This week Csaers will be choosing from:
Lettuce, spinach, kale, turnips, squash, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, dill, parsley and cilantro.
Because it’s the last week for CSA, you will also be loaded up with tomatoes (in varying degrees of ripeness, but mostly green). They will all ripen over time, so you can enjoy them over the next month or so as they ripen.
We will also be giving out the the winter radishes that we tried this year. These weren’t an intended part of the csa, but I’d like to know what people think of them. We tasted the winter radish again, and they taste nice now – though there is still a bitterish after taste. Whoever comes up with a tasty recipe for the radish will win 1o lbs of radish!
Also, because this is the last week, next week we’d like to invite anyone interested to come out to the farm to pick what leafy greens we have left: you can help yourself to spinach, kale, chard and possibly a few other things. Please call before you come.
This week on the farm:
This week we experienced true Manitoba weather. On Tuesday, we were in shorts and t-shirts battling heat stroke and our biggest challenge was keeping the vegetables cool.
(temperature reading taking at the farm on Tues oct. 2)
Then, on Thursday- just 2 days later – we were in full snow gear, battling hypothermia and our biggest challenge was keeping the vegetables from freezing.
(Nicole harvesting on Thursday Oct 4).
We’re currently adjusting to the sudden shock and have gotten ourselves some insulated rubber boots and rubber gloves to make things more enjoyable. This weekend we pulled out the irrigation pipe and started planting garlic and finished today. Hopefully we will have lots of garlic next year!
It’s the last week of CSA pickups, and I’m a little sad, but also relieved the season is coming to an end. It’s been pretty much non-stop this summer, so a break will be nice! Thank you so much to everyone who supported our CSA and I hope to see you again next year.
We won’t be doing an extension as we did last year as we’ve run out of too many things, but will be doing bulk orders for those interested.
See you Tuesday/Thursday