Week 28: Your Final Harvest from Valley Flora!

  • Beet Medley - Red, Gold and Chioggia
  • Carrots
  • Red Potatoes
  • Chioggia Radicchio
  • Purple Brussels Sprouts
  • Curly Parsley
  • Leeks
  • Spaghetti Squash

I am not one to toot our own horn, but after 15 years of packing CSA totes I think this was the prettiest Week 28 share we've ever put together. In spite of it being December, those bins are somehow still full of cheerful rainbow vegetables. (Rainbows, by the way, are the standard by which my 8 year-old Uma judges the merit of all things, and I think we might have done her proud this week.)

I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed the entire rainbow arc of the season, from those first June shares of leafy green-ness, to the reds-oranges-yellows of September Solanums, to the pretty-in-pink and cabernet-red radicchios of late fall. Farming for us is not unlike paint by number: fill in the rows of purple eggplants here and the golden squash there; the deep blue lacinato kale in this corner, next to the fire engine red strawberries.

For us, head down and hustling, it can feel like a blur. Which is why I love to take a minute to appreciate the year in review and be reminded of all the bounty that passed through our hands and into yours over the past 7 months:

We are forever grateful for our CSA membership that inspires and drives the diversity of plants we grow on our little farm. YOU are the reason for our season!

And, I am deeply thankful to the team of people who make it all possible: Roberto, Allen, Sarah, Alexa, Jen, Bets, Abby, Donna, John, Danny, Jack and Lily (the horses), and our goofy kids. What a team we had this year, dare I say BEST EVER?! Yes, I dare.

For those of you who have signed up for the Winter CSA, we'll be back in a month with more rainbow veggies! And for those of you who want to be part of our 2024 June-December season, look for an email with signup info in late January or February. We'll be reaching out directly and giving you first dibs on the 2024 season. We hope we have the honor - and delight - of feeding you again next year!

Happy Holidays to all, savor the cozy time.