Archive for October 22nd, 2019

Monday on The Farm–Update on Produce–Update on Fall SoupFest

Today was a productive day…the sun was still shining and we were able to wash 40# of Sunchokes that head north tomorrow morning.  Lorenzo and Brenton moved a ton (literally) of potatoes from bins in The Shelter to the pink cooler where we can control the temperature and keep them in the dark with higher humidity.  Usually the cooler is full of winter squash, but not this year… A large percentage were left in the garden not mature, and some we couldn’t get out before they succumbed to the cold.  We sorted Red Kuri today which were starting to spoil.  I brought in a few tonight that just didn’t have enough time to completely mature.  They still taste good, but harder to scoop out the seeds.  The Farmer harvested all the Deadon Savoy Cabbage from the garden…these will go into the Shares and Special Boxes, and the Leeks got topped and sorted.

Speaking of Shares/Special Boxes, some of the Deadon cabbages harvested today are the size of the box…that won’t work, especially with 5# potatoes, carrots, and storage onions.  So, we are making the following changes:  Deadon Cabbage OR Green Kaitlin (based on size), and 3 Leeks instead of storage onions and green onions.  Boxes will still contain the Celeriac, Red Beets, Carrots, smaller Butternut squash (maybe 2), and the Shishito or Snack Peppers, and Daikon Radish or Tiren TomatoesPick Up Thursday at The Farm will be in Boxes to make room inside The Shelter for the Fall SoupFest!

SoupFest starts at 5:00 p.m.  Thursday, October 24th.  PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL OR TEXT SO WE CAN GET A HEAD-COUNT! 431-1219 or craftterri@rtconnect.net . Jans is coming to The Farm tomorrow to pick up veggies for the Soups–we don’t want to make too much, but we definitely want to have enough!  I guarantee the soups will be amazing, The Shelter will be comfortable no matter what the weather outside, and Liz has been tuning her tubes to give us some comforting sweet tunes.  (Tomorrow we set up the ‘stage’ in the corner with our small sound system–)  Come and Share this last day of the CSA with us!  Public WELCOME–