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Farm Happenings for September 10, 2019

Posted on September 6th, 2019 by Sarah Rider

The crew started off the week with two big fall harvests: the butternut squash and sweet potato harvests are underway. Both crops look great and should last us well into the fall season!

We've been spending a lot of time this week moving drip tape around the farm. Drip tape is the primary form of irrigation that we use, as it is easy to install and uses water most efficiently. There are several successions of fall brassicas (kale, broccoli, cabbage) that have been taking turns getting a drink.  


A few folks have asked about the next time Wild for Salmon will be at the farm. Mark your calendars:

Wild for Salmon will be here on Saturday, October 26th from 10 am to noon. Place an order online through the buying club for the best selection, or buy off the truck while they're here! *Ordering opens on approximately October 12th.*

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. 

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 anything you can find - the plants are on the way out. 

NEW - TOMATOES! - All tomatoes are u-pick this week, for 1 week only! Pick from any of the rows starting at the cherry tomatoes, up to the peppers. There are some small green ones, too. 

Cherry Tomatoes - they're almost done! limit --1 pint