Farm News- November 5, 2009

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hello Everyone,

We are forecast to have mostly clear skies this week, though somewhat brisk temperatures. I am hoping that abundant sunshine, which has been lacking for most of the season, will speed the growth of many crops which have been developing rather slowly.

I am also hopeful that with a few rain-free days the ground will dry enough for us to finish digging the potato crop. There remains nearly half an acre of spuds to be harvested and constantly wet soil has made their recovery rather difficult. Drier conditions will also enable me to prepare beds for the garlic, which needs to go in ASAP.

The broccoli crop is finally heading up more extensively and there will be broccoli for those groups that have not received it during the previous 2 weeks.

There will be cauliflower for those not getting broccoli.

The share for this week will be:
Choice of escarole or green leaf lettuce, buttercup squash, red skinned potatoes, garlic, red turnips, multi-colored carrots, choice of spinach or Swiss chard, broccoli or cauliflower, choice of a mustard green (arugula, tatsoi, or green wave mustard green) and choice of an herb.

Farmer John

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