You can still get our produce through the winter months. Beginning this Saturday, all winter long until the regular season resumes in April, the Midtown Farmers Market hosts space for us and other vendors to set up for an off-season pick-up. This is a pick-up location only, not a full market. We only cut produce to order during the winter to minimize waste. To place an order for pick-up, just reply to this email, and send us a list of the items you would like, including the quantities you want. You do not need to join our CSA to order, you can just pay each week as you pick up. We will be on the commons at North Hills, near Ben & Jerry's, from 10am - 12noon with your orders, all packed up and ready to go!
The schedule for pick-up on the farm or at Harmony Farms does not change.
We do need all orders for the weekends no later than 9am on Friday, whether you plan to pick up in Raleigh or at the farm. Especially as we get deeper into colder weather, we often end up with just a few hours in the middle of the day when we can harvest vegetables. All of our season-extension methods through the winter are solar-powered. We often have to wait until mid-morning for the temperatures to warm up enough to get into greenhouses or under row covers. We then we need to get everything buttoned up and tucked in again a few hours before dark (which happens an hour earlier now) in order to build up enough solar heat under the covers to get through the long chilly nights. Should we try to get back under covers or into the greenhouse late in the afternoon, we risk losing the whole crop to go cut one more of something.
We saw our first frost of the season this morning, which means all those greens are sweet as can be from the cold! Down to the last of the romaine and bok choy for a bit, though both will be back in time. We picked the pepper plants clean this weekend before the frost - last chance for green or purple peppers this week, and we've dropped our price a bit in the hopes you'll stock up! Peppers will keep for a few weeks in your fridge, or you can freeze some for the winter - just chop the peppers, pack them into containers, and pop in your freezer.
Thanks so much for your business, eat well, and have a great week!