Garlic season

Haven’t we seen this before? A wonderfully cool day for planting garlic. Single-row, again, but with some 2-row trials to plant in the week or two ahead. This year we’re trying some locally adapted strains of German White / Extra Hardy, and Silverskin, much like this year but hopefully better suited to the farm. Plus! I planted ‘Elephant’ garlic from Seven Springs, which I am most excited about. It’s a large garlic with more of a mellow leek flavor.

Haven’t we seen this before? A wonderfully cool day for planting garlic. Single-row, again, but with some 2-row trials to plant in the week or two ahead. This year we’re trying some locally adapted strains of German White / Extra Hardy, and Silverskin, much like this year but hopefully better suited to the farm. Plus! I planted ‘Elephant’ garlic from Seven Springs, which I am most excited about. It’s a large garlic with more of a mellow leek flavor.

2019 Week 44, Summer CSA 22 of 26

Expected Harvest

Greens
Bok Choy
Tokyo Bekana

Veggies
Pepper, Sweet, Green

Roots
Carrots
Onion
Potato, Irish
Potato, Sweet
Radish, Salad

Herbs
Garlic
Ginger, Fresh
Lemongrass
Pepper, Hot
Turmeric, Fresh

Farm Honey, for sale

Farm Ferments, for sale
Kohl-Dill Pickle

Cooking Classes
Get in touch with Cecelia at cecelia.baum@gmail.com to sign-up.

Althea Bread is back

The garlic is in the ground, for the most part, which feels great, as last year the rains delayed us until Thanksgiving and later. I am waiting for a few mineral amendments, but after that we can tuck them under a bed of straw, and feel them growing in our dreams all winter long. As always, this is not the last thing we do this year, but the first thing we do for the next. And there is much vision, excitement, and hope in that act.

It was a wonderful last week on the farm, with your CSA memberships making it possible to purchase the local spray-free straw and compost for next year’s system. We also got an unexpected and really spectacular deal on the last of the soil amendments, and so saw those slip just under the budget line. That’s a major ‘Woot!’ or two, or seven. Next up are seeds, which we ought to get down to about $5000 this year via a few varieties and so better bulk discounts. We don’t have money for that right now, so tell your friends! :) If the Farmshare CSA isn’t quite their thing, the new Farm Bucks discount at the Farmstand might be. Also, as we haven’t bought the seeds yet, there’s still time for suggestions to filter into the 2020 Plan / 2019 Review.

Hope you all are well,
See you on the farm,
Austin