Week 8, 2012

What have you been doing with your basil?

Harvest Newsletter, August 2012
Week 8 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Finally a little relief from the heat!  Friday and Saturday felt amazing, and we got an inch of rain last week!! Hooray!!!  It had been so hot and so dry for so long that you kind of forget what a nice comfortable day felt like.  Thank goodness most of the plants enjoyed that long run of heat we had.  As long as Adam was able to irrigate them, they were doing great with a couple of exceptions.

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Week 7, 2012

The watermelon plants are starting to run. Those long vines support big fruit.

Harvest Newsletter, August 2012
Week 7 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Check out the new partnership with Good Earth Mill and Grains, www.GoodEarthMill.com.  Email subscribers, the attachment has information on how to order, payment, etc.  Delivery of grains/mixes will be July 30th.  Place your order ASAP, so the folks at Good Earth can process grains accordingly.  The product (grains/mixes) will be in your CSA box, if ordered. All orders will be done online using their website (listed above) and payment through PayPal.  We are pleased to be able to add this new option to our CSA, let us know if you have questions

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Week 6, 2012

Adam packing share boxes with broccoli and cabbage among last week’s harvest.

Harvest Newsletter, July 2012
Week 6 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Looks like we are in for a hot dry July. Last week Thursday we discovered an infestation of flea beetle on the green and lacinato kale which is why there was none in the extras box.  We hope the bugs will flee from our site…we have read Neem oil may deter them, but for now we will be patient and see what happens.

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Week 5, 2012

Get Ready For Green Beans!

Harvest Newsletter, July 2012
Week 5 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: The peas are done for the 2012 season.  The heat was too much for them. We hope you enjoyed the peas you did receive.  Cauliflower is another that does not like the heat too much which is why we have only been able to send out either Thursday or Monday, but not both harvest days.  The broccoli on the other hand has done very well this year.  The broccoli varieties we are growing this year thrive in the heat. We will also only be providing green/lacinato kale in the extras box for a few weeks.

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Week 4, 2012

The onions are looking great in the field!

Harvest Newsletter, July 2012

Week 4 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Thank goodness for irrigation this year, many of the plants are set up and have been watered since we have not had rain lately.  The vine crops (zukes, melons, cukes and squash) in the field are no longer covered and look amazing.  Have a great week and stay hydrated it is going to be hot week. Continue reading

Week 3, 2012

Hoophouse Cukes

Harvest Newsletter, June 2012
Week 3 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Happy Solstice!  Summer officially arrived this last week and with it comes the transition to the heat loving veggies.  The tomatoes in the new high tunnel are looking very good and a few are starting to ripen.  It will still be a week or so before we can get enough to send them out consistently, but it won’t be long.  In the field the broccoli and cauliflower are ripening and we hope to send out one or the other this week.  The green beans are looking good and are only about a week away from starting.  The zucchini plants are looking extremely healthy and we anticipate a great crop once we take the row cover off (once the vine borer moths are done for the season).

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Week 2, 2012

Kohlrabi!

Harvest Newsletter, June 2012
Week 2 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Those members who were with us last season will remember the trouble we had with vine borers in the winter squash.   It was a painful learning experience for us with an almost total loss of the crop.  The vine borer lays eggs at the base of the plant, the eggs hatch and bore their way into the vine and eat their way through the stem slowly killing the plant.  So, this year we came up with the plan to cover the squash (and also the cukes and zucchini…they like these too) with row cover to provide a physical barrier to the vine borer moth.

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Week 1, 2012

Harvest Newsletter, June 2012
Week 1 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: The 2012 Delivery season has begun!  It is amazing the transformation the farm has taken since we moved in August of 2009.  The latest addition was a high tunnel completed in April, and is now hosting hundreds of tomatoes and many cucumbers plants.  They look great and we hope that they will continue to do so all year!  The first planting of everything is now in the field.  Some veggies like carrots are already on their 4th planting!

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Week 10, 2011

Purple Peppers contain a powerful antioxidant, anthocyanin – the same antioxidant found in blueberries.

Harvest Newsletter, August 2011
Week 10 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: Well, a mixed blessing with the lack of rain is that the mosquito population has temporarily decreased.  We are also really appreciating being able to breath easier without the “thick air” the humidity delivered a few weeks ago.  Adán, our 4 year old, has also been playing and helping in the field since the cooler temperature made its presence.  This week the fall lettuce and kale will be transplanted.   Turnips and spinach were direct seeded as well as the cover crop in some parts of the field.  Last but not least we saved peas for seed!

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Week 9, 2011

Eggplant.  This beautiful veggie is great on the grill – just Google “grilled eggplant” for some tasty recipes.

Harvest Newsletter, August 2011
Week 9 of 18

Greetings, Members!

Farm News: The last couple of days (August 5th and 6th)  the weather has felt amazing since the drop in humidity.  We look forward to fewer mosquitos too and gentle rainfall; it missed the farm last week.  So we continue to water the last of the fall brassica transplants, direct seeded crops and thirsty plants by hand.  Which also means that we are preparing for the second half of the season.

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