Week 24, Summer CSA

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  • Carrots
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Leaf Lettuce Mix
  • Cauliflower
  • Romanesco
  • Broccoli
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Potatoes
  • Yellow Onions
  • Jalapeno and Yellow Sarit Gat Hot Peppers

 

Farm Happenings:

All of us at the farm had a nervous week, waiting for the results from that thing that has been on all of our minds, lately.  It’s hard to believe the situation that we’ve been put in.  To us, the choice that we’re expected to make is an obvious one, but unfortunately to a great extent, dependent on forces outside of our control. Afraid of what this would mean for the future, we waited uneasily with many sleepless nights.

When the results came in, we were stunned. We stood, looking over our fields in complete disbelief trying to process what this means. It actually happened: The garlic got planted!

It was the good news of the week.  After the wettest October on record, we were seriously starting to wonder if we were going to be able to get our garlic planted.  Many farmers in the valley this year have been wondering the same thing. Where we are, there’s about a month-long window to get your garlic planted.  From mid-October to mid-November.  If you don’t get it planted in that timeframe, your garlic crop will not yield very well. This year we barely made it.

Fortunately the soil type in the garlic field is a silt loam—one of the lightest soils—which enabled us to work the garlic ground at a moisture level that would have left most farm fields in a compacted, cloddy mess.  On Thursday of this week, with the break in the weather over the previous few days, we decided to go for it and successfully got the ground prepared for planting.  Over the weekend we planted around five-thousand cloves of garlic which will in turn produce five-thousand heads of garlic by next summer. What great results!

Week 1 Newsletter - Winter 2014

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