Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Share Items for October 30

Farm news: wow, what amazingly warm fall weather. We’re still picking tomatoes! We have a feeling this will be remembered one of the best ever for tomatoes… just like last year was one of the worst…. It just shows, in farming, you never know what to expect. The weather is truly random, and over which we have NO control! We’re cleaning out more and more of the fields and turning them over, to plant the cover crops that keep our soil in place during the windy winters, and add nitrogen and organic matter. We’ve got two greenhouses already planted with lettuce and spinach for the winter share (signups should be open by next Monday!).

Share items for Oct 27, 30:
2 lb Sweet potatoes
2 lb potatoes
.5 pint grape tomatoes
2 dwarf bok choi (this was the rest of what was left in the field and we are cleaning out the bed to plant cover crop, so we are including it as an extra in the share. We are aware it is a very small amount, it’s just extra in addition to everything else we had planned to give this week)
1 bu Swiss Chard
1 bu cilantro OR dill
1 head Broccoli
1 bu radishes

Fruit share: approximately 10 apples (5 lbs).

Flower share: last week was the last week of the flower share. See you with flowers in the spring!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Recipe: Swiss Chard Pancakes

These Swiss chard pancakes sound fabulous. Let us know if you try them!

Share List for Sept 23

Share items for Oct 20, 23:

2 lb Sweet potatoes

2 red tomatoes (NOT 2 lb, just two tomatoes)

1 bu braising greens

1 spaghetti squash

1 bu parsley

1 bu collard greens (approx 6 leaves if not bunched)

.5 lb Green beans

1 bag mesclun

Fruit share: 2 asian pears, 1 bosc pear (if included at share site), 7 empire apples, 2 golden delicious apples.

Flower share: 1 pot organically grown hardy fall chrysanthemum! It will keep blooming hopefully almost till Thanksgiving, if you keep it well watered (probably needs to be watered almost every day). This is the last week of the flower share!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Share List for Oct 16

Farm news: This is by far the latest we’ve had tomatoes for the CSA. With the cooler nights and warm days, the greens are also doing very well, with some nice arugula and beautiful head lettuces that are once again managing to bolt in the field earlier than we’d like (i.e. before we eat them all). We also have some amazing beds of dill and cilantro, so those will keep coming into the fall. We’ve been digging the many beds of potatoes, so you’ll be getting potatoes this week and many weeks into the future. Fortunately we have a 2 row potato digger, which we did a lot of mechanical work on this past summer, so it is going pretty quickly – there are about 20 beds of potatoes! We will also start digging sweet potatoes at the end of the week – by hand. This goes more slowly. We’re guessing this will be one of our best sweet potato years ever. Sweet potatoes love the heat, and we had plenty of that!

Share items for Oct 13, 16:

2 lb satina and red gold (varieties) potatoes

4 red tomatoes (about 2 lb)

1 bu arugula

1 bu sweet salad turnips

1 head lettuce

5 Baby bok choi heads

.5 lb Green beans

1 bu dill

Fruit share: 1 lb plums, 1 lb sekel pears (mini-pears), 3 bosc pears, 4 Jonagold apples. This is the last week for plums and sekel pears!

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, cosmos, etc.

REMINDER: Flower shares end on Oct 22 – this is the next-to-last week for flowers!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Share items for Oct 9th

Share items for Oct 6, 9:

tomatoes

peppers

1 bu Collard greens

1 bag mesclun

1 head lettuce

Baby bok choi

Broccoli Rabe

Green beans

1 bu parsley OR cilantro

Fruit share: 2 lb plums, 2 lb sekel pears (mini-pears), apples

Flower share: zinnias, larkspur, sunflowers, celosia, cosmos, etc.