This Week’s Harvest
Green Beans OR Dragon Tongue Beans
Mountain Rose Potatoes
Tomatoes (final hurrah)
Red Leaf Lettuce
Cauliflower (Oakwood, Lexis Nexis and Centerville pick up sites only. This crop will make its’ way to all the pick up sites over the next few weeks)
We had a nice turnout for our CSA member potluck on Sunday. Delicious food and beautiful weather made for a nice afternoon. Thanks to all who came out!
I’ve always been fond of fall, but since becoming a farmer my love of this season has intensified. The temperatures are so pleasant for working outside and we grow some of our nicest crops this time of year. Bok Choy is actually a crop we dropped this spring because it never does well and decided to just grow it in the fall. That strategy paid off. When crops do well, harvesting them is so enjoyable.
We also like fall because we regain a sense of control on the farm. With planting and green house work complete for the year and less crops in the field to tend to, the farm becomes more manageable. Ben is able to mow and stay on top of weeding crops.
Essentially, there are less messes in the fields and that always feels good. And our stress levels drop a bit. Fall is a wonderful time to be a vegetable farmers!
Luke Cable has been with us for three seasons now. He is an invaluable part of the harvest and field crew. He is definitely the fastest salad harvester and tomato trelisser this farm has seen. This year he had increased responsibilities and did a lot of work on the tractor including disking fields, cultivating, and delivering compost. We hope to build on this increase in responsibility next season!
Lucky for us he enjoys most of the jobs we have him do and just really loves being outside. He helps with a very large flock of laying hens his family has, runs a lawn mowing company with his brothers and even gets outside during winter doing snow removal and wood chopping. Three of Luke’s brothers have worked for us and we truly appreciate the work ethic they bring to the farm! It has been vital to the success of the farm.
Bok Choy and Radish Stir Fry (use easter egg radish in place of diakon radishes)
Potatoes and Green Beans with Arugula Pesto