CSA Week No. 11 including Meat!

Hello everyone,
Happy Halloween!  I hope all is well today and everyone with family and friends affected by the Northeast storm, have heard they are ok.

Today during CSA pick-up we will have a “spooky” hayride around the farm for ELC and our CSA members.  Come see Zombie Farmer Joe and his zombie vegetables (and chicken) for a silly “scare” from 4-6:30 today.  If you cannot make it to pick-up, we will have a bag made up and left for you in the walk-in cooler.

Just a reminder that on Sunday, November 11, we return with a Fall-inspired dinner on the farm.  The event is shaping up beautifully, the menu is incredible, and tickets are going quickly.  Diners will arrive at the farm at 4pm for passed snacks from guest chefs and a season-inspired treat from Leon’s Full Service/Kimball House mixologist, Miles Macquarrie.  At 4:30pm, Joe Reynolds will give a farm overview and tour.  At 5pm, our incredible chefs will each serve a crafted course that reflects the soil and season of the farm..  Guest chefs include Rian Tittle of Brick Store Pub, Terry Koval of The Wrecking Bar, and Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon’s Full Service as well as a delectable dessert course from the fantastic H & F Bread Co.  All parking for non-residents will be off-site with details to be provided during ticket purchase.  This event is also on grass and gravel and outside in the elements as the plants experience seasonality and time of day.  Please notify us if you need any special mobility needs.  Also, please do not bring dogs.  Vegetarian accommodations only available upon pre-request.  Please email Joe at joe@loveislovefarm.com.  Sorry, no vegan options will be available, our apologies.  Tickets are $70 for general attendees.  Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288818
These dinners are incredibly fun and and a great way to experience the farm.  Don’t miss it!  Event is rain or shine.  100% of proceeds after cost will go to benefit Community Farmers’ Market.  Hope y’all can make it!

Not to overwhelm you with information, but we will have no CSA pick-up the week of Thanksgiving.  However, we will have a Thanksgiving pre-order sale at the farm on Tuesday, November 20, for those that want to procure Gaia food for their Thanksgiving meal.  Pick-up for pre-orders will be from 4:30-7pm.  Availability list will go out in a week or so.

We will also have our End of the Year CSA Potluck and Celebration on Saturday, December 1.  It will be a potluck picnic a the farm from 12-3pm.  This year has seen the 15th Anniversary of Gaia Gardens as well as the 5th season for Love is Love Farm.  The picnic will be a potluck, seated outside at tables and will include a farm tour, farm highlights, and possibly a band.  We would really love everyone to attend!

Don’t forget to check out the CSA blog at https://smallfarms.wordpress.com for great recipe and photo posts!  This blog and our HGTV blog posts always appear on the Love is Love Farm FB page!  Become a fan!

Upcoming Events:

October 31 (Wednesday) – Halloween Hay Ride during CSA pick-up 4-6:30pm

November 11 (Sunday) – “Wild in the Streets” Dinner, A benefit for Community Farmers’ Markets with Leon’s Full Service, Brick Store Pub, Wrecking Bar, Kimball House, and H and F Bread Co.

November 20 – (Tuesday) Thanksgiving Week Pre-Sale at Farm, 4:30-7pm pick-up

November 21 (Wednesday) No CSA Pick-up at Gaia Gardens for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25 – (Sunday) No CSA Pick-up at Epiphany/UUCA for Thanksgiving Holiday

December 1 – (Saturday, 12-3pm) End of the Year CSA Potluck, Picnic, and Celebration

This week:
1 pint cheese (full share members A-K and all half share members)
1 bunch white doll turnips and 1 lb. eggplant (full share members L-Z)
1 bag sweet peppers
1.5 lbs. sweet potatoes
1 bunch carrots
1 bag mustard greens or 1 bag collards
1 bag arugula

For meat share holders:  3 packs ground pork sausage from Evie’s Country Garden, pork chops to come next week

Joe, Judith, Erin, Lois, Rachel, and Cameron


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