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Farm Happenings for November 9, 2023

Posted on November 6th, 2023 by Ilene Freedman

Change of the Seasons

That was a cold week! A couple nights at 27 degrees. On coldest nights, we turn sprinklers on so that heat is generated turning water to ice. It protects the plants under a layer of ice! This technique is used to save Florida orchards from a freeze.

Award Winning

House in the Woods Farm won an award! Frederick County business Sustainability Award. Thank you for your support and recognition, Frederick County. Did you know...Phil created an adaptation to a plastic mulch laying machine so that it lays out our durable cloth instead of plastic film? Saves 1000s of pounds of ag trash from the landfill. *The Mulchinator 5000*

What's Growing On

Beautiful fall greens! Remember, tatsoi can be substituted for spinach in salads, soups, casseroles, stir fries, lasagna, and more. I wonder if the touch of frost sweetened the crops. The cold turns starches to sugars. New crops this week: beets and carrots! Stock up on your holiday storage crops. The sweet potatoes, kennebec white potatoes, garlic, onions, butternut and pie pumpkins will all keep for weeks.

Thank you all for your support of our local farm and for joining the adventure of eating straight from the farm.

Renewal Time

If your auto-renew is set to ON, it renews today (Nov 6). Otherwise, you can go to your Harvie profile and sign up for a 2024 share. Already?? Yep. We gather members early because we start growing the crops in early 2024. You are our base! The early support keeps us going and growing.

last 2023 CSA pickup

is nov 16-18