Archive for September 13th, 2014

WATERMELONS and Report on the Frost

Last of the season–The Farmer picked over 200 good old fashioned Crimson Sweets, Charleston Greys, and the Seedless Orange Crisp watermelons.  We will be selling them at Farmer’s Market for $5 to $15 depending on size.

Report on the Frost–We were able to cover 8 beds of peppers, tomatoes, and 1/2 bed of cucumbers.  They appear to have made it.  Too early to tell on the green beans or corn, but the summer squash, eggplant, and all melons are done for the season. Pumpkin plants and winter squash plants are dying back–squash can now cure and gain sweetness.

How long will the CSA last?–It is our intent to go 6 more weeks.  We still have beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cabbage, lettuce, Daikon radishes, purple salad turnips, sweet potatoes, potatoes, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, onions, and Swiss chard.

This week was a HARD reminder of how difficult it is to harvest and prep veggies when it is frigid cold outside!  We did get our processing shelter enclosed and heated, but no more rinsing off dirt…as you may have noticed with the beets and lettuce…And the cold is not the only issue:  We have MUD, slippery, slick, fall on your butt mud!

If we can’t go the full 16 weeks it will be because of drastic weather or we run out of things to harvest. 

Please watch your email or check the website frequently for messages on Pick Up locations and times.  We may consolidate Pick Up days, switch the time to a warmer part of the day, or change the place of Pick Up to get away from mud or the cold.

Stay tuned!  The Farmer’s Wife