The Share for the Week of June 27 to 29.

I have been posting all wrong.  The Weekly Share has been going into the darker reaches of the internet where nobody could find it,  Sorry about that.

It has been cold on the farm with lots of rain.  The crops are growing well and the slugs are loving life.   Do not be surprised if you find one in your vegetables.  They are harmless and not a problem when the weather is hot and dry.

The Vegetable share for the week includes Greens(Arugula, Mizuna, Tat Soi, Vitamin Greens, Mustard, Dandy, and Kale), Lettuce and Radishes.   Orchard Park and Buffalo will get Cucumbers.  Amherst will get Scallions.  There will be some Napa earlier in the week or Chard.  If mature Napa runs out we will offer Choi or Chard.  There is lots of Napa nearing maturity so no worries.

There will not be a Fruit Share this week for Orchard Park, the Farm and Amherst.  There might be Cherries for Buffalo.  Usually Cherries follow right behind Strawberries but this is not a usual season.


The Last Summer Share and Fruit Share

This is the last week of Summer Shares.  Next week the Season Extension Shares start.  Due to the big harvest we have shares available.  They can be purchased through our website.

Tomorrow the news is the first freeze of the season.  That is ok.  The kale will taste even better and we can start to harvest the roots that like to be frozen before harvest.  This afternoon we will harvest the Wednesday share to ensure greens will be available in the share.

Thank you for being shareholders.  We would not be farming without your support.

The vegetable share includes Spinach, Greens, Winter Squash, Leeks and Roots.  The substitutions are eggplant and hot peppers.

The fruit share includes apples and pears from Singer Farm.

Enjoy and Thanks!

The Share for the week of October 18 to 20

Last Tuesday the temperature dropped to 32 degrees.  Now it is 68 in the shade on our porch and it feels like August outside.   It works for bringing in the fall harvest.  We have lots of crop for the season extension and winter shares.

For the Vegetable Share we are upping the greens count and combining the herbs with the greens.  This will give you more choice.  The winter squashes will include Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti and Delicata.  The roots are a choice of carrots, beets, potatoes, kohlrabi and japanese turnips.  The share also includes radishes and scallions or leeks.  The substitutions are eggplant and hot peppers.

The fruit share includes apples, pears and seedless grapes.  The variety is Mars from Erdle Farm.  The other fruit is from Singer.  I do have bad news.  There will be no Quince this season.  The crop was lost to insects.


Share for the week of October 11 to 13th

We had two heavy frosts this week.  The good news is that the kale will be sweeter as will the other brassica greens and roots.  On the farm we are busy with the fall harvest.  The crops look great.  Season extension and winter shares are available.

The vegetable share for the week includes Butternut Squash, Choi, Eggplant or Peppers, Carrots or Beets, Herbs (the Fennel is beautiful), and greens.  The substitutions are radish, tomatillo and hot peppers.

The fruit share includes apples and pears.



The Share for the first week of October

Looks like we have a dry and beautiful work week ahead of us.  The fall crops are coming in daily and soon the coolers will start to fill.  No frost is in the forecast.

The Vegetable Share includes Acorn or Spaghetti squash, radish or japanese turnip, peppers or eggplant, herbs, greens and potatoes.  The subs are cut lettuce, hot peppers, summer squash and beets.

The fruit share includes apples and pears.



The share for the last week of September

The fall cover crops are now going in.  After the crop is harvested we mow, disk, spread seed and lightly disk again.  We then follow with a tool that packs down the earth to create a nice flat seedbed.  We hope to be finished with the winter squash and potato harvest by the end of next week.   The weather has been cooperating and there is no sign of frost for the next ten days.

The vegetable share includes cut lettuce, spinach, spaghetti squash, green beans, herbs and greens.  The substitutions are tomatillo, beets, summer squash and hot peppers.

The fruit share is apples and pears this week.