Friday, September 10, 2010

Week 16

Week 15

Acorn Squash
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes
Green to Red Bell Peppers
Sweet Mini Bell peppers (Red, orange, or yellow)
Jimmy Nordelo Sweet Frying Peppers (red long)
Serrano Peppers (Long, thin light green and VERY hot)
JalapeƱo Peppers (Dark green and hot)
Chili Peppers (Small very red and hot)
Japanese and Rosa Bianca Eggplant
Cucumbers (Slicing and Pickling)
Green Beans
Rainbow Chard, Collard Greens or Dino Kale

The end is near! The end is near? For the summer crops at least. Goodbye summer squash. As the weather inches onward towards winter, we remain cautiously optimistic that old man winter is still snoozing and his dreaded first frost is still a bit off. Usually it comes in the first week of October. But a cold front expected next week may dash those hopes. Then it may be goodbye for a lot of other crops.
The impending frost makes us eager to see the season extending benefits of the high tunnel. Currently it houses heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, some greens and hot peppers. We are going to plant some new items and transplant some other items inside. Truth be told, it is really an experiment, but one that we hope you will get to taste the benefits of.
As we wrote last week, the potatoes are not all harvested, but the rain has continued in a seemingly constant drip, drip, drip. As a result, we haven’t gotten any more out yet.
The winter squash are ripening; your first taste is the acorn. More varieties will follow and instead of finding large melons in you box, it will soon be squash.
For the customers that enjoy our eggs: we had to skip last week as the production dropped off from our hens. They appear to be back on track and the eggs are flowing again.
Lastly, we want to remind you that the end is indeed near. We are shooting for three more weeks of production; however an early hard frost could shave that down by a week. I don’t think it will though; be optimistic.

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