Friday, October 28, 2011

Snow in October?!?

Every good farmer becomes obsessed with the weather. I am constantly fighting over the computer with Andy like school grade siblings. Be thankful that he's the boss and wins the elbow shoving run toward the computer or your share would be quite short this week due to snow! Our biggest harvest of the week is on Friday in preparation for the weekend, but Andy decided to harvest Thursday instead. Good choice considering we woke up to over an inch of snow... heavy, wet snow covering our crops and fields. It's still pretty early in the season for snow to be sticking the ground! Who can really complain when all the weather patterns this year have been so obscure.

This week's harvest includes:
Lettuce, arugula, kale, chard, mustard greens, bok choy, carrots, beets, potatoes, leeks, cabbage, radish, broccoli, winter squash and garlic!

Make sure to check out this month's Saveur Magazine and read the article "The Roots of Flavor"

CSA MEMBERS... can't believe the season is over? Want to extend your share just one more week?? We are offering an extra share next week if you sign up for the 2012 season and pay for your share in full. Enjoyed what we offered this year? Be sure to tell your friends. We hope to see your smiling faces in 2012.

Thanks for all your support!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


We are back on track here at the farm! The days of hurricanes and tropical storms are a distant memory (except for the lack of winter squash, but let's not dwell on it). The last few weeks have seemed like a normal fall. Warm sunny days makes for a happy farm crew. We have been busy bringing in our big fall harvest of beets, carrots, potatoes, leeks, turnips and beautiful greens. When the fields have had enough after the intermittent rains, we have been turning them over and planting winter rye. This protects our bare ground for the long, cold months and gives us some biomass to plow under in the spring.
When we are not busy in the fields, we are cleaning up and organizing our mess from the past season and brainstorming for next year. Our hopes are to create a better, more efficient system in all aspects of our farming methods, from tending to our crops to washing and packing them up for you. We hope you've appreciated our efforts and savored our veggies.

This week's share includes:

Kale, Radishes, Potatoes, Garlic, Winter Squash, Carrots, Beets, Cabbage, Salad Mix, Daikon, Bok Choy, Mustard Greens, Escarole, Brussel Sprouts, Leeks, Swiss Chard, Braising Greens

Next week is the last week of our CSA pick-up! Saturday, October 28th will be our final CSA day of 2011. We can't believe the season is over, especially with this unreal weather we've been having. We're certainly not complaining! Usually we're cursing the cold weather as we're outside harvesting and washing veggies. We are currently signing people up for the 2012 CSA season; hopefully we'll see many of your smiling faces return.

Also a big thanks to all our attendees who made it to our Fall Feast, all of our volunteers, and a BIG Shout Out to the talented Blue Ribbon Boys and our amazing friends Tim, Taryn & their crew from # 9 Restaurant. They kicked ass--make sure to visit #9 in Millerton. Maybe we'll see you there... maybe you'll buy us a drink! Joking.... well, kind of.