Potatoes, 2 green/red Peppers, small cucumber, onion, broccoli sides, and your choice of winter squash!

The Store will have our own fresh picked lettuce from the high tunnel (YUM!), Turnips, red beets, cheddar cauliflower bags, and the usuals. We have the last of our Dragon’s Tongue Beans, and I ordered in some Taylor Farms pre-washed and bagged Green Beans.

See you 4:00 pm tomorrow! The Farmer’s Wife.

NO SATURDAY MARKET AT BEE HEALTHY THIS WEEK–

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Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but with the freezing weather approaching this weekend we are canceling Saturday Market at Bee Healthy for this weekend.  We will be back next Saturday, at 10:00 a.m., for possibly a Grand Finale with melons in abundance…and most of our other great produce!

Bee Healthy will open at its regular time of 10:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m. for Saturday– Stay warm and get buckled in for the winter weather that will be here!

 

The Farmer’s Wife–