End of Fall CSA: The Beginning of Winter

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We send out a very big THANK YOU to all of our Fall CSA participants!  We couldn't have done it without you!  Last week was our last Fall CSA delivery, we wholly hope you enjoyed it.  We also hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving feast, whether it be with family or loved ones!  A handful of our Echollective farmers departed for the holidays to spend with family, but a few of us remained behind to create our own feast: bottom round beef roast, a medley of roasted Echollective veggies, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, apple-cranberry stuffing, light and fluffy biscuits and a homemade chocolate-marble cheesecake dessert.  Needless to say....we were cooking for a long time, and we were STUFFED!  And we haven't really had to prepare lunch for the last couple of days, we have so many leftovers!

On farm-happenings have been spare and steady.  We are still crackin' away at our seed garlic, with a bit left to plant, and all our fields are yet to be mulched.  We already have way more garlic in the ground this fall than we did last year!  Next year's garlic harvest is going to be epic, who knows how much larger our garlic business will expand, but all we know is that it grows slowly bigger and bigger by the season.  We are also implementing a couple new garlic varieties this year!

Fall CSA may be over, but this doesn't mark the end of being able to get some of our produce! Come check us out at the New Bo Market out in Cedar Rapids, where we have been every Saturday all day, and we've even been the "featured" guest vendor for the past couple of weeks!  We also plan on having our market stand at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe every Saturday from 11:00 AM 'til 2:00 PM in Iowa City, please come visit us there!  It's been a bit slow our first few weeks being there but we sure do hope it picks up.   

Now also begins the time for our "Weekly Boxes," our sort of "unofficial" CSA or "Winter CSA."  It's our only CSA option in the wintertime and it works as follows: contact us for a CSA box and we'll make you one up of whatever we have!  We'll send it either to our Trumpet Blossom Market or the NewBo in Cedar Rapids, whichever is most convenient for you, and you will pay us there in exchange for receiving your box.   

You can get a CSA box by getting a hold of Derek Roller, via Email, Phone, or Facebook.  Visit our Contact Us page for contact info on our website; for more CSA Info on our "Winter Weekly Boxes" also visit our website and look at "CSA Info."

Otherwise...we'll see you for our next CSA season, Spring 2013!  Electronic sign-up thru Small Farm Central will open soon.

Stay warm-- don't get too cold!  Hope to see you at market sometime.

 Please tell us if you can't identify something on the market table, don't know what to do with a particular item, have a food allergy we should know about, or if you have other questions or comments. We love to hear from you! 

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