While the weather is still beautiful and warm, we are preparing ourselves and the farm for the last month of this CSA season and the start of the 6-week Winter CSA. This season saw some of the most abundant things from our farm, like the most strawberries we ever picked, a long (and still ongoing) delicious run for heirloom tomatoes, and heaps upon heaps of zucchini, cucumbers, and eggplants. As we transition seasons, our energy shifts towards cover cropping our rows to replenish the soil and setting up for the next growing season, which never seems to take too long to come around.
We are pruning our raspberries and blackberries and setting them up for what we hope will be a fruitful season next year. They are still relatively young, but we had promising harvests this summer that should only keep getting better from here on out.
As for the farm’s own winter selection, our Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower are starting to come in. Stay healthy and full in the cooler months with these freshly picked, hearty vegetables that will be on our CSA tables soon.
Our Winter CSA is an excellent time to be a part of the Norman’s community because we are constantly bringing in fun, unique items to spice up the holidays. We keep local for much of our items but also branch out to high-quality tropical, seasonal fruits from other regions and gourmet ingredients to take your celebrations of the season up a few notches. A Winter CSA membership is the best way to be in the know and try these items before the rest and get a bang for your buck.
This year is the second time we’re doing our firewood distribution. Firewood delivery has been a great way to keep our farm workers busy as the season winds down and bring more seasonal goodness to our customers as you all also wind down and get cozy with your families. We are only delivering part-time right now but will have much more to offer in November as it gets colder.