There’s been a crisp chill in the air the past few mornings, and we felt the first touch of frosty temps early Saturday morning. There was frost on my window, and the thermometer said 36 degrees-- not quite a real frost! After a field walk today I found that the more tender crops - namely peppers and tomatoes - fared well. Usually the peppers keep trucking along until a series of frosty nights, after which point they fizzle out completely.
The first night with a frost warning is always a lucid indication of the change in seasons. Thoughts of winter spinach harvests, hearty soups, and drinking lots of tea are in the front of my mind. Speaking of soups....Long-awaited CARROTS join the share list this week! These beauties are small and sweet (they may not stick around long enough to make it into the soup!). LEEKS are also on the list, just in time for soup season. You'll see a few newcomers to the extras list, too.
Mark your calendars for Wild for Salmon at the farm!
Wild for Salmon will be here THIS 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!
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.
Beans - Green and yellow beans. Likely the last week - pick as much as you'll use!
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 Pick as many as you'll use before they're gone!