Sweet corn is here! And more watermelon! We have another beautiful share this week. We have cabbage, and kale, and Romaine lettuce, too! I think I will have to make cabbage pockets, as they are a favorite in my house. Enjoy this week’s share!
Don’t forget you can now sign up for Fall Shares, too!
Hello fellow locavores!
I know it may seem premature (or even depressing) to begin thinking about fall, but it is time to plan ahead for our fall share. If you just can’t get enough of local produce in 20 weeks, you’re in luck! We’re going to offer a Fall Share for 6 weeks beginning immediately after our Summer Share ends October 13. The Fall Share will run October 20 – November 24, which is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. If you were with us last fall, you may remember we got pie pumpkins and other Thanksgiving-y items like potatoes, carrots, and onions to make your meal more local. What else can you expect in a fall share? Mostly lots of root vegetables, like potatoes, carrots, beets, parsnips, and storage onions. But we also get grains like lentils, farro, chickpeas, or split peas and the occasional green leafy thing like kale or spinach. If you are interested in a fall egg share, we’ll have those available as well. We don’t offer fun, cheese, or milk shares in the fall.
We’ll have sign up forms at the pick up next week, so if you are interested in staying with us as long as possible, bring your checkbook with you to the pick up! Or, click the link below to print out a form and either bring it with you to the pick up or mail it to our P.O. Box.
Fall Share 2015 Membership Form
One of the most exciting weeks of the year for us at the CSA is watermelon week. It means summer is officially here in fine food form. And this is one heck of a share this week to boot: cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, sweet onions, and basil. I think I might have to make salsa!
We’ve had a few folks already ask if we are going to offer a fall share again this year. We are! We are going to offer a 6 week share beginning immediately after the summer share, so that will take us up to the week of Thanksgiving (October 20 – November 24). Last year we were able to get pie pumpkins, potatoes, carrots, and other Thanksgiving-y items and we plan to do the same again this year. Of course, it all depends on what’s available, but we usually do pretty good in that department. We’ll start signing people up next week, so bring your checkbooks with you to the pick up!
Thanks again for supporting Helena Local and local, seasonal eating!
Greetings, everyone! It’s hard to believe we are already at Week 10! That means two things: the share season is half over and things are beginning to ramp up on the farms! This week we have a beautiful share: Chinese cabbage (from Wild Sage, one of our local Helena Valley producers), Roma tomatoes, green bell peppers, yellow squash, and garlic (from yours truly, grown in my front yard right here within the city limits of Helena). This looks like a stir fry share to me, what do you think? If you are thinking along those same lines, we still have a couple of bottles of Teriyaki sauce for sale, too! Enjoy!