Archive for October 26th, 2014

Quick Post–CSA Finale

Thursday was the last Pick Up for the 2014 season & Friday was our final Deliveries to those in Thermopolis and along the North Route–Thank you to each and every one of you that hung with us for the whole season–  We felt good about the year and the fresh food we were able to supply you.  We reached our goal of 16 weeks!  (The weather co-operated–Thank you God!)

Please take a moment and send me an email with feedback on the 2014 Season–what you liked, what you’d like to see for next year, how it compared to the past two years for those that have been on this adventure since the beginning–

This last week in October we will be harvesting the potatoes and carrots for the ADD4Weeks option and surplus sales.  

Thanks, The Farmer’s Wife



One more week until Halloween–That time of year that we love to carve Jack-O-Lanterns with a small child…or even a LARGE one!

Lloyd Craft Farms pumpkins are sold at Reese’s & Ray’s IGA.  Also the funky and new ornamental pumpkins called Knucklehead with WARTS and all!

$3.99 per pumpkin, no matter size!  Knuckleheads are $4.99

Also for sale are all the Winter Squash that you love, price $1.49/#–Delicata, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard, Kabocha, Buttercup, and Hubbard 


*Tasty source of complex carbohydrate (natural sugar and starch)

and fiber. Fiber, which was once called roughage, absorbs water and becomes bulky

in the stomach. It works throughout the intestinal track, cleaning and moving waste

quickly out of the body. Research suggests that this soluble fiber plays an important

role in reducing the incidence of colon cancer.

*Source of potassium, niacin, iron and beta carotene. As a general

rule, the deeper the orange color, the higher the beta carotene content. Beta carotene

is converted to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A being essential for healthy skin,

vision, bone development and maintenance as well as many other functions.

Winter Squash, including Pumpkins, can be cooked and froze for use in soups and as ‘mashed potatoes’ throughout the winter months.  The Hubbards and Kabocha are excellent storage pumpkins for ‘fresh’ use.  Other varieties are Acorn, Delicata, and Buttercup.  the small orange and cream colored squash are sweet pumpkins–cute ornamentals but a great meal:  top and scoop out seeds, bake in oven at 350 degrees until tender.  You can add maple syrup, honey, brown sugar to the cavity during the baking process to enhance the sweet taste.

The Farmer’s Wife