In your share this week:
- Onions - last of the season
- Salad Mix - last of the season
- Red Russian Kale - last of the season
- Kohlrabi - baby sized, a trial crop we grew for a restaurant that didn't grow very well in the cold, everyone gets a few
- Dill - last of the season
- Red-veined Sorrel
Not enough for everyone, rotating:
- Cucumbers - last of the season
- Head Cabbage
Reminder, NEXT WEEK, October 19th, will be our last CSA delivery of the 2016 season.
We got our 10th and final row of garlic planted on Saturday. 2 more rows than last year. Trying to build back up to a bounty of great garlic.
Things are starting to wind down on the farm. We are harvesting the last of many crops and seeing others die off after giving us weeks and weeks of goodness. It's an interesting thing to observe and experience. It's a hard decision to say "we are done with this crop" and take it's row cover over to another row, especially if that item has done so well for us (as if my decision might somehow be misunderstood as a lack of gratitude). We are also to the point of taking everything from some rows of crops, knowing we are out of time and it's either done growing for the year or will possibly die off in the next hard freeze. And then there are the "precious" crops that we are still covering, triple covering, and with heaters!, because we can't give up just yet. But it's time. I can tell.
LEAVES - Farmer Shain wants your bagged leaves (from non-sprayed trees), lawn clippings too. We use them as mulch in the greenhouses. Mulch helps a lot with weeds and will break down as compost over time. If you are local to the farm, please deliver them to us in Smoot. Others, I'm afraid I can't yet commit to making long trips off the farm during this busy time of year. I'll see if I can fit in leaf pick-ups as things slow down in a few weeks.
Have a great week and ENJOY your veggies!