Editor’s note: Okay, I slacked off while I was working at the other business, and didn’t post Marada’s notes for the last few weeks. Mea culpa. I did, indeed, go up North and play in the snow, and it was, indeed, awesome. Anyone who’s missing snow downstate should take a drive–we got 2 feet while I was there. Here’s what we missed:
Next week Leah heads to Aroostook as Northern Girl packs away this year’s stocks of potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, and turnip. We are waiting with baited breath for the results of our latest go-around with shelf-life testing on our fresh peeled beets, shredded carrots, and diced parcooked Yukon Golds…
Those of us remaining at the Crown O’Maine headquarterse are looking forward to the return of Palmer Hill butter, a brief but exciting batch of Maine grown blackberries to perk up your winter offerings, and some very nice incoming Thibodeau Farm organic potatoes. We will know better by Monday how many cases are available.
We will be a little short staffed on Thursday as Leah, Katrina, and Louise will be attending the conference “By Land and by Sea: Leveraging the Co-op model for success.” We hope to leave the event inspired in our work and more aware of the existing and new coops around us. Maria and I will be co-op-ing the phones!