We have been blessed with mild temperatures during these final weeks of the season and so will enjoy lots of nice greens right through next week’s final share.
I wanted to give everyone a cooking pumpkin for their holiday baking needs. Unfortunately our harvest of pumpkins was rather meager this season. (more…)
We are in the home stretch of the season. Fortunately the weather is predicted to remain mild for the next couple of weeks, so many of the late crops we have been waiting impatiently to be ready will have a chance to mature. I have finished planting the cover crop and prepared beds for the garlic and shallots. (more…)
We have reached the end of another CSA season. While all years hold their own particular challenges for a farmer this one has been especially difficult. Most of the other farmers that I have had a chance to talk with agree that 2009 was the worst growing season they can remember. (more…)
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. (more…)
We will be sending out the last few peppers as an extra this week, and this marks the end of the summer crops. The cool weather crops are thriving and look beautiful, although not always growing and maturing as fast as I would like. A case in point is the broccoli, which is big and beautiful, but still heading up slowly and sporadically. (more…)
We have gone very quickly from our first frost to our first snowfall, with about a half an inch of heavy wet snow blanketed the farm this past Thursday.
While there was no concern about damage to the remaining crops from the snow by virtue of the temperature, I was a bit worried about damage to some plants, especially the lettuces from the weight of the snow and its potential to break off leaves and branches. (more…)
It was an unusually cool September, although the weather is so strange anymore it’s hard to say what is normal.
I know I have been promising string beans for the past couple of weeks, but they have been growing slower than I’ve ever experienced in the past. (more…)
We’ve been taking advantage of the dry conditions during this past week to dig as many of the potatoes as possible. The potato digging machine that I own does not work well when the ground is wet and up until now we have been digging most of the potatoes by hand. This is not only a slow and laborious process but leaves some potatoes behind and many that are damaged by being speared by the pitchfork. (more…)