(photo credit to shareholder Anna Low)
What a fabulous growing season!!! Thank you all for loving good, local food!
It was a year of abundance: I have never, in my 13 years of farming, seen so many tomatoes on a plant! (or strawberries for that matter) The chard and kale were impossible to keep up with their regrowth...and the peppers...yum yum yum!!!
I look forward to seeing many of you during the winter share--I am anticipating great bounty there as well. And to others who seek local food for the winter, there are a few fabulous farmer's markets in Brunswick, Bath and Portland.
Many of you commented on having to go back to the grocery store for the winter....especially for lettuce. I challenge you to eat seasonally this winter. Make salads of winter roots (carrots, beets, turnips, kohl rabi...) Dive into the realm of winter squash and kale for high vitamins. Find pasture raised meats for your omega 3's and vitamin A&D. It IS possible to eat seasonally and get enough nutrients, even in this cold climate. It takes a bit of getting used to, but in the end, your body will acclimate better to the seasons and you will save money!!!
Again, thank you for all of your support and love and shared goodies.