Farm News, Oct 10/2022

We’ll have the following veggies for csa this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, arugula, bok choi, radish, leeks, tomato, celeriac, kohlrabi, potato, carrots, onions, beets

On the farm this week:

We’ll it’s the last week of our 18 week CSA. Can you believe it’s over already? We still have the extra 2 week extension (Tuesdays only Oct 18 and 25) for those who signed up for it. We’ll send you an email for that next week if you did.

Last week we got most of the carrots dug up. So I think it’s safe to say we survived the season! The rest of the storage veggies ( like beets and cabbage) are the easiest ones to harvest and it doesn’t matter if it rains for those. We still have a little bit of carrots left do dig up, so maybe one more full day Friday and we’ll be done those.

We’re bringing out the weird veggies starting this week including kohlrabi, celeriac, radish and turnip. Here’s Sandra with some nice big storage kohlrabi.

Also, our winter radish had a bit of infestation of aphids, but remember how I planted radish as a cover crop this year and joked that we’d throw it in the CSA pick up. Well it’s no longer a joke. It’s actually the tastiest radish I’ve ever had! and it’s the biggest, and it miraculously has almost no damage from insects even though it’s the radish that wasn’t covered. But instead of calling it ’tillage radish’ which is it’s current name I will call it ‘long and delicious’ radish because it think that will sell better. Here’s Sarah holding a bunch of our ‘long and delcious’

And here’s Irina, Morgan and Dylan harvesting bok choi and to each side of them the field is full of oats, peas and radish. Everyone is smiling bc I had just said ‘this is the last picture for our last week’.

And since this is the last regular csa week, it’s last newsletter also for the year. We are still harvesting for 2 more weeks, but I won’t have anything new to say in 2 weeks, and I can pretty much tell you what the newsletter would be anyways: if the weather is nice out it will be something like ‘ wow the weather is so nice’. and if it’s a little bit cold I’ll just say ‘it’s sooo cold’ out. And then I’ll say that we harvested vegetables.

Once we’re done harvesting for winter in a couple weeks we will be cleaning up, spreading compost and planning out what is getting planted where for next year and getting the field ready for that and hopefully before it snows1

That’s it for this week. Thank you for taking part in the CSA this year and I really hope you enjoyed it and I hope to see you next year.

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Sandra, Tessan, Morgan and Dylan.