CSA Harvest - Week 15

 SWEET PEPPERS! 

SWEET PEPPERS! 

Fall is in the air and the crisp breeze and cool mornings feel wonderful. I'm not sure how I feel about the shorter days though... My favorite time of the day to pick the tomatoes is in the evening, when the greenhouses have started to cool off and the light makes the ripe tomatoes glow, but recently darkness sneaks up on me well before I'm finished. 

Mike left on Sunday morning for Washington, DC for the National Farmers Union Fly-In. He, and farmers from all around the country, have been meeting with Congressmen and Senators this week regarding the upcoming Farm Bill.. 

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With Mike out of town we have been short handed at the farm this week. I drafted detailed Harvests Sheets and To-Do Lists and I feel like Sadie and I have everything under control, but it has made for some long days and exhaustion is starting to in. We have spent most of the week tackling harvests, the walk-in cooler is packed, and we are very excited to see you all later today. And, I'm looking forward to sleeping in a little bit tomorrow. 

The final seeding of greens for the 2017 season is COMPLETE. Hallelujah! I seeded the last few beds on Friday evening after we returned from delivering our Durango wholesale orders. We seeded the late crop of spinach, salad greens, baby bok choy and mustards in the big greenhouse! Woop woop! 

 The second succession of Kale is looking lovely! 

The second succession of Kale is looking lovely! 

Harvest Details for CSA - Week #15:

Arugula, Collard Greens, Red Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Peppers, Poblano, Padron Peppers, Walla Walla Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Zucchini, Carrots and Purple Daikon.