Putting Things to Bed for Winter

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Dear CSA members and farm friends, 

Welcome to Week 11 of our 12-week Fall and Winter CSA season. Despite the cold weather we've still got tons of great veggies coming out of the field. 

In the share this week we expect to have:

  • carrots
  • baby lettuce spring mix
  • Dinosaur kale
  • sweet potatoes
  • baby salad turnip bunches
  • kohlrabi
  • broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Daikon radish 

We will have lots of extras in the farm stand as well, including fresh Louisiana grown citrus: grapefruit, satsumas, tangelos, oranges, etc... They are delicious! pick some up if you're inclined. 

On the farm, we are working on some final cleanup tasks and are beginning to organize and get our tools put away. Potting soil is getting mixed and stored for our first 2018 greenhouse plantings, our seed is being inventoried, and our Spring/Summer crop plan is being put into place. Cover crop is germinating, our greenhouse end walls are closed up, and we are beginning to interview farm workers for the coming year. 

We have had lots of inquiries about what we will be planting for the 2018 Spring/Summer CSA season. Here is an idea of what to expect of the 20-week season: strawberries, baby salad greens, kale, collards, mustards, spring onions, broccoli, cabbage, basil, cilantro, dill, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes of all kinds, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, beans, potatoes, corn, carrots, beets, okra, radishes, turnips, melons, spinach, and flowers.

We are running a discounted early-season sign-up special through the end of the year. To sign up and take advantage of the special, please visit our website at nativesonfarm.com and click on the link to get signed up, payment will not be collected until early January. 

We are also in the latter planning stages of a few large projects on the farm. I look forward to telling y’all more about them and soliciting your input as the projects take root. 

Thanks for for being a part of this thing. Mississippi's local food movement is growing, and our community is at the epicenter.

Will Reed
 

This week's hours

Tuesday 2-6
Thursday 2-6
Saturday 10-2
 

What to Make for Dinner

Spaghetti with Dinosaur Kale

Stuffed Sweet Potato with White Beans and Kale

Sweet Potato Hash with Sausage and Eggs

Brisket, Diakon Radish, and Turnip Stew

Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw