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Farm Update

Corn: unless our favorite corn farmer has more corn ready in the next couple of weeks, our corn season may be over until next year. About this time of year often the corn is just too wormy and the worms have eaten their share of the kernels further down the ear. Some wormy tips are generally tolerable,  but if the corn worms aren’t mostly on the tips, we prefer not to offer it.
Peaches: This is the last week for peaches. We hope you have enjoyed them this season! Next weeks Fruit shares will contain apples just picked from the orchard. I will let you know next weeks variety in next weeks newsletter which is always on our website-along with what will be in your share each week.

What’s in your share this week-some but not all will be in every share.  (We do run out if the harvest on that crop is lighter than expected on your delivery day-unlike a grocery store our supply of fruits and vegetables is limited occasionally)  Sweet peppers, tomatoes, squash or zucchini, bell peppers, okra, cucumbers, spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash this week! Oh yeah.
Fall and cooler temperatures we hope, will be on the way soon. This is signaled by the arrival of some different types of squash you’ll be seeing in your CSA shares. One example of this is the Spaghetti squash in your shares this week. Spaghetti squash in my opinion is not one of the longer lasting storage type squashes. A good storage example would be squash such as butternut or acorn. Spaghetti squash is a favorite of ours here at the farm though and it can be used in so many recipes! Just enter “Using Spaghetti squash in recipes” into Google and you will be surprised at what comes up in the way of recipes! Let us know your favorite way to serve Spaghetti squash and we will share it with everyone.

We hope any friends or family members of yours that have been affected by hurricane Ida are safe now. We also have hopes that any property damage they may have incurred is minimal. Maybe sunshine will be back soon so they can at least dry out and work outdoors to clean up their property. If you pray regularly, don’t forget to pray for them. Remember our troops who always stand ready to protect us as well.  Don’t forget to include those who have fallen gravely ill and the many who have died from Covid.  It has been a rough week.

While on the subject of prayer, don’t forget to pray for your farmers and their families. In our home we pray for everyone that has supported our farms these past sixteen years. We would not be able to offer a CSA to the communities we serve if it weren’t for each of you.

Many of you know our Son-In-Law Barry. This week please say a quick prayer for our daughter Bridget and Son-in-Law Barry who are experiencing some health issues. Barry is having a Kidney removed on Thursday and Bridget is awaiting test results.

On a brighter note in closing out this week, the Old Farmers Almanac says they  Scientific studies have confirmed that people who eat more fruit and vegetables, particularly the deeply colored varieties, have less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and age-related neurological decline than those who don’t. The secret is in the colors. 

Until next week, be safe and eat your Veggies!

Judy