The Sunny Side – Week of 9/14/14

The Sunny Side – Week of 9/14/14

In Thursday’s box you will find:

  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Yellow Onions
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Mushrooms (from River Valley Ranch and Kitchen – grown organically)

In Sunday’s box you will find:

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  • Yellow onions
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Onions
  • Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic (from our friend Jeff Chapman)

 

 

 

In the Field

Well, fall is certainly upon us up here. On Saturday, I checked the forecast and was shocked to see that FROST was predicted overnight. Just for comparison, the average first frost date for our area is sometime in mid to late October, and the record first frost date is September 20th, 1991. It would have been a weather shocker if it had actually frosted, but luckily, the temperatures stayed in the balmy low 40s. This means that we will probably have at least a few more weeks of tomatoes, and that the celery avoided frost burn. And by the end of this week, we are promised a return to sun and warmth. I’ll believe it when I see it.

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The Sunny Side – Week of 9/7/14

The Sunny Side – Week of 9/7/14

In Thursday’s box you will find:

week 15

  • Red of Tropea onions
  • Eggplant
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Onions
  • Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic (from our friend Jeff Chapman)

 

 

 

In Sunday’s box you will find:

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Cured cippolini onions are cleaned in the greenhouse.

 

  • Lettuce
  • White Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Leeks
  • Frizzy Endive
  • Celery
  • Kohlrabi
  • Carrots

In the Field

After a brief hot spell, it looks like rain and more cold weather are on their way. This must be the beginning of fall! Today and tomorrow, Nick will be picking as many tomatoes as possible to save them from any potentially damaging rains on Tuesday night. Visit the state climatologist’s blog for a rundown of how this summer’s weather compared to past summers, and for insight into what we can expect in the coming months.

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The Sunny Side – Week of 8/31/14

The Sunny Side – Week of 8/31/14

In Thursday’s box you will find:

  • Leeks
  • Potatoes (from Sandhill Family Farms – organic)
  • Red and/or Green Lettuce
  • White Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Curly Endive
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Kohlrabi

In Sunday’s box you will find:

  • Cucumber
  • Summer squash
  • Red and/or Green Lettuce
  • Red Cippolini Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Sweet Corn (from Didier Farms)
  • Purple and green basil (Sunday)
  • Kohlrabi

In the Field

Goodness, is it Labor Day already? August has really flown by. We’re doing the last of our seedling planting today, and completing another round of seeding (radishes, spinach, and the like). At this point in the season, weeds are less of a problem, so our main focus from here on out will be harvesting and beginning to put the fields to be for the fall. As we clear each field of harvest-able vegetables, we will do a rough till of the fields, spread fertility (manure or compost), and seed cover crops like rye and vetch which will smother weeds and fix nitrogen to add to the soil.

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