2017 Week 49, Winter CSA Pickup 1 of 13
Hello Winter CSA'ers. We are a small but merry bunch. Welcome to Winter! Hip hip!
Pick-ups are every other Wednesday on the farm, 3-6pm -- though we can adjust hours if slightly earlier or later suit any of you, and we can talk make-up days. Although the Winter goes as long as you like, depending upon availability -- it's the first year here -- and your preferences, here is the schedule should it actually go the distance:
Vegetable field work is hours away from being done for the year, which means a nice transition into soil nutrition -- lime and gyspum to spread -- and orchard care -- fruit trees to weed, mulch, and prune; blackberries to trellis; raspberries to mow and weed; and perennial herb and flower beds to clean and peruse for a possible spring reseeding. Also, as many seeds to order as the pennies permit.
Last week during pick-up, I walked the farm with an eye to the future, and spent the last few days running all the necessary numbers. The current finalization is an orchard expansion upward into the annuals -- blueberries, kiwiberries, muscadine grape hybrids, justaberries, seaberries -- with pomegranates and hazelnuts interlacing what is already there. PLUS, movement of the annual herbs and flower, and strawberries, to the top by the greenhouse, and the whole mid-rotation into grains: wheat, corn, staple beans, and possibly barley. The orchard fruit trees especially take money, so if you know of anyone who may be interested in joining next Summer, their dollars would make it happen a year or two sooner rather than later. And you get hundreds of dollars back for signing them up! :) Win-Win-Win.
Happy Winter everyone,
Ask questions if you have them,
See you on the farm,
- Carolina Crowder
- Kenearly Yellow Eye
- Midnight Black Turtle
- Quincy Pinto
Popcorn - Cherokee Long
- Long Island Cheese
- Nantucket Long Pie
Burdock / Gobo
Thai Sweet Basil / Horapa
Tulsi / Holy Basil