ShopTalk - Regular Season

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NOvember 18, 2017 - DIstribution Week #25

(you can still get the newsletter the usual way - just scroll below for our .pdf archive)

Dear Brookfield Farm Shareholders,

Just a quick note to remind you of a few things as we head into our final week of regular-season distribution:

Our final regular-season distributions are:

Saturday Nov 18, 8am - 1pm

Tuesday November 21, 1:30-6:30pm.


(we are closed on Thanksgiving)

You can pick up on either day (if you usually pick up on Thursdays, we hope you can make it Sat or Tues instead). You can even come both days to pick up part of your share each time if you'd like.

If you pre-ordered a turkey from Diemand Farm through us, please come to pick it up at the Farm Shop on Tuesday between 1:30-6:30pm

Along with our bountiful Thanksgiving produce and our usual selection of great locally produced items, we'll also have Cold Spring apples, organic Cape Cod Cranberries, Diemand Eggs, Cabot Butter, and Dusfresne Farm Maple Syrup to add to your holiday table. We also will have lots of cookbooks, T-shirts, coffee, and more ... which make great holiday gifts.

And finally, thanks so much for all of your support this season - we couldn't have done it without you. We hope you enjoyed the farm this year as much as we did.

Keep a lookout for our year-end wrap up newsletter in February and a mid-winter beef sale. We will keep you posted.  We look forward to seeing you all at the farm again next spring.

Farmer Zoe (for the entire crew - Dan, Karen, Abbe, Rebecca, Sunny and Ellen)

what's new this week

A Few Last Tricks!!!

Butternut Squash:  Here it is - the classic New England squash. After careful curing in the greenhouse it is  sweet, vibrant orange, and full of seeds that are also good for roasting.

Yellow Onions:  Now cured, these are bulbs are pungent and delicious and will store in the pantry for weeks. 

Parsnips:  These white roots, with their distinctive taste are a late-fall treat. Wash, peel, and slice like a carrot and then you can fry them up, or steam them, or add them to a soup or or spice up an old favorite (see below).

 

what's on the way

A great big nap for us! 

 

Bulk ProducE

Kale, Collards: $2/lb
Carrots, Celeriac, Rutabaga, Sweet Potatoes, Daikon: $1/lb
Green Cabbage: $1/lb
Leeks: $1/pc

to purchase bulk produce:
in the farm shop:
just come on in and see the farm shopkeeper
 

 

Pick Your Own


Parsley (may be frozen!)
Perennial Herbs

Check here for updated picking info

 

REcipe of The Week

What's happening at the farm

Pic of the week

Many hands help harvest celeriac before the big freeze

Special Events

It's Time To Renew Your Share

We hope you are enjoying the early-autumn bounty of delicious, local food coming from our farm as much as we are. With the leaves turning and the winter squash safely stored in our greenhouse, we are beginning to look ahead to next season, and it's time for you to let us know if you will be renewing your share for the 2018 season.  As usual, we have lots of big ideas for continuing to improve the farm, and we want to know if you will be with us as we make our plans for the upcoming season. After several years of no price increase, there will be a 3% increase in share price for 2018, to help us keep up with the cost of doing business - especially with employee salaries. We do everything we can to keep our share price low and we believe it is still very competitive, providing great value for you and your family.

We are keeping our renewal process the same as last year. Simply fill out the form (which you can find on the website, or in the farm shop) and send it in with your "Save My Share" deposit, (or renew online through our website) by October 31. After that time, we will fill the farm on a first-come, first-served basis. Please do not delay; We don’t want to lose you! If you have any questions, special concerns, or need more information about our renewal process, please contact us. We hope that you will join us for the coming season.

We will also sent you a dedicated e-mail about renewals this week, in an effort to make sure everyone knows it's that time of year and has the opportunity to renew their share!

Your Farmer,

Zoe (for Dan, Karen, Rebecca, Sunny and Ellen)

 

FALL FAQs

When Does Regular Distribution End?
our final distributions:
 in the Farm Shop - Tues Nov 21
In the Boston-Area (and Ware) - Thurs Nov 16

When Can I Renew My Regular Share?
Right now!
Find a renewal form in the farm shop,
or do renew online at
www.brookfieldfarm.org/sharerenewal
Please renew your share by October 31.

When Can I Buy a Winter Share?
Also, right now!
Find a sign up sheet in the farm shop,
or do sign up online at
www.brookfieldfarm.org/wintershare

When Will Brookfield Farm
Beef & Pork be Available?

Our Pork Sale is planned for
Saturday November 18.
Our Beef Sale will be in late January,