Pick-Up: Thursday, November 29, 3:30-6:00pm Cook Field Parking Lot
Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Harvest! Thanks for braving the cold and wet and coming out to the farm.
PRODUCE THIS WEEK
- Butternut squash
- Baby fennel
- Spaghetti squash
- Sweet potatoes
Last Pick-Up will be Thursday, December 6, same time, same place. Everything must go. We will have more of the same things on the list for this week.
The farm is now winding down the harvest season. I know that Charles, Ian and Stephanie are looking forward to moving inside and starting to plan for next season.
CSA End of Season Survey…
Keep an eye on your inbox. We will be sending out an end of semester survey for feedback as we plan for next season. We would appreciate you sharing this with family and friends who participated in the CSA, but are not on the primary email list. Your recommendations, requests, comments are critical to the ongoing success of the CSA and the farm.
A brief note about our season…
This fall we had approximately 100 CSA subscribers. This includes 15 students, who participated in a pilot for a student CSA. We also sold produce all fall through Ohio Valley Food Connection, an online farmers market that caters to restaurants, institutions, and individuals in the Ohio valley food shed; and we donated produce to La Soupe and the Oxford Choice Food Pantry. In addition to your tables, this is where our produce ended up this season….
The more I read, the more strongly I have come to believe that locally grown fresh produce can play a pivotal role in creating resilient communities and sustainable food systems. Paul Hawken’s new project, Drawdown, provides compelling data about the impact of eating a plant rich diet. Here’s what the summary report says:
If 50 percent of the world’s population restricts their diet to a healthy 2,500 calories per day and reduces meat consumption overall, we estimate at least 26.7 gigatons of emissions could be avoided from dietary change alone. If avoided deforestation from land use change is included, an additional 39.3 gigatons of emissions could be avoided, making healthy, plant-rich diets one of the most impactful solutions at a total of 66 gigatons reduced.