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!) ...