In Your Box:
Delicata Winter Squash
Apologies for a late post for the last winter CSA update. The week got away from us! We hope you enjoy the last box of the winter share and look forward to providing winter CSA boxes to you next winter. All is proceeding wonderfully on the farm. The hoophouse plastic is up and Josh did a first pass on the tractor the other day. We will be planting it soon with greens. With all this beautiful weather, Josh was able to work the soil at our home farm to get ready for planting peas and fava beans. We are on our way this weekend to Breitenbush Hot Springs for a last family vacation before the season begins. Every February, a hundred or so organic farmers from the NW take over Breitenbush Hot Springs and spend time sharing tips, information and resources about organic farming. We are able to glean so much great information from other organic farmers not to mention get jazzed and inspired for the season coming up. It is truly one of the best farming conferences out there. All the farmers set the agenda and facilitate the sessions and soaking in warm water is nice too! When we get back next week from that, we will make a big push on the first big seeding of the year with onions, shallots, leeks, brassicas and other greens. Time to get going. Markets start up again within a month. We are feeling pretty good about everything as we begin our fifth growing season in the Rogue Valley. Enjoy the veggies. Make some great soups as the rain and snow come back next week. We’ll be seeing you at markets in the spring!
By the way, if you are interested in receiving a season discount at any of our farmers’ market booths, ask us about our Barking Moon Market Share Program. The more you purchase, the more you save!