Farm News – October 15, 2018
Hi Folks! So it’s another gloomy day here on the farm. What happened to the sun! We narrowly missed a frost on Sunday morning, but more cold air is moving in and we will certainly be hit by Wednesday or Thursday. This will mean the end of the eggplant and soon the end of the peppers. We are trying to cover as much as we can to protect it but it depends on how low it goes as to whether we succeed. Most of the crops remaining in the field are hardy and are not hurt by frosts or light freezes. Let’s just hope the mercury doesn’t dip too low anytime soon. They say the parsnips get sweeter after a frost so I guess we can begin to harvest them for next week.
The share for this week will be: Lettuce, peppers, either broccoli or cabbage, potatoes, sweet dumpling squash, salad turnips, choice of arugula or another mustard green, baby bok choy and choice of an herb (parsley, dill or cilantro). Premium shares will receive kale.
There is one fruit share remaining and we will take a break this week to wait for other varieties of apples to become available.
Enjoy! Farmer John