Dear Friends of Upinngil,
Happy Holidays from all of us at the farm. At the end of this paragraph there is a link to a short survey that we hope you’ll take the time to fill out. It’s a survey to help us better serve our CSA share members and the wider Upinngil community. For those unfamiliar, Community Supported Agriculture is an opportunity for farmers and communities to collaborate with the goal to make more local food available for the whole community. In the winter when we have less opportunity for income, but have to make large outputs in preparation for the spring, the community can help us by buying shares for the coming season’s crops. The arrangement is mutually beneficial to both farmer and customer – for the season our fates are linked – we share in the bounties and the scarcities of the season. Upinngil’s CSA share program continues to evolve and we want to get your input to help us grow in the right direction. The survey is anonymous. We will share the survey results in the January newsletter.
This week’s Showcase:
Perhaps you’ve seen all the extra workers around the farm over the past couple of weeks. Well, Upinngil applied for and received federal and state grants to assist with funding for a large solar energy project. Keep an eye out for the photovoltaic panels that will be blooming on the new barn roof some time in the next month. It will be a forty panel array!
The Farm Stand:
The Farm Stand is closed for the winter. We still have potatoes, garlic, and salad greens for sale in the store (see photos from the greenhouse below). The salad greens are in the milk fridge and potatoes and garlic behind the baked goods. Thank you again for all your support, this year we managed to keep the stand open longer than ever before all the way to Thanksgiving.
What to look forward to:
We now have Upinngil-made, fully biodegradable wreathes and swags for sale in the store.
Please don’t hesitate to email or call with questions. Throughout the week, we post exciting news, including what’s fresh out of the Upinngil bakery, on the right hand side our website’s homepage.
We look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks,
The Upinngil Crew
The Greenhouse in December: