1. You have more time to cook and enjoy meals with your family
If you’re like Jenni and me, summertime is a hard time to find time to cook…we tend to eat more “meals” on the fly. With shorter days and a return to school for the kids, we find we have more time (and inclination) to make family suppers (despite soccer practice!). Sound like you and your family? Sign up for a fall share!
2. Heating up the house to make soups or to bake squash becomes a good thing
Even mid September can be warm enough that we shy away from turning on the oven in our household. But with crisp autumn air in October comes that wonderful opportunity to slow roast butternuts and buttercups, filling the house with that rich aroma…
3. Broccoli, kale, spinach and other fall leafy greens become super tasty
Crops in the brassica and other families grow much more slowly in the short days of fall; they prefer shortening days and cool nights. Broccoli heads become much larger and heavier over the course of October harvests. And all leafy greens (cabbages to baby spinach) become way sweeter as well… sugar is a natural antifreeze produced in plants!
4. Root crops make their return to CSA boxes, including carrots
Mid and late summer boxes are short on root crops, no doubt about it. This is somewhat a matter of choice at Featherstone Farm; carrots and beets and other roots are simply not as flavorful when picked out of warm August soil (can even be downright flavorless!). But with cool soil and an occasional frosty night in October, these crops pack on flavor fast. Enjoy the first quality carrots of the 2016 season by… signing up for a fall share!
For me and my family, Thanksgiving is the very best holiday of the year. It comes at the end of the huge push of fall harvest (the very reason for the celebration!), and it can feature some of the very best eating of the entire year (see above). Please give us the pleasure of filling your Thanksgiving feast with lots of Featherstone vegetables by… signing up for a fall CSA share right away! CSA Sign Up