Firstly, I hope the #climatestrike is sending a message to world leaders, and that folks will continue to take small and large personal actions to reduce their environmental impact going forward. It’s something that’s definitely on our minds on the farm continuously, and we’re really grateful to have a supportive CSA community eating our vegetables, helping us to continue our work.
Next week we’ve got a number of good options for the first week of fall. Green crisp lettuce, more carrots, onions, and sweet peppers should all be in the share. Chard is the likely green, although I don’t like giving out chard the same week as beets and beets are another strong possibility. Also on the possibles list are more tomatoes (fingers crossed for a bit of drier, warmer weather), celery, and even a continuation of cucumbers – which have amazingly been continuously producing for more than 11 weeks now. Summer squash produced for all 13 weeks of summer but I’m pretty sure it’ll live up to its name and not make an appearance in the fall shares.
Looking a little farther ahead into the fall, the salad turnips, winter radishes, arugula, and mustards (pictured above between more beds of carrots) are all looking good. Spinach, winter squash, celery root, parsnips, fennel and kohlrabi are all also looking pretty good, but it’s hard to say how much we’ll have. We also have leeks, some chicories, collard greens, kale, cabbage, and lots of chard. I’m probably forgetting something, but we’ll see as the season rolls out. Stay tuned to find out what we actually harvest – or just come to the farm and see for yourself.