The News from Windflower Farm
Happy Fall from Windflower Farm!
What’s in your share?
- Radishes or Potatoes or Beets
- Delicata squash
- Yellow onions
- Basil or cilantro
- Sweet peppers
Next week, you’ll get potatoes and leeks and winter squashes, among other things.
This week’s fruit share will be Yonder Farm’s Bosc pears; next week you’ll get their apples. After hearing Pete talk about prunes last week, I was disappointed that he didn’t have any for our Thursday members. My apologies for the communication breakdown.
What’s new on the farm?
Fall has shown up here at Windflower Farm. Tonight’s temperature low will be in the mid-forties. The red maples in the swamps have turned bright red. The neighbor’s soybean field is turning yellow, as are the tips of sugar maples in the hedgerows. And shadows, even in the early afternoon, are longer. Last Thursday, we harvested most of the last of our cabbages and tucked them into our cooler. Last Friday, we began harvesting sweet potatoes. We’ll continue to harvest them as time permits. Tomorrow afternoon, we’ll spend some time harvesting our acorn, butternut and delicata squashes. They should all be in our barn by the end of the week. We’ll be transplanting the last of our salad crops this week, along with the bulk of our cover crops. Strawberry plants for next June’s harvest will go in this week or next, and winter greens, spring onions and garlic will go in starting the first week of October. There is a lot to do in the few weeks remaining before cold weather shuts us down. Just six weeks to go in the CSA season!
Have a great week, Ted