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It’s funny

I heard a joke on NPR this morning. A reporter gave a customer in a middle America diner a moment to share this gem on air: What’s the difference between a puppy and a farmer? Answer: A puppy eventually grows up and stops whining. I got a good laugh out of it. Sure, it’s stressful to be a farmer sometimes, but every year, I weigh the options, and for almost a decade now I’ve been making the same choice day after day, year after year.
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We work with wild card weather every year. Perhaps you’ve seen the tremendous amount of corn sitting in fields across the region right now, unable to be harvested. A mid summer drought turned into a very wet fall, abruptly ended by an early frigid onset. It’s unpredictable and at times heartbreaking but I never doubt the choice to keep farming, and I try to keep the whining to a whisper.
Here it is now at the turn of December; that’s a year in the books for Enka:ri Farm! People ask me frequently if it’s just me on the farm. Even though it’s just my name on the paperwork, I always respond giving credit to everyone who has supported the farm this year: family, friends, and strangers I hadn’t met yet. Thank you thank you thank you. But I’m getting soft on ya here.
Well I think it was a good inaugural year. I’m very process-driven, always looking to tweak, shift, question, and improve. The farm is only going to get better year after year. I’ve made a couple changes to the CSA for 2019 and I hope you’ll approve.
– I’ve lowered the minimum join-in to 8 weeks, maximum is 18.
-You can choose any number of weeks from 8-18. I noticed some folks struggling to get to pick-up with the school year starting.
-There will really be pick up on the farm on Wednesdays. (I’m open to adding another pick-up site on another day in another suburb/city area/farmers market, contact me with thoughts/ideas).
-One size share, similar to the “basket” share this year, with option to buy additional items during pick-up at member price.
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crunch!

2019 sign up is available: www.enkarifarm.com/membership .
Full memberships are discounted for a limited time! Payment plans (i.e. deposits) are available by request. Just get in touch.

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