Produce Updates from Atlas Farm

Posted by Boston Organics on Nov 2, 2011 11:53:12 AM

Hi folks! We have a quick update for you regarding some of our produce this week.

We've been speaking with our friends at Atlas Farm since the snow covered their fields over the weekend, and we have had to adjust box contents slightly to account for shortages. Western Massachusetts got about a foot of snow, which crushed the majority of the lettuce in Atlas' fields. We have enough lettuce from Atlas for Dogma Box customers through the rest of the week, but due to the limited local supply, all other customers will be receiving lettuce from California. In previous years, we've been able to get lettuce from the east coast later into the year and transition to Florida lettuce pretty seamlessly. Due to weather conditions this year, we may need to source our lettuce from California for a few weeks during this transition.

We were unable to get kale from Atlas for the rest of this week's deliveries, so we've supplemented the local kale with collards and kale from California. Luckily not too many other local crops have been immediately affected, and we are receiving cabbage, pumpkins, turnips, and potatoes as scheduled. Atlas should have limited amounts of kale and collards available for the next few weeks.

The weather over the past few months has posed quite a challenge for many of the growers we work with in western MA, and we're hoping for clear skies ahead. We will continue to keep you all updated as we get a better sense of changes in availability.

As always, if you have any questions (or kind words for our growers), feel free to contact us at any time at or at (617)242-1700.

-The Boston Organics crew


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