“The duty of youth is to challenge corruption.”
- Kurt Cobain
Week 16 crop list:
- Sweet dumpling squash – all
- Potatoes – all
- Carrots – all
- Red lettuce – all
- Beets – all
- Watermelon – all
- Radishes – all
- Kale – half, full
- Chard – single, full
- Fennel – half
- Kohlrabi – single
- Sweet potatoes – single, full
- Green beans – full
- FALL HARVEST PARTY THIS SATURDAY 2-8. THE WEATHER LOOKS GREAT!
- 2 more weeks of the summer share remain, week 17 and week 18
- First Fall Share delivery is Thursday, October 29th – there is still time and space for you to join us for this 3 bi-weekly delivery of full bushel boxes
- Suddenly it is awfully dry down here – we are getting a sprinkle this morning
- Sweet potatoes are a short and sweet season – full and half will receive them in next week’s box
- Carrots, beets and winter squash are staples this time of year
- Last of the green beans, radishes and melons
- Wash you produce please
- HOPE TO MEET MANY OF YOU HERE AT THE FARM ON SATURDAY!!
I received a couple of comments on the poor quality of the apples that we delivered. One member did not even bother to remove them from their box. I also received more positive comments on the apples then from any other single crop this season.
It was actually a pretty good year for apples here on the farm and I was happy to have 2 deliveries for everyone and some in storage, or still on the tree, for the fall share coming up. I do not use any chemicals, fungicides or pesticides on these trees, although there are plenty of ‘organically approved’ products that I could use. Because of this practice the fruits are often times gnarly, spotty, and the skin can be somewhat blackened. The flavor and the nutrition is never compromised by the looks and we try hard to make sure that we do not pack bruised ones or ones with worms. We have enjoyed pies, crisps and sauce many times this season already and often eat them straight up from the trees and they are delicious. It is also true that I grew up eating apples such as these and never ones from the store so my perspective is biased. Anyway, sorry to those who thought our apples were inedible, but we were grateful to pass on to you the best of what we had and will continue to do so. Cheers!!