The Last Summer Share

We had a couple of beautiful days on the farm to finish the root harvest.  We are pulling the last of the Daikon out today.  We still have lots of healthy looking greens that we will harvest as long as possible.  The Kale and Collards will be harvested before the first big snow or deep freeze.  The Season Extension Shares start next week and run for six distributions.  Todays share is an extra large one.  Thanks for your support this season.  Despite the wet Spring, we started on time and grew a bounty of crops.   Next year will be perfect.  It’s 2020 right!

The Vegetable Share includes Greens, Napa, Butternut Squash and Pie Pumpkins with a substitution of Spaghetti, Peppers and Roots which includes Potatoes, Carrots, Beets, Radish, Japanese Turnips, Daikon and Onions.  The substitutions are Parsley, Cilantro, Thyme and Rosemary.

The Fruit Share involves Apples and Pears.




The Share for the Week of October 22 to 24

Most of the leaves are off the trees now.  Last week was peak beautiful here.  We figure the root harvest will be finished before the snow, rumored to arrive next Thursday, lands.   The Season Extension Shares are available now and worth a try if you have not experienced that share yet.  We generally set up farmers market style and you take what you want.  We are not having a Winter Share this year because we lost our big cooler and potato storage space in the fire.  We also lost our potato digging equipment.  We are renting a tractor trailer cooler for the next month which will take care of the overflow from our existing cooler which is in the part of the barn that survived.  Next week is the last Summer Share.

The Vegetable Share for the week includes Lettuce, Greens, Delicata or Spaghetti Squash, Greens, Radish or Japanese Turnip, Potatoes, Carrots or Beets, Peppers or Hot Peppers.  The substitutions are Cilantro, Parsley, Fennel or Onions.

The Fruit Share involves Apples and Pears.


The Share for the week of October 15 to 17

It seems that the rains have returned with one sunny day in the next ten promised.  We are in full harvest mode at the farm and we hope to have all the storage crops in before November.  We do miss our big cooler.

The Vegetable Share for the week includes Chard or Spinach, Scallions, Greens, Peppers or hots, Beets or Carrots, Butternut Squash or Acorn or Spag.  The substitutions are radish, parsley, cilantro, onions and eggplant.

The Fruit Share includes apples and pears.



The Share for the first week of October

We are busy bringing in the fall harvest.  The crop looks great and the weather has been cooperating which makes the work more pleasant.

The Vegetable Share includes Spinach, Sweet Peppers or Eggplant, Spaghetti Squash, Greens and Carrots.  The substitutions are Onions, Radish, Zucchini, Scallions and Hot Peppers.

The Fruit Share includes Seedless Grapes, Pears and Apples.



The Share for the week of September 17 to 19

This is the last week of Summer.  It seems that the season is going out like a lion.  The crops look great.  This is a great time of year for vegetable lovers because of the season overlap.  There are both summer and fall crops to eat.

The Vegetable Share for the week includes Radish or Japanese Turnip, Peppers or Eggplant, Zucchini, Lettuce, Greens and Spinach.  The substitutions are Hot Peppers, Tomatillos, Carrots, Cilantro, Dill and Fennel.

The Fruit Share includes seedless grapes from Erdle and Peaches, Nectarines, Plums and Pears from Singer.


The Share for the week of August 20 to 22

We were busy yesterday weeding in anticipation of rain.  We had no idea it would come down so hard and fast.  Crops were knocked over and lettuce shredded.  It might have hailed.  We have never had crops damaged like that.  Bad weather year for farmers!

The Vegetable Share includes Tomatoes, Zucchini or Summer Squash, Sweet Onions or Scallions, Greens and Eggplant or Peppers or Cucumbers.  Substitutions are Radish, Hot Peppers and Fennel.

The Fruit Share includes Peaches and a choice of Nectarines or Prune Plums.