Hi Everyone, I need to keep it brief this time, because I must get back out in the field to get some planting done. I am almost finished with sowing the winter squash – just two varieties of acorn to go! I will be planting sweet corn and cucumbers later this evening. I like to plant late in the day, just after we till the beds. The seeds then have the night to soak up the humidity in the soil before the sun begins to dry out the surface. Tomorrow I will make the second planting of beets and the third planting of carrots. (more…)
Hello Folks! Curioser and curioser, this weather of ours. It was quite a chilly weekend, between the low temperatures and the high winds. My workers had their winter coats on again. I was busy planting the pumpkins and winter squash which I generally do in the evenings to avoid the midday heat. I was out planting all afternoon on Sunday with a sweater and a windbreaker on! Last night it dropped down to 48 degrees here on the farm. This cool weather is good for the greens, lettuces, and peas – but the peppers don’t really like it much. (more…)
Hello everyone, I hope that you enjoyed the first week of your share, because week two will be similar. We still have tons (I wanted to write “lots” but Editor wants me to be more specific) of beautiful spinach, which I expect to continue for several more weeks. We are heavy on lettuce, so there will be two heads of different varieties in all but the smallest share size (time to make that BIG salad, lol). (more…)
Hello Everyone, so here we go… lettuce begin! We are off to a good start with the first delivery of the season. As most of you know the first few deliveries in the spring are a bit smaller and heavy on the greens. The shares will build steadily over the next few weeks. We always try to have peas ready for the first round, but the cool spring slowed them down. It is possible there may be some English(shell) peas in shares toward the end of the week. If this is the case, we will make it up to the early week groups when we are coming to the end of the pea season. We have lots of sugar snap peas planted, so you should see these 2 or 3 times over the next month or so. (more…)
Happy winter everyone! It is time to register for the 2022 CSA season! Know your farmer. Know your food.
A HUGE thank you to everyone for another safe, healthy, and successful season last year! We still don’t know what the world will look like in 6 months, but we know we can plan for another safe and successful season and making less trips to the grocery store.
CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA members pre-pay for “shares” in a local organic farm at the beginning of the season in March when the farmer most needs the money. Then during the harvest from June through November, the farmer delivers a weekly assortment of vegetables, herbs, and some fruit.
100% of your food dollars go to the person who is growing it. You support sustainable, local agriculture and get freshly picked organic produce at reasonable prices. In addition, you know the farmer growing your vegetables and can visit the farm – establishing a personal connection with your food supply. (more…)
Hello Folks, So we have arrived at the end of the line for this CSA season. A sad time perhaps, for the members, but honestly a relief for my crew and me. My workers are looking forward to escaping the cold and getting back to their families, and I could use a bit of R and R myself! I suspect that some of you may be relieved as well – the shares were fairly abundant, and in conversations with some of the members the word, overwhelming, was frequently used. We try our best to give our members an excellent value, I guess sometimes we outdo ourselves! Despite the weather-related challenges we faced, the harvest was abundant and we were happy to share it with you all. (more…)
Howdy Folks! We were spared the worst of the weekend storm, as it passed mostly to the east of the farm. I know that many of you did not fare so well. Currently, we are preparing for the first frost of the season. It appears we will have seven or eight nights of below freezing temperatures, before it moderates a bit. Hopefully, it will not dip down too much below the 32-degree mark. Most of what remains in the field can tolerate a light freeze. We will pick most of the peppers and try to cover a few beds to keep them alive a little longer. The beans were more or less done anyway, and we are already digging the sweet potatoes as they have attained decent size and there are few weeks left to share them with you all. (more…)
Hi Folks! It appears we have a bit of a rainy week ahead, but the temperatures remain mild for late October. We have another very nice share for you this week. We harvested a lot of peppers- both green and colored ahead of what we thought might be a frost over the weekend. So there will be a mix in the shares, please take some of the green ones in the mix and leave some of the ripe ones for those who come later. Some groups may receive baby bells. (more…)
Hi All! So, it was a good weather week, and the crops continue to grow nicely. It looks as though we have one more week before the first frost of the season. As forecast presently, it should be a light frost over two nights. After that, it is expected to warm up a bit and stay balmy for another week. Nice! (more…)