December projected harvests

To assist you in planning and storage of the extra veggies we will be sending you in the next two weeks, here is how we see those baskets shaping up:

12/11 & 14:  Brussels sprouts, rutabagas, celeriac, beets, potatoes, butternut squash, cipollini onions, and carrots

12/18 & 21:  Cabbage, pumpkin, potatoes, carrots, leeks, onions, chard or kale, celeriac, acorn squash, and perhaps celery.

Red, White, & Blue Potatoes

Time for red, white and blue potatoes! Some of our subscribers have mentioned that they don’t like the color of blue potatoes when cooked, so we experimented. The first picture shows the same variety of potato (All Blue) cooked in plain water (on left) and water with vinegar added (on right). I kind of like them both!  The second photo is a portion of yesterday’s harvest.

Strawberries!

We didn’t replant strawberries last year, so we will have a gap in home-grown production. Our friends at Blooming Junction have berries grown with organic techniques that we can deliver with your basket. They cost $3.50 per pint, $18 per half flat (6 pints), $34 per flat (12 pints). Please let us know your order by noon the day before your delivery. Thanks!

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Comparing Full and Half Share Baskets

We are often asked whether a full or half share is right for a particular family. We have some general guidelines. Usually a single person or couple will be happy with a half share. Families of four or more prefer full shares. However, vegetarians and people who cook at home every day often opt for full shares even for a single person. Some families find a half share to be perfect. We found a few pictures that may help you to visualize the amounts in a half share versus a full.

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Textile Sale 12/21!

Last week I went with Lyn Jacobs of La Finquita del Buho to give a class on making bird feeders to a group of Karen refugees from Myanmar. These women are a group that meets at Lutheran Community Services on 39th Ave. near Hawthorne weekly for conversation and community building. They are gardeners and craftswomen and weave beautiful textiles. They are holding a half price sale at the Lutheran Community Services building (605 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.) on 12/21 from 10-1. Such an opportunity to buy great gifts and support these refugees at the same time!