Letter from the Farm
We have a handful of ancient maples that line the front of our farm where our truck loads CSA shares every week. This week there’s a steady stream of brightly colored leaves drifting around and down upon it. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few slip their way into some of the vegetable bins. The truck is a recent purchase: a 2012 clean-burning diesel engine. Supposedly, the exhaust that comes out of the truck’s emissions system is cleaner than the air that goes in. We’ve had it for a couple of months but only been able to drive it to NYC a handful of times. It’s been continuously in the shop. Apparently, Mitsubishi wasn’t quite “there” with it’s engine technology designed to meet strict emissions standards when it manufactured this truck. Fortunately, the truck is still under warranty because it needed about $15,000 in repairs and major part replacements. We’re a little unnerved by this but hope they’ve worked out the kinks. It certainly feels good to be driving a truck that meets near zero emissions standards.
- Ken, Maryellen, Alis & Xavier