Farm News- December 4, 2008

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. We are in the home stretch and I am looking forward to some much needed R& R. With a break in the frigid temperatures the ground thawed and we were able to plant the garlic for next season’s harvest. It was a big muddy mess, but my workers were able to get the job done this past Friday and Saturday. I had been quite worried about this, since the planting stock had already been separated into individual cloves and would not have stored well had an early spring planting been necessary. We still have some shallots to plant but these are not as critical as the garlic and we should be able to put them in later this week. Thank you all for your participation in the extended season. Without your continued support, I would have ended the season without enough capital to make it through the winter. Your generosity and trust in me enables me to spend the winter months planning and preparing for an even better season in 2009. The final share for this season will be: Assorted winter squash, assorted potatoes- red, white, blue and fingerling, red and yellow onions, garlic, parsnips, baby carrots, celery root, salad turnips, red or green cabbage, mustard greens, and kale. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays and a safe and healthy winter to all!
Farmer John

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