Farm News – September 14, 2020
Hi All! So, the days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. This begins to slow down the warm weather crops. We are taking a break from peppers for a week or two to allow the fruit to size up and ripen, so that we can get you another round of colored peppers. We also hope to send eggplant one more time this season – the plants are loaded with fruit but are growing very slowly. We will have to see how long we can keep the zucchini coming…
As we head into autumn, greens will become more abundant and we will begin to have brassica family crops more consistently. We have lots of broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel’s sprouts planted, and they are thriving under these conditions. The sweet potato crop is looking good but needs a few more weeks to size up. More corn is coming soon!
The share for this week will be: Summer squash, beans, lettuce, potatoes, garlic, beets, kale, arugula or tatsoi, and cilantro. Premium shares will also get green cabbage.
The fruit share for this week will be: Gala apples and starkcrimson pears.
Enjoy! Farmer John