CSA Newsletter: August 8-10, 2017

Happy August all!  Almost everything is ready in August!  It looks like the sweet corn patch that my father, Wilder, has been dedicated to this summer will yield some nice ears in the next couple of weeks.  More August goodness to look forward to… Standard Share: Summer Salad Mix Summer Leeks:  try this or otherContinue reading “CSA Newsletter: August 8-10, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–Aug. 1-3, 2017

Welcome August!  This is the month where we will see almost everything in the garden–from greens to carrots, corn to squash, cukes, beans, cabbage, berries and tomatoes.  Near the end of the month, the winter squash will be ready or nearly ready.  Cauliflower, tomatillos, fennel and leeks will also be in your shares this month.Continue reading “CSA Newsletter–Aug. 1-3, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–July 25-27, 2017

This post is late this week–due to family visiting, children’s theater performances, and some exciting new additions to our farm.  One week ago, we adopted a new milking goat to our little herd–having given up on turning our other two does into milkers this season.  And then, just when I thought things were settled, ourContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–July 25-27, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–July 18 & 20, 2017

Lots of heat this week, with not much rain.  We have drip irrigation in the high tunnels for the cucumbers and tomatoes, and they still had to fight for water.  Squash and cucumbers are coming in  a little unevenly, probably due to the heat and lack of consistent moisture.  Pollinators are out like crazy, though. Continue reading “CSA Newsletter–July 18 & 20, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–July 11-13, 2017

Another farmer I know was recently asked at market when she would have “real vegetables.”  She had what I’m sure was a beautiful display of greens: arugula, kale, lettuce, etc.  I think what the customer wanted to say was, “When are the squash, carrots and cucumbers coming?” Basically, something other than salad ingredients. This weekContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–July 11-13, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–July 5-6, 2017

Pretty much everyone was throwing hay this week, with the first stretch of dry days we’ve had this summer.  We were too.  After all the rain, now we have all this sun, and the plants are happy, if not a little confused.  We are in a transition now, with greens and cool-loving crops slowing downContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–July 5-6, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–June 27-29, 2017

There has to be some goodness with this rain, right? Right.  Here it is:  Lots of yummy and nutritious veggies soaking up the moisture and turning it into food.  Never mind the slugs and snails and weeds we can neither cultivate, burn or whack in this muck.  The plants got a good early start andContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–June 27-29, 2017”

CSA Newsletter: June 20-21, 2017

Happy Summer! This week we were definitely enjoying the end of roller-coaster weather and the start of what feels like (do I dare say it?) summer.  Thanks to our brand-spanking-refurbished WALK-IN COOLER, we are able to store your veggies more easily and cool them quicker. Lots of greens to go around this week: Standard ShareContinue reading “CSA Newsletter: June 20-21, 2017”

CSA Newsletter–June 13–15, 2017

Welcome members to the start of a great season!  After a crazy cool spring and the heat spell that followed, we might be settling in to our growing season at last.  We have almost everything planted, as well as succession crops of more radishes, carrots, lettuces, broccoli and beets.  You will notice that our CSAContinue reading “CSA Newsletter–June 13–15, 2017”