Farm Happenings at Great Country Farms
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Farm Happenings at Great Country Farms

Farm Happenings for October 27, 2020

Posted on October 26th, 2020
The Hakurei turnips coming home this week can be prepared as two separate items. Cut off the tops and sautee them with onion and garlic. You might like to add a little cider vinegar and brown sugar. The root balls can be chopped and eaten raw with arugula and mesclun mix, or they too can be sauteed.... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 20, 2020

Posted on October 19th, 2020
Welcome to the first week of the post-season. These shares are going to be the World Series of food. Weather forecast in both the short term and the long term is looking good for cold-weather crops, and at the outset it's looking like there should be enough surplus to accommodate vigorous customization.... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 13, 2020

Posted on October 12th, 2020
This is the last week of the regular 2020 CSA season. We hope that eating clean, nutritionally dense food for the last 20 weeks has strengthened your body and your spirit. Shares for 2021 will go on sale in late January. We'll email you when they become available. If you'd like to buy a share in the... read more »

Farm Happenings for October 6, 2020

Posted on October 5th, 2020
We're picking the first spaghetti squashes this week. Some of them may need to yellow-up for a couple of days on your kitchen counter. There's also a variety of squash called buttercup which has a sweet note and should be prepared the same way as acorn squash.  This is the second-to-last week of... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 29, 2020

Posted on September 28th, 2020
Some of you will see a couple of new items this week. One is a beautiful white acorn squash. You may be tempted to decorate your table with it, but underneath that unusual skin you'll find the same delicious meat you expect from a green acorn. The other new item is organic popcorn, still on the cob.... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 22, 2020

Posted on September 21st, 2020
More weather challenges: on Saturday a hard frost burned our beans and tomatoes pretty badly. The beans closest to the ground survived, but the ones at the top of the plant froze. Likewise the tomatoes. Fortunately we have a lot of tomatoes at different stages of maturity in different locations, so we... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 15, 2020

Posted on September 14th, 2020
Our late fall  CSA share goes on sale Monday evening. If you're interested in continuing CSA until the end of November, watch for that invitation. The apples in your share this week are a variety called Honeygold. They are crisp, firm, and moderately tart. Golden Delicious, Gala, and Fuji varieties... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 8, 2020

Posted on September 7th, 2020
This weekend's beautiful fall weather was great for apples, egg plant, apples, cherry tomatoes, apples, acorn squash, and apples. Some of that stuff will be in your boxes this week. We have decided to leave our shell beans in the field a while longer -- they apparently went through a second bloom, so... read more »

Farm Happenings for September 1, 2020

Posted on August 31st, 2020
It's starting to feel like autumn here. We had enough apple-pickers last weekend to run wagon rides into the orchard, and on Sunday night the temperatures dipped into the sixties. The fall crop of green beans is finally ready this week -- we lost the summer crop to the June-July drought -- and we expect... read more »