A Thanksgiving

Tatsoi flattens-out in the cold.

Tatsoi flattens-out in the cold.

2017 Week 47, Summer CSA Week 25 of 26

The garlic is in! I broadforked 8 beds, amended with lime and gypsum, and planted three varieties for next yar -- Shvelsi (a beautiful purple-stripe), Music, and Silverwhite. I will cover with straw once this crazy wind calms down, which has been a happily steady 10-15 mph gust all morning.

I also ordered the tomato seeds this morning. We had about 45 varieties this year, but will up it to 100 next year in an expedited search for what grows well on this farm. Part of the increase is a new early maturing generation to start the season, and an abundance of red slicing types, as none that I tried this year were especially successful. I'll have the labels in the field for watching their health, but anyone interested in a field-walk tomato taste-off next summer should let me know. Aside from the one exception -- Sungold, the super sweet orange cherry -- all are heirlooms or otherwise open pollinated types. I will also do a better job presenting the history of each variety, as I expressed that not-well-at-all this year.

Note that the ginger and turmeric will only last in the fridge so long, but both freeze well. Please take some while it's still fresh!

For the last month I had a "snackluck and field walk" comment on the board, but somehow forgot to talk with you all about it. If you are interested in a farm tour some coming Sunday at 2pm, let me know at pick-up!

Happy Thanksgiving!
See you on the farm,
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Tatsoi*
Kale
... and more?

Veggies
Broccoli
Leek
Popcorn
Winter Squash*
  - Nantucket Long Pie
  - Butternut
  - Seminole

Roots
Beets
Carrots
Kohlrabi
Onion
Potato
Sunroot
Sweet Potato
Turnip, Winter

Herbs
Cilantro
Garlic
Ginger
Lemongrass
Pepper, Hot
Turmeric

Starting to broadfork the garlic beds, which is a hopeful antidote to the drowning this spring.

Starting to broadfork the garlic beds, which is a hopeful antidote to the drowning this spring.

Shiso dried down. Although it's the first year, there is still a fair quantity of herbs for winter. So, hip hip.

Shiso dried down. Although it's the first year, there is still a fair quantity of herbs for winter. So, hip hip.

Washing the turmeric and ginger.

Washing the turmeric and ginger.