The Perkins Farmily – Back: Eric, David, Barb, Brian (Becky’s boyfriend). Front: Jesse (holding Paavo), Jonnah, Becky

The end of the season is always bitter sweet for us and gives us a time to reflect.  Each season is so completely different.  The only thing that remains constant is the need for our flexibility as we work with whatever weather Mother Nature bestows on us.  From our perspective, as farmers, this season went very well.  We really didn’t know what to expect with the longest drought and hottest temperatures ever experienced.  We did  what we knew how to do, everything possible to keep the plants alive!  Water, water, water.  It worked.  The summer and fall crops have been bountiful; we didn’t know exactly how the heat was going to impact everything, but we are pleased.  We hope you are too.

This is also the time to celebrate all of the people who make this CSA the vibrant farm it is.  Thank you, our dedicated members, for giving us the opportunity to feed you.  We provided food for over 2,200 families this season.  And thank you to our hard working full time crew and all of the part time workers, about 70 different individuals helping to harvest, clean and pack the vegetables each week, rain or shine or cold or hot.  We send out a special thank you to our dedicated site hosts.  We could not be delivering food the way we do without such a wonderful group of people willing to let us come into their spaces each week to drop off and pick up shares.

We love delivering vegetables to you and we love it when you come out to visit the farm.  When you come out to the farm we have the opportunity to meet and talk with you and you get to see where your food is coming from. We had very well attended events this season, thanks to all of you who came out.

Barb

A few pictures:

Corn Boil

Feeding the goats at the Corn Boil.

Pesto Fest

Baby Paavo in the pumpkin patch.

Pumpkin Pick

Tomato U-Pick