Friday is harvest day and we turn to the almost iconic white plastic laundry sink as veggie washing station. It's a one-tub day today, with only beet greens to hydrocool (sometimes dunking in water is to wash off dirt, usually, and especially with above-ground crops, it's to cool … [Read more...] about Rinse station icon (the white plastic laundry sink)
Just-rinsed carrots in the soft light of an overcast day: beautiful every time! Some veggies look particularly good without trying... These are freshly pulled Nelson, at a pretty fair size but not yet fully mature, from our fourth planting of the season. Every year so far, I've … [Read more...] about Yes, carrots!
Without much thought, I handed visiting Allie my camera and let her take pictures around the farm. After she'd disappeared from sight, I did start wondering if the camera—500 bucks to replace—was safe. But if this six-year-old can, just from watching, efficiently harvest sweet … [Read more...] about Allie’s photo gallery
The Friday harvest is shrinking. This is the second to last of the year, and the last for CSA members, and we're down to mainly root veggies. Some of the last cabbage planting has firmed up, and we're picking them as "baby," about 1-2 lbs (450-900g) each (multiplanted, the yield … [Read more...] about The incredible shrinking harvest!
In the fall, post-harvest work doesn't necessarily end when the sun goes down (it's dark by about 7:30pm right now). Actually, this year the fall Friday harvest has gone great, with Lynn, Libby and usually Michelle knocking things off in the field by around 5pm, with only … [Read more...] about Night work