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    winter weather and beginning to wrap up...

    We've been saying it for months, and after last week, must say it again:  What a season this one has turned out to be!

    Two Saturdays ago, as our morning pick-up got underway, the rain began to fall.  In no time, as had been predicted, the rain turned into sizable white snowflakes, and before long, the ground was covered.

    We did our best to protect this year's remaining crops -- removing covers that got heavier and heavier as the morning progressed in order to protect things from being crushed by the weight of the snow.  Then, on Sunday afternoon, we rushed to place covers back on the fields in anticipation of our first freezing temperatures. 

    In all, we were very lucky.  While not everything was saved, the majority of our last greens and vegetables survived the storm, and despite a loss of power at the farm, we were able to harvest as usual for both the Tuesday and Saturday pick-ups this past week. 

    In other news, Saturday officially marked the beginning of the end of the 2011 season.  We exchanged farewells with members who had their final pick-up over the weekend, and will continue goodbyes throughout the next three distributions (Tuesdays, November 8th and 15th and Saturday, November 12th).  If you are a member and unsure of when your final pick-up is, please just email and ask.  We'd love to be able to see and thank everyone who supported us (and weathered all the storms along with us too!) in person.  It can't be said enough:  We could not and would not want to do this without you. 

    On that note, we would also like to thank those of you have reserved shares for 2012.  We have learned a lot over the course of the last two years and are truly looking forward to planning our third season as your farmers.  If you have not yet signed up for next year, please know we will continue to accept deposits throughout the fall and winter or until the membership is full. 

    Until next time, a few more recent photos (pre-snow!) ...

    Reader Comments (3)

    this fall has done nothing but boggle the mind! Just yesterday it felt as if spring had sprung birds were chirping the sun was warm, it smelled like early april but the leaves were still autumnal..... well those left after the storm! :) Great work thru it all guys looking forward to chatting tomorrow!

    November 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Mark Courtney

    Nate & Heather,
    I believe our last pick up is on 11/12 . If I am not correct please let em know. We missed the previous pick up due to the snow storm. I'm glad to hear that you weathered the snow without too much damage.

    Judi & Rosa

    November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudi

    John - It was great to catch up and mark the end of another season with you Tuesday at our "pick-up in the dark". Thanks for always bringing the good energy. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

    Judi and Rosa - Yes, you've got it right: Tomorrow's pick-up is your last -- I'll send an email to confirm. Glad we'll see you once more before we wrap up!

    November 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterOpen Acres

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