Potatoes

Tiger Swallowtails on a young Spotted Joe Pye Weed. One for each day of the week. It's always a little mind-blowing to remember that they only live 1-2 weeks in their adult metamorphic stage. Pretty wild.

Tiger Swallowtails on a young Spotted Joe Pye Weed. One for each day of the week. It's always a little mind-blowing to remember that they only live 1-2 weeks in their adult metamorphic stage. Pretty wild.

2019 Week 35, Summer CSA 13 of 26

A pictorial for you all, as the internet ate the first note, and now there’s farmwork to be done!

As a heads-up, I may be out digging potatoes again during this week’s pick-up. They need to be out and the beds prepped for fall spinach by the 1st of September. We are looking for cool weather and moist soil, and are eyeing the forecast intently, as spinach is most definitely not a summer crop. But we keep their seed in the fridge all year, and can seed a little deeper depending upon the weather. After trialing 20 varieties over the last few years, we are down to ‘Space’ and ‘Gazelle’ as the best fall picks. It’s pretty nice to reduce the complexity at seeding and harvest time down to 1 or 2 proven varieties, though I am still in search of a good open-pollinated option.

See you on the farm,
Austin

Expected Harvest

Greens
Taking a mid-summer break.

Veggies
Bean, Cowpea Snap
Bean, Soy / Edamame
Okra
Pepper, Sweet
Squash, Summer

Roots
Carrots
Onion, Fresh
Potato, Irish

Fruit
Raspberries

Herbs
Basil, Holy
Basil, Italian
Basil, Thai
Garlic
Mint, of some flavor
Pepper, Hot
Turmeric, Frozen

Flowers

Farm Honey & Ferments for sale.

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

Althea Bread
On break for the summer.

Cover crops are my favorite. Field 2 -- aside from where the garlic goes in -- is now all cleaned-up and seeded to cover for the fall/winter. Also, if you haven't met it, this is our small walk-behind tractor, managing all 5 acres of the farm -- though half are in orchard, with the other half in annuals.

Cover crops are my favorite. Field 2 -- aside from where the garlic goes in -- is now all cleaned-up and seeded to cover for the fall/winter. Also, if you haven't met it, this is our small walk-behind tractor, managing all 5 acres of the farm -- though half are in orchard, with the other half in annuals.