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winter 2010 CSA

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We joined a winter CSA! Our current CSA Farm is one of the main suppliers for this winter CSA but there are other farms participating as well! we are splitting this share with our friends Gordon & Amanda.

it’s called the Shared Harvest CSA . from the website – Shared Harvest CSA is a multiple farm Winter CSA that connects local, small-scale family farmers with people who wish to eat well while supporting local farms. In 2010 our primary vegetable growers are Picadilly Farm and Riverland Farm, both are certified organic. Busa Farm and Brookwood Community Farm are joining Shared Harvest this year, each growing a small number of leafy greens. Cider Hill Farm grows our apples (IPM) and Charley Baer provides our dried beans (IPM). Produce for Shared Harvest CSA is grown within 100 miles of where you will pick it up.

we chose the Lexington Three Month CSA, $240
Saturdays, Oct 23, Nov 13, Dec 11
10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Busa Farm, 52 Lowell St, Lexington, MA

from the website – Plans for the winter share include apples, beets, broccoli, bok choy, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (napa and green varieties), carrots, celery, celeriac, cilantro, collard greens, dried beans, escarole, fennel, garlic, hakurei turnips, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, leeks, onions, purple top turnips, parsley, parsnips, pie pumpkins, potatoes, popcorn, sweet potatoes, radishes, radicchio, rutabaga, spinach, turnips, winter radishes and winter squash. You can read about what was in past Shared Harvest shares by looking through the blog archives for the months of October, November and December. Here’s a link to the October 2009 share to get you started. The 2010 share will be similar, with a few adjustments that reflect shareholder feedback. In 2009, the monthly shares weighed, on average, 43 pounds. If your goal is to completely eat all the food in each distribution within a month, that’s about 10 pounds of produce per week. Much of the produce stores well – winter squash, potatoes, onions, shallots, carrots, parsnips, celeriac, beets can last months if stored at the right temperature and humidity.

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