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  1. Week 20 CSA – 9th October 2017

    week 20

    Twenty-two weeks ago we started delivering this year’s CSA to our members, and after much growing up and maturation on all parts, the time has come to call the 2017 CSA to an end. We hope that you’ve enjoyed being a part of the inaugural Winding Stair Farm CSA. We’ll always remember you as the…

  2. Week 19 CSA – 2nd October 2017

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    Greg’s grandparents had a big impact on Greg growing up, as is the case with many of us. His grandmother’s family ran a dairy to which local farmers in Alabama would bring their milk, and his dad drove the delivery truck. Today, Greg keeps his childhood memories alive with his interest in old machinery and…

  3. Week 18 CSA – 25th September 2017

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    Some of the many women of the Bailey family. Margaret, Casey, Gina, Ingrid, Nancy, Stacy and Kate.  Plus Hunter and Fletcher (not girls but still part of the family). Stacy’s influences from Atlanta, Wakulla County in Florida, and West Cork, Ireland, have blended together as an interesting guiding force in Stacy’s life and her vision…

  4. Week 17(b) CSA – 18th September 2017

    leeks

    We’re continuing our themed newsletter series this week by featuring Michelle who is originally from Ireland but has lived in North Carolina for most of her life, so she feels like she’s grown up in two different countries, with different perspectives on agriculture. We hope that you enjoy this glimpse, and look forward to hearing…

  5. Week 17 CSA – 11th September 2017

    ezra soup

    Ezra (or possibly his brother Nate…) and his (their) Dad in Italy. Hi << Test First Name >>, For the next few weeks, we’re going to take some time to introduce you to all of us, one at a time, painstakingly. We’ll talk about our memories of food and farming, some choice recipes, and by…

  6. Week 16 CSA – 4th September 2017

    kephart

    The week finished with some great sheep weather, with rain, cold temperatures, and wind. It will be several weeks before we shear the sheep, so this weather is a welcome break for them as their fleece gets really long. We’ll send the wool to Morning Stair Fiber in Andrews, NC for processing, and it will come back…

  7. Week 15 CSA – 28th August 2017

    rooster

    This week we’ve started transplanting some of the cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli that we started in the greenhouse earlier this summer. Our first crop of bean plants is recovering and rewarded us with a decent harvest this week, and the beans that we planted a few weeks ago are already producing beautiful red pods that contrast so…

  8. Week 14 CSA – 22nd August 2017

    pickling

    This week we return to our regular schedule. We hope that everyone got to experience the total solar eclipse. For us, we had fifty people stay on the campground adjacent to the farm. During the 2.5 minutes of totality that we had here, the turkeys and guineas went crazy, the sheep became active as they…

  9. Week 13 CSA – 14th August 2017

    turkeys

    “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” HippocratesThere are a lot of nutrients that go into the soil and plants that we work with, and with some hard work and attention, that nutritional goodness ends up in the products we bring to you. We hope that you’ve seen and felt your health…

  10. Week 12 CSA – 7th August 2017

    flowers at the farm

    Here we are, just over halfway through the CSA, and we’re having a great time. The garden is going full-steam and preparations are starting for the first of fall plantings, and for experiments to extend the growing season. It’s the time of year to take the excess and put it up for the winter, canning…