WOW!! It's been WAY too long since my last post! That's a good sign of how wondefully busy we've been : )
Let's see...a lot has happened since the summer. We are currently winding down our Fall Produce CSA which was very successful! There were 45 members for this first season. We hope to be able to expand this service in the Spring to even more people in Greenville & the surrounding area.
Our members have enjoyed quite a variety of veggies over the last three months: tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, lettuce, kohlrabi, bok choy, sweet potatotoes, collards, cabbage, fingerling potatoes, winter squash, apples, grapes, greenhouse strawberries & raspberries, broccoli, kale, arugula, tatsoi, etc, etc, etc.
While there will still be a few vegetables around in the Winter, we all look forward to the Spring! We will offer another Produce CSA beginning in mid-March. We'll be sending out registration details after the new year so make sure to keep an eye out for our Weekly E-Newsletters.
In November, we organized a short, 3-week Seafood CSA (or CSF-Community Supported Fishery). This was sort of a trial run just before the season ended. Members were very impressed with the quality of the seafood we received and look forward to the spring when Core Sound Seafood re-opens. Some of the products members enjoyed were shrimp, scallops, soft shell crab, crab meat, flounder & jumping mullet.
With the recent cold snap, the reality of Winter is really setting in. Let's hope it's not too harsh this year, but its already not looking good. Long streches of below freezing temps will make it hard for our farms to get their land ready for spring and will quite possibly cause a delay in the Spring harvest as it did last year.
From now until Spring, we will have a limited market schedule. We'll be open just one week in January and another week in Februrary. Our regular weekly schdule will resume in mid-March.