Sunday, September 12, 2010

2010 Season, Week Eighteen

September 11, 2010 newsletter

This week's harvest:

Green Beans
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Winter Squash - "Sweet Dumpling" &/or "Honey Bear"

This week's farm news:

Well folks, today after market the Smith family is leaving for our annual vacation to the beach!! Yeah! For the next ten days the now very experienced crew will be running the farm on their own. We have no doubts that they will do an excellent job taking care of it all. We also thank them tremendously for their willingness to make our family vacation possible. So the Smiths will be seeing you in two weeks. Jesse and Beth will be taking care of the CSA and market next Saturday. I would like to ask all of you shareholders to help them out with your names and basket sizes. Thanks!

On the farm this week, other than doing lots of preparation for our vacation, we started more fall plants in soil blocks. Eric & crew also spread several loads of compost in preparation for planting the high tunnel & our garlic crop. We are greatly increasing the amount of garlic we're growing for next year so we've had to reserve more of this summer's harvest for seed. This is why the garlic you've been getting the past few weeks has been so much smaller. A little bit less now = lots more garlic next year!

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