Sunday, October 9, 2011


Finally the sun is shining! We are so happy to see the sun and have a little taste of Indian summer. It really boosts spirits at the farm. We did have a pretty good frost this past week and the crew was busy covering the tender greens. The frosty mornings create a shift in our harvest routine a bit. Throughout the season - especially in the hot summer months, we are racing to harvest the tender greens - salad mix, chard, arugula, spinach, before the sun gets up and heats them up. Now we have to harvest these items the afternoon before distributions so we aren't trying to cut them in the morning with the frost on them. The greens can hold up in a frost as long as you are careful with them and let them warm up a bit. These sunny warm days are a blessing for fall greens. The more sun and heat they get, the longer into the final weeks they'll be in the share.

This week's pics: Fennel harvest. Beets in the field. This picture tells a lot about the farm right now. You can see that we've plowed in all around this patch of beets that we still have to harvest. We're trying to get as much ground as possible in cover crops ahead of the cold weather...

Here's what we'll be harvesting this week: 

potatoes, onions, peppers, beets, carrots, lettuce, kale, garlic, winter squash

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