Another rather nice fall CSA share this week! Thanks to no killing frost so far, we're still picking beans (Jade), peppers (Gypsy, Ace, Cayenne Long Slim), and zucchini (Golden Dawn III). There's also winter squash (Table Gold acorn), cauliflower (Minuteman), onions … [Read more...] about This week’s share
Archives for September 2008
At our farmers' market, winter squash is the final course on the year's harvest menu. From here on in, it's mainly squash, pumpkins, root crops like carrots, potatoes and beets, and...cabbage. Most of the growers at market start bringing their squash in on the same day, like, … [Read more...] about Winter squash season
Friday harvests are getting quicker as the season winds down. This has happened at least for the last couple of years. Where earlier in the season, we finish around 8-9pm, we're now mostly wrapped up by 5 or 6, and sometimes with less people than during the summer. I'm not quite … [Read more...] about Friday harvests get quicker!
Toshiko, WWOOFing from Osaka, Japan, via Vancouver, where she'd been studying English for the last few months, is our last guest in the field of the year. She arrived last Friday night, and stays until a week from this Sunday, two weeks in all. A couple of years ago, she … [Read more...] about Beautifying the good garlic
Today, the pumpkins came in, wrested from a jungle of pigweed gone wild. Every year, a few of the 40 50'x50' sections that make up the 2.5 acre garden get a little overrun with one weed or another (usually, pigweed). This year's pumpkin patch was a good example, with pigweed … [Read more...] about Pumpkins and pigweed