News From the Farm
Each season is sure different! Last year at this time, crops were rotting from the constant wet conditions. We couldn't get into the wet fields to replant, so there were very few new fall crops growing. But this season, we are dry, dry, dry! Our spinach plantings are at various stages of growth and we're watering them so they don't prematurely bolt (go to seed before it's ready for harvest). Other things are quickly dying, like the tomatoes, zucchini and beans. We had hoped the next sweet corn planting and our edible soybeans would be ready this week
In other news, the site for our new greenhouse has been finished. This greenhouse is to replace the one that was wind damaged earlier this spring. The dump trucks were roaring into the farm Monday morning – dust spreading everywhere in the dry weather. It’s exciting to see the site prepared, an area of the farm that wasn’t being utilized for anything other than our compost pile. The new location of this greenhouse will help us tremendously with a shorter route for our big plants to travel in the early spring months. Next month Mat and Derek will begin construction so we're ready for next spring! Photos below.
If you haven't already - mark your calendars for our last CSA gathering on Sunday, October 22. More details to come!
Please do a rain dance for us! Eat well everyone and happy cooking everyone,
Mat & Cate