Farm News – October 24, 2016
Hello Everyone! This past weekend’s storms brought us a scant .4 of an inch of rain. It was more wind than rain, and we continue with very dry conditions. We will have another chance of precipitation on Thursday. We will also have a couple of cold nights this week, but probably not severe enough to damage what remains in the fields.
Broccoli continues to head up abundantly but the cauliflower is still someone sporadic. We will add kohlrabi to the rotation this week, so if you have already had Napa cabbage and there is not enough cauliflower you will receive kohlrabi. We still have beautiful peppers for you and we will continue to try and protect them from the frosts. We are sending Japanese sweet potatoes this week; they did not do so well this year and are rather long and thin. We will also be offering very small ones an extra. These are best boiled and eaten with the skin on (a good source of fiber and minerals), or alternatively they make great dog treats.
We had a lovely farm visit on Sunday; the weather was relatively cooperative. It was great meeting more of the members and having a chance to show off the fields and explain to folks how we do the thing we do.
The share for this week will be: Lettuce, peppers, buttercup squash, choice of salad turnips or red skinned turnips, broccoli or kale, choice of arugula or tatsoi, spinach, Napa cabbage or cauliflower or kohlrabi, Japanese sweet potatoes, sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes), leeks, and choice of dill or cilantro.
Also: Fruit share members that did not receive their Mutsu apples last week will receive them this week.
Enjoy! Farmer John