Greetings shareholders and friends of Abbe Hills,
Market this week is in Springville, 9:00 until 11:00 (note that this time is 2 HOURS EARLIER than the start of the Mt. Vernon market), at the Community Center right downtown. I'll be bringing eggs, brussels, cabbage, kale, turnips, kohlrabi, beets, carrots, garlic, and squash. I'll also have a new product, roasting vegetable kits - dump the whole thing in a pan with a little oil, roast it for 30 minutes, and serve just the right amount of beautiful fall root vegetables without having to buy a whole bag of each. Charlotte will bring bread.
We're opening a new field of brussels sprouts today. I think they are nicer than the ones that got us started. Remember, they're only good in the fall, so you should take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy them. Here is an easy and delicious way to prepare them. And another one.
If you can't make it to market, or if you need vegetables or eggs mid-week. please stop by nearly any time. I've got extras in the cooler. I'm nearly always home, but zap me a note just to make sure I'll be here when you want to come.
Fresh, organic, free range turkeys will be available Nov 19 in Cedar Rapids and Nov 20 here at the farm. If you're going to want one, please contact Susan Jutz from Local Harvest CSA right away. 319-929-5032 is her phone number; her email is above. We will be open here from 5:00 until 6:15 on the 20th. Besides pre-ordered turkeys, I'll also have Thanksgiving vegetables and eggs for sale. Charlotte is thinking of taking orders for Thanksgiving breads that you would also pick up that night.
HELP. I need egg cartons.
Here's a good article about some important research that's being done at Iowa State on the value of crop rotations. I know, sounds dull. It's not. It's important. I'm starting to think that the only way we are going to get agriculture to operate more sustainably and carefully is for people who aren't farmers - people like you - to become knowledgeable and start insisting on a more sane and responsible agriculture that embraces ecological and biological reality instead of rolling right past it. This short article is part of your education.
Hope to see you Saturday,
Posted by Laura @ 08:20 AM CST