Summer marches on!

In Now:

The last several weeks have seen an abundance of crops enter the weekly box, and the veggies just keep coming! I hope you have been enjoying the abundance, especially this year’s bumper artichoke crop!

We’ve had watermelons (and now cantaloupe), spicy mix, more head lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower, cabbage, full sized carrots & beets, new potatoes, colored bell peppers and full size eggplant.

Coming up:

The tomatoes are just starting and should start accumulating in the next few weeks. The zucchini has, I think thankfully, reached its peak. Carrots will continue weekly, beets every other week. We have more head lettuce and fall plantings of tender salad mix coming, as well as a long fall of colored bell peppers, onions, potatoes and an excellent looking winter squash crop, most of which will arrive at the very end – in early October.

 

We do have some delacata and acorn squash thats almost ready, and some baby pumpkins that aren’t far behind. We have two field plantings of sweet corn that should give us a a few more weeks of corn. Finally, we have a nice fall planting of cabbage (including crinkly savoy and yummy red cabbage), as well as fall broccoli and cauliflower – so look forward to a bountiful september.

We just passed week 10 on the farm which means we have around 7 weeks left! We usually end by the second week of October, so enjoy the veggies while they are flowing and freeze or can what you cannot use right away!

Cheers!

Spring crops give way to summer

Its week three, and we are finishing up the spring crops and starting to see the early summer crops.

Pictures below!

This week

New this week we have baby beets, also purple and green snow peas and assorted herbs including chives, basil and the last of the spring cilantro.

We’ve also got tons of beautiful head lettuce this week (green and read butters) that all seem to want to come in at once. We will have lettuce for a week or two more and salad mix most of the season with some occasional breaks.

Whats to come

Our squash and cucumber crops look good and should start producing in the next couple of weeks. Also coming soon: broccoli, carrots, more beets, shelling peas and beans.

We will have a late sweet corn crop on the farm, and will fill in in the next few weeks with sweet corn from our friends the Austins. The tomatoes, melons, eggplant and peppers all look very happy – they are planted in the hoop house and love the extra heat and weed free environment. Yum, I  can’t wait until the yellow watermelons are ready, those are my favorite!

Really last chance

We will close off the CSA after next week, so if you know of anyone who is considering joining, this is the last chance to join for the 2015 season. Last chance signups, please call 970-201-5309.

Harvest Starts Next weekend, LAST CHANCE…

Get in on the harvest from the very beginning: sign up now by calling me at 970-201-5309.

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We have some great looking crops and some of the early season crops only last a few weeks, so sign up now so you don’t miss out.

If you already signed up, here are the pickup details:

Pickups are Saturdays from 1pm – 5pm at the farm on Powell Mesa (call if you need directions). If you need to come later than that, including Sunday or later, please call or email me and I will box your produce. Marble members you can come any time after 1pm Saturday and your boxes will be in the cooler

Here comes the Bounty 2015

Harvest is just a few weeks away, don’t delay in signing up for the CSA. A $250 deposit assures your spot this season.

In go the plants!

Its been a while since I last wrote an update. We have been busy planting out the crops and only a few flats remain on the hardening off tables: everything will be in by the end of this week.

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Time to sign up!!!

If you still haven’t signed up for a CSA for this summer, don’t hesitate! Now is your chance to get in of the crops from the very beginning. Harvest is just a couple of weeks off! To sign up, send your check ($250 minimum) to PO Box 969 * Hotchkiss, CO 81419.

Speaking of beginning, what can we expect as the harvest begins in mid June?

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Greens, bountiful greens! It all starts with the greens – salad mix with slight variations every week. Maybe two bags a week to start off! Kale and Chard will also start early, and continue on a nearly weekly basis all summer. Along with salad we will have a few weeks of early radishes, likely the only radishes of the season.

Other early greens include spicy mix with tat tsoi, arugula, mizana and mustard greens. And spinach! Tender bunched or loose spinach will be a regular item thru the early season.

Next come the peas: snow peas look great this year, had some poor germination on the early sugar snaps. Shelling peas come a bit later and also look great.

Also in the early weeks: baby beets and carrots. We grow a special variety of beets for baby beets and they are delicious! Scallions will also make an early appearance.

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We’ll have some early herbs as well: cilantro and dill. Later herbs will include a rotation of basil (lots of basil!), thyme, oregano and chives.

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Thats most of what we will see in June as we head towards early summer crops in July: head lettuce of all sorts, carrots, green beans, broccoli, leeks, bok choi, and more herbs: oregano, thyme, chives, parsley and plenty of basil.

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By July, we start to get into early summer crops: onions, early squash and cucumbers and green beans. Yummmmmmmm…

So DON’T DELAY – sign up for the 2015 season today!

Questions? Call Adam on his cell: 970-201-5309

 

 

2015 Season Update

We are looking forward to a bountiful season!

This year we are offering a simplified CSA membership for local pickup only. For the 2015 season we are offering one type of membership for $500. We are not offering a half membership (we suggest you share a regular membership with a friend or neighbor), and we aren’t offering a fruit ‘option’ – although we will have fruit for sale at the farm during pickup.

Memberships are limited and already filling up. Send your questions to organics@roundearth.com, or send a check for $500 (or $250 with $250 due June 1st.) to Turkey Hill CSA, PO Box 969, Hotchkiss, CO 81419.