Message from the farmers
Tomorrow marks the last CSA delivery for the season at the Dumbo site. While this was our 3rd season having a CSA program, we found the logistics of delivering vegetables into the Brooklyn neighborhood an engaging task at times. I am grateful that my son Will, had the patience to endure being behind the wheel of the delivery van for up to (6) hours at times, for the round trip for those heavier traffic days. Our season was thankfully, not punctuated with anything out of the ordinary, as far as the regular challenges that we have faced in other summers. Some crops did better than others during the summer. The crops that came in heavier yields were represented better in the CSA shares than those items that did not make it to harvest size or quality.
I can honestly say that we, and our farm crew, worked very hard to make this first season go as well as possible, and to provide as many different varieties of vegetables as we could during the course of the season. In addition, when our yields permitted, we provided significantly more in quantity than what either the partial or full share might have been.
It has been a good learning experience for us and we look forward to making next season even better. I am pleased with how everything went with the Dumbo CSA program. We appreciate your support as members and thank you for making the choice to be a part of our Farm CSA. Your participation quite simply, helps us to farm. While we rely on our retail sales at the farm and at the farmer’s markets that we participate in, the support we receive from our CSA members is not only significant but important in rounding out our balance of production.
We look forward to seeing those CSA members that plan to visit the Farm this coming weekend, November 16th, Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM rain or shine.
Fred & Karen
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