As they say, timing is everything. Sometimes the vegetables just don’t want to cooperate and keep us waiting an extra week or so. Such was the case last week with the broccoli and romanesco which meant that we had to make some last minute substitutions. We think it was worth the wait, though. They are beautiful this week.
This week also marks a definitive shift to fall produce. The summer squash, zucchini, and most of the cucumber plants have officially pooped out after a
good great run. We’re hanging on to the last of the tomatoes; they always seem to be the hardest to give up.
But as we turn the page and embrace fall at its finest, it means that we’re also preparing to give the farm (and ourselves) a rest, regenerate the soil, and plant a handful of things that will overwinter and be ready next spring and summer. Jonathan just picked up 550lbs of cover crop seed that will return important nutrients to the earth, leave less opportunity for weeds to re-establish themselves, and provide a source of fodder for our animals down the road. After four years of doing this, I still find it amazing that the simple act of sowing the right seeds at the right time can create this positive domino effect,
Is it crazy that we have both melon and strawberries in this week’s box? Like everything else, we’re just going to enjoy it for as long as it lasts.
Week 14 CSA Box
Large boxes add:
Extra: Beans, peppers
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