Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Nov. 13, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! We’re looking forward to it, and we hope you are, too! Please note our holiday delivery schedule adjustment:

Thanksgiving week CSA schedule – All CSA shares need to be picked up on Wednesday, next week, even if your regular pick-up day is Thursday. You can pick up your shares between 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you aren’t able to pick up your share on Wednesday next week – Just let us know! We’ll be happy to hold your shares for you and deliver them the following week. Otherwise, it’s fine to ask someone else to pick up your shares for you.

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Nov. 6, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

And now – here comes winter! Not quite, of course, but did you hear that the temperatures are going to be in the teens at night later this week? Never a dull moment in Iowa weather, is there?

As a result of the coming cold, we’re harvesting everything that we still have out in our fields. Temperatures that cold will kill the plants, even if they’re sheltered by cover cloth, so we need to save the vegetables before that happens. Beets, spinach, radishes, kale, and Brussels sprouts are all coming in!

Beets

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Raccoon Forks Farms newsletter – Oct. 30, 2018

Dear Friends and CSA Partners –

Happy end of October and start of November! As we’ve just transitioned from our summer vegetables to fall vegetables CSA shares, this seems like a good moment to explain our newsletter schedule – with apologies for having caused some confusion, perhaps!

We send out weekly CSA e-newsletters starting with the beginning of our summer shares season – first week of June – through the end of November. This covers our summer vegetables, fall vegetables, and “summer” eggs seasons. Everyone who is receiving any type of share receives the newsletter during the time frame of that share type. So if you’re a “summer” eggs member, we’re still sending you the newsletter now! Which raises a few timely questions for eggs shares and frozen broiler chickens shares members: How can the newsletter serve you better? Would you like more egg recipes? Chicken recipes? Which should come first? (Sorry!) More chicken photos and information? This year we’ve tried to include recipes that combined eggs and the produce in our vegetables shares. Has this been useful? Please send us your thoughts and suggestions!


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