October News and Season Wrap-Up

As we write this month, we’re in the thick of autumn, busy tending to the last of our seasonal harvest and preparing our gardens and infrastructure for winter.
This will be our last newsletter of the season, so we’d like to take this time to express our gratitude to our friends and family, our customers and suppliers, our interns, and everyone else who has supported us throughout our second season. We’re feeling good about how far we’ve come in these past two years, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

We will officially be closing down our store for the season in mid-November, which will coincide with our last wholesale deliveries until next year. We’ll still be at the Friday Harbor farmer’s market intermittently throughout the winter months, and we hope to see you there!

In the meantime, we hope you’re savoring the stunning leaf colors of the season, whatever warmth Mother Nature is willing to offer, and the hot chocolatey mornings and toasty marshmallow evenings that Winnie-the-Pooh so loved at this time of year.

What’s in the Store?

Please note, our store is closing mid- November. We appreciate all your support and look forward to seeing you in the spring!

2020 CSA

Next year’s produce season will run from early May to mid-October, or 24 weeks. The flower season will run from June into September or so (about 15 weeks). Join our program and look forward to:

  • Unbelievably fresh and delicious, nutrition-packed seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Prices comparable and often cheaper than retail.
  • A sense of connection to the people who are lovingly growing the food you’re feeding your family and to the land where it’s grown.
  • Recipes and nutritional information.
  • Saved time! Your pre-packed box of delicious fruits and vegetables will be waiting for you when you arrive on CSA pick-up day.
  • Variety in your diet. We’ll try to keep your boxes filled with different things from week to week. 
  • Peace of mind that you’re helping your community by keeping your dollars local.

What does it cost?

Regular Share – $625 for the season ($26/week). This is a good fit for 2-4 people.

Flexible Share – Don’t need a box every week? Buy a punch card for 10 boxes and let us know when you’ll be on island and needing a box. Cost: $260.

Flower Share – $175 for a full season of beautiful weekly mixed bouquets.

Island Love – Add a produce donation in the amount of your choice and we’ll donate fresh food on your behalf to the Friday Harbor Food Bank.

???? Refer a friend and receive an additional 5% discount!  (Just be sure they tell us you referred them.)
???? Space is limited, so sign up soon! For more information check the CSA page on our website.

What We’re Reading: The Hidden Half of Nature

We all know how important it is to put healthy, nutrient-dense food into our mouths. But do you know what happens to that food once you’ve swallowed it?

The microbiome of the gut is attracting a lot of attention, and so is a new book by Seattle authors David R. Montgomery and Anne Bikle. In The Hidden Half of Nature, they describe how buying a ramshackle house and converting their yard into a garden led them to discover how good health depends on the health of the gardens where our food is grown as well as the environment inside our bodies where nutrients are processed and stored.

“As it turns out, the vast majority of bacteria in the soil and in our bodies benefit us…And while impressive transformative new products and microbial therapies are on the horizon for both agriculture and medicine, there is a profoundly simple reason we should care about the hidden half of nature. It is a part of us, not apart from us.”