Farm News – November 2, 2020
Hi Folks, November came brrrr-eezing in this weekend. We had temperatures in the mid- twenties Saturday morning. Today we are being buffeted by howling winds. We have two more cold nights ahead before the temps rise back to more seasonable levels. Friday was a long day for the crew, as they worked diligently to harvest and cover crops ahead of the freeze. We were mostly successful in protecting the crops, although we did have some losses. The dill and cilantro were burned by the cold. They should recover but they will need some time to grow new leaf. We continue our rotation with broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, and red cabbage. We have some lovely lettuce for you this round. We will be alternating the arugula with broccoli raab and some other mustard greens during the final weeks of the season.
There are no more beans to pick, sweet potatoes or squash to harvest, but we could still use some help preparing the garlic for planting. This is work done in the barn, so weather is not a concern. It can also be done sitting down and is not very strenuous. If there are any more folks who wish to volunteer this Sunday for a couple of hours let me know. You can set your own hours. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The share for this week will be: Acorn squash, lettuce, kohlrabi or cauliflower or red cabbage, salad turnips, onions, kale, spinach, mustard greens, white sweet potatoes, and parsley. Premium shares will also receive either escarole or endive (frisée) and a second bunch of spinach.
The fruit share for this week will be a half share of MacIntosh apples. We will finish the fruit share with Stayman Apples when they come in, hopefully next week.
Enjoy! Farmer John