Equinox is this week. Where did the time go? At least we have Summer like weather to look forward to.
We are busy bringing in the Fall crops. The Potato ground needs to dry out before we resume digging. We will harvest the Winter Squash and Pumpkins this week.
The Vegetable Share this week includes Watermelon, Lettuce, Peppers, Leeks or Scallions, Greens and Spinach. We also finally have Green Beans. These are from Porter Farm with whom we have a Bean arrangement. We agreed to purchase his Beans and he purchased a mechanical bean picker and sorter. Hopefully next season will be more generous to Bean growing. The substitutions are Radish, Herbs, Zucchini and Japanese Turnips.
The Fruit Share includes Apples, Pears, Prunes, Plums, Nectarines and Peaches. All the fruit this week is from Singer Farms.
The Summer crops are slowing down and the Fall crops are bountiful. It is the cusp of the growing season.
The transition time between Summer and Fall.
The Vegetable Share includes Leeks, Greens, Potatoes, Japanese Turnips and a choice of Peppers or Eggplant or Cucumbers or Zucchini. We also have Tomatoes from Abers. The substitutions are parsley, hot peppers and tomatillos.
The Fruit Share includes Peaches, Plums, Nectarines, and Prune Plums. Orchard Park and Buffalo will get Organic Raspberries from Abers. Amherst and the Farm will get them next week. The Farm and Amherst will get Seedless Grapes this week.
The mornings have been cool and the leaves on the trees are starting to change color. The Barn Swallows have left us and it seems like the other birds are sleeping in. We no longer awake to their songs.
Fall harvest is upon us and we are looking for full and part time help to bring in the crops. Please contact us if you are interested.
The Vegetable share for the week includes Lettuce, Zucchini, Eggplant, Peppers or Cucumbers, Greens, Carrots or Beets and Sweet Onions or Scallions. The substitutions are hot peppers, tomatillos, cilantro and parsley.
The Fruit share includes Himrod and Sommerset Seedless Grapes from Erdle Farm and Peaches, Nectarines and Plums from Singer.
What a beautiful week and to start with an eclipse makes it even better. The crops are growing great and as soon as the soil dries we will begin digging Potatoes. We just started pulling onions so they can cure in the sun. The field Cucumbers and Pickles are finished as are the seedless greenhouse ones. The American style Cucumbers in the greenhouse are still going strong. Next season we plan on not growing pickles. If this makes you sad then please let us know.
The Vegetable share for the week includes Swiss Chard, Lettuce, Cucumbers, Peppers and or Eggplant, Sweet Onions, Zucchini and Cabbage. The substitutions are Scallions, Cilantro, Parsley, Carrots, Beets, Tomatillos and Hot Peppers.
The Fruit share includes Peaches, Nectarines and Plums which are all from Singer Farms.
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