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Posted 1/2/2011 9:07pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN


EGG DELIVERY THIS WEEK TUESDAY 4-6 PM. AT WABASH COLLEGE IN CRAWFORDSVILLE AND WEDNESDAY 4-6 PM. AT GREAT HARVEST BREAD IN LAFAYETTE


FARM NEWS:
The new year has arrived and the days are getting longer again, that means the greenhouse will be getting fired up in the next few weeks. The unheated greenhouses will be planted in the coming months as well. Hard to believe spring is just around the corner. January and Febuary are big months for signing up new CSA members for the coming season. If you had a membership last year and would like to join for the 2011 season just go to the update membership menu and follow the steps provided 
http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/members/updatemembership
If you are a new member to the farm for 2011 the membership sign-up option is where you will need to click. http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/members
Sign up by Jan. 15th with only 50% down and 50% due by March 15th or of course you can pay the full amount. After Jan. 15th full payment will be required to open a new account.
We have a few butternut squash left, get them while they are still good. Did you know they actually become sweeter with time?  You can order them whether you are a member or not. It's simple, just go to the "buy our products" list under veggies
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http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/384
Eggs can be ordered here:  http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/391
And meat can be ordered here:  http://www.silverthorn-farm.com/store/383

OTHER NEWS:
Some of you may know or have heard of Erick and Jessica Smith; they own and operate This Old Farm just east of Darlington. For the past several years they have been raising organic and naturally grown meats and eggs.  Last spring, they purchased R&M processing in Colfax, with the goal of serving the local community with greater options in processing their meats and helping small farmers like us distribute our goods to larger venues. They were off to a great start this year, and then Monday, Dec. 27th fire ripped through the building leaving it nearly a total loss. If you know Jessica, it should be no surprise that when I talked with her the following morning, she was greatful that no animals or people were hurt and eager to put a plan together to get things back up and running.
Several years ago when I first met Erick and Jessica I built a house for Erick's father at their farm. I am going to be a part of this project as well, mostly in the planning stage. This time of year doesn't allow me much more of a time committment . Keep your thoughts and prayers with them as we try to get this project up and running for them by June 1st. Just in time for our first batch of chickens to be processed!

If anyone is interested in purchasing a milk share from This Old Farm, friends of ours have an extra share that they would like to sell. Email us for details. Thanks!

HAPPY NEW YEAR

NATE,EMILY AND JENSEN
Posted 12/6/2010 7:08am by Nate & Emily Parks.
              Tranquil Ridge Farm
                      Local Foods, Naturally Grown

EGG DELIVERY:

Egg share delivery is this week. Tuesday from 4-6p.m. at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, and Wednesday from 4-6p.m. at the Great Harvest Bread Co. on Kossuth st.
If you cannot make it to pick up please let us know. My phone is 765-230-0735 if you need to change plans late.

Farm News:

It seems that we are as busy as ever around the farm this fall/winter. All six greenhouses have been taken down and brough home, three are set up and nearly ready for plastic. I was hoping this would be the week to get them covered, but mother nature seems to have other plans. Our lettuce and spinach that are growing inside of our original high tunnels are looking and tasting great. If you haven't experienced Lettuce or spinach grown in the dead of Indiana winter, you just don't know what you are missing. Every year it still amazes me to walk outside into a 15 degree day with raging wind and snow, then walk into an unheated greenhouse and pick a fresh salad for dinner. It will certainly ward off the gray winter blues.

Veggies available this week

Lettuce mix
Spinach
Butternut Squash
Hakurei Turnips
Pak Choi
Potatoes

Don't forget to order your veggies, we will deliver them the same time and place as the eggs, we have a nice variety of pork, and a few cuts of beef available as well.

See you Tues and Wed.
Nate, Emily and Jensen


Posted 11/21/2010 8:30pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
We are delivering Veggies and eggs This week,Tuesday at Wabash College and Wednesday at the West Lafayette Farmer's Market.

Veggies available by ordering through our website under the heading buy our products, you can pay with paypal online, Use your CSA Membership or pay cash at pick up.

VEGGIES

Brussel Sprouts
Lettuce Mix
Spinach
Radishes
Diakon Radish
Kale
Butternut Squash
Turnips
Potatoes (from our friends Reuben and Becky Brubaker)
Pak Choi
Napa Cabbage


Pick up time at Wabash is 4-6p.m. on Tuesday
West Lafayette Market is from 3-6p.m. Wednesday evening

Thanks
and have a great Thanksgiving
Nate, Emily and Jensen
Posted 10/25/2010 9:34pm by Nate & Emily Parks.

             TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
               LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN

WABASH CAMPUS DELIVERY NOTICE: Our normal delivery location behind the chapel is shut down due to road construction. We will be in the parking lot on Jennison st. directly south of the football field. The eastern most part of the lot should have plenty of room.


FARM NEWS:
This week marks the last week of both regular farmer's markets and final week for CSA delivery. You would think that maybe we will be looking for something to do next week, right? Not quite! The winter "to do" list is large and keeps growing. What do we have planned? First, we need to finish planting garlic, and cover crops. We plan on putting a concrete floor in the barn this winter as well as another face lift on the washing and packing area. The hens need a permanent area, so the old barn that is half fallen in is the perfect candidate. Probably should finish siding the house....
The BIG project this winter...We bought 6 greenhouses this week that need to be taken down, moved, put back up and filled asap. Adding these greenhouses will give us 15,000 square feet under cover. Winter vegetables, early and late tomatoes, raspberries, salad mix in mid-summer are all options that we will now be able to capitalize on.
Why are these so important to us? Most problems with vegetables and fruit in our part of the country comes from weather related issues, and pest infestations. Too much rain, not enough rain, wind, early frost, late frost, too hot or too cold. Now we have the ability to control these issues. These greenhouses are actually called high tunnels, which is just a term for unheated greenhouses. Most crops grown in these will not need much if any heat. With intensive management these structures yield more fruit per plant, mostly because loss to weather damage, bird damage and pest damage are nearly eliminated. After the last three years of almost no tomatoes from our outdoor plantings we are convinced of the benefits. So if you are looking for some exercise in the great outdoors, reserve the second weekend in November for dismantling some greenhouses with us. We could use all the hands we can find.

EGG CARTONS?
You have em' and we need em'.  Let's make a deal. You bring them to us and we will reuse them as long as they are clean and still in usable shape.

VEGGIES:

ROMAINE HEAD LETTUCE
CUT LETTUCE
SPINACH
POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES
KALE
BRUSSEL SPROUTS
DIAKON RADISH
TURNIPS
WINTER SQUASH


CSA NEWS:
Well, we made it. Looks like the craziest growing season we have ever had is almost over. 25 weeks of feeding 68 families and one left to go. The emotions at the end of the year are always bouncing around from relief, disappointments, acheivements and any number of other thoughts from day to day. Thank you for allowing us to be your farmers. We take the job very seriously and are proud to bring you clean, organic, sustainably raised products each and every week.

The 2011 CSA season is well under way, with winter egg shares as well as veggies. We will be offering a payment plan this year for all summer shares. Sign up now through December 30 with a deposit of 35%, a second payment of 35% will be due on or before January 15th, and the final 30% will be due by March 15th. Your partial payments will be immediately available to use on any winter veggies that may be available. Your early committment allows us to plan better, purchase products early for discounts, and make needed equipment upgrades for the coming season.

As mentioned, the weekend of November 13th we are looking for as many extra hands as we can find to help in dismantling the greenhouses we have purchased.  I will be taking down most of the smaller pieces of the greenhouses prior to that weekend. The more hands on deck, the faster we can get these guys down and back up here at home. Let me know if you have time available.

Thanks for a great year,
Nate, Emily and Jensen.

Posted 10/18/2010 10:35pm by Nate & Emily Parks.

           TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
            LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN.

FARM NEWS:

A little rain this evening. Not much, but it sure does feel good seeing the dust settle for a bit.  One would think, with two weeks of the market and csa season left, that we would be winding down and packing things away for winter right?  In some aspects, yes, we are winding most projects down and preparing ground for winter cover crops. But we are still planting quite a few hardy winter crops. Most will be held over through the winter for an early spring harvest.  Some, like spinach, green onions, kale and lettuce, can be harvested under cover or in the unheated greenhouses most days that the temps rise above freezing. This really marks the beginning of a new season, the winter harvest season. Every year we test and try new things to see what and how much we can produce in the off-season. There is really nothing like a sunny, 50 degree greenhouse on a cold January day. And of course being able to have fresh greens in the dead of winter can cheer just about anyone up.

Check out what we have in store for next season!
We have been working on a great new option for delivering fresh veggies to you this winter. Our website will now have the option of ordering product online with deliveries every other week to Lafayette and Crawfordsville. We are not doing winter vegetable shares this year, but we do anticipate having product available for at least November and December. We will send an email prior to the weeks delivery with what we have available. You will be able to log on, shop the online store, scroll through the options and make your selections.  You can pay online with Paypal or at the time of your pick up.  This new capability also makes our CSA model work a little smoother for next year, which brings me to the next topic:

2011 CSA PROGRAM
This year's CSA program was a big hit. Members were able to choose products from what we had available and put together their own share each week on site. We like this option and think you did too, but have been searching for a way to simplify the delivery site as well as provide more options to our members. With our new online ordering capabilities, choice and efficiency will go hand in hand. The weekend prior to your delivery, we will open the online store with all that is available for the week. You place your order and we deduct the total from your balance. Each week when you pick up your share an invoice with your balance available will be in your box. 

This system will allow us to pick, wash, pack and deliver exactly what is needed and help to eliminate waste. Pick-up will also be much smoother.  Stop in, grab your box, and be on your way!
 
Another change for next year will be how we distribute our meat shares. Instead of a pre-determined type or quantity, you will be able to use your share to purchase any meat product as well. If you are interested in both meat and vegetables, you may consider a full share for vegetables and a half share for meats, or split the full share to get a little bit of each.  The half share could also be used soley for meat if you would like.  Combine any option to create your perfect share.
 
When you purchase a share for next season you will automatically receive an additional 15% credit to spend on your share. This means that the full share cost of $500.00 would receive $575.00, and the half share cost of $300.00 will receive $345.00. This will ensure that you get our best price available, as well as eliminate the confusion of the unit system in place this year.
Your cash will be available to spend immediately from November 2010 -November 2011, if you wish. This will allow you to keep the membership discount on any product available during off-season deliveries.  All items will be on a first come, first serve basis this winter, as nothing is for certain when it comes to winters in Indiana.
 
Egg shares will still be a separate option, and any excess will be made available throughout the year online. We generally have a high demand for our eggs, so sign up for the seasonal share, which will ensure you'll get some!

VEGGIES:

LETTUCE MIX
ARUGULA
SPINACH
KALE
POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES
WINTER SQUASH (BUTTERNUT, SPAGHETTI, ACORN)
DIAKON RADISH
TURNIPS
PAK CHOI
NAPA CABBAGE

CSA NEWS:
All new membership options should be available by the week's end. Let us know if you are having any difficulty. Also don't forget your winter egg share. 
Brussel sprouts will come next week. They are much smaller than normal with the lack of rain this summer/fall so we are waiting until the last minute, and will probably have to pick the larger ones as opposed to whole stalks as we would normally do.

Thanks again to Crawfordsville members who picked up on Monday last week.  Spending the whole day with Jensen on his birthday was a blast!  He thanks you too!

Have a great week!
Nate, Emily, and Jensen





 



Posted 10/4/2010 9:18pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
            TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
              LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN



FARM NEWS:
I think it is safe to say that fall is here. There was quite a layer of frost on the ground this morning; much more than I thought would come in.  No noteable damage in the fields, however, we did not hit the freezing mark, which is really when the damage begins. One more night to make it through and then it looks like at least another ten days or more of moderate frost-free weather. 

Thanks to all who braved the rain, wind and cold temps this weekend, overall I would say we had a nice turnout, and plenty of smiling faces on all of the kids. 

Most of the pumpkins will be delivered this week, and the first of next. In the fields we are starting to put up our low tunnels to cover plants for the winter and finish up some final plantings in the hoophouse. Squash and potatoes will be transfered to the cellar for their winter storage resting spot. Emily and I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel for this season. Usually this time of year we are pretty exhausted, but this year seems to be even harder. The work put into the farm seems to have doubled and the  product coming out has been cut in half. Even though the year has been tough, there is no doubt that many lessons have been learned and will be applied next season.

VEGGIES:


SALAD MIX  (LETTUCE, ARUGULA, AND SPINACH)
PAK CHOI
RADISHES
PEPPERS
WINTER SQUASH (ACORN,BUTTERNUT, SWEET DUMPLING AND SPAGHETTI)
SWEET POTATOES
POTATOES
KALE

CSA NEWS:

As the season starts to wind down you will notice the product looking alot like spring with the exception of potatoes, sweet potatoes and squash. Winter squash may seem a little boring to some if you haven't looked or tried all the options available. One of our favorite dishes in the fall is Butternut squash and black bean chili, the sweet taste and texture of the butternut combined with the heat of your favorite spices is sure to be a hit to all who give it a try. Check out the Spaghetti squash recipe as well.



BLACK BEAN AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI


Hands on time: 20 minutes  Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes  Serves: 8

Ingredients:

    4 tablespoons vegetable oil

    4 medium yellow onions, coarsely chopped

    2 medium red bell peppers, seeded and coarsely chopped

    1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

    4 garlic cloves, minced

    2 medium butternut squash, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 10 cups)

    2 cups canned vegetable or reduced-sodium chicken broth

    2 14 1/2-ounce cans diced tomatoes

    2 15 1/4-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained

    4 tablespoons chili powder

    4 teaspoons ground cumin

    2 teaspoons dried oregano

    2 teaspoons salt

    2 cups fresh or frozen corn

    1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped

Instructions:

In a large stockpot over medium heat, add the oil. Add the onions, red peppers and jalapeno and saute until softened, 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the squash, broth, tomatoes and their juice, black beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt and stir to combine. Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the corn and cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Top each serving with cashews.

Nutrition:

Per serving: 443 calories, 15 grams protein, 17 grams fat (percent calories from fat, 34), 66 grams carbohydrates, no cholesterol, 816 milligrams sodium, 11 grams fiber

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 cube vegetable bouillon
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black olives, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with a thin layer of cooking spray. Place squash halves cut side down on the baking sheet.
  2. Bake squash 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife can be easily inserted. Remove from oven, and cool.
  3. Meanwhile, spray a non-stick saucepan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic until golden brown. Stir in tomatoes, basil, bouillon cube, and black pepper. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until you have a medium thick sauce.
  4. Remove squash strands with a fork, reserving the shells. Layer each half with a spoonful of the sauce, a layer of spaghetti squash strands, olives, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers until shells are full, or until all of the ingredients are used. Top with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until Parmesan cheese melts.

Footnotes

FOOTNOTE

  • If you like, place the seeds on the same baking sheet as the spaghetti squash, sprinkle with garlic salt, and roast until done, about 30 minutes. Use them as appetizers.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 15.9g | Cholesterol: 27mg

Posted 9/27/2010 9:02pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN

FARM NEWS:


Fall has finally decided to join us! Sure makes you feel like getting those pumpkins out on the porch. We can help!  Don't forget to come out and see us this weekend: Saturday and Sunday 12-6p.m. 
The season is slowly coming to an end.  Any bets on when the first frost will be here?  The average date is Oct. 15, but you never know. We will start getting row covers and small wire hoops ready as soon as the threat appears.  Next week we will finally have lettuce, spinach and beets available.

Don't forget to sign up for a winter egg share. One dozen each week from Nov.-April is just $97.50 one dozen every other week is $48.75. If you do the math you will notice an increase in price to $3.75 for winter eggs, the price reflects a decrease in production and an increase in feed and delivery cost. You can sign up online or at market anytime.

VEGGIES

PEPPERS
EGGPLANT
POTATOES
SWEET POTATOES
ARUGULA
RADISHES
WINTER SQUASH
PIE PUMPKINS
PAK CHOI


Thanks and have a Great week
Nate, Emily and Jensen

Posted 9/20/2010 9:36pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN


FARM NEWS:

Another week goes by without any measurable rain. As hard as June and July were with all the excess rain, August and September have decided to give us their own set of problems. Digging sweet potatoes out of the ground has turned into quite a job. We have approximately 1000 plants to dig....with a potato fork. After the last couple of weeks of stabbing the ground on my hands and knees I decided to try something a little different. In the fall I usually rent a skidloader to move pallets filled with pumpkins around. So I see a large machine with long forks on the front and say hmm this just might work. And work  it does! The ground is hard enough that that you can actually pick up a four foot long chunk of ground and pick the sweet potatoes from underneath. Maybe a little overkill, but hey, it works.

It probably goes without saying, but man, things look bad out in the field. At this point we are consentrating more on keeping the fall crops moving along, and letting the summer crops run their course. We removed all the tomato plants from the high tunnel this past week and got it replanted for fall and winter veggies. All of the pumpkins and gourds are now up at the house and the washing process has begun.Even though the weather does not seem like it, fall is just around the corner, soon enough fresh local veggies will be in even shorter supply. Weencourage you to visit all your local markets and farmers while you can.

VEGGIES:

PEPPERS
OKRA
GREEN BEANS
SWEET POTATOES (lovingly dug by john deere)
POTATOES
WINTER SQUASH  (BUTTERNUT, ACORN, SWEET DUMPLING, AND SPAGHETTI)
ARUGULA
RADISHES
EGGPLANT
KALE


CSA NEWS:

6 weeks left this year.  It has been a challenge for sure, and the variety has certainly been down in the last few weeks.  We should have enough potatoes, sweet potatoes, and winter squash to finish out the season.  New items for October will be spinach, lettuce, brussel sprouts, broccoli, pak choi, chinese cabbage, green onions, carrots and beets. Hang in a few more weeks and we will get there.
Don't forget to sign up for your winter egg share. Existing members are having trouble adding the share to an existing account online...we are in the process of getting this fixed. In the meantime, setting it up manually is the best option. We would prefer you pay by check which saves the 3% processing fee!

Nate, Emily and Jensen


Posted 8/30/2010 10:30pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN


FARM NEWS:

I suppose there is not much use in saying that we need rain. Looking at your lawn will no doubt tell you that. Looks like the grand total here at the farm is going to be 3/10ths this month, that is unless something unexpected happens this evening! We have been putting water on as much area as possible, but there is no doubt that the crops are suffering. Take this last set of sweet corn for example: pollination was during the two hottest weeks of the year and now that the ears are trying to fill out they have no moisture to do so. And of course our little buddies, the corn ear worm, are having a hay day with the delicious little kernels. Last Thursday I finally accepted the fact that the tomato crop was a failure and would not recover. So I pulled the stakes and mowed down 2200 plants. I suppose I knew a month or so ago that this would happen. It is hard to start a plant from seed in March, baby it through May, plant, prune, stake, mulch, weed, water and pray all through June and July and end up mowing it all down with one pass of a tractor and bush hog.....such is the life on an organic vegetable farm. 
 
After the drama of the tomato failure, I was definetely excited to be working ground, in final preparation for many fall crops that we continue to plant outside.  All was going well until Sunday evening. I was making raised beds with the tractor were some fall lettuce was to be planted. At the end of the row I did the normal 10 point turn when all of the sudden the gear shift absolutely locked into position. No forward, no reverse, just an idleing tractor with either a thrown bearing in the transmission or a bent shaft. I have known all year the tractor has been way overworked for it's size. Generally we break something on it each week. It actually has an electrical problem of some sort as well. Emily usually has to pull start me before she leaves for work, and I can leave it running most of the day. But now we have a major issue. I scrambled around calling everywhere I could think of today and finally found an older tractor I could rent for the next month or so until we can figure out a plan for either buying a replacement or fixing the old one. Of course depending on the severity of the transmission problem it could likely cost more than the tractor is worth. Again, such is the life on an organic vegetable farm.


VEGETABLES:

POTATOES
ARUGULA
WINTER SQUASH (BUTTERNUT, ACORN, BUTTERCUP, CARNIVAL, AND SPAGHETTI)
KALE
SUMMER SQUASH
LIMITED BEANS, CUCS AND SUMMER SQUASH
BELL PEPPERS
HOT CAYENNE AND JALAPENO PEPPERS
SWEET CORN (HIGH PROTEIN VERSION ONCE AGAIN)
EGGPLANT


CSA NEWS:

Looks like a couple of weeks of comfort food, until the salad crops, broccoli, carrots,radishes, turnips, beets and cabbage are ready. Remember in late June and early July when I said we would pay for all the wet weather this fall. When we could not plant for a month then it means we lose a month of diversity of offerings now. We are about in the middle of that lapse and should be out of it by mid-September with a few more crops coming on. 

Thanks and have a great week.
Nate, Emily and Jensen




Posted 8/23/2010 9:32pm by Nate & Emily Parks.
TRANQUIL RIDGE FARM
LOCAL FOODS, NATURALLY GROWN


FARM NEWS:

The temperature has moderated for us all this last week, and I must say it feels great. But the summer crops are really starting to feel the strain of little to no moisture for the last couple of weeks.
We are irrigating daily...new crops we are trying to get started, as well as old ones that we are trying to keep alive. Our tomatoes have seriously hit a brick wall, the hope is that we have enough for our CSA members to each have a couple. That is pretty sad when you consider the 2400 or so plants that we have out this year. We were hit early with anthracnose, a foliar disease that is generally soil borne.  Constant rain and humidity is how the disease thrives. We were finally able to get it under control with and organic fungicide, but the height of the disease was in the middle of the largest fruit set. Fruit that is affected with anthracnose will have a brown spot one day and turn completely to mush the next. So, we wait and hope that the high tunnel tomatoes keep hanging on until the outside plants come back, however, I must say that it is doubtful that we will get anything from them at this point.
   So, we know that we had more than eough rain this spring and early summer, right?  We also have had above normal temperatures, which will make some crops do crazy things!  Last week I brought some delicata winter squash for CSA shares and for market. I thought it was way too early, but it is ready, so we eat it. I thought, surely the rest of the winter squash is not in the same shape?!?  I plant winter squash around the 5th of June expecting it to be ready around Sept. 5th-10th. Most squash are in the 100 day maturity range. With plenty of moisture and abnormal heat they are all ready NOW. Some are even past ready and being left in the field. I must admit that a big part of them were planted in the "back 40" if you will, and don't always get as close of an eye as some of the other closer crops do. So this week we are off to the races of pulling in all the squash and getting them cured and ready for long term storage.
 
Emily and I had a great meal on Sunday at Apple Family Farm, the site of the benefit dinner for Kelly Funk. It doubled as and anniversary dinner and a great way to try and show our support for John and Kelly.  We have thought a lot about them the last month or so since the accident and pray for them daily. There were several local farmers in attendance, all of whom were mingling, whining and comparing weed stories and harvest hunting techniques!  We found it to be a real stress relief! Probably the most impactful time of our visit was the last 30 or 40 minutes we spent talking with John Feree, Kelly's husband and a few others. He was there with his 14 month old little girl. To see them and to really feel the situation that they are in was overwhelming. I know that without Emily this place would certainly fall apart, and for Jensen to be without his mommy would be incredibly difficult. I know most of you can relate to the impact of the situation, so keep them in your thoughts and prayers. More benefits will be coming and we will be sure to let you know about them.


VEGGIES:

A COUPLE OF TOMATOES
BELL PEPPERS
JALAPENOS
CAYENNE PEPPERS  (GREAT FOR DRYING)
SWEET CORN
GREEN,YELLOW AND BURGUNDY BEANS
SUMMER SQUASH
POTATOES
ARUGULA
EGGPLANT
OKRA
KALE
BUTTERNUT, DELICATA, ACORN, SPAGHETTI AND BUTTERCUP SQUASH


CSA NEWS:

We will hopefully have enough tomatoes for each of you, beans and squash should be plentiful. The sweet corn is back again, and it must be good! The Corn Borer really seem to like it, so when you pull the husk back you may see a little hitchiker in there, it's still good if you just cut the tip off or you can pass on the corn this week.

****DELIVERY CHANGE FOR WABASH CSA MEMBERS*****:
TUESDAY OCTOBER 12TH IS GOING TO BE DELIVERED ON MONDAY OCTOBER 11TH IN CRAWFORDSVILLE; same time, same place.
  Jensen turns 1 on the 12th and we really want to spend that day with him...not that we don't like you guys, but this is one of those days that neither of us want to miss out on. Thanks for understanding.

Nate, Emily and Jensen 


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