November begins our winter growing season and markets. Little Compton has a long fall growing season because the ocean surrounds us on three sides and helps to fend off early frosts. It is common for us to harvest broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale, and other hardy vegetables well into December. Storage crops like squash, potatoes, onions, carrots, and turnips are important staples to the market menu. Weather conditions during the harvest season can affect how much we store, as heavy rains, drought, or hurricanes can seriously damage or destroy crops.
Additionally, we have learned to grow many hardy greens in unheated greenhouses using agricultural cloth blankets to keep plants warm and toasty during long winter nights. Crops such as spinach, Asian greens and mini lettuce don't mind the short days and low light conditions, allowing us to deliver our customers quality produce year-round.
Join our 2017 Winter CSA!
Little Compton Market: This year we will be offering an extended season CSA at our farm. This extended market will run from November through December on Saturday mornings and is only open to CSA members. There will be an assortment of root crops, squash, greens, and late field crops like broccoli, brussels sprouts and potatoes. The cost for the Extended Fall/Winter Little Compton CSA is $285 for 9 weeks.
Providence Market: We will also offer a debit style CSA at the Winter Market in Pawtucket. Starting with $250, we will add a 10% bonus to your card if received before September 30th. The balance must be used up by the time the market moves back outside in June. Please sign up by the end of September for either of these locations.
Send a check to us at Wishing Stone Farm.
Please be sure to include your name, address, phone number & email address.
Wishing Stone Farm
25 Shaw Road
Little Compton, RI 02837
(401) 592 - 0285