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Farm Happenings for November 25, 2021

Posted on November 21st, 2021 by Michael Hoke

Believe it or not, our lettuce will be coming from the field this week!  This is likely the last week and then we move into our unheated hoophouses for lettuce and salad mixes.  Our greenhouse crop is looking good too but we probably won't harvest in there until Christmas. But outside we've been able to maintain our huge final planting of lettuce by using "wickets" and this thick floating row cover which keeps some warmth in and protects the lettuce from frost and cold winds.

This week we have a few unusual items on feature.  Sunchokes are an interesting native plant (related to sunflowers) and we are harvesting a lot this week to put into storage.  They can be roasted like potatoes or even tried raw where they have the texture of water chestnuts.  They have a very nice flavour but some do find them "gassy" so it's best to start with a small amount first!  We're also featuring some of our dry goods we have available like organic sunflower oil for frying and gluten free pasta.  If you have any ideas for products you would like us to carry, please let us know.

A reminder too that our winter shares are almost full and if you would like to get on the list for January to April bi-weekly shares, do so soon: