The Fall leafy greens are starting to sprout in the greenhouse. We have spinach, kale, and lettuce making an appearance. 🙌 The drip irrigation is working so much better for us than the overhead watering system. Now…if only we can keep it from drying up or bolting in the 100-degree temperatures this week. It is September, right? Even though we are not offering a Fall CSA this year, you do still have the option to order on our website on Sundays for a Monday pickup. So if you’re interested in some of those fresh greens, please make sure to visit us online.
Important Reminders
  1. The tenth pickup for Season 2 is tomorrow, Monday, September 19th. This is the last Season 2 pickup.
  2.  Arrive any time between 3 pm and 7 pm and park on the West side of the property anywhere in front of the commercial kitchen (the big red building with the French doors). If we don’t come out to greet you, you can either knock on the commercial kitchen door, or give us a call at 316-227-7677. We love to give tours, so if you want one, please don’t be afraid to ask. We want you to know where your food comes from!
  3. If you don’t want a tour and are in a hurry, please call us, so we know when you’ll be here. Then we can be ready with your bag of goodies. The phone number is 316-227-7677.
  4. We provide you with a reusable grocery bag with all your goodies in it. Please bring it back next week, so we can wash it and reuse it. We’re trying to be more environmentally conscious. The plastic bags we use for the greens are still a work in progress, but that is definitely on my list of things to change.
  5. The market place is updated on Sundays, so if you want to take a look at what else we have available (besides the things already in your bag), please make your orders on Sunday or Monday morning. We can then add any additional items to your grocery bag.
This Week's Products 9/19/2022
Full Share Half Share
Arugula Arugula
Eggplant Eggplant
Pepper Mix Pepper Mix
Season 2 of the 2022 CSA is now over, but you always have the option to order from our market place online for a Monday pickup or a Wednesday delivery.
News on the Farm

The cooler evenings have us spending a lot more time outside with the animals, and they are lovin’ the extra attention. I now understand why so many people keep pigs as pets. They are so very smart and affectionate. I suppose all animals have the capacity to be companions; it’s all a matter of how they’re treated. I know, I know. You all think I’m getting too attached, but perhaps that is how it should be. Eating is a personable event – full of sacrifice, hard work, and nourishment.

We’ve also been spotting A LOT of praying mantises these days. Colton and Josh love to send my pictures of them. For the heck of it, I looked up the symbolism of a praying mantis and found them to mean “good luck.” That’s certainly hopeful news. I hope the mantises are praying for cooler days. We can’t transplant the Bok Choy until these high-90s go away.

As we say goodbye to Summer as well as the Season 2 CSA, I just want to let you know how much we appreciate all of you! It’s been a wild ride this year, and we cannot thank our loyal customers enough for sticking with us. We hope you enjoyed our story as much as the fresh produce. And all we ask is that you think of us when you need a little fresh veg at the dinner table. Stay in touch!

Recipe of the Week

Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant

Chinese night consisted of Spicy Chinese Chicken served with Chinese Spicy Garlic Eggplant on a bed of rice. It was fabulous! But you may get a different answer from Josh who had to make both dishes and found it to be rather labor intensive. I was pickling in the commercial kitchen, so I didn’t get to see the blood, sweat, and tears that went into dinner, but I could certainly taste it. 🙂 Take away? At least try the spicy eggplant. It really was yummy!


What's New in the Market Place

I know it’s crazy since it’s hot as hell, but we actually have a few winter squash (Angel Hair Spaghetti Squash to be exact) available in the market place if anyone is interested. We sold out of the salsa, the relish, and the hot sauce this week, but we should have more by October. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try the relish on a hot dog, the salsa on your tacos, or the hot sauce on some chicken, you are definitely missing out!