Farm News – October 9, 2017

Circle Brook Farm
Circle Brook Farm

Hello Folks, as I write we are receiving some much-needed rain; hurricane rain but without any damaging winds.  This will be of great benefit to the greens and the fall brassicas which have been slowed down by the dearth of precipitation through most of September.  We have some spinach that is sizing up and may be ready to begin harvesting next week.  We also have a lot of broccoli planted which will be heading up through the rest of the season and cauliflower should be starting soon as well.

We will continue the winter squash with butternut this week followed by acorn and delicata in the weeks ahead.  We have some nice beets for you this time around, with salad turnips for next week and plenty of carrots as we finish out the season.  The sweet potatoes are still sizing up so we will hold off another week or two but I expect a good crop this season.

We will be offering several more chances to visit the farm this fall, beginning this Sunday with a volunteer day to help us bring in the rest of the winter squash crop.  On October 21st and 22nd we will host a fall harvest event.  More details to follow.

The share for this week will be:  Butternut squash, peppers, beans, choice of arugula or mizuna (Asian mustard), lettuce, beets, choice of kale or chard, broccoli or kohlrabi, yellow onions, red skin potatoes, and choice of cilantro or dill.  Premium shares will receive eggplant and choice of radishes or daikon.

The fruit share for this week will be:  Cortland apples and Devoe pears.

Enjoy!  Farmer John

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