CSA Harvest - Week 17

Hello Everyone! 

Very productive and beautiful week here. The second half of September has been so much warmer than the first half... I'll take it! The Fall colors are really starting to shine and have me anxious to play in the mountains this weekend.

We harvested the second half of winter squash at Blue Grama Farm over the weekend along with a few dry beans. Butternuts, delicata and spaghetti squash! Mmmm, they're going to taste so delicious and comforting during the cold winter months. 

Dry beans are fun. It's a fact. Tucked inside those pods are vibrant red and white speckled kidney shaped beans called Jacob's Cattle. 

It is time to say farewell to the tomatoes... they have been delicious and gorgeous. I finished pulling the last few beds out on Monday to make way for seeding winter greens. It feels good to end tomato season when I deicide too rather than when mother nature sneaks in with frost! First time this has happened, normally I'm pulling dead vines out in October... So, the hoop houses are feeling spacious now that the walls of tomato vines are out and I must say, having this task complete has me feeling on top of things. I have been scrambling for a few weeks trying to get greens seeded as quickly as possible because seeding dates in the Fall are critical. Things grow slower and slower by the day as the daylight hours shorten and temperatures drop. So I have been tackling a few beds at a time and am excited to have them all planted in spinach, kale, salad greens, arugula, mustards, herbs and scallions.  We'll see which planting dates and which greens do the best. So, with this task complete I feel like I may actually be able to get organized and start to catchup on things around here. Yes!! 

Wednesday snuck up fast and it's time to harvest for the CSA. Bread is baking in the oven as we speak, and thankfully the starter was much more alive and happy this week so the bread looks lovely. 

CSA Harvest Details for Week #17:
Salad Greens
Braising Greens
Bok Choy
Hot Peppers

Enough rambling! Have a great day!