Monday, November 25, 2013

2013 Fall Season, week 5

November 2, 2013

This week's harvest:
Sweet Potatoes
Butternut and/or Acorn Squash
Sweet Peppers
Greens choice: Chinese Cabbage, Arugula, Tatsoi, or Kohlrabi

This week's farm news:

The week was just glorious. The autumn foliage seems to be in the height of its glory right now. While finishing up the garlic mulching project with Eric, Jesse, and Hannah, I just kept finding myself staring at the colors and the trees dancing in the breeze and leaves setting sail on their twisting, twirling journey to the ground. It's amazing I was able to get any work done at all! But we did finish the mulching so now the garlic is all tucked in under its blanket of hay for the winter. Hooray!

The weather turned turbulent and unsettled for Halloween with rounds of misty rain and lots of howling wind. It was kind of perfect. The kiddos always enjoy dressing up even when their trick-or-treating circuit only consists of two other houses. They still have a grand time of it!

And just so everyone knows, this farmer's market (here in the park) will continue for the remainder of the CSA season in the same location. Starting in December, the market will move to the indoor "Love" building (which is just across Charlotte Ave. and behind/across the street from McDonald's). We are planning to continue coming to the market in December so we'll keep you posted about that.

We can really feel the growing season winding down now. The forest floor is covered with leaves and the blue sky seems so much bigger. We are ready for a pause and a few deep breaths. Ahhhh...

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