CSA Extended Season Week 2

This Week’s HarvestIMG_3773

Sweet Potatoes

Fennel

Rutabaga

Red Cabbage

Radicchio

Flat Leaf Parsley

Onions

Garlic

Kale

Beauty Heart Radishes

Daikon Radish

Giant “Kossak” Kohlrabi

Carrots

Hakurei Turnips

Apple Shares

Gold Rush and Fuji

Recipes

Roasted Fennel Salad with Apple and Radicchio

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fennel

Quick Pickled Daikon and Watermelon Radish

Daikon Radish, Carrot and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Rutabaga, Turnip and Carrot Soup

Farm News

Farm improvements are endless and during the season we accumulate a large to do list, all of which must wait until winter.  We have to take care of fall clean up before we can delve into projects. We’ve blown out the irrigation lines so there is no water in them which could break the lines upon freezing. We’ve gotten the remaining plastic and drip tape out of the fields and pulled up the tomato and pepper stakes.

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We are glad to have some late season help this year to get lots accomplished while it is still mild outside and keeping 2 crew members on for November and December has allowed us to start in on several projects. We are giving our greenhouse a major makeover. After 9 years, the greenhouse floor is finally getting a layer of gravel installed. Ben spent all day on the tractor bringing loads of gravel in the bucket to Audrey and Ricky who shoveled and wheelbarrowed an even layer of gravel all throughout the greenhouse. Next we’ll lay out landscape fabric. This floor should be nice and flat and  reduce water buildup and suppress weeds. We are also totally rearranging the table layout and hope to end up with a clean space that keeps our greenhouse starts healthy and lends itself to an organized flow to maximize productivity. Ben’s been thinking about the greenhouse since spring so it feels good to tackle the beast! Both our plants and our crew spend a lot of time in the greenhouse and good management starts here. IMG_3775

We love that this time of year we are still providing customers with tasty organic food but aren’t too busy to take steps to get ready for next year. Winter always goes quickly and our plate is full with projects just like the greenhouse. Maybe this year we’ll actually get everything on the winter to do list done!

 

 

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