CSA Week 20

This Week’s Harvest

Sweet potatoes
Potatoes
Broccoli
Purple top turnips
Arugula
Head lettuce
Red onions
Shallots
Garlic
Beauty heart radish
Pie pumpkin OR Hubbard squash
Tomatoes

Farm News

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!
Recipes

Potato and broccoli soup

Arugarugula and shallot ula and shallot vinaigrette

Gluten free sweet potato biscuits

IMG_0709.JPG

IMG_0707.JPG

IMG_0708.JPG

IMG_0706-0.JPG

One thought on “CSA Week 20

  1. I was so glad to read in the paper last week, or maybe it was Sun, that you are going to be at the market through the end of Nov. Thereโ€™s nothing better than your veggies and flowers. Thanks

    Linda

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s