Fall is here! This is certainly my favorite season of the year. all that remains on the farm is a lot of picking! (and a little clean up and garlic planting for next year).
This week we are enjoying the last of the Summer crops as we head into Fall.
Since only five weeks of the CSA remain, I thought I’d summarize what you can expect as the season ends:
Lots of Fall crops:
Potatoes are now being harvested, we should have enough to give you all 2 lb./week for the remainder of the season;
Onions are still coming in with shallots, and Red.s ready and storage yellow onions still ripening. Special order a 25lb. box for $20 – the red or yellow storage onions will last all winter inf kept in a cool, dark spot.
Winter squash look fantastic this year – Lots still ripening, but the delacata and acorn are now being picked (plus cream acorn and orange acorn), as well as ‘festival’. The larger squash: butternut, buttercup, blue hubbard, red kuri and others are all a few weeks off (after it freezes the 1st time, we pick them all). We will give everyone 1-2 squash a week for the rest of the season: place these in a cool spot and enjoy any time this winter. Call to special order before we sell it all.
Tomatoes will continue and increase until our first freeze, usually in mid september. Same for peppers and eggplant.
We have a nice crop of fall cauliflower and some more red cabbage you will get over the next few weeks.
The cucumbers, squash and basil are all giving up for the season, freeze or no freeze; the kale and chard are tired, i’ll put a few in extras for real greens lovers, or ask about picking from the field, as the quality deteriorates, we stop picking!
The carrots are gone, but I imagine everyone has a nice supply in their fridge by now. trim the tops, and keep these in a bag; a damp paper towel is sometimes helpful, but watch for rot – clean the tops carefully.
We have some pumpkins, hopefully enough for everyone. Let us know if you must need a pumpkin for a pie.
Purple Cauliflower (giant)
Carrots (last week)
Cucumbers, including lemon cukes (last week?)
Tomatoes – more & more until the freeze
Eggplant or Winter Squash (farm pickup will get eggplant next week).
Onions – Red
Peppers – Hot, Anaheim (semi hot) and hot (the small ones)
Sweet Corn -lots– from the farm – “Delectable” – last week.
Apples – Galas, Honey Crisp and Jonathan
Green Bartlett Pears