September 7, 2013
This week's harvest:
summer squash and/or eggplant
This week's farm news:
It was another glorious week on the farm. The weather was pleasant and the days carried with them the dry, crispness of autumn. Early in the week, we had a few small rainshowers. They were very isolated little pockets of rain that we were thrilled to receive. Even though not much rain fell, it was still adequate for germinating lots of the seeds that were sown last week. Hooray!
The big project of the week was harvesting the butternut squash. Now we have it stored in the barn's loft for curing. The crop looks so much better than last year's, so our mouths are watering for butternut squash pie. And squash soup. And squash porridge... Divine. Watch the farm's blog (www.bugtusslefarm.com) for more about the squash harvest accompanied by some photos.
And finally, I wanted to put out the word that we are now signing folks up for THIS SEASON'S FALL SHARE. Most of you current shareholders are already aware of this, but those of you who haven't been part of the summer season this year might like the details, as we should have a little extra space in the CSA. The fall season will begin Saturday, October 5th and last eight weeks until Saturday, November 23. The price will be $175 for a small share; $275 for a medium share; and $375 for the family share. The fall garden is looking great. In fact, we are beginning to harvest from it already! Last week's arugula and this week's lettuce and kale were harvested from the very eager fall crops. (We are so happy to have more greens entering our meals once again!) Also in the fall share you can look forward to sweet potatoes, winter squash, a wide variety of greens (lettuce, kale, arugula, chinese cabbage, spinach, swiss chard, etc.), carrots, hakurei salad turnips, cauliflower, celery, and a continuation of the summer crops up until frost. We are very hopeful about a great fall season. Let us know if you are interested!
Cher, Eric, and the Bugtussle crew