Taproot Farm & Fruit

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A family CSA farm and community orchard in the Driftless region of southwest Wisconsin. 

Second Share - 2017

Hey All,

We're excited about this week's share. Not only will melons make an appearance, but we are also packing some great late summer apples into your boxes this week. Farm pickup will be ready by 2, Healthgrades by 3, Stevens Street by 3:30 and Mifflin by 4. 

Here's what to expect in your share (subject to change based on availability):

  • Apples (Zestar)
  • Basil
  • Cherry Tomatoes (sungold)
  • Cucumbers
  • Dinosaur kale
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • New potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Sweet Onions
  • Tomatoes (Romas and Slicers)
  • Zucchini

A couple of reminders. First, we're planning on having a get together and meal on Sunday September 10th at Noon. We'll do the cooking, you come see where and how your food is grown and pick some apples to take home with you. Second, please bring a bag or two with you to your pick-up site; we've switched to plastic share boxes and want to be sure we hold onto these as we have a limited number. 

A couple of ideas for how to use this week's veggies:

And a last note about the apples. We planted a couple hundred apple trees 4 years ago. They're on seedling rootstock and have sustained some deer damage (before we got our deer fence put up), meaning they are not producing a full crop yet. In the meantime we have decided to purchase apples from our friend Rami at Atoms to Apples in Mount Horeb. He grows organic apples and favors a lot of the varieties that we planted, including the Zestars we're packing in today's boxes. These are crisp and tart with brown sugar notes, and are a really great early season apple. We're excited to pack our own in years to come. 

Thanks for supporting our farm. 

Frank, Amy, Eric, Barb and Don