Nov 012012
 

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
His mercies never cease.
Great is his faithfulness;
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
I say to myself, ‘The Lord is my inheritance;
therefore, I will hope in him!’

The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
to those who search for him.
So it is good to wait quietly
for salvation from the Lord.”

Lamentations 3:22-26

Indeed the Lord is good, great is His faithfulness and we thank Him for His mercies which are new every morning! The Lord has been moving in the hearts and lives of many friends and family in various ways over the past few weeks and we praise Him for this.

Our first set of nights with prolonged sub freezing weather created the first real nip in the air this fall and provided some invigorating crisp clear fall fresh mornings this last week! These freezes have left most of the moderately cold hardy plants drooping which the first light killing freeze had left unscathed. However, in this time of browning grasses and shrubbery the Lord has allowed the trees to really put on a show! Beautiful hues of yellow and even a few oranges have appeared over the course of the last week or two. While a few outdoor crops came through in good shape, many of them either got nipped back pretty hard or killed. Lord willing it looks like the kale and Swiss chard will be coming back again after it recovers a little and even a few green beans we had covered during the freeze may yet produce!

In the hoop houses nearly all the crops are doing well and those like spinach and kale are growing back after some heavy harvesting we’ve done lately. There are several beautiful varieties of lettuce ready for harvest now too!

We are still in the process of bringing in some more hay between other responsibilities and small weather fronts moving through. It is amazing to see how the Lord has caused the hay fields we’ve already harvested to regrow! Beautiful lush and green we may be able to graze some of the fields a little yet this fall.

Though it is late, I hope to plant some garlic yet within the next week or so. Last Thursday when we were receiving light scattered rain showers from one of the cold fronts I was able to plant a cover crop of winter wheat and turnips over most of the bare fallowed ground. We would be very thankful for another good soaking rain now as even with the cooler weather the ground is becoming dry again.

Below is a list of the currently available produce available first come first served.

May you have a blessed, beautiful fall week!

Farmer Joshua and the Mitchell Crew


 

 Share-of-the-week for pick up days Friday 11-2-12 and Tuesday 11-6-12

  • Full Share: $15 (a diverse mix of currently available produce with approximately a $17-18 value)
  • Half Share: $10 (a diverse mix of currently available produce with approximately a $12 value)

We will have a trade basket available and you may trade a sack of produce from your share for another in the trade basket if you desire. Please note that the young greens will not typically be available in the shares.

The full share typically will feed a family of four for one week if they really enjoy their greens while the half share is geared toward a family that uses a smaller amount of greens in a week or couples and individuals.


Green onions: $1 for 1/4 lb. (usually around a dozen depending on the size),  1 lb for $3.00, 2 lbs. for $5.00 
Green onions – patch run (minimally rinsed, nothing done with the green tops and may be in clumps with several green onions growing together) $1.25 per lb. 5 lbs. minimum order
Beet greens: (a few may have baby/small beets with the tops) $3.25 per lb. or $3.00 per lb. for 5+lbs.
Beet greens – patch run (no rinse or minimally rinsed with roots or baby/small beets) $2.00 per lb. 10 lbs. minimum order
Garlic 2nds: (small or have some cosmetic or other slight defect). $4.50 for 1/2 lb. or $8.00 per lb.  Please note that it will be best to plan on either using or preserving this garlic within the next couple to few weeks as I’m not sure how much longer it will store. We are nearly sold out of garlic for the season!
Radishes: (without tops) $1.50 for 8 oz. or $2.25 per lb.
Small daikon radishes: (without tops) $1.75 for 8 oz. or $2.50 per lb.
Swiss chard: $2.00 for 8 oz., $3.25 per lb., or $3.00 per lb. for 5+ lbs.
Swiss chard – patch run (a few of the stems may be a little tougher than average but still very good) $2.25 per lb. 10 lb minimum order
Lettuce – green and red romaine, leaf and buttercrunch: (you may specify a type or allow us to choose for you) $2.00 for 8 oz or $3.50 per lb. or $3.25 per lb. for 5+ lbs.
Bok choi: $2.00 per lb.
Mizuna: $1 for 4 oz.
Spinach: $2.25 for 8 oz. or $4.00 per lb.
Kale: Vates (green) or a mix with a little Red Russian kale $1.75 for 8 oz., $3.00 per lb.
Arugula: $1.50 for 4 oz.
Young greens mix: These beautiful  mixed “young greens” are tasty and tender with a brilliant diversity of color. They may need a little chopping to prepare for a salad. $2.75 for 8 oz. or $4.75 per lb.


Important Info:

  • Harvest Days – Tuesday & Friday
  • Email or call in your produce order by 11 p.m. the evening before and it will be ready for pick up by 5 p.m.
  • Pick up your produce at your convenience anytime between dawn and dusk before the next harvest day.
  • farmers@mitchellfamilyfarm.us
  • 620-330-1966 

We will try to assist you when you come to pick up your order, but if we are not available your ticket will be stapled to your sack. An honor system envelope is inside the left-hand door of the cooler (west end) for your payment if we aren’t around.