2019 Week 40, Summer CSA 18 of 26
It was a busy weekend, including a Saturday afternoon at the VegFest downtown, where I got to meet so many lovely and curious folks.
The website is now up-to-date, and the 2020 CSA and Farm Bucks are for sale. (The CSA is sold-out for the January start, but there is still room to begin in April.) I thoroughly updated our pages here, so do have a look if you are interested in being a part of the farm next year. If you have questions after that, I would love to clarify any confusion, or even see how to modify the future design before it’s past. I am still in the middle of data analysis and writing for the 2019 review, but you can read that as soon as I’m done.
We’re three weeks from the average first frost—despite this anomalous warmth—which means the gears get to turn on some of the fall harvest. I will be out with the digging fork today, starting with the sweet potatoes and lemongrass. Winter members, note that you can cut the lemongrass base into little discs, and freeze those for winter.
We do not have enough years on the farm to know just what the raspberries will do in the weeks ahead, but for now we’re getting just enough to go straight to pick-up, rather than to the winter freezer. We have 50% more of the main varieties planted for a 2020 first-harvest, and I will likely add some nutrition—in the form of alfalfa meal, kelp meal, molasses, and compost tea—in all of the berry beds this spring, as a new ritual for a new farm year. Because, berries!
As a reminder, we will be having a CSA Explainer and Farm Tour, Sunday, October 13th, 2-4pm.
I hope you all are well,
See you on the farm,
Bean, Cowpea Snap
Bean, Soy / Edamame
Farm Honey & Ferments for sale.
Get in touch with Cecelia at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
Althea Bread is back!