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Winter Squash Harvest & Colora Orchards Peaches available!

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by Sarah Rider

We grow a couple varieties of winter squash: delicata, acorn, and butternut. We grow much more butternut than the other two varieties, mostly for fall shares and into the early winter season. We harvested all of the delicata and acorn squash today, which we typically put in our summer shares, so you'll see these on the list this week. 

We also put lots of hay up in the barn! Though exhausting, it is a satisfying job because it prepares us for winter months ahead. 

 The sun still feels strong and the days hot, but as they get a little shorter we are quietly reminded that fall will come. Walking the fields and checking on the baby fall crops, I had the thought: they seem small now, but I know that before long they'll be ready to pick. Harvest time always comes up quickly, it jumps up on you. Perhaps it is because time seems to fly in summer on the farm, or perhaps it's because there are so many crops to watch at once, or perhaps both. 

PEACHES available this week from Colora Orchards just down the road from the farm. Right now we have Yellow Freestone peaches that have not been sprayed this year! You will find them on the extras list for $15/half bushel. We don't know how long they'll be around, so get them while you can!

If you have a delivered share and would like to order chicken or beef, the best way to do so is through our online store

U-pick Update:  Flying Plow U-pick hours:  Tuesday through Friday: daylight hours Saturday: sun-up to noon

The crop list and limits fluctuate through the week. Please visit the u-pick board in the farm stand to confirm limits, etc. U-pick is exclusively for CSA members and limits are per share, not person picking.

Bring bags and/or containers to hold your veggies (if you forget there are always some in the Farm Stand!). There are also clippers available in the Farm Stand for your use. Please leave your dogs at home. 

Herbs - chives, oregano, thyme, marjoram, lemon verbena, parsley - cut what you'll use!

Flowers - Sunflowers & more - pick a bouquet!

Cherry Tomatoes – Sungold, Blush, Black Cherry, Montesino, Matt's Wild & Yellow Pear. Look for signs in field explaining ripeness! Limit 2 pints per share per week.

Hot Peppers - there are signs in the field explaining which varieties are ready for picking! - Jalapeno - pick green & crinkly; Serrano - pick green or red; Cayenne - pick green or red (best when red); Garden Salsa - pick green; Jersey Long Hots - pick green    --- Limit - a few handfuls of peppers.

Tomatillos - pick when the fruit fills out the husk! Be sure to look in between the leaves and low on the plants to find the ripest ones. PICK AS MANY AS YOU'LL USE.

NEW!! BASIL - The basil bed directly next to the row of cherry tomatoes is open for u-pick. Please cut as much as you'd like! Perfect for making pesto and freezing.