Week 17

Dismantling. Still harvesting loads of tomatoes, and simultaneously moving into the fall work of taking down the farm, tucking it in. Cutting down cucumber vines, pulling out posts, rolling up drip-tape. The potatoes and sweet potatoes are all dug and curing. The winter squash is nearly all harvested and stored. Onions are in their bags, we’re dreaming of winter.

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Before dismantling the cucumbers this morning

And yet it was in the 80s today! And we came home with a few hundred pounds of heirlooms, still gorgeous and juicy. When will it end? We can’t help but look forward to a good hard frost, even though we know we’ll miss all this abundance in January. That’s the nice thing about living and eating with the seasons- by the time the next one rolls around, you’re ready for it, because you’re good and sick of the last one. That said, we’re happy to wear t-shirts for a little longer, and bask in the warm sun on the last day of September.

And, a farm event! This Thursday, October 3rd, we’re hosting a Ward 9 Candidates Forum at the farm on 15th Avenue. Starting at 5 PM, we’ll have four of the candidates running for city council in our home ward at the farm to answer questions. There will be a Spanish translator and some veggie snacks provided. Hope you can join us!

And on to the share: this week, we’ve got a mixed bag of late summer and early fall. Enjoy the bounty!

  • Tomatoes! (for the last time? who knows! no frost on the horizon…)
  • Sweet peppers
  • Hot peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Winter squash
  • Onions
  • Kale and/or Napa Cabbage
  • Purple top turnips
  • Coriander

 

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