Week #17 – 2014 CSA Season

Week #17What’s in the Box: Shallots, red potatoes, yellow storage onion, red storage onion, daikon radish, green pepper, serrano chile pepper, white icicle radish, easter egg radish, tempest garlic, rhubarb, celery, and red russian kale.

What’s going on at the farm: Summer weather is on it’s way out and the cool nights of fall are setting in.  We are hoping for the warm weather to stay as our winter squash crop was delayed this year due to some poor potting soil.  The plants are setting fruit now and we are keeping a close eye on the weather.  If cold moves in we will cover them with tunnels and exited them as we will not give up on a nice late crop of acorn, delicate, butternut, and spaghetti squash.  We are working with the cool and always changing weather and digging in to some serious work cleaning up the fields and removing decaying plant material, mulch beds, drip lines, irrigation fittings, and mowing to keep the fields clean and ready for fall/winter.  We removed all our cherry tomato vines, trellising, mulch, and poles.We removed all the tomato vines from both of our greenhouses this week which involved removing thousands of plastic clips, twine leads, and composting all of the plant material one wheelbarrow full at a time.   Our four seasons greenhouse is now ready to be tilled and prepped for plantings of spinach, lettuce, and other greens for fall and winter.  Thanks everyone and enjoy the shares!

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