This Week’s Harvest
This box closes out our CSA season. The season really flew by and goes in our books as a successful one. There were a few disappointments: we were not able to plant our usual arsenal of heirloom tomatoes and could always use more Sungold Tomatoes, our garlic crop got really wet at a critical time and storage was a problem causing us to lose more than half the crop. At the same time, we have been harvesting healthy big slicing tomatoes for the longest time in the history of our farm and our onion crop (in the garlic family) was the most successful to date.
We learned a lot: how to grow and harvest carrots and spinach in a way that makes sense for our farm, but need to improve ( so we have enough of these crops for our CSA! )
For a couple years now, we have been fine tuning the way we farm and focusing our energy on the fall. Cool weather crops (like broccoli, kale, and turnips) do really well for us in the fall and we have the space needed to store storage crops (like potatoes, winter squash, onions, and sweet potatoes). We have gotten to the point were we are confident in our ability to have a diverse vegetable offering in the fall. Which leads me to the exciting announcement that next year’s CSA will be 22 weeks long, running from the start of June through all of October!
For this year, we are ending the CSA as scheduled, but are hoping to be able to offer a couple deliveries in November (including a delivery on the week of Thanksgivings!) to those who are interested. This is all weather dependent and market sales dependent, but as of now we have a good amount of butternut squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions in storage and salad mix, head lettuce, kale, cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower, Swiss chard and other greens, radishes, turnips, fennel, and spinach out in the field.
We will be bringing all of these items to the 2nd Street Market on Saturday’s through November. After this week we are moving in dose to the west end. We hope you are able to make it and continue to enjoy local seasonal vegetables! We will keep you posted on any more deliveries we decide to make!
Potato and broccoli soup
Arugarugula and shallot ula and shallot vinaigrette
Gluten free sweet potato biscuits