2017 Week 35, Summer CSA Week 13 of 26
The goldenrod is in bloom, the ragweed is out. And I don't know if you can see it, but even the light of day has changed now. There is maybe something buried deep in the human heart that feels the seasons slide, but especially summer into autumn, and especially in the farmer's heart. Sometimes it feels like worry -- such as it is this first year on the farm -- but in the end, it's always 'pencils down,' and a kind of joyful astonishment when you pull your head up from the page, and just catch the farm as it falls asleep under the harvest moon.
All of the broccoli family crops finally make their way into the field this week, our last large planting of the year. Another winter carrot replacement is crossing its fingers for germination -- with a very keen irrigator watching over it. The dry beans are half out of the field now, and should be all out by the end of the day. Seed garlic is on for fall delivery -- Silverwhite, Music, and Chesnok Red for 2018. The onions are dry enough to pack into the walk-in cooler for the winter, and I plan to trim them down to their recognizable balls during pick-up this week. The herb drying is going well, and is fun to boot. And the hot peppers that will dry, are doing so too. The habaneros, which do not dry as well, will be bonus for you to make hot sauce as you please.
See you on the farm,
Tomatoes, Large & Small
Dill, Just a bit!*
*New This Week