September 30, 2020

It is hard to believe, but this week — week 20! — we are getting our first fruit of the season. These apples from Junipine Orchard in Oak Creek Canyon are sure to be delicious. We also have Roma tomatoes from Sunnyside Farm this week. Romas are a sauce tomato, which means they are meatier and have less juice. I’ve included the sauce recipe that Willowbrook Farm swears by. If you’re not familiar with Sunnyside Farm, they raise vegetables and animals in Camp Verde. They sell delicious pastured poultry and eggs at the Sedona Community Farmers’ Market, as well as shares of beef and pork. We are so lucky here in the Verde Valley to have diversified farms like this that produce a variety of products. Growing and raising different crops and animals helps keep the land healthy.

You can now reserve your share for the 2021 season! You can either use the online signup form or print out and return an Early Bird Contract. Both are available on our website here. We will also have copies of the Early Bird Contract available at this week’s distribution. Remember that we need to receive your $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your share. We currently have a waitlist of 80 people, so I encourage all of you to reserve your 2021 CSA share as soon as possible. I will contact our waitlist in mid-November, so if you would like to support our local farms again next year please reserve your share now.

Have a beautiful week!

What’s in your basket – September 30th
Apples – Junipine Orchard
Head lettuce – Willowbrook Farm
Kale  – Willowbrook Farm

Shishito peppers – Willowbrook Farm
Roma tomatoes – Sunnyside Farm
Cherry tomatoes– Whipstone Farm
Salad turnips– Whipstone Farm
Yellow onions – Whipstone Farm

Harvesting broccolini at Whipstone Farm.

The cover crop at Willowbrook Farm is coming along beautifully.

A field full of potential. Whipstone Farm grows all through the fall and winter. You can find their produce at Interdependence Natural Foods in Sedona. This field is freshly seeded with fall crops.

Head lettuce.

Garlic is sprouting and ready to be planted for next year’s crop.