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Farm News for Saturday, December 2, 2017

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Star Hollow's

Adams Morgan notes for the week of
Saturday, December 2, 2017
on Instagram@starhollowfarm.pa

Hello to all!

Yeah, yeah. We're all about the sunchokes these days. I spent much of yesterday afternoon harvesting another 20 or 30 pounds. They are much trickier to harvest than potatoes, and all harvesting must be done by hand. But it was a beautiful day, so not so much of a chore!

On-the-farm ...
Hopefully you got to be together with friends or family for Thanksgiving. We did, here at the farm, and it was very nice. Then it was get back to work: inside continuing to work on the website changeover for payments; outside more root harvest. This is also deer season in Pennsylvania. The schools were closed on Monday, opening day. Today we had some of our regulars here hunting up in the woods, and the youngest saw a bear run past him only 20 or 30 feet away. I'm sure he'll keep his eyes wide open whenever he's here from now on!

The website metamorphosis ...
We were able to deduce why about 1/3 of you were unable to access your credit last time around: credits are only applied if you log into your account prior to going to CHECKOUT. With that in mind, we were simply going to remind you to do that each time, and then it occurred to me that I could "send you there" first with the link to the store. So don't be alarmed when you press the button now and first thing, wham!, there you are on the log-in page.

And a reminder...
We're on our every-other-week schedule now, so consider ordering extra to get you through two weeks. We're coming down this Saturday and again on the 16th of December, then we're off until January 6th. Mark your calendars?

Another beautiful day. This is the creek a hundred or so yards down from the house. Leaves are pretty much all down from the trees now.

This week's produce ... (new or back)

  • Greens: arugula, cabbage (green & red), Claytonia (Miner's lettuce), cress, Italian dandelions, kale, lettuce mix, pea shoots, spinach & our stir fry greens mix.
  • Veggies: beets, Brussels sprouts, carrots (orange & purple), fennel, garlic, kohlrabi, onions (sweet & red), parsnips, parsnip & apple soup kit (per Kevin's suggestion :), dried cayenne peppers, potatoes (5 kinds), winter radishes (3 kinds), roasted roots pack, scallions, shallots, sorrel soup pack, sunchokes, sweet potatoes, turnips (& turnip soup kit) & winter squashes (3 kinds). Probably the last day for Delicatas, so now's your chance!
  • Herbs: chives, cilantro, dill, lemongrass (2 packs), parsley, rosemary, sorrel, spearmint & our mini-sampler.
  • Tree fruit: apples (8 kinds[!] plus our mixed pack) & bosc pears.
  • Eggs: Yup.
  • Cheese & butter: Yep.
  • Preserves: Yowza'.
  • Firewood. A-huh.

There you have it. Enjoy! And thanks for continuing to bear with us as we make these operational changes. We know it can be frustrating. It is for us, too! :)

Thanks for your support,
Randy, Chris & Sam at ...


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