ARUGULA or ROSEMARY The first harvest from the fall high tunnel. Spinach, lettuce, greens and roots will soon follow.
SWEET PEPPERS We picked alot this week in case it frosted. Everyone gets a bag of assorted colors.
LETTUCE Two heads from the patch. One will be red leaf lettuce, the other either a green romaine or a crisphead from Italy we are trialing.
CARROTS Orange sweeties.
GREENS CHOICE Kale, sprouting broccoli or bok choy/tat soi
IN TWO WEEKS: sweet potatoes, leeks, lettuce, radishes, spinach, greens.
This morning we awoke to the first frost of the season.
strawberry plants kissed by Jack Frost.
Luckily it was a light one and damaged little. We had spent most of Sunday picking peppers and covering the tender lettuces just in case. Frost is actually beneficial for the strawberry plants as it signals that it is time for the plant to begin to go dormant for the winter. After a few more frosty mornings we will cover the plants with straw to protect them from the cold.
The farmers are also preparing for winter. The push to clear the fields began last week with the dismantling of the tomato trellises. We have lots of irrigation tape to wind up and store and there is another 300 + ft. of sweet potatoes yet to dig. Our seasonal workers are done for the year so it is just Tom and I scurrying around the fields trying to wrap things up. There is plenty of space on the Saturday CSA schedule, so for those of you who haven't completed your one shift of the year, please do so soon. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful fall fields!