9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We’re taking a two week break before we come back for a final CSA harvest and distribution on the week after Thanksgiving, so this prediction is projecting further ahead than usual and with all the usual caveats about not being sure and the added layer of not really knowing what the weather will bring in… Continue reading 9th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

In today’s share: treviso radicchio, kale, Hakurei turnips, celeriac, sweet pepper, parsnips, red mustard. On the farm stand we had radicchio, kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday’s share should be similar. I’m not sure we’ll get enough treviso for everyone but we’ll have other radicchio… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 8 of 9

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8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

Here’s my best guess for next week based on the weather forecast and what I can see in the fields: kale or collards or chard, radicchio, red and green mustards, salad turnips, parsnips, and celeriac. We should also have more celery, fennel, leeks, tomatoes, lettuce, sweet peppers, and popcorn ears on the farm stand, as… Continue reading 8th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

In today’s share: chard, escarole, winter radish, carrots, rutabaga, spinach, sweet pepper, leeks. On the farm stand we had kale, collards, lettuce, fennel, celery, saladette tomatoes, popcorn ears, grind-your-own polenta corn, and daikon radishes. Thursday should be about the same. Everything is a bit smaller that we were hoping for, just the way the season… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 7 of 9

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7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

We have three more weeks of CSA harvests planned for and here’s pretty much everything I think we’ll be able to harvest for those shares: kale, collards, chard, escarole, radicchio, spinach, mustards, parsley, carrots, parsnips, rutabagas, winter radishes, salad turnips, celeriac, and leeks. We’ll also have fennel, celery, lettuce, popcorn, polenta corn, tomatoes, sweet peppers,… Continue reading 7th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

In today’s share: sugarloaf chicory, red mustard, arugula, green mustard, salad turnips, lettuce, collards (or kale, or chard), and fennel or celery. The sugarloaf chicory, aka pan di zucchero, can be used for salads, or sliced in half lengthwise, drizzled with olive oil and broiled. I’m hoping we’ll have enough for Thursday’s shares, but if… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 6 of 9

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Popping corn

Here’s a video and an explanation I posted a few years ago on our instagram of how I take our popcorn from ear to eating. Since we just gave out popcorn, and have a few more ears to sell on the farm stand, I figured it was a good time to repost. In the time… Continue reading Popping corn

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6th Fall CSA Share Predictions

My best guess for next week’s share: lettuce, mustard greens, celery or fennel, kale/collards/or chard, salad turnips, and radicchio. Next week will probably be the last week for lettuce in the shares, and I’m hoping the radicchio and escarole will be ready step up to replace it. They make much better salads this time of… Continue reading 6th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 5 of 9

In today’s share: leeks, lettuce, baby hakurei turnips, carrots, spinach, parsley, sweet peppers, winter radishes, and a bunch green. The radishes and turnips are small this week, thinnings from plantings that were a bit to thick. With a little luck the remaining roots will size up in the next few weeks for a second harvest.… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 5 of 9

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5th Fall CSA Share Predictions

The original plan for next week included: leeks, collards, lettuce, spinach, parsley, carrots, winter radishes, and salad turnips. We might be actually be able to do that, with a few minor modifications. Because of the way the bunch greens (collards, kale and chard) have been growing we’ve been harvesting smaller quantities every week and giving… Continue reading 5th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 4 of 9

In today’s share: popcorn, tomatoes, lettuce, beets with greens, celery, daikon, sweet peppers, and fennel with greens. Not pictured are bunch greens, which could be chard or collards or kale. The popcorn is packed in a plastic bag to keep it from getting wet from the other items in the share. Even though the popcorn… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 4 of 9

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4th Fall CSA Share Predictions

Looks like we may be solidly into our typical PNW gray, damp, cool fall days next week. That signals a transition out of the last of the summer crops. Here’s my best guess for next week: lettuce, bunch greens, fennel, celery, beets, sweet peppers, and popcorn. The popcorn will be on the cob and will… Continue reading 4th Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 3 of 9

Fall weather has been treating us well so far and we had a pretty good harvest day. In the share this week: baby Hakurei turnips, sweet peppers, tomatoes, bunch greens (collards pictured), carrots, spinach, lettuce, leeks, and winter squash (not pictured). The turnips planting looks like it might be having trouble with a few nasty… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 3 of 9

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Fire in the Pack Shed

I knew I was kind of playing with fire, so to speak, when I posted a photo of our repaired wash table on the Slow Hand Farm Instagram account and wished for continued luck in avoiding ongoing vandalism. We weren’t so lucky and it ended up in a literal fire on Saturday. It appears someone… Continue reading Fire in the Pack Shed

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Fall CSA share – Week 2 of 9

First, here’s what was in today’s share: chard, tomatoes, daikon, sweet peppers, cipollini onions, winter squash and parsley. The chard continues to be really beautiful. Tomatoes are on their way out but seemed to have a little bit of a revival today after this weekend’s sunny weather. There will be some for Thursday, but probably… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 2 of 9

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2nd Fall CSA Share Predictions

I’m looking at the plan for next week’s harvest that I made back in January, based on what we’ve had in prior years, and it’s actually looking pretty close to what I’m expecting we’ll have in the shares next week. That’s both surprising, as this season feels very different than others, but also reassuring that… Continue reading 2nd Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Fall CSA share – Week 1 of 9

The first day of the fall shares today and it’s definitely not what I planned, but it should be a decent one in the kitchen: cooking celery, sweet peppers, romano beans, tomatoes, lettuce, shallots, winter squash and kohlrabi. There are a few variation on the share this week, and thus two photos. The first photo… Continue reading Fall CSA share – Week 1 of 9

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1st Fall CSA Share Predictions

Our first fall share this year actually comes before the fall equinox which is a little unusual, but just the way the calendar worked out. As I’ve noted here in previous posts, the extreme heat and dry of the summer kind of sped up all of the summer crops anyway and so they’ve really been… Continue reading 1st Fall CSA Share Predictions

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Summer CSA share – Week 13 of 13

Today’s share contains: basil, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cipollini onions, lettuce, chard and a delicata squash. It’s the final summer share and the weather is really emphasizing the change in season. The cool weather has really slowed the tomatoes down, and really everything is growing noticeably slower these days. I’m happy that we have one more… Continue reading Summer CSA share – Week 13 of 13

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