CSA: A 2022 Recap and What Lies Ahead

As we wrap up the 2022 CSA season, we want to say THANK YOU for being a valued CSA member. In the world of farming, we always say no two growing seasons are the same, and that stood true once again this year. A cool and wet spring lead us into a hot and dry […]

Cooking the Box: Week 17

Here we are, week 17 of the CSA program. It’s a bit bittersweet writing the final blog post of the CSA season, but I would be lying if I wasn’t looking forward to sleeping in past 2am on Tuesday mornings. At the end of every Monday, our packing crew always says, “See you in the […]

Cooking the Box: Week 16

Here we are, week 16 of 17 of the CSA program. The ending is always a little bittersweet, but as I was in the packing shed getting everyone started this morning, everyone had a little pep in their step knowing that they only have one more week of getting up at 2:00am to pack CSA […]

Cooking the Box: Week 15

The views from my office have changed drastically over the last couple of weeks. I have gone from watching wagons of sweet corn and trucks carrying tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and other produce from our Montrose farm arrive at our packing shed to watching our parking lot become a sea of pumpkins. On a bright sunny […]

Cooking the Box: Week 14

I’d be lying if I wasn’t a bit excited for the cool down that is predicted for later in the week. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not wishing away the warm days of summer, but I’m also looking forward to some cool mornings where the flannels and sweatshirts can be broken out of the back […]

Cooking the Box: Week 13

Week 13 is here and the shares appear to be hanging on to summer as long as possible! While some of us may be craving those fall comfort foods, let’s enjoy the summer freshness as long as possible as it will be many months before we can taste these wonderful flavors again. Tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet […]

Cooking the Box: Week 12

Here we are at Week 12. As I walked out to the packing shed this morning at 2:30am, I quickly turned back around to grab a heavier sweatshirt. Now, I’m definitely not going to complain as cool fall mornings are my favorite times of the year, but it was definitely a little shock to the […]

Cooking the Box: Week 11

The calendar tells me it will be September this week, and I’m not quite sure how that has happened. As we head into week 11, you can tell we have hit that point of the season where we all have reached a different level of tired. There is something about seeing the calendar flip to […]

Cooking the Box: Week 10

The seasons are colliding! I’m busy scheduling drivers that will deliver corn to the State Fair, while also putting the finishing touches on our Fall Order Guide for our wholesale customers. Somewhere in between staffing, thinking ahead to fall, and the day-to-day tasks, I’m still knee-deep in summer work as well. While pumpkin and fall […]

Cooking the Box: Week 9

Welcome to week 9! The share this week is full of items that are perfect for fresh salsas, tacos, and a few great afternoon snacks. I’ll be completely honest that the majority of my share will likely be heading to a friend as my time at home this week is limited. Farmer Jerry’s mother (my […]