By now you all should have your final share–except for those that were on vacation in Tennesse and Arizona or too far away for us to deliver…We spent Monday making deliveries to assure that everyone had their final allotment.

We hope you all were pleased with the season and though we couldn’t squeeze 16 weeks out this year, we hope the abundance was sufficient–Thank you Lord and thank you GARDEN. It was a hard year with the problems in the spring–rain, rain, flea beetles, instant hot–and the carrots were later than usual and we missed the kohlrabi and bok choi. BUT, we had celery and sweet potatoes…snack peppers and grape tomatoes–what a treat! AND cantaloupe for 6 WEEKS!! Wahoo–! The fall hit us hard and fast and now we struggle to get the yellow beans harvested and the beets dug…but this is a farmer’s life. 🙂

A note on the final share–this was predominantly your onions, root crops, and squashes. Of course, we had fresh turnips, a bag of Mulligan Stew for each member, and the very last of the hot peppers–which were picked after the first rain and before the first freeze. (Use them quickly–)

There was little difference in this share between the MINI and the HALF except for the amount of potatoes. We were short on carrots for the year and so gave everyone a pound and the balance split among the ADD4Weekers. We had one more planting of carrots that are still in the ground, but unlikely to make it now…along with the beets. 🙁 We had hoped to include spinach and lettuce, but the rain yellowed the spinach and there was not enough lettuce to go around.

We felt that even though the year was shorter, we still fulfilled the produce promise–no one was short on veggies for the year! The classes Brenda taught gave you ways to deal with the veggies and use your excess, or plan ahead for the off-season. The Fruit Share rounded out the diet to fresh fruits and veggies for 30 people– The Meat Share gave you an alternative of fresh, organically raised pork, beef, lamb, and chicken…still have lamb and pork left–I think 8 packages…let me know if you are interested: Breakfast pork, Grill pork package, and Lamb…$68 for pork/$85 for lamb…And we rounded out the offerings with farm, fresh eggs–greater supply once I could purchase 36 dozen to supplement Heron’s Girls!

We are done AND we are pleased! Let me know if you are too! THANKS for a great year!–The Farmer’s Wife

PS–We will repeat the Kombucha class in November and have a special speaker coming to tell us about FERMENTATION on the 11th or 12th…watch for more information.

PSS–We have the broccoli for those that ordered it–I’ll be contacting you by email. Picked the last of it on Monday–

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Brenda on October 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Yes, indeed it was a great year for the garden and us! Thank you Lloyd and Terri, and family and workers for all you did so we could get those fresh veggies. We so appreciated everything you do for us, and will all winter as we snack, munch and eat our wonderful veggies!
    Brenda and Huston

  2. Posted by Tammy on October 16, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    You guys are amazing! I don’t know how you do it!

    We love you all!



  3. Posted by cheryle angelo on October 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Terri I hope you can now start getting some rest! Sam and I think it was amazing. Such a great variety of veggies that we would have never tried to grow. We feel we definitely got our money’s worth plus. Again, thanks so much for all your hard work. We will definitely be back next year.