I can’t help but notice that the items in this box are mostly red and green… the colors of the end-of-the-year holidays. Hmmmm…. perhaps the holiday season colors are inspired by late-season veggie harvest? Something to think about.
Anyhoo… It’s always a bittersweet time of year when the last box is packed and delivered. While it’s sad to see the growing season coming to a close, the soil, plants, and farmers are ready for a break after all of the hard work throughout the season.
So here is what you will find in your last box for 2015:
Apples – A random combination of multiple varieties that are ripe right now: Empire, Chestnut crab apples, Honeycrisp, Red Baron, and many more.
Baby beets with greens – some tasty small beets with a nice bunch of greens attached.
Peppers – Mostly it’s the small-sized peppers varieties that are still producing. Some sweet, some hot.
Broccoli florets – I believe that broccoli is the MVP for the 2015 season.
Lettuce – Coming full circle, some heirloom butter crunch lettuce, which was also in your very first box of the season.
Arugula – This spicy, peppery green is back for an encore appearance.
Kale – The trendy green that all of the cool kids love to eat.
Onions – A couple of red, a couple of sweet yellows.
Vine-ripened heriloom tomatoes – savor the last of this delightful summer fruit (although, personally, I believe that tomatoes are a vegetable, not a fruit).
What to do with the boxes and cooler packs?
They are yours to recycle, or reuse as you desire.
ADD ON ITEMS
Last chance to order these items.
Here is the delivery schedule this week:
St. Cloud Offices – Tuesday morning around 10:00 am
St. Cloud Good Earth Co-op – Tuesday morning around 10:30
Spring Meadows – Tuesday about noon.
MB25 – Tuesday, around 1:00
Vital Images – Tuesday, between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
Made of Mora – Thursday by 11:00 a.m.
Sapsucker Farms – Thursday or Friday anytime after noon.
City Center Market Co-op in Cambridge – Friday mornings by 10:00 a.m.
I hope you will get a chance to enjoy our Sapsucker Farms Yellow Belly hard cider at these retail locations.
And as always, even during the off season, you can keep up with what’s happening on the farm with our Sapsucker Farms Facebook page, or follow me on Twitter @SapsuckerFarms. This email will also be posted on the website as well.
Thank you for supporting our farm this season, and may God bless you always.