Sunday, August 30, 2009

FARM NEWS 8.31.09

We are enjoying these nice days of sunshine. It has been really pleasant here, not to hot but plenty of sun and cool nights. Perfect fall weather. I have to admit it seems a little weird to be turning the corner into fall with out having much of a summer. I guess we just have to get over that and move ahead. It is a nice time to be out in the fields and there is still plenty out there to do. Folks probably think we're just bringing in the fall crops now, but we are still actually seeding greens every week - salad, arugula, spinach and chard for the fall.

September is a bit of a transitional month. We have to remember that it still is technically summer, so you'll be seeing more cucumbers, zucchini, eggplants and peppers for a while.

September is also a bit of a challenge. There is a change in the air that feels like things should start to be winding down. That there might be a break in the workload. But no because we are a crew member down, with Naf's broken wrist and it is also time for Alissa and Cody to take their time off. So Dan will have one person helping him when he's used to having three. So it goes. They will spend most of their time harvesting.

Here's this weeks harvest:
onions, lettuce mix, kale, garlic, carrots, potatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, fennel, basil, hot peppers

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