Fall Predictions- Week 4 of 9

This week some of the cabbage was ready, just a bit – and a bit earlier than planned, and I’ve had this idea for a while about giving more choice of greens so I tried it out and harvested just the cabbage that was ready, along with bunches of kale and collards and then gave… Continue reading Fall Predictions- Week 4 of 9

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Fall Share – Week 3

Tomatoes are finished for the year (except for a few in the field that we’ve opened up for you-pick), peppers are waning, but the fall crops are filling the shares today and we’re trying some new things. In the share today leeks make their first appearance, and we have a bit of butter lettuce. I’ve… Continue reading Fall Share – Week 3

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Fall predictions- week 3

All kinds of possibilities for next week: beets, spinach, carrots, kale, lettuce, leeks, sweet peppers. We might mix it up with some Rutabaga thinnings, hakurei turnips, cabbage or collards. I’m thinking that the tomatoes are basically done but there are lots of green ones out there so we’ll open it up to you-pick. Peppers are… Continue reading Fall predictions- week 3

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Fall Share – Week 2

Celery, sweet peppers, tomatoes, winter squash, shallots, arugula, lettuce and chard. The celery is the last of the year and it keeps great in the fridge if you aren’t using it all right away. I’ve been loving it as an addition to salads, but it’s also really good for adding flavor to soups and stuffings… Continue reading Fall Share – Week 2

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Fall Predictions- Week 2

Here are the likely candidates for tomorrow’s share: shallots, chard, lettuce, celery, sweet peppers and arugula. There’s a slim possibility that tomatoes might hang on an extra week, maybe cucumbers too. This wet cold weather is definitely not going to help those crops though and the fall greens and roots are likely to dominate the… Continue reading Fall Predictions- Week 2

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Fall Share – Week 1

It’s been nice not having to irrigate on the farm but I’m also glad we had a dry day today for the first fall harvest. In the share are red beets with greens, carrots, sweet peppers, what are probably the last of the cucumbers (have I said that before?), a tomato or three, eggplant, a… Continue reading Fall Share – Week 1

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Fall Predictions – Week 1

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,… Continue reading Fall Predictions – Week 1

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Final Summer Share – Week 13

In the share yesterday was a small bunch of kale, sweet peppers, carrots, red onions, a cucumber, a summer squash, a tomato, a bunch of parsley and a head of red leaf lettuce. The cucumbers and summer squash are still holding on, but I’m not sure if there’ll be more for Thursday this week. The… Continue reading Final Summer Share – Week 13

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Summer Predictions – Week 13

Next week is the final week of our summer season and it seems the weather has already transitioned to fall. Somewhat amazingly I don’t think we’re going to be far off of our harvest projections due to the weather – although the tomatoes have virtually shut down so we’ll see if we get any of… Continue reading Summer Predictions – Week 13

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Summer Share – Week 12

In the share today: celery, sweet peppers, summer squash, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce and chard. The sharp turn in the weather really put the breaks on the tomatoes. The plants still have lots of fruit on them so I’m hoping we’ll get a little more sun and warmth before the end of summer to ripen… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 12

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Summer Predictions – Week 12

Late again on the predictions, apologies for that but I thought I’d give a short note before the harvest tomorrow. It’s been wet and cool so we’ll see how that has impacted the crops – the cucumbers and summer squash were already slowing down so my guess is that the cool wet weather isn’t going… Continue reading Summer Predictions – Week 12

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Summer Share – Week 11

Beets, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, summer squash, peppers, and lettuce. A pretty solid summer share and it’s nice to see the peppers coming on. The hot peppers are starting to ripen as well. We don’t put those in the CSA shares but they are in the pick your own section, and we’ll try to have some… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 11

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Summer Share – Week 10

A slightly bigger share today than originally planned. We pulled all of the Amarosa fingerling potatoes today so there’s a big pile of those. We’re giving them all out now but they’ll keep in a cool dark place – a cupboard or the fridge – for months if you don’t use them right away. At… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 10

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Summer Predictions – Week 10

We’re in full summer mode with the shares these days. Lots of tomatoes, summer squash and cucumbers hanging on, sweet peppers just starting to ripen and still some lettuce. We’ll probably pull more potatoes next week and give out onions. If the chard is looking good we’ll put that in too, or maybe parsley. Lots… Continue reading Summer Predictions – Week 10

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Summer Share – Week 9

Busy day yesterday being one crew member short and at the same time trying to prepare a bit for the potential rain tomorrow. I say one crew member short, but not really – just one of the four of us on vacation. Most farms of our type that I know don’t really do summer vacations… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 9

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Summer Share – Week 8

Pretty close to as predicted: Nevada summer crisp lettuce, a couple of cucumbers, a couple of summer squash, a few tomatoes, a handful of beans, red onion, carrots, chard and basil. Padron peppers and eggplant made it to the farm stand, along with some other extras and some beautiful flower bouquets by our talented CSA… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 8

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Summer Predictions – Week 8

Here’s my best guess for next week’s harvest: Swiss chard, carrots, celery, romano beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, onions, and lettuce. Basil and eggplant are two outside possibilities but it is more likely that we’ll have them on the farm stand. The original plan had sweet peppers starting next week; on my field walk they’re… Continue reading Summer Predictions – Week 8

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Summer Share – Week 7

We’re a at the half way mark for summer and the tomatoes are finally here. We harvest the tomatoes with a range of ripenesses, and mostly we try to pick them before they’re dead ripe. This give you at least a few days to eat the tomato before it’s over ripe. We also harvest some… Continue reading Summer Share – Week 7

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Summer Predictions – Week 7

Romano beans, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, summer squash, chard, tomatoes were all in the plan for the share when I made it up in January. First, some notes on expected changes from the original plan: unfortunately the cool season mixed with symphylans (a little soil dweller that eats roots) has really set the eggplant back and… Continue reading Summer Predictions – Week 7

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