Archive for October 20th, 2019

October 24th– Fall Soupfest– Lloyd Craft Farms– 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. EVERYONE WELCOME–

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As promised after the warm and filling garden meal last month, we are gearing up for the Fall SoupFest at The Farm (1049 Washakie Ten) on Thursday, October 24th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Liz will provide the crooning (music) inside The Shelter–She promises!! Cost is $8 per person, all you can eat!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC–

As the weather is unknown and unpredictable, we are moving stuff around to make space for seating INSIDE The Shelter…we will still have The Store from 4-6 p.m. and encourage folks to shop this last time until next SPRING! (Members 4:00-5:00 p.m. Open to the PUBLIC 5:00-7:30 p.m.)

I was asked last week and had told several folks the SoupFest was postponed until mid-November, but after getting a good night’s sleep (never make a snap decision when you are pooped), this Thursday’s the DAY!

  • Last Pick Up for the CSA (4:00-6:00 p.m.) and the Shares will be boxed to afford more space in The Shelter for Tables and Chairs.
  • Jans of NaM Sweet & Savory is on board with 3-4 varieties of Fall Soups…exploring a Borscht with red beets…hearty Vegetable…why not a Creamy Potato…something Italian (one of this Austrian’s favorite ethnic food groups)…ALL fresh and recently harvested from The Garden!
  • Again asking for a head-count (TEXT 431-1219 or respond to this post or email…help get the information out…invite your co-workers, friends, relatives, and those you would like to get to know better!


What a great way to end the SEASON!  Stay tuned for more veggies in January through our Buyer’s Group…if not signed to follow do it now by going there and entering your email address in the box to the right on the home page.  AS ALWAYS–The Farmer’s Wife says, “EAT YOUR VEGGIES!”

What to Expect in this Last Share…


This final week is the last of Group B and Group D…last meaning those that have Extended or are a Leap-Frog in the second group.  Wow!  What a great year in spite of the challenges of the weather…late, wet and cold spring…crazy fall with more weather extremes!  So, What to Expect?

Both Groups will have 5# Potatoes (either Huckleberry Gold or Red Norland), Deadon Cabbage (that beautiful January King winter savoy), Celeriac (commonly called Celery Root), Red Beets, Mokum Carrots (early orange Nantes), Highlander storage onions, Green Onions, small Butternut Winter Squash, and a PUMPKIN!  This will be the second pumpkin for those that got one last week.  🙂  (There is only one pumpkin for each Box sent this week…if you missed taking one last week, please don’t take two this week…)

Group B will have Shishito peppers and Tiren tomatoesif they are still holding from their September 29th harvest in one of those fall weather extremes.  Tiren tomatoes are a special paste tomato favored by chef’s for Italian sauces.  BTW– A member shared she used the Shishito’s in Mongolian Beef!  I know there are lots of uses other than roasted as an appetizer–check out recipes on the Internet–

Group D will have Snack Peppers (hmmmm….love them dipped in Ranch Dressing…we have Organic Litehouse Ranch for sale in The Store), and Daikon RadishesDaikon’s, too, have a lot more uses than fermented and pickled–check out recipes on the Internet–

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!  Trivial info–at the end of this last week we will have put together 1,562 Special Boxes/Shares!  That’s over a 16 week period– Pretty AMAZING–that’s a lot of fresh veggies into the warm homes of Wyomingites!  Eat your VEGGIES!!   The Farmer’s Wife