September 24 was the last harvest day at Tipi Creek CSA for 2011. We look forward to this every year. Our Thanksgiving dinner is planned largely around what we take home that day.
Of the three years we have been members of the Tipi Creek CSA, this was the least productive. You’ll remember that May through July was cold, wet, and dreary. While this was mitigated to some extent by the sheer variety of vegetables grown, overall we ended up with a lot less produce than in previous years. That being said, with August and September being hot and sunny, we still had a fantastic final harvest day.
Here’s more information on Tipi Creek:
- their website
- my run-down of the CSA
- a cost comparison from last year: CSA v. farmers’ market v. grocery store
Below are some photos from the harvest day. Thank you, Ron and Yolande, for filling our larder with fantastic vegetables. Can’t wait for next year.
Dry Cherokee Beans
Cabbage (my favourite…)
Cabbage’s Half-Brother, Kohlrahbi
Beet’s Half-Brother, Chard
The Pumpkin Patch