Shorter Days and Fall CSA - Week #4

 Spinach is coming... 

Spinach is coming... 

Slow and steady week at the farm...  The shorter days feel good and the extra sleep feels even better! 

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer we are cleaning up for the season, preparing to plant garlic (it's happening tomorrow!), waiting for some moisture, catching up on paper work, and starting to think about winter trips. Trips to visit family, attend conferences, maybe take a vacation?

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I am attending a one day Grain School in Norwood this weekend with the sweet and inspiring bakers of Blue Grouse Bread and the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance! I'll report back next week.

 Little Gems are CLOSE and will be in the shares next week! 

Little Gems are CLOSE and will be in the shares next week! 

I'm pretty excited about the Napa Cabbage this week. We planted these a little late this season, I initially thought they went in on time but then when I looked at notes from the previous season I realized we were about 10 days behind schedule. Whoops! The planting dates for Fall greens are very time sensitive, because as the days grow shorter and colder, the crops grow slower and slower. I'll plan this planting better next year but we lucked out and these beauties still managed to size up. They're not nearly as big as last year but I'll take it!

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CSA Harvest - Week #4: Kale, Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beets, Rutabaga, Giant Kohlrabi, Red Onions, Potatoes, Delicata Squash and Garlic.