As we approach most food-lover’s favorite holiday, I’m tempted to wax poetic about all the things to be thankful for.
Hopefully, you can hazard a guess at how long that list is.
In addition I’m exploring another vein of Thanksgiving season thoughts – relief and resolve. I think many farmers reach November with the same mix in mind. We feel relief that we made it through last season – and resolve to be better, smarter, more profitable next year, with improved techniques, systems, projects.
For Crown O’Maine staff, Thanksgiving is followed by our traditional one week shut-down from shipping. Many of you might suspect me of running immediately off to Aroostook County, and while that may yet happen, it won’t be before Leah and I draft up the plans to implement our 2012 grower planning program. We look at things like our brussels sprout supply, our blueberry availability, our rolled oat reality, and more, crafting improvements and collaborations. For the next eight weeks we add grower conversations to our workload, deliberately designing a diverse, tasty, and available Maine food supply.
We are thankful to have over 1200 subscribers eager to hear about these food projects, try out their results, and support the means to the end through your weekly orders.
We are relieved to have a season to take stock and conjure up plans.
And we remain resolved to deliver it to you, once a week, including next week. So order up!
PS Please remember that if you normally have a Thursday delivery, you WILL be rescheduled, most likely to Tuesday.