Extended Fall CSA Week 5

Spinach, Broccoli, Curly Kale, Apples, Beets, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Celery, Pie Pumpkin, and Cabbage

Spinach, Broccoli, Curly Kale, Apples, Beets, Carrots, Butternut Squash, Celery, Pie Pumpkin, and Cabbage

Happy Thanksgiving week!!! This has always been my favorite holiday. Gathering together with friends and family is so important and what better way to celebrate than share the best meal of the whole year. For the first time in a long time, I will actually be sharing this meal with my mom. I moved out west almost ten years ago and have been celebrating "Friendsgiving" ever since.

In a land where trees are giants.

In a land where trees are giants.

Sneaking off to Arcata was such a welcomed vacation for us. Having mom in town means we get to do a little bit of farm work and then slide out of town to play. This was our first time ever heading to Northern California and we soaked up just how lush that area is. Trees over 20ft across towering over 300ft high really took our breathe away.

Mom loves hanging with me during the growing season.

Mom loves hanging with me during the growing season.

After all that fun it was time to get back to work. Mom harvested and processed the greens while I grabbed everything else. Harvesting and packing CSA boxes was a treat to do together and we had so much fun grooving through the Thanksgiving box. This is my last farm chore for the 2016 season as I am heading back to Cincinnati, OH to visit with family until mid-January. Good to get out of the Willamette Valley for a while and have a change of scenery during the rainy season. One more box to go for Christmas week, stay tuned!

-Brandon