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Final Fall CSA Week-November 26, 2014

Good morning all,

Welcome to Week 6 THE FINAL WEEK of the 2014 Fall CSA season.  Thank you ALL for a fun and productive fall season.  From the feedback we have received, others have also enjoyed this short fall season.  The offer remains to come an glean the fields for lettuce, broccoli, collards and perhaps some kale.  

This week we are harvesting the following from the fields:

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Hello all and welcome to Week 5 of the Fall CSA season.  There are 6 weeks in this season.  The final delivery will be the same time and place next Wednesday, November 26.  we are harvesting the following crops this week:

  • Romaine Lettuce*
  • Parsley*
  • Cilantro*
  • Red Head Lettuce*
  • Bok Choi*
  • Swiss Chard
  • Vitamin Green
  • Arugula*
  • Broccoli*
  • Winter squash*

We have potatoes and winter squash in the walk in cooler.  Both are available for sale in case quantities at wholesale pricing if anyone would like any.  Potatoes are white or russets and are $1.00/lb. Winter squash are a 40# cs @ $24.00/cs.  We have acorn and some delicata available.  If any of you would like to come harvest greens for your family, just give a call and come over whenever.  We have beautiful kale, collards, swiss chard, vitamin green, romaine and arugula.  The fall season has been bountiful, with CSA boxes being stuffed to their capacity.  Our fields are still full, so please, come help yourselves.

So far so good with the winter lettuce blankets.  We've had some chilly weather and the lettuce is holding it's own.  The brown tips on the romaine are where the lettuce is taller and touching the blankets when frost is on the blankets.  It doesn't effect the taste, but I do trim off the brown when making salad for company.

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Week 4 2014 Fall CSA, October 10, 2014

Welcome to Frosty Fall weather!  The following vegetables are being harvested this week:

  • Bok Choi*
  • Eggplant*
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Romaine lettuce*
  • Parsley*
  • Vitamin Green*
  • Arugula*
  • Cilantro*
  • Winter Squash*
  • Potatoes*
  • Broccoli*

So far so good with the fall weather and frosty weather.  Broccoli has sized up a bit and each share will have a small head.  Greenhouse construction is progressing with plastic going on today and doors being built for the end walls.

We also have a special announcement from a great program, LEAD Maryland, a fantastic leadership program in our state that both Luke and I completed and speak highly of:

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Week 3: Fall CSA-November 3, 2014

Good morning all,

We are harvesting the following from the fields this week:

  • Potatoes*
  • Winter Squash*
  • Vitamin Green*
  • Mizuna
  • Arugula*
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Romaine lettuce*
  • Cilantro*
  • Spring Mix*
  • Bok Choi*
  • Parsley*
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Eggplant*

We had a light frost last night, despite a steady wind.  Temps were forecast in the mid-30's,but real feel was around 21 -brrrrrr! The delicate head lettuce was covered up under a floating row cover, essentially, a winter blanket for vegetables. 

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Week 2 2014 Fall CSA, October 28, 2014

Good morning all,

We are harvesting the following from the fields this week:

  • Bok Choi*
  • Swiss Chard
  • Mizuna*
  • Eggplant*
  • Salad Turnips
  • Lacinato Kale*
  • Vitamin Green
  • Parsely*
  • Green Beans*
  • Spring Mix*

Fall temperatures are forecast to dip into the 30's soon! The frost blankets are going on this week, as soon as the thermometer ditches it's 80 degree reading!  All of our greens are frost tolerant to 28 degrees, but we don't want to take a chance on a settling cold pocket.  The frost blankets will give the plants a few degrees of heat over ambient temperatures.  Wind is our friend this time of the year.  A slight breeze will keep frost from settling on plants.

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