On our small CSA Farm we put our efforts into the change we want to see! We are just one of the many family farmers attempting to change the trajectory of the food system.
This has been a hard year for farmers in the Carolinas. The east had a devastating tropical weather system. WNC is dealing with an extreme drought. We are most fortunate to have an underground drip irrigation system in place on our family farm as it helped us survive in 2016. The year we were installing it, however, Buncombe County experienced more rainfall than any recent year on record! Often it seems even when things are going smoothly, the weather conditions are the opposite of what is needed for growing successful crops.
One must be an optimist to be a successful sustainable farmer. One must believe if you plant it, the buyers will come! We are most fortunate that the buyers do come and have for over eighteen years. Our buyers are families who care about healthy food, a healthy environment, and vibrant communities. These families who make up our CSA Members share our vision of a food system that is good for the consumer, good for the farmer, and good for the land.
We are entering into the last two weeks of CSA Box delivery in the 2016 Calendar Year. We have attempted to grow over ninety different vegetable varieties this year. Some crops were more successful than others as always. Overall, we feel it was a good year.
We trust you enjoyed your experience and told others. If ever you had a bad experience, we trust you told us. Robert and I want to thank each and every Veggie Lovin’ Family who counted on Cane Creek Asparagus & Company CSA to provide them with nutritious food this harvest season!