Last summer I started doing some CSA to cover some costs, and now want to get a dehydrator. I have a feeling that it would be nice to add dry tomatoes, zuccs etc in winter for the CSA ... and I would use some of the summer surplus. I freeze a lot for myself, but I can' share those easily. What do you think?
dried foods has become a large thing at our farmers market here. as for drying, i used to string peppers up and hang them all around our booth for so much a string. they'd turn all different colors and were a big sales item. great ideas ilex and holly!
Post by littleminnie on Feb 4, 2013 21:12:46 GMT -5
I give the gifts too. I can't say dried veggies are very popular. I only sell a few dried tomato packages, but dried herbs and teas do better. Anything you got extra that is storable is great for early season CSA shares so they aren't so meager. I made lots of winter jams with frozen fruit when I had time and now I have lots of extra stuff for CSAs and winter markets. I give them frozen veggie 'gifts' as well and baked goods of their choosing.
From the sandy potato fields of Sherburne county, Windy River Eco Farm grows heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs for Market and CSA. Been growing since 2008.