The 2012 Winter Stock-Up Share is here!

Stock up for the winter with this one time end-of-season yummieness from the fields of Starbrite farm. It will be here at the drop off spot for pick-up next Wednesday (21 NOV 12, the day before Thanksgiving). Cost: $60 – which is an amazing deal — read after the jump below in John’s own words the details on the size of the share and what veggies are in it.  Let Alyson or myself know ASAP if you are interested!

STARBRITE FARM END OF SEASON “STOCK UP”

For those groups who have enrolled for a 24 week season we will be offering one additional share to be delivered during the week of November 25th.  This will be a “stock up” share and will include various vegetables that store well, so that you will be able to enjoy produce from the farm well into the winter months. The total weight of this share will be between 35 and 40 lbs. Approximately a third of the share will be an assortment of butternut, acorn, buttercup (kabocha), delicata, and sweet dumpling squash. The share will also include an assortment of root vegetables such as carrots, beets, parsnips, turnips, and radishes. I expect that the root crops will comprise about 10 lbs. of the share. We had a great potato harvest this season but the onion crop has not kept well.  I have made arrangements to buy some organic onions from a farm in NY State. There will be about 15 lbs. of potatoes and onions in the share. Also included will be cabbage, and whatever greens we still have in the field at this time, such as arugula or other mustards, and spinach. It is possible that there will be broccoli, cauliflower, or Brussels sprouts, but I cannot guarantee their availability at this time. The cost of this final share will be $60, which is an excellent value, equivalent to a wholesale price for the produce included.

            The potatoes, onions and squash can be stored in a cool dry place such as an attached garage or enclosed porch, where they will not freeze. The root vegetables and cabbage will best be stored in your refrigerator. I know that this final share will not work for everyone, but I hope that many of you will be able to participate. Doing so will help me to make use of the produce that we have in storage, as well as utilize what remains in the fields, and to finish the season with a small amount of profit. As always, I thank you for your support and patronage.

Farmer John

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4 responses to “The 2012 Winter Stock-Up Share is here!

  1. Sembene McFarland

    Do you have to be a regular CSA member? I’m definitely interested. Please advise.

    Sembene

  2. Hey Evelyn, would like to confirm that i would like to order the winter stock up share and will bring payment on wednesday.

    Best! Mark

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