December 10th

Box Contents:

2 lbs Fuyu Persimmons
 (not certified organic)

OR

1 Butternut Squash

1 bu Rapini

1 bu Scarlet Queen Turnips

1 ½ lbs Yellow Finn Potatoes

1 bu Red Beets

1 bu Spinach

1 lb Red Napa Cabbage

Box Notes: The Fuyu Persimmons are from Frank Espriella’s orchard in Guinda. We feature the persimmons every year that he has a good fruit set. They are not certified organic. He doesn’t use synthetic sprays or fertilizers but opts to not get certified as his operation is so small. The Fuyu is the type of persimmon that is eaten when firm, like an apple. We are at the tail end of the persimmon harvest so your veggie box may have either the persimmons OR a butternut squash.

 

Field Notes: We’ve had the most optimal Autumn weather recently. The days have been sunny and warm in the 60s and the nighttime temperatures have been chilly with light frosts landing most nights which greatly enhances the sweetness of the crops in the ground.

 

December Delivery Schedule:

The farm will be closed from December 23rd through January 1, 2018. There will be no regular CSA deliveries the last week in December and the first week in January. You may pick up a veggie box at the farmer’s markets and we’ll adjust your account balance. Veggie box deliveries will return the week of January 7th 2019.

      We will be at the Farmers Markets on the following days at the end of December and in early January:

Saturday December 22: Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Center and MLK

Sunday December 23: Sacramento Sunday Farmer’s Market on 8th under the freeway

Thursday January 3: Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Rose and Shattuck

Saturday January 5, 2018: Berkeley Farmers’ Market on Center and MLK