Week #13 – 2014 CSA Season

Week #13 Heirloom slicing tomato, cherry tomato mix , red cabbage,  porcelain garlic, red torpedo onion, eggplant, sweet yellow onion, celery, red sweet italian peppers (pointed red), sweet bell peppers (orange, red, or yellow), and leeks.

What’s going on at the farm:  This week we had the great pleasure of collaborating with some great folks from Ian’s Pizza to harvest our yellow and red storage onions!   What a great collaboration it was between a local farm and local restaurant with many hands to help it was also greatly appreciated this time of year when we are feeling the burn from working all season.  Our fall onions are looking great layer out for curing with again great consistent size and shape.   You will be sure to receive many for fall and winter storage in your shares!  We topped most of our shallots this week but harvested many more with the Ian’s crew as well, we will start distributing those in a week or so.  Our sweet peppers are pouring in this week with the heat we have had and you will also receive a nice assortment of these to enjoy.  Steady rainfall, storms, and humidity have made the week interesting and somewhat difficult to work in but we forge on as always 🙂  Our dragon romano beans are looking beautiful and setting lots of beans this week so we should have a plentiful crop starting next week.  We mowed lots of weeds down this week as well keeping the fields clean for future use and we are still very busy with all the harvesting of course.  Our plantings are sprouting nicely with all the rain lately and there are more plantings to be completed once all this rain stops and the fields dry a bit.  We mowed in our summer squash crop this week too so alas they are done for the season.   In the next week or two we have a lot of clean up work to be done pulling mulch beds out from these finished crops of onions, summer squash etc and a lot of clipping to do on the onion tops after they cure in the sun this week.  Another reminder our farm dinner is coming up on the 14th of September and we will send details out in early September.  Enjoy!

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