Third Winter Share

A smaller share this week with: radicchio, carrots, salsify and scorzonera, beets and collard greens. This may have been the final radicchio share, we’ll have to see if the heads that were still frozen today recover at all, but it’s unlikely. Carrots will continue, but expect some freeze damage in those, too. The freeze damage… Continue reading Third Winter Share

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Second Winter Share

Rutabaga, mache, beets, leeks, carrots and radicchio. We left the greens on the rutabagas and they’re very sweet, much like kale. There are two types of mache in the share (aka corn salad), a lighter green and a darker green. These make delicious salad and similar to spinach they tend to need extra vigorous washing.… Continue reading Second Winter Share

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First Winter Share

Leeks, carrots, radicchio, winter radish, kale and root parsley. We were hoping to have frisée but it got knocked back hard by the freeze in December. The radishes and radicchio have a little bit of frost damage, too. They might require a bit of extra trimming in the kitchen and won’t store as well, but… Continue reading First Winter Share

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Winter Update

I stopped by the farm today just to see if the wind and ice had done any damage and there was nothing obvious so that’s a big relief. The wind and ice brought down some limbs and certainly set some plants back. We won’t know how much damage to crops there was until we actually… Continue reading Winter Update

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Happy Winter Solstice!

We finished up our fall season on what was nearly the shortest day of the year. We got super lucky with the weather, cold, but not freezing or wet, and harvest went smoothly. Now we have a little more than two weeks before our winter shares start. No predictions yet, but if you signed up… Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice!

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Sixth Fall Share

The final share of the season: frisée, black radish, rutabaga, collards, leeks, carrots, radicchio and popcorn. The popcorn is Dakota Black which we’ve grown on the farm for a few years now. I posted a video on IG a few years ago that shows how I pop it. It’s an extra big share of carrots… Continue reading Sixth Fall Share

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SNAP and DUFB

For many years now one of the ways our members can pay for their CSA shares is by using SNAP benefits (these used to be known as food stamps). The Pacific NW CSA Coalition has helped simplify this payment method for us in a number of ways, as it’s not a totally straightforward transaction since… Continue reading SNAP and DUFB

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Fifth Fall Share

Not quite what I predicted: radicchio, mustard, turnip, carrot, leeks, escarole hearts and chard. The radicchio for Thursday is sugarloaf but Monday will likely be a mix of types. The turnip is a new one for us, Aprovecho Hardy. The leeks are the first harvest of our winter variety, blue solaise. Escarole was a bit… Continue reading Fifth Fall Share

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Predictions for the Fifth Fall Share

Looks like I forgot to post this last week but here it is, the prediction: December! That’s the easy part of the prediction, the trickier part is what’ll be in the share. Here’s what the plan made last winter was: leeks, collards, escarole, radicchio, carrots, and winter radish. Most of those things we’ll probably have… Continue reading Predictions for the Fifth Fall Share

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Fourth Fall Share

Radicchio, mustard greens, winter radish, rutabaga, carrots, celeriac, kale. The radicchio pictured is Treviso precoce, but some folks got Verona or Chioggia and we’ll continue to have a mix of varieties. They’re all great in their own ways, and we typically have plenty of extras on the farm stand, too. The winter radish this week… Continue reading Fourth Fall Share

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Third Fall Share

Another nice one today: escarole, arugula, sweet peppers, salad turnips, spinach, watermelon radish, carrots, leeks and collards. On the farm stand we had the last of the lettuce and the first of the radicchio, along with a last few sweet peppers, daikons, and red beets. In the field we had time for a little cleanup,… Continue reading Third Fall Share

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Second Fall Share

Lettuce, leeks, hakurei turnips, beets, daikon, fennel, sweet peppers, celery and chard. All this warm, sunny weather we’ve been having has meant the summer veggies are holding on later than usual and we’re getting more growth than usual for the fall veggies. This is probably the last of the lettuce, sweet peppers. Celery and daikon… Continue reading Second Fall Share

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First Fall Share

Lettuce, tomatoes, kale, sweet peppers, salad turnips, carrots, kohlrabi, and spinach. The lettuce is red leaf and this might be the last lettuce share of the year, or we might have one more after this. Tomatoes are a bit of a bonus this week and they are definitely on their way out. The kale is… Continue reading First Fall Share

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Predictions for first fall share

Here’s what I’m guessing will be in Thursday’s share: lettuce, kale, spinach, carrots, kohlrabi, salad turnips and sweet peppers. We should have extras of just about everything on the farm stand unless we sell a lot of shares between now and Thursday – we still have 14 shares available so if you haven’t signed up… Continue reading Predictions for first fall share

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