Expected Harvest Scrumptious Solstice by Farmer Dana
The final patch of lettuce mix, nestled in the protective greenhouse.
Late Fall Harvest #6 (Week B) should include cabbage, potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, rutabaga, radishes, lettuce mix, kale, and bok choy.
Preparing for some deep cold, covering crops in the Hoop Tunnel.
2021 Main Season Sign Up Reminder by Farmer Derek
Don't forget to secure your share of the 2021 harvest! Registration is open and a $200 deposit guarantees your spot. In 2020 we had to turn potential members away due to strong demand as we reached our maximum membership, so please don't wait until the last minute to sign up. To join, follow this link.
Notes From The Field This is the End, and Happy Winter Solstice! by Farmer Derek
The sun sets on the 2020 growing season.
The final harvest week of Late Fall and 2020 is here! Thirty-two weeks since it all began last May, we are mostly satisfied and content with how everything has unfolded. During this weird year of upheaval and routine breaking and shaking, farm work stayed pretty normal and constant. The only major changes that were made here was with the distribution of produce but we quickly accepted fate and acclimated to this system. It did require a lot more work but it also allowed us to greet and interact with more CSA members. Plus, it was always a fun game to try to identify members in their masks. Though COVID has disrupted most of our lives, the weather this year was mostly moderate, and that was comforting, at least for me, the farmer.
Late Fall CSA has flown by, and I think overall harvests have been bountiful and tasty, with full shares receiving more than the pledged maximum goal of 12lbs each week (week #5 was 13.75lbs). Some items we missed this year, like sweet potatoes and garlic, but cabbage, beets, carrots, and others picked up the slack. We strive to mostly distribute all the greens and storage crops by the end of Late Fall (without overwhelming members too much) and it looks like we'll meet that goal. There'll be some miscellaneous storage crops left and tunnel greens should regrow later this winter, so we may hold a flash sale later on. We'll announce via e-mail if we do so. Now, however, we'll hopefully finish the majority of our winter administrative work then take a short break from working. In February we'll begin preparing for greenhouse seeding and put the finishing touches on the 2021 Farm Plan. In March we hit the ground running and by April outside growing will be in full swing. But let's please not rush it!
From all of us here at the farm we wish you a wonderful winter and holiday season, good health, many smiles, and satisfied feelings. Peace be with you!