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Farm Happenings for October 22, 2020

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Kelly Peters

It’s feeling a lot like fall out here at the farm. The tomatoes have died, things are starting to change colors, the rain is setting in and it’s much cooler. We are transitioning beds over to winterize and prepping for our garlic planting this week.  We’ve been preserving like crazy! Dehydrating, freeze drying, and freezing lots of veggies for later use throughout the winter.

On the list this week you’ll find a few different types of winter squash. Blue Hubbard and sweet meat are some of the longest lasting winter storage squash that you can get. They range from 12 to 15 pounds a piece and have a delicious flavor similar to a pumpkin but sweeter. An excellent crop to feed you throughout the winter. We also have some butternut squash on this week. 

Another really fun product that we have for offer now is the A-to-Z salsa that was made in collaboration with Buckman Brines in Portland. It is made with fermented apples and zucchini. It is similar to a kraut but with a much more complex flavor -a little bit sweet and a little bit tart. It is absolutely delicious and we’ve been putting it on everything from salads to bratwurst.

This week's delivery may be the last of the season for some of you on bi-weekly shares.  We have had a wonderful season and thank you so much for being a part of our farming project!  We hope you have enjoyed the veggies and had a good experience this season.  If you would like to be a member in the future and don't want to worry about if we sell out you can check mark the automatically renew option in your Harvie Profile.  That way you'll be the first on the list!  Please join our email list for updates during the off season: Join our e-mail list

If you'd like to continue to receive produce this fall/winter you can find our products on the Vancouver Farmers Market Local line website.  Available for pick up on Saturdays at the Downtown Vancouver Farmers Market.  

Pro tip- to quickly find our produce, use the filter by supplier drop down and enter Flat Tack. 

Last but not least, don't forget to sign up for the fall harvest "Cornucopia" Share soon.  We only have a few spots left!  This will be a $55 box full of veggies, herbs, and storage crops that is delivered the Friday before Thanksgiving. 

To sign up go to our Harvie Sign Up Page

Make sure to skip the first section (Choose your share) and CLICK section 2. Choose ADD ON's. 

After you Click add on, go to bottom and select the Cornucopia share.

Thank you for supporting locally grown!

Your farmers,

Kelly & Patrick