|Tomatoes of all different shapes, sizes, and colors from the field! Summer, 2019
Week 2 of Fall Shares!
Has anyone else been admiring the tenacity of the foliage this year? We’ve had heavy rain and high winds, and still the trees are looking beautiful all around the farm. It’s a real treat to farm in the fall.
Shares this week are looking good for another round of hefty baskets! We ripped out all of our cherry tomatoes in our biggest greenhouse yesterday, and are seeding more spinach in our greenhouse for an extended fall harvest. There’s nothing like working under the plastic during a cold rainy day. Our smaller greenhouse is humming happily along with some fall and inter veggies in it. Once the tomato house was taken care of, we started weeding the fall crops.
Shares this week will include:
Acorn Squash as the winter squash rotation this week. We also have delicata, kabocha, and pie pumpkins that will be going our throughout the season. On Monday we pulled up some beautiful Carrots, that will be in baskets. This week it will be a rainbow mix, and the rest of the fall will be standard orange carrots. They have gotten super sweet from the early frosts! Chard is still producing in the field, and will be in shares. The leaves are on the smaller side, so chard will not be bunched this week, but everyone will get a good amount of it. Leeks are in rotation this week! They are looking big ad beautiful in the field! There is a nice bed of Lettuce Mix that should produce enough for multiple salads per share. Radishes are back in shares to top those salads. Sweet Potatoes from Picadilly Farm are going into shares! Picadilly does a great job with their sweets, and we are looking forward to a fall full of them!
This weeks shares will go out: Thursday. 10/15
Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled by insects, and we will never pass out vegetables that have lost their nutritional integrity due to pest damage. We hope you will understand!
A ? signifies a crop that we pass out over a couple of weeks. This could be because it is just starting to come in and is not yet producing enough to pass out to everyone in the same week, or because the crop produces smaller amounts over an extended period of time (like in the case with broccoli). We make sure that everyone receives an equal share, even if it is passed out over a few weeks. If we do not pass out a crop to every basket on a share day, we make note where we left off and resume in that spot the following week.
What to Expect Week 2:
Egg Share: 8 Week Share + 4 Week Share
Onion, Pepper, and Parmesan
Anticipated Basket Week 3 (Subject to Change):