August 23, 2016
What is in the VEGGIE BOX?
Tomatoes, Jimmy Nardello Sweet Italian Frying Peppers, Shishito Peppers, Squash, Chard, Potatoes and Cucumbers.
What is in the FRUIT BOX? Figs, Tucson Melon, Grapes and Plums
NEW QUARTER CHECK LIST
The help make the deliveries work in all departments-please check to make sure everything on your end is correct. Go through our check list and make sure everything is up to date. Thanks
ü Is your name on the list for your order?
ü If your name is not on the list PLEASE DO NOT PICK UP A BOX- we did not pack one for you.
ü Do we have your order correct? call us at 530-787-3187
ü If next to your name it says MESS, it means we gave you a call and have not heard from you, we would like to know your intensions for this quarter-we make you a box for this week only and will discontinue if we don’t hear from you
ü Is your phone number correct, if not let us know
ü Check your name off of each separate list when you pick up your produce, so we know who forgot their box and can give you a call.
ü Are you getting the newsletter via e-mail if not send us your address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This Week on the Farm
When the quarter changes comes around I spend a lot of time processing your orders, so it was the same this morning, checking e-mails, PayPal, making phone calls and then finally getting the roster ready for today’s box pack. So I have to say that the news part of the newsletter will be a bit lacking today as we have run out of time. Jeff’s mind is on getting compost on the fields so they can be disked and bedded up and seeded for fall plantings. So he has spent the morning working on the tractor, greasing, adjusting and who knows what all. Ali has been gone to Portland for a long weekend, she was asked to join her Boston Ultimate Frisbee Team in a Tournament-and she jumped at the opportunity. She has not played much all season, but last week she spent trying to get back into physical condition ready for the weekend games-playing with the top teams in the Nation. They lost in the finals and placed 2nd-Ali was pleased with her playing and is now back home this morning after an 8 hour layover in Seattle. Good to be young! Josie who has been an intern here since June is heading back to school at Pitzer in Southern Cali so this last Saturday was her last day of work. She was the major cherry tomato picker around here along with Francisco. We called her Rosie Josie and she was the light during the summer days that sometimes seem so too full and overwhelming. We will miss Josie. Elvira left for the season to go back to Mexico where she and her family have a clothing store. Elvira is the order in the shop, she gives them, and keeps the cooler in order, the orders in order and all aspects flowing in the shop. So Monday morning, we were down by three crew members, and it is indeed a change in the season at this point. The peaches are finished, the plums are finished, and now we just have the veggies to contend with and the fall planting to get in-NOW. As I said once the Peach Party is over, the farm is over the summer hump, it is a relief yet sad to see the Good Humus Family go their different directions.
So with gratitude we begin the fall quarter and you all have stayed with the Good Humus CSA program. With gratitude we pack the boxes full of veggies, and fruit for you to enjoy and fill your family’s bellies. With gratitude we have a crew that is happy to be here working with us, a part of the Good Humus Family. And with gratitude we are moving into fall, to a slowing down, to cooler days (hopefully) and the abundance of fall. Thank you all for being a part of the Good Humus Family, without you life here would be very different indeed!
Jeff was doing some late night cleaning in his office and found some recipes books (not his, maybe mine, most likely his mom’s) and he found one that was a real gem. Thank Heaven for Home Make Cooks by Rose Hiltachik from Woodland California copy right 1968-1990. Rose gave me the book after I sold her some pickling cucumbers many years ago-I am not sure I ever really looked at this book-but I should have. It has pages on how to remove stains from washables, party planning, maximum home storage periods to maintain good quality in purchase frozen foods, every day herb guide, a diet to live with, quantities to serve 100 people (you need 3 pounds of coffee, 4 gallons of milk, 3 pounds of sugar…), steak cooking chart, but the most interesting page is the Parents Glossary of Kid’s Kitchen Terms. I have to share some of these with you to give you a laugh:
Have a great week! May the force be with you-always