The second Fall Share consists of kale, broccoli, bok choi, arugula, radish, carrots, rutabagas, onions, garlic, butternut and sweet dumpling winter squash, and some more beautiful lettuce. We grew everything at our farm in Hamilton.
Its been great to meet and work with folks who've come out this fall to harvest crops-- both for themselves and for donation to food pantries. The Donation Harvest day in late Oct was great, and that inspires us to continue this opportunity over the next several weeks, basically until the crops are gone. Come down to the farm; pick what you'll eat and share/donate the rest to anyone you think would enjoy them.
On another note, we appreciate the crew of lobstermen who came out and helped us chop up/move/rebuild our hoophouse.
This week's share consists of carrots, beets, onions, garlic, butternut winter squash, napa cabbage, kale, bok choi, sweet green cabbage, ugly looking celeriac, and beautiful heads of lettuce. Please share your recipes on the farm facebook page.
Last night was the coldest night of the season. This morning was our first Fall Share harvest. Even with the covers we put over the crops, everything was frozen solid. That means that we had to wait until late morning to begin the harvest. (you cant pick them when frozen, or they thaw out all slimy and beat up looking). Well anyways, it stayed cold enough that some crops never thawed all day.
HoopHouse Covered , late afternoon Nov4. We remove these covers in the morning, to allow more sun to reach the crops and the soil. Then we put the cover back on late afternoon, trapping in the heat which has been captured in the soil. We'll harvest the crops in the hoophouse in december when most of the field crops are dead.