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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Last Chance for Powisset Farm Veggies!

This week we had our first snowfall at Powisset Farm.  The snow covered all the tree limbs surrounding the fields, covered all the branches of kale still hanging on in the cold pre-winter days, covered every inch of the farm road leading from the barn to the greenhouse and covered all the reemay that had been protecting the last rows of spinach that would now be impossible to harvest.  Winter at Powisset has arrived, but all is not quiet yet as we gathered our energy and our bins of veggies from coolers and began preparing for this Saturday's final winter share pick up! 

This morning, the crew grabbed bins of carrots, beets, celeriac, onions and more, to set to work pre-bagging our produce for the pick up this weekend.  Volunteers and past crew members joined Tessa and I in the greenhouse for a morning of sorting and weighing and bagging and laughing, reminiscing about the day we picked those carrots, or remembering how weedy it was when we harvested those onions, or how that heat wave nearly knocked us out when we pulled all those beautiful garlic bulbs from the fields in July. 

Today we'll clean and sort our glorious dry beans and bag them for the shares, our plan of adding proteins to our CSA, finally being put into action.  While we sort, we'll enjoy the last few days of field work with each other, before we re-focus on next year's plans, or spend days spreading compost solo on tractors.

We hope that you will all come out to the barn for our final distribution and farm stand, whether to pick up your share, or take home a bag of Powisset potatoes for the winter, or just to take a walk in the snow-covered fields.

Thanks for a wonderful year of being part of our Powisset Farm Family!

See you at the barn! (hot drinks welcomed...)

Meryl & the Powisset Farm Crew

What's in the share:
Dry beans, beets, celeriac, diakon radish, green cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, parsnips, potatoes, winter squash, carrots, watermelon radish, turnips & rutabega.

At the Stand:
(all of the above) and...shallots, sweet potatoes, hot peppers, popcorn, jam, honey, pork, cheese, beef, t-shirts, cards!

cheers to another awesome year!

 Holiday Pottery Sale on Saturday!

In celebration of the holiday season and the last veggie distribution of 2013, potters Lisa and Sue will be joining us in the barn from 10 am to 3 pm. Stop by to say hello and shop their beautiful pieces. 

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