Dear CSA members,
We have had a beautiful week on the farm, warmer weather is expected next week, so summer is still trying to hang on! The winter squash set look really good. We wouldn’t be surprised if we could start harvesting Delicata squash in two or three weeks. Field pumpkins have sized up but are still quite green.
We continue to harvest potatoes from the field, last week we gathered over 300lbs. We still have well over 1000 feet to harvest, so we expect to have an ample supply throughout the fall. Last year we dug them by hand, this year we are using a tractor with a shovel attachment on a three point hitch. The farm tractor is so old that there is no down pressure on the hydraulic system. So we put Abby, Hadley, Narineh and anybody else we can find on the back of the hitch and drive over the hills, the potatoes come right out! Everybody has been having lots of fun with this method because it combines work with a ride.
The fall planting in nearly complete, we are down to succession planting lettuce, arugula and radishes that will continue into fall. Garlic is the last and goes in early November. Now we only have to weed and harvest!