We harvested the first share in rain and snow today. October is out like a lion. It does look like the weather is going to warm after tomorrow morning for the next ten days that are predicted. This will give us decent weather to finish the fall harvest.
The Season Extension Share will take a similar format every week. There will be a selection of greens and a weekly feature. There will also be a selection of roots, spuds and winter squashes. For fruit we will have apples and pears until the pears run out.
Where did the time go?
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The Summer Shares are ending this week. Next week the Season Extension Share begins.
The Winter Share begins in January and ends in March at which point we start our seedlings and begin the cycle once more.
The Vegetable Share this week includes Greens, Lettuce, Winter Squash and Roots. For those of you who did not purchase the Season Extension Share we will have extra Potatoes, Carrots and Onions available for sale.
The Fruit Share includes Apples and Pears from Singer and Mars seedless grapes from Erdle Farm.
The cover crops are in and rye, oats, vetch and peas are emerging. This will keep nutrients in the soil, prevent erosion, create habitat for beneficial soil life and lead to improved soil structure next spring.
We have a good fall crop so Season Extension and Winter Shares are available. New this season are Parsnips, Sweet Storage Onions and Shallots. We have also added a Fermented Share that is an add on.
The Vegetable Share for the week includes Spinach or Bok Choi, Greens, Acorn or Spaghetti Squash and Roots. We are switching to the Season Extension format where we bring lots of different crops and you chose what you want to take. The substitutions are peppers and hot peppers.
Please note that there is some disease in the Russet and Santina Potatoes. This is harmless but your potatoes may not store for a long period of time. Take what you need for the week. If some go bad then you can replace them the following week. Don’t include what you take in your Share weight. The other potato varieties seem fine.
The Fruit Share is Apples and Pears from Singer Farm.
We experienced back to back firsts on the farm this past week. There was three days of temperatures in the high 80’s and low 90’s then dropping 50 plus degrees to give us three days of our earliest frosts ever. The first frost was nine days earlier then we have experienced frost in the 14 years we have been on this land.
The hot weather matured the spinach and brassica greens faster then we expected and we had to abandon plantings. We have later plantings that we are using now so no worries. We did however loose a bunch of lettuce so that will not be in your share for a few weeks.
The Vegetable Share for the week includes Spinach, Spaghetti Squash, Potatoes, Radish or Japanese Turnips, Peppers and perhaps Eggplant for the last time and Greens. The substitutions are Zucchini, Carrots and Beets.
The Fruit Share includes Seedless Grapes from Erdle Farm and Nectarines, Apples and Pears from Singer.
We have been crazy busy bringing in the crop. It is tropical hot now but we see 38 degrees predicted on Saturday mornings. The Winter Squash needs to be safe in the barn.
The Vegetable share for the week includes Santina yellow Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash, lettuce, Greens and Spinach. The substitutions are Herbs, Zucchini, Watermelon, Hot Peppers and Carrots.
The Fruit share includes Nectarines, Plums, Apples and Pears. All the fruit is form Singer Farm.
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.