Fall Cleanup

 Turmeric after the frost, coincidentally on 10/26-27, the calculated average first frost for the farm. Reminds me of the frost-burnt tips of the corn from all those moons ago in Spring.

Turmeric after the frost, coincidentally on 10/26-27, the calculated average first frost for the farm. Reminds me of the frost-burnt tips of the corn from all those moons ago in Spring.

2017 Week 44, Summer CSA Week 22 of 26

It is fall clean-up time on the farm, and the work feels great. All of the old beans that I left after harvest to mature as a cover crop, are now mowed into pieces for the fungal life to pull on in. The same is true for everything now past, like the popcorn, the summer squash, or old flowering lettuce. I also mowed the orchard, to give a good look for blackberry, saskatoon, and rose hip weeding, as well as a way in to mulch our small fruit trees. It was a dry summer, but most of the trees look good. I am also perusing the possibility of more fruit -- blueberries, kiwi berries, and grapes -- into the mix, though it will take some shrinking of the 'annuals' portion of the farm.

I will unexpectedly be out of the state this Wednesday for a funeral, but I will have the CSA set-up just before I go, so no worries on your end.

As I noted before, the Summer CSA is now for sale! I have been correcting the plan to make next year way better -- more of everything in quantity, duration, size, and health, plus the fall planting of kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kohlrabi, etc. will go in a month earlier, plus the raspberries will be in. Get $100 off for every share you successfully refer into the CSA*. Signing-up sooner rather than later helps the farm, as we are still in start-up mode. Please ask questions if the new format befuddles, but otherwise think of it as a free-choice buffet.

See you on the farm, next week,
Austin

*I still think of a share as a household of two adults etc. ...

Expected Harvest

Greens
Arugula
Bok Choy
Lettuce
Kale
Spicy Mix

Veggies
Leek
Winter Squash

Roots
Beets
Carrots
Fennel, Bulb
Onion
Potato
Sunroot (Jerusalem Artichoke)
Sweet Potatoes
Turnip, Winter

Herbs
Cilantro
Garlic
Ginger
Lemongrass
Pepper, Hot
Turmeric