We had our first killing frost last weekend. It actually helped us out for next season, because it killed a lot of weeds that were producing seeds this fall. The frost also killed the eggplant, which is definitely a blessing to some of you!
This week's share consists of mixed asian braising greens, dill, napa cabbage (the tall frilly one with a rubber band on it), red cabbage, fennel, spinach, peppers, cauliflower, kohlrabi (the hard green balls), and winter squash or sweet potatoes. If you got winter squash this week, you'll get sweet potatoes next week, and vice versa).
Next week is our last week for summer csa distributions.
We are busy planting crops in our field houses for the winter shares. One house that was planted to tomatoes a few months ago is now filled with over 10,000 plants for the winter shares...with crops such as lettuce, spinach, beets turnips, arugula, scallions, kale, chard, ect. These field houses allow us to grow crops year round with no supplemental heat. On a cold sunny day, it feels (and looks) just like a second spring in there.
Reserve your Winter Share now! There will be an online payment option soon, but for now, just email me to save your spot.
Open Fieldhouse: Come out to the farm to check out our offseason production systems and pick a few fresh veggies while you're at it. Bring your family, your dogs, and even your friends; the more, the merrier. A visit to the farm is the best way for you to see the oppportunities we have for you to get more involved. We are All About Bartering!
The Open FieldHouse hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 1-4pm by appointment, and weekends by appointment. Email me if you're interested.