Archive for July 21st, 2019

Riverton, Lander…Important information on The Special Box Program–

We are gearing up to bring you into the fold this coming week!  Thanks for your patience…I will need to ask for a little more patience for half of the Leap-Frogger’s.  

I tried my darn-dist (I think that’s a word?) to get everyone in this first trip on our South Route (Thermopolis, Riverton, and Lander)…but I could only ‘milk’ so much out of the garden this week…it is still in early production and we are waiting and must ask half the Leap-Frogger’s to wait with us…So here is the plan:

The Weekly’s will have a Special Box every week for 13 weeks starting July 24th and ending October 16th.  Half of the Leap-Frogger’s will start this week, and half next, the last day of July.  Leap-Frogger’s have 7 Boxes from their start date, end dates will be October 16th or October 23rd. Sunday (after we harvest and before our Sunday Farmhouse Gathering) I will send each of you a personal text with your Group Number and start date.  (Once this information is confirmed, I’ll be able to update the schedule on the Pick Up and Delivery Page under the CSA tab.  That way you can check the schedule for your Group at any time.) 

IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

Drop day is Wednesday.  We plan to leave Worland at 10:30, arriving in Riverton around noon.  First drop is Graham’s Gluten Free on main street, second drop is Lander Bake Shop, and then we will head to Fort WashakieWe only stay long enough to unload and then move to the next point.  You will have several hours to pick up your Special Box.  (Graham’s Gluten Free closes at 5:30, and Lander Bake Shop closes at 5:00–)  Special Boxes will be located toward the front of each business, under an insulated quilt. Look for a clipboard, and sign next to your name on the check list so we know you have your Box…names are not on the Special Boxes, businesses are not responsible for the Special Boxes.  

Transportation Vehicle:  Either the refrigerated truck or the Subaru. Weather conditions and economics are a consideration.  The car costs less to operate than the truck, and handles better in late fall conditions.  At this point we have 26 to 31 Boxes each week.  Special Boxes are refrigerated overnight and are covered with insulated quilts that are kept in the freezer if not transported in the refrigerated truck.  Produce should travel well under these conditions.

Forgotten Boxes:  We are making arrangements to donate forgotten boxes.  Your Box is super excited to be in your home, so set your alarms for every Wednesday to retrieve your garden goodies and enjoy them!  As they are paid ahead, it becomes a gift to your community.  If you know you are going to be out of town, let us know, and we will make adjustments to the schedule.  We need to know at least by Monday before the Wednesday delivery.  My text number is 307-431-1219–put that in your phone.)

 

The garden is lighter at the start and explodes around the fourth week with peppers, tomatoes, onions, and then corn, carrots, melons.  Boxes will be light but then become jam packed!  We plant enough variety that the garden continues past the first frost and into the later fall.  Some of the fall crops are potatoes, onions, cauliflower, broccoli, January King cabbages and Brussels sprouts, winter squash, carrots, Daikon’s, kohlrabi, sunchokes, and pumpkins.  We are so excited to bring the garden to your community!  Help us make this a success–Thanks for supporting local and fresh!  

 

The Farmer’s Wife

Worland CSA Pick Up a success…Thanks D12, D1, and DM1’s…

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Thanks to all the great folks that visited The Farm Thursday!   We were ready for you and Spokane Produce (and Fresh Foods Wyoming) even co-operated by getting the fruit, Mycopia Gourmet Mushrooms, and Ginger and Turmeric roots to us on time.  Kris with Diamond S Delights brought wonderfully flavored Cheese Curds–Thanks, Kris!  The garden is a little sluggish yet, Wednesday we got 9 Zucchini, but low and behold, 120 Thursday morning!!  Hallelujah!  The Shares for this first week were Greybull Valley Lettuces, 2 Summer Squash each, 1/2# succulent Broccolini Galion X, bundle of Dinosaur Kale AKA Lacinato Kale, a bundle of Red Radishes, straight and tender Hakurei Salad Turnip with tops, and a bag of Garlic Scapes and fresh Basil.  (Scapes from FarmTable West in Cody!)  

We will see the Weekly members again next Thursday, July 25th, and the second half of Leap-Frog’s and Monthly’s!  Shares will have the lettuce for one more week and then it can be purchased in The Store.  Lots of summer squash–we have 5 varieties, including Pantheon which is supposed to be ideal for fried squash blossoms…we’ll have to figure out how to make that available through The Store for those with an adventurous spirit!  We are hoping to have some Antohi peppers or maybe Snack Peppers…and cucumbers should be appearing on the scene soon!

This week for The Store we’ll have more Summer Squash, Broccolini and maybe some small early Broccoli heads, Kale, and SNAP PEAS!  (Not enough for the Shares–so into The Store they go!). Asian Eggplant, for all you Eggplant lovers…the Asian is one of my favorites because it cooks without being peeled!  The ORG Washington Dark Sweet Cherries were super and I’ve got another case of them coming, as well as large Hass Avocados, ORG Bananas, Grapefruits and ORG Lemons and ORG Limes, Champagne Mangoes for $1.25 each, more Pineapples, ORG Pink Lady Apples, and Mycopia Trio Gourmet Mushrooms.  I’ll have more of the ORG Garnet Yams, ORG Turmeric and ORG Ginger Root–Come shop The Store!  Any member can shop any THURSDAY!–

Hold tight as the garden gets ready to treat us with new delights each week!  Help me out by commenting on this post–it’s a way I can check to see if our communication network is intact!  COMMENT, please—  The Farmer’s Wife