I love Indian summer, it always feels like such a gift. October is just around the corner and our Summer CSA and Fruit shares will be coming to a close.
The Summer and Fruit CSA shares end the last week of October. (Last summer and fruit shares by site: OP-10/27, AM and FARM-10/28, BUF-10/29). Our Season Extension shares start up right the following week (Nov 3rd-Nov. 5th). We’re taking sign ups for the Season Extension share now through the end of October! Purchase online through our website click on buy shares.
The Vegetable CSA for this week includes: winter squash, bok choi, spinach, radish or Japanese turnip and lettuce or greens.
Fruit shares include: your choice of apples or pears and grapes.
We had three heavy frosts this weekend and today is the last day of summer. It’s always a bitter sweet moment when seasons change. I love the fall but we know that colder days are coming and there’s lots to do before the snow flies!! Some of our peppers and eggplant were damaged in the frost but we still should be able to harvest what was under row cover :). We’re now harvesting our potatoes and sweet potatoes then we’ll move onto parsnips and carrots.
The CSA veggie share for this week contains:
acorn or sphaghetti squash, peppers or eggplant or summer squash, spinach, greens (including lettuce, mustard, arugula, tat soi, kale and collards) and radish or possibly some japanese turnips. Sweet onions are a sub.
Fruit shares include apples and grapes.
With a frost forecast for this evening, we were busy today picking up the last of our winter squash that was left in the field and covering our peppers and eggplant with row cover. A row cover will only protect plants against a light frost not a freeze. Crops like tomatillos and summer squash will have to fend for themselves. Now we just wait and see how cold it actually gets.
Your veggie shares this week includes: sphaghetti squash, herbs (cilantro, parsley and dill), peppers or summer squash (or something else if the frost knocks these plants down), spinach and greens (chard, kale and other salad greens possibly if they have grown since last week!).
Fruit shares include: your choice of apples (gala and golden supreme) and pears and grapes (Thomcord and Vanessa)
The Vegetable CSA share for this week includes: Green beans (from Porter Farms), lettuce, peppers or eggplant or tomatillos, spinach, and herbs (parsley, cilantro, dill, basil). Summer squash is a substitution.
Fruit shares get peaches!! Yum….
Fall is certainly in the air! We are starting to harvest all of our winter squash. The plants are dying back and we want to get them inside the barn for safe storage in case we have an early frost. We’ve pulled what was left of our cucumbers out of the greenhouse in preparation of planting spinach for the season extension share.
The share for this week includes: carrots or beets, eggplant or peppers, summer squash and zucchini, kale or chard or another green, herbs (cilantro, dill, parsley, basil).
Fruit shares include: somerset seedless grapes and peaches
We’re one month away from Equinox when we really start to feel the effects of fall but for now we’re still enjoying the bounty of summer!!
Veggie shares this week consist of: sweet onions, watermelon or cantaloupe, sweet corn (organic from Abers Acres), greens (arugula, lettuce, mizuna, dandelion), eggplant or peppers or cucumbers. Substitutions are herbs (parsley, dill, basil) and summer squash.
Fruit shares this week include: your choice of yellow peaches, white nectarines, prune and red plums.