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This Week's Share*

  • Purple Top Turnips (BRF)
  • Brussels Sprouts (BRF)
  • Acorn Squash (BRF)
  • Salad Greens (KbMG)
  • Parsnips (KbMG)
  • Peppers (KbMG)
  • Head Lettuce (WMG)
  • Kale/Chard Choice (WMG)
BRF-Burnt Rock Farm, Huntington • KbMG Kingsbury Market Garden, Warren • WMG Wood's Market Garden, Brandon
*The shares are tentative and subject to change depending on how the harvest goes, weather conditions, etc.
Just a reminder that if you can't pick up your share during our regular hours, you can submit a Share Hold Request Form and Megan will pack it up for you  to pick up on Thursday!
Share Hold Request Form

What's Happening at Burnt Rock Farm

by Justin Rich

We [finally] finished the sweetpotato harvest this past Friday.  It usually takes 3 weeks or so, but it feels like 2 months.  Sweetpotatoes need all the summer you can give them to size up, but they are completely intolerant of frost, so wrapping up harvest in October requires covering acres of fields with what looks like white bed sheets to keep the frosts at bay.  This constant concern about cold and rain lends a low level anxiety which feels very good to have lifted.  We seal the season after such a crop by disking in the residues and seeding a cover crop.
Disking in Sweet Potato Beds
Now all we have left in the fields are crops that are supposed to be in the field during the brisk portion of Fall:  spinach, beets, carrots, turnips, and Brussels sprouts.  This is our first year growing Brussels sprouts, and while I do enjoy growing them, I also really enjoy looking at them.  
I took a bunch of pictures the other day to justify my newfound infatuation.  
By this time of year they are ~30" high, and all the lower leaves have been stripped, making them look like bizarre, knobby palm trees (truffula trees, perhaps?), and their green color contrasts nicely with the colors on the hillsides (and the leaves on the ground).  All the pruned leaves lie on the ground below, crunching as you walk through to harvest.
View on West White Hill Road in Richmond.
Of course the reds, yellows, and oranges on the trees are perfectly nice, but the different greens this time of year start to shine.  Warm season grasses turn yellow-green or die entirely in the cold air of October and trees do their well documented thing, but the various cool-season plants (like winter rye, oats, and peas in the cover crop world, as well as cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and spinach in the vegetable world) all seem to get more green and vibrant as so much of the world around them turns to yellows and browns.  

Roasted Turnips with Parmesan and Parsley

from Today

Sweet Potato and Turnip Mash with Sage Butter

from EatingWell.com

Acorn Squash with Kale and Sausage

from Epicurious.com

Roasted Garlic, Parsnip and White Bean Soup

from yummybeet
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Member Feedback

Anonymous or not...your choice.  Or, if you prefer, call Robin at 496-3567 or email me.  If you got shorted on your share for whatever reason and you are not happy with the substitution, please leave your name on the feedback sheet at pick-up OR call or email Robin.  We will try our best to make things right.
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Pick-Up Information

When, Where and How

  • Pick-up is at the Kingsbury Farm just north of the iron bridge on Route 100 in Warren.  When you pull into the driveway, go past the barn and the house.  The pick-up area is in the wash house which is on the right-hand side of the building that is perpendicular to the house. 
  • You may pick-up your share on Wednesdays between noon and 6:30pm. 
  • Bring a bag or box - you will need it to put all of your goodies in. If you aren't heading right home after pick-up, bring a cooler to make sure that everything stays fresh - especially when it is really hot or really cold.
  • Check your name off of the list so we know that you have picked up your share.
  • Look on the large chalk board to see which items you should be taking for your share. Be sure you are looking at your share size and then methodically work your way around the semi-circle.  If you do this, the lightest, most crushable items should be at the top of your bag.
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Share Holding Service

If you are unable to pick-up your share during regular hours


We can pack and Hold Your Share  If you are not able to pick-up your share between 12 noon and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, we can pack and hold it for you to be picked up on Thursday morning BEFORE NOON.  We need to receive your request before 5:30 pm on pick-up day.  Here is the Hold Request Form.
 
Early Pick-Up  The morning of pick-up day is a busy one.  Trucks from the other farms along with bread deliveries are all going on while we are setting up the washhouse for pick-up day.  Please don't stop by the farm early to try and pick-up your share.  If you need to pick-up your share early, submit a Hold Request Form by Tuesday afternoon requesting early pick-up.  Your share will be ready for pick-up at 11am.  Sorry, we cannot provide shares earlier than 11am and we cannot provide your share early if you do not complete a Share Hold Request form.
 
Share Hold Request Form

Pick-Up Reminder Services

Get an email reminder around noon on Wednesday!


Life can get busy and sometimes it is easy to forget about the share pick-up.  If you would like a mid-day share pick-up reminder emailed to you on Wednesday just complete the Weekly Pick-Up Reminder form.  You will receive an email reminder around noon on pick-up days.  We hope that this helps. 
 
Request Weekly Email Pick-Up Reminder

Get a Text Reminder at 4pm on Wednesday


To sign up, text EZFFQ85352 to 313131.  You can quit at any time by replying STOP to one of the text reminders.
 
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