HOG Trough Week 18

September 19th 2011 Share 18
Don’t forget to bring your own bags to pickup! Pick your own items are available any day, not just your pickup day. Its a good idea to bring your own scissors, just in case!

Whats Happening At the Farm
We keep track of the weekly distributions through the season, both to be sure that each pickup day is getting the same items, and to monitor the value of your share. We have been through seventeen weeks of pickup, and using conventional store prices (like Stop&Shop or IGA) the share value is already $540. That doesn’t take into account any u-pick items like strawberries, peas, herbs, and flowers. It also doesn’t include the typical “organic” markup you would find in stores like Whole Foods or Wild By Nature. With five or six more weeks to go, we expect the share value to be over $700, quite a deal!

In Season Now
lettuce
carrots
leeks
potatoes
broccoli
onions
winter squash (acorn and buttercup)

Briermere Fruit Share Week 14
mixed bag of apples, mac, cortland, and yellow delicious, and a bag of bosc pears

On The Way
winter squash
leeks
fall greens
sweet potatoes

Pick Your Own
Pick your own items are available for you to harvest at any time, as long as it’s not raining. Look for the signs marking the beds!
Flowers! See sign for limit
parsley-1 bunch
basil-1 bunch
mint-no limit
oregano-no limit
thyme-5 sprigs
rosemary-3 springs
sage-small bunch
hot peppers
tomatillos
tomatoes
cherry tomatoes

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