Farm News, Sept 09/2019

We’ll have the following veggies this week:

lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, bell peppers, broccoli, beans, eggplant, tomatoes, melons, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, potatoes, cucumber, zucchini, dill, cilantro, parsley, basil.

On the farm this week:

It’s really starting to feel like fall now and I always enjoy this in between time when it’s not too hot or too cold.   We’ve  had some close calls with frost now, but nothing yet fortunately!  I decided I’m going to stop checking the weather because ignorance is bliss, but then on Saturday afternoon just when lay down to try to take a nap, Sarah texted me to say there was a risk of frost and ruined my ignorant bliss.   So I got up and covered the cucumbers and peppers and am not going to let anyone tell me about the weather again.   Today everyone kept trying to tell me something about rain all this week but I just plugged my ears  before I could find out what they were saying.

We’re almost done with cucumbers and zuccchinis and beans now.  The days are getting short and cold and the plants have slowed down a lot.    But with the summer fruit coming to an end it means we’ll be moving on to the fall fruit – the kind of fruit you can make pie with:  Squash !   Today we started our squash harvest and there’s Kelsey in the distance with some butternet squash.  Kelsey and Karyl went through and cut all the squash and we’ll start bringing them in this week.

Things in the field are either getting old and brown or really new and green.  Here’s some fresh green manure besides some old beans.  It’s like we have spring and fall at the same time!  We’ve got lot’s of patches of green manure interspersed with our crops now in the field.

And we’re almost done cleaning the onions for the winter CSA!   All we need is one more rainy day and we should finished.  Once they’re all done harvesting is really easy.  We just have to grab a few bags of onions and we’re done!

That’s it for this week

See you soon,

Jonathan, Sarah, Irina, Shenggang, Kelsey, Karyl and Danielle