CSA WEEK 13

This Week’s Harvest

Farm News

As always the farm is bustling with activity. We are in the thick of harvesting season– both for our weekly deliveries but also for long term storage. We have 29 beds of potatoes to dig which we are working on one bed at a time. We’d like to get them out by mid-September so we can then move on to harvesting our sweet potatoes, which take up another 20 beds! We are still planting once a week for our fall boxes. The brassica field (which includes crops like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts) looks terrific and is almost all planted out. Last week we side dressed with organic fertilizer and nutrients and have been keeping up with cultivating to keep the weeds down. It is also time to get ourselves set up nicely for next year. This means chisel plowing, discing and planting cover crop in fields that we are finished with so that they can rest and recover over the winter. Several fields have been disced and chisel plowed. Looks like we may get some rain at the end of the week so over the next couple days, Ben will be making raised beds, seeding cover crop, and raking the seed to cover it in a number of fields. Hopefully we do get rain (after all the fields have been seeded!) and end up with a nice stand of cover crop. Overall the hard work of August seems to be effective!

Cultivating the carrots and beets with a basket weeder
Watering in freshly seeded turnips
The fall brassica block: kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, rutabaga, kohlrabi, napa cabbage
Butternut squash starting to ripen
Every chance we get, we dig a bed of potatoes

Recipes

Coming Up Next Week (our best guess…..) green beans, cantaloupe, sweet corn, sweet peppers, carrots, tomatoes, Swiss chard, basil, fairytale eggplant and more!

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