Week 17, Summer CSA

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  • Tomatoes
  • Summer Squash
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Jimmy Nardellos or Shishito Frying Peppers
  • Curly Endive
  • Torpedo Sweet Onions
  • Parsley

Farm Happenings:

We have lights!  With the rain comes time for indoor projects,  one of which has been in progress since June: getting electrical set up in the barn. We are close to finishing up the last of the wiring, hanging the light fixtures and getting everything ready for inspection. For the first time in the history of  our farm we have a big workspace for processing and cleaning vegetables along with room for equipment storage and workshop space, all of which are an essential part of a functioning farm. No more fall and winter evenings spent in the dark with a headlamp strapped to our foreheads as we spray down the last of the harvested carrots before the first heavy frosts.

Next comes the last few finishing touches on the barn set up, which will include installing our insulated cooler door in our shipping container that we use as our walk-in-cooler, building a ramp for the door and pouring a small section of concrete slab.  We look forward to putting the finishing touches on our new barn.

This past week we have been preparing for fall harvests. Trimming onions and garlic and cleaning out the dry storage as we get closer to filling it with Winter Squash,  onions, garlic, dry beans,  popcorn and dry corn for cornmeal, all of which will be a part of the Winter CSA!

This week we will be taking advantage of a few dry days to test out our new potato digger before the soils get too wet to dig with it. Then we will focus on setting the posts on our new greenhouse in our field where we will be growing winter greens for the CSA. Much to do in preparation for the fall weather, which may be coming sooner than we think!

In preparation for the fall weather on Tuesday, October 4th (next week) we will be moving the CSA pick-up indoors (in the warehouse right across Gaines St.)  for the remainder of the Summer and Winter CSA season. Make sure to check your email  or talk with us at this week’s pick-up, so you know where to find us!

Week 1 Newsletter - Winter 2014

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