Wednesday, December 4, 2013

CSA Wednesday and a Farm Visit

It's Wednesday and that means another excellent box of goodies from Fish Hawk Acres! I packed up the kids and we ventured to Rock Cave to visit Dale and the gang and also get a glimpse of how exactly they give us vegetables three weeks before Christmas and throughout the winter.
This week's box included red potatoes, salad greens, Swiss chard, Asian greens, onions, garlic, and granola. The salad greens are so scrumptious right now that Kole had two full bowls at dinner!
High tunnels are what allow Patti and Lupe to grow greens and other cold hardy vegetables through the winter. Kole is in the first picture to give an idea just how big the tunnels are. It was so exciting to see fresh greens poking out of the dirt.
Patti uses succession planting, meaning she will plant greens a few weeks apart so there is a continuous harvest. They are harvesting some green onions now and she showed me where the next planting is starting to poke through the ground.
The greens are harvested and the root vegetables that were harvested this fall are taken out of cold storage to be packed in boxes and delivered for the weekly CSA. Sometimes other goodies are added in, like this week's granola.
I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to eating supermarket produce through the winter. Eating locally and seasonally brings a certain rhythm and we love the dance. 

No comments:

Post a Comment