YOUR WEEKLY CSA GUIDE
Forkful: August - Week 10
The first of several cells that came through our area Saturday
It's Week 10 and we're halfway through the farm share program, can you believe it? It's been an amazing ride with all of you so far and we're looking forward to the next 10 weeks!
Sunday we spent the day picking up the pieces after Saturday's severe weather. My grandfather always said, “In farming you are at the mercy of Mother Nature...” and this past weekend he was so right. We received crop damage related to wind and hail, the farmstand was a complete disaster area, and even our greenhouse projects were affected. A half dozen or so cells lined-up perfectly with our address and the rest was history. Farming friends of mine lost their entire crop and I can't even imagine what the damage was like across the river.
When we all started this journey together this is the risk vs reward I was talking about. All it takes sometimes is one major weather event to ruin several months of really hard work. Luckily we were spared, but the possibility is there and it's REAL.
On a positive note specialty tomatoes are starting to trickle in and they are sooo sweet! Cayenne, Lunchbox and Sweet Chocolate Peppers are maturing and our fall/winter crop is showing fruit. We are beginning to clean and prep the spring fields for fall plantings and letting others rest for the season. Our second batch of garlic has finished curing and we'll be clipping it this week.
See you Tuesday and Friday!
Owner Harrison Bardwell
WHAT TO USE FIRST
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE & ADD-ONS
Slicing tomatoes will be only $1.00 each Tuesday and Friday this week as a CSA Member Exclusive!
Woodstar Honey Oat Bread
Last week we sampled Woodstar's Honey Oat Bread and sold out early Tuesday. We have doubled our order this week and more will be available on the CSA VAP Preorder page for those of you who want to pickup a loaf or two :)
LETS GET COOKING
August 20th and 23rd, from 3pm to 6pm, during CSA pickup, we will be sampling all 10 varieties of our tomatoes, including heirlooms!
There will be a special table setup with each variety complimented with Mother's Pickles and Woodstar Breads to cleanse your palette in between, we'll even provide the salt and pepper :)
Here's what we'll be sampling...
8 THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST WEEK
7 DAY SUPPORT
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions, need assistance or want to provide constructive criticism. Also, when the program starts, don’t be afraid to talk with your Bardwell Farm Representative in-person during a pick-up day. You can always contact us by using the links below.
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