The last delivery of the 2016 season.  It has been, without a doubt, the most challenging growing season in my 8 years of farming - the early Spring (I think our last frost was in March), the Spring that did not rain, the hottest July on record, and now almost daily rains in August.  More than ever my lesson from this season is an even greater appreciation of the importance of getting the right nutrients when plants (and people) are young.  To the many parents of young children in my CSA I commend you for your commitment to healthy eating and cooking.  I know it is an extra effort with all the demands that go with raising kids.  Julie and I spent much of yesterday at Camp Ramah Darom talking about farming with 200 students from Atlanta International School.  We were impressed and inspired by their questions and knowledge about growing food, the environment and the world in which we live.      

Growing challenges aside I am most thankful that I had even more help than ever before so a huge THANK YOU to Julie, Joyce and Mom for all your help this season.  I could not have done it without you all!

Farm Food Favorite: BEETS!
Beets are a super versatile and nutritious vegetable high in potassium and Vitamin C as well as grown for producing sugar.  They will keep for months with the tops removed and stored in a plastic bag in the veggie bin.  Peel and boil beets for 20 minutes until soft, remove, cool, slice and put in a Ziploc bag with some balsamic vinegar.  Keep in the fridge for a ready-to-eat snack  or add to a salad with some feta.  Enjoy!

I look forward to seeing each of you tomorrow at the CSA pickup from 10:30 until 12:30 pm in front of Butlers Antiques on Main Street.  Please bring a bag for your goodies.

Until next Season…

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