Greetings from Flipside Farm CSA!
Your farmers were happy to have a little bit of a break with some cool late-October precipitation (much needed). We worked hard to stay ahead of the weather to seed down some more cover crops in preparation for the 2021 season! Our Oats & Peas look healthy, and our Rye & Vetch are growing daily – both of which are helping to improve our soil fertility and crop health for the seasons to come! Plus with this cool weather, our fall produce is starting to sweeten up remarkably. We’ve got some great new crops out on the harvest table too for this week (see the recipe of the week). FYI, with frost exceedingly likely over the weekend, this will be our last week of guaranteed flowers – we hope you enjoy the last of this season’s beautiful blooms! Check out the rest of the email below for some announcements and recipe inspiration, and we’ll catch you at the farm soon for our Week 23 CSA…
**Please note our CSA will follow weekly distributions through Saturday November 21st (Week 28). From December 2020 through April 2021, we will offer monthly CSA distributions (Weeks 29-33).
Harvest Pizza Celebration – Mark your calendars! Wednesday, Oct 21st, during CSA from 2:00-7:00, we want to host a casual, socially-distant get-together here at Flipside Farm CSA to celebrate the season. Calvin will be making harvest pizzas for sale, the cauldron fire will be roaring, and we’ll have plenty of veggies for pickup at CSA. BYOB and hang out! We’d love a chance to catch up with all of you, who have supported our mission to grow healthy food for our community.
Music in the Somerset Hills – Saturday, October 17th, MISH will be hosting its fall fundraising event, Mozart on the Meadow, literally next door to Flipside Farm. After the formal performance by the orchestra, the event will feature food trucks and lively bluegrass music into the evening. Click the link for more information!
Flowers – UPick still available this week, but FYI we are coming upon the end of the cut flower season! We really hope you can make some time to cut flowers out in the field while they are still in bloom. Frost may be coming as soon as this week! We still have flower bouquets available for sale this week – please RSVP to reserve. Thanks!
Perennial Plants for sale – From Cooper Hollow Farm in Bernardsville. Its not too late for fall planting! We have several native NJ plants available for sale, including dogwoods, viburnum, sea oats, coreopsis, and more. Check out our display near the farm stand for more information and pricing.
Week 23 CSA
Saturday October 17th 9:00-1:00 pm
Cauliflower, Mixed Potatoes, Arugula, Garlic!!, Tomatoes, Brussels Sprout Greens, Chinese Cabbage, Hot Peppers, Honeynut Squash, Kale, Cherry Tomatoes (UPick), Dandelion Greens, Green Cabbage, Eggplant, Okra & Tomatillos, Beets, Swiss Chard, Peppers + More