Local Veggies Now? Oh Yeah!

I have a little good news about the “root cellar” trial at the farm. Two hundred pounds (or more!) of good news in the form of carrots, onions, and shallots that we’ve been storing in a make-shift root cellar. The combination of the mild winter, lots of wet burlap, layers of tarp and the thick stone walls of our root cellar has resulted in excellent crop storage.

Now, what to do with all these veggies?

If you purchase a 2013 Moraine Farm CSA share by February 1, I’ve got some “thank you” veggies for you. Come on by the farm on Saturday, February 2, between 11:00 and 2:00 to get a few veggies*, have a cup of tea and say hi. Park in the usual place (parking lot by the brown Ag Barn where the CSA distribution is held) and look for Liz and I in the brown Ag barn. If the weather is bad (lots of snow, poor driving conditions, impassable roads) we will reschedule. Please make sure you check the blog for updates before you head to the farm!

*If the “root cellar” continues to protect our veggies we should have carrots, shallots and onions. We’ve also tested our ability to store a few other crops into January using indoor space (successful so far), so there may also be Moraine-grown popcorn, butternut squash, sweet potatoes to choose from.

Looking forward to seeing some of you on the 2nd!

Gretta

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